White Peak Beijing Headquarter

White Peak Beijing Headquarter

Architect
Wutopia Lab
Location
Beijing, China | View Map
Project Year
2016
Category
Offices
HU YIJIE

The Double Screen

Wutopia Lab as Architects

In traditional Chinese space, no matter inside or outside the building, screens are used to separatespace freely. Screens can bring out a parallel world, and create a world that can be temporarily separated from the real world. It is a similar way of regarding the world as the Chinese Landscape Painting. The ancient Chinese people simply change the three-dimensional world into layer by layer rather than stressing volume and shade in painting.


In this project, the architect used Chinese art paper to separate different spaces. To some extent, Chinese art paper can be regarded as screen. Different spaces and departments are placed layer by layer in a 2d way.


The architect tends to regard architectural and interior design as a reconstruction of world. As the client prefer a minimalist expression. The architect abstracted the elements of gardens like water, sky and buildings into materials like mirror and wood. With the separation of Chinese art paper, the arrangement of garden was transformed into a parallel world. As the difference between mirror and wood, the shadows on Chinese art paper are different, which brings a rich visual experience.


The office seems open but you cannot see it through, seems like an illusion but it is there. It is a brand new office experience, but it is linked to some ancient beauty-appreciation, we call it the double screen.


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