缘起-海上钢琴师 丨Source of inspiration: The legend of 1900
1900, the leading actor in the movie, spent his fleeting but brilliant life on a cruise.He never left Virginian, the cruise, until the last breath of his life.The sea, steamships and the blonde girl with whom he was fascinated could be seen through a porthole.His world was so small but the soul was in it.The last thing for continuous cities was an end. The end of the world was his yearning. Perhaps there is a boat inside each one of us. That boat is home to souls in a paranoiac manner. Thereby, a temporary space away from the hustle and bustle has been designed, focusing on voyage, be it binge eating or a glass of wine. A wandering life of day and night on the sea could be led when you are on the land.
This is a dining bar with comprehensive business types as a western-style restaurant at daytime. It can be shifted into a bar at night. With such integrated business types, the transparency of the restaurant should be assured, so does a sense of mystery of the bar. An entryway has been designed by employing the Fibonacci spiral, a close approximation of a golden spiral. Spiral curves help to guide the flow of people and provide privacy to some extent. The entryway of metallic materials coincides with the voyage theme and allows certain transmission of light.
The stainless devices at the end of spiral curves are nonobjective rising bubbles on which our eyes rest.
The hall comes into sight through the entryway. The original structure was irregularly shaped. In an effort to integrate two separate spaces in vision by offsetting its initial structure drawbacks, an ingenious sector device has been designed based on its original structure. A prow braving the wind and waves has been the source of inspiration.
Grey has been painted as the primary color. Classic red and blue colors of cruise have been interspersed to echo the theme. A lot of aluminum has been utilized, dotted with some copper in a bid to demonstrate a sense of mechanical style in the stream age.
Second-hand portholes from used market have been embedded in VIP doors or made into decorative mirrors to enhance space atmosphere.
There are a huge crowd of people close to an escalator. Tables and chairs near windows are not regularly placed. High-back chairs covered by blue velvet have been utilized to create a relative private space, filtering passer-by and forming a better enclosed space, most favored by customers later on.
Night falls with lights on. Stainless installation at the entrance are illuminated by lights with a shimmer of sporadic silver light, indicating the shift of night bar mode. It seems that laughter could be heard from the deck and the relaxing sound of saxophone from the distance.
You cannot find a restroom until you pass through a long and narrow hallway due to location limitations. An interesting design idea has been employed to reverse its limitations. A medieval diving helmet will greet you after unveiling the blue velvet curtains. The helmet has been transformed into a wall lamp so as to reveal the entrance to the restroom.
而狭长的通道被设计成一条海底隧道，穿梭其中能透过舷窗能看见海浪拍打着窗户。或许以后，会有更多可能。鱼群 ，水母，谁知道呢 ，等待着你的探索。小酌后，请扶好把手，避免“晕船”。
The long and narrow hallway has been designed into an undersea tunnel. Walking along it, sea waves are beating against windows through the porthole. Perhaps there will be more possibilities such as a school of fish or jellyfish. Who knows? We are waiting for your exploration. Please hold the handle after a glass of wine to avoid seasickness.
Project name: OF I Sangu, the western-style restaurant plus bar
Design team: Zhang Qiongfen, Zhang Heng, and Fang Feng.
Project location: room 215 to 216, the second floor, building four, Xinglan building, binjiang district in the city of Hangzhou.
Project type: a western-style restaurant plus bar.
Completion date: April 2020.
Construction team: Hangzhou Ruiteng Decoration Engineering Company.
Lighting provider: Hangzhou Guangji Lighting Company.
Graphic design: Hangzhou Zhankai Design Company.
Main material: terrazzo, paint for art decoration, hand-made bricks, metal and black walnut.
Photography: Zhang Jianing.