After five years of development, EV CAKE stepped out of the previous studio model and grew into an independent store. The seclusion is on the first floor of an old community with a sense of age around Hankou, facing the Yangtze River to escape from the hustle and bustle. We integrate the new and the old in this space, so that we can feel the lifestyle of Wuhan local culture, but also experience the young and fashionable lifestyle nowadays.
Adhering to the brand’s simple business philosophy of “selecting pure natural ingredients to make the best cakes” for many years, the design is based on the brand’s natural and healthy concept, using natural materials, hand-crafted textures, and plain original woods to completely abandon all decorations. And gorgeous, pursuing a high degree of authenticity and pure natural beauty. The courtyard uses white as the keynote and is separated from the surrounding environment to highlight the atmosphere of the entire space. The large area of white space in the space is like a dynamic canvas, recording the light and shadow of the passing figures and trees.
The interior space is mainly based on beige artistic paint, and the round shape of the cake is the basic shape. In the same space, different materials are used to express the sense of hierarchy of the space, and the ultimate goal of subtracting the space is to highlight the effect of the product. The indoor part continues to use the combination of the outdoor, which is more inclined to a natural, simple and quiet aesthetic concept. The courtyard and the interior pass through a gray space transition, and the arc-shaped wall transition implies the spatial orientation.
The dining space, as the climax and end of the entire space, is connected to the courtyard. The space is transparent and feels the changes of light and materials. The space uses natural and rustic wood furniture combined with hand-textured art paint. The courtyard and The plants on the riverside are introduced into the interior, allowing nature to return to the city, allowing customers to immerse themselves in nature and away from the hustle and bustle. The entire space solidifies a calm and gentle atmosphere.
The arc shape of the bar counter echoes the wall. The soft film ceiling also simulates the patio of natural light, highlighting the natural light atmosphere. There is no excessive decoration on the bar counter, which contrasts with the exquisite cakes, reflecting the softness and delicateness of the cakes.
The salon area is mainly an experience area for members to participate in and experience some cake and dessert making courses. Large-area open windows introduce outdoor green into the interior, so that simple materials and lighting can be used to create a rich space effect.
Folding windows are used for the windows to open up the courtyard space to the greatest extent. When the outdoor weather is pleasant, the landscape of the courtyard can be introduced into the room after being fully opened, increasing the interactivity of the space.
▲平面图，Floor plan © 知白设计研究室
▲结构剖析，Structural analysis ©知白设计研究室
项目名称：EV CAKE 滨江店
Project Name: EV CAKE Binjiang Store
Project address: Wuhan Binjiang Garden Phase II
Building area: 139 square meters
Design time: March 2021
Completion time: July 2021
Space Design: Zhibai Design and Research Office
Design team: Zhou Haifei, Wang Zilin, Tian Jing, Yang Zhongna
Lighting design: Changsha Shike Lighting
Project Photography: TT Space Photography
Construction unit: Quadrant Construction
Main materials: LA’BOBO ceramics, Wuhan Savo Palace art paint, green wood, terrazzo, ultra-white glass, white real stone paint