“The history of architecture is the history of the struggle for light” – Le Corbusier
Fragility and power
To create a void of minimal and mysterious aesthetics under limited conditions –
ET exquisite tile locate its headquarters in Chinese ceramics Foshan, where the most professional ceramic industry in China is concentrated, with a total area of over 30,000 square meters, covering the most famous Chinese ceramic brands. Our showroom is located in one of these bases, covering an area of 300 square meters, with a floor space of 600 square meters.
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In order to have a stand-alone spiritual showroom, the owner decided to give up a larger indoor exhibition area. The construction of a brand new showroom, an integrated expression from architecture to interior space, also led the designer to try to explore the collaboration of “emptiness” and natural “light” in Eastern philosophy to create a real, natural and powerful spiritual field.
Museum of Light
“The bright yellow light is a miracle when you look up.”
The designer created a cavity generated by the building into an art gallery in the exhibition hall, and the exhibits of this gallery are only one thing – “light”, so it is named the Museum of Light.
The Museum of Light is formed by the earth’s crust, the “realest” soil, and the only exhibits that can be displayed are the gifts of nature, endless and endless.
“What can hold up one, can hold up all.”
Small is big, a separate fortress in a huge complex
The initial survey found that the base was surrounded and squeezed by three huge exhibition halls, the oppressive feeling was suffocating. Faced with the disparity in volume, Marus Design’s lead designer, Li Mingshuai, decided to use an independent fortress closed on all sides as a strong and powerful position to cope with the force of the surrounding buildings and dissipate the oppressive feeling of the surrounding buildings.
The quiet environment is more conducive to the flow of consciousness, and the designer uses native and wild techniques to create the exterior of the building, which narrates the brand’s pursuit of “natural, simple and real” quality of products, waiting for the audience to explore and decipher.
“Everything has a crack, that is where the light shines in.”
The designers decided to use the cracks created during the extrusion of the blocks to create a new space as a response to the building’s external surroundings, a process of continuous division and growth that links to the never-ending cycle of life in nature.
The new space created by the cracks smoothly brings the sky light into the building, and the building and the natural light and shadows are constantly interpreting millions of changes, injecting spiritual vitality and interest into this independent fortress that is closed on all sides. When “light” is introduced, it becomes the soul of the space given by nature.
The relationship between the atrium on the first floor and the surrounding space
Simplicity and change
The designer has pre-designed the interior into a series of spaces that unfold along the axis to create a comfortable and peaceful atmosphere, allowing the limited space to be more open while having relatively independent areas.
Coffee and Tea Table
The green café is derived from Magritte’s surrealism.
“Form must have content, and content must be linked to nature.”
On the second floor, a circular room is set up, where light pours through a circular skylight at the top and the walls show changes in light and shadow, allowing the viewer to exist within a stable sacred space that is eternally changing.
The space is guided by “light” and continues
Through the light filtered through the windows layer by layer, at the end of the second floor of the exhibition hall, the designer has set up a light-filled terrace garden. The tiles on the terrace floor extend from the interior to the exterior, emphasizing the continuity of the space and echoing the anti-slip factor of ET products.
设计公司 ： 上海丸斯设计咨询有限公司（O.D.A.）
项目名称 ： 光之美术馆 | E T质感砖佛山展厅
项目地址 ： 广东省佛山市陶瓷总部基地总部广场A02
项目面积 ： 600㎡
空间主创 ： 李明帅
设计团队 ： 李娟,Finn,刘辉
灯光设计 ： 上海贝莹照明设计有限公司
项目摄影 ： 吴鉴泉