Located in the bustling downtown Hangzhou, surrounded by a lot of residential buildings and near the commercial area, the store is also the smallest store of Cycle so far. Although the scale is not very large, it integrates the small fireworks on the street of Hangzhou and the concept of “Cycle of Life”.
In recent years, property has higher requirements for the storefront signboard design, with smaller scope of modification and strict specification, we would like to respect the building itself while completing the idea of jumping off within the existing architectural framework.
▲门头概览 Storefront signboard overview
The storefront signboard is simulated by eaves, and the facade is designed with circular arc. The circular arc looks more three-dimensional as the surface of a small house without edges and corners.
▲室内空间概览 Interior space overview
The suspended ceiling is tiled from the storefront signboard to the interior space, reducing the height difference between the indoor and outdoor suspended ceilings, thus allowing a dialogue and connection between the interior and the exterior.
As a warm neighborhood store, the front yard of the store is only about 30 square meters, which adds restrictions and difficulty.
We consider that if applying complex and diverse large area, it will make us dazzling, but the small area does not need too much processing, and only by reserving the blank can we maximize the visibility of the space, so transparency and unity of materials are the key points of this design.
▲收银台看向货架 From the cash register to the shelves
This time, we still retain the teak used by Cycle, which is more like the style of grocery store, but since it’s in the commercial area, the overall style will tend to be the commercial space.
▲室内细部 Interior details
In terms of the selection and application of materials, the whole store chooses five materials including micro cement, stainless steel, agate stone, washed stone and teak.
▲空间的材料细节 Material details of the space
We also use the same material for the floor and bar counter. The laminate on the wall is horizontally spread out, and the agate stone on the wall is left blank in a large area. All these shapes will enhance the openness and sense of unity of the space.
▲面包柜细部 Bakery details
项目设计 & 完成年份：空间设计/2021年12月-2022年01月