Arch – The elements and styles appeared in the architectures are always touching, and they could move your heart because they are the continuation of time and memory. Looking around at those old buildings, you may find that they are already there long time ago. – Mr L. In this design, arch is not only an imagery symbol, but also part of spatial structure as a supporting element and space division. Designer tried to construct a ritual space by arch in the very limited interior space.
Mirror – “Self” is invisible, bumping into something else, and rebounding to understand itself — Yohji Yamamoto. As well as meeting the customer’s requirements for fitting, designer exaggerated the use of mirror in the design by repeating specific specular reflection to construct an infinite space with a unique spatial and visual experience.
As the core of the vertical connection, the spiral staircase is wrapped in a cylinder with rough material. The staircase cylinder not only serves as a ritual background for reception, but also limits the sight of people while walking inside. The entire entrance hall can be seen from specific spot inside the staircase.
Spiral staircase is enveloped by rough textured curved wall. Ascending the steps, different windows offer different perspectives on the shops, giving a feeling of climbing in a medieval gothic church towers.