Project: Blazing Night Location: No.31-1, Lower Ground Floor 2, Sihai Cheng Plaza, Guangzhou, CHINA Year: 2022.10 Area: 174m² Architects: One Fine Day Studio & Partners (http://www.ofdsp.com/) Lead Architect: Jump LEE Design Team: Zi-Yue CHOU, Ru-Lin FANG, Guang-Wei, LIU photographs：yuuuunstudio
Taking Apollo and Dionysus as aesthetic symbols, Nietzsche explored the dialectic spirit state: dreaming and intoxicating, illusion and ego. The space's name - Blazing Night, consisting of contrasting imagery: day and night, brightness and darkness, is also full of contradictions as well as experimental fantasy. Therefore, ofD takes the dialectic spirits as a spatial metaphor from the perspective of time: blazing the day, tipsy in the night, now and the future, turning the space into a temple of time, transcending limits and boundaries, and evoking the original desire.
Located in Sihai Cheng, which brings together a series of artistic, fashion, fresh brands and lifestyle elements, Blazing Night is based on a compound model of a cafe by day/a bar by night to illustrate the vision of interacting with the future. Therefore, using time as a design concept, ofD transforms the complex commercial format into an immersive emotional experience. With the interweaving of brightness and darkness, an experiential field of desire and illusion is formed, attracting the new generation.
Due to the increase of variable and unstable factors in the current, ofD hopes that the commercial space could capture sharing sentiments among the ever more diversified and multi-cultural trend. The space is divided into three areas: upper/middle/lower (bar/platform/café), and also brings a sense of time movement. By creating a narrative context with dialectic visual language, and using multilayered styles to reflect and highlight the brand story, ofD discusses the spirit area of the new generation with the use of transcendent symbolism.