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NewsNews • 10 Aug 2021

B.L.U.E. Architecture add compelling new elements in pigmented concrete to 1402 Coffee Shop design

In Aranya, China, the 1402 Coffee Shop embraces a juxtaposition of old and new. Built into existing red-brick architecture, the project is a renovation that includes two parts: the interior space and an outdoor seating area.  Zhi Xia Designed by B.L.U.E. Architecture, the architects have inserted a compelling new volume into the existing building. The rectangular volume integrates numerous functional components including seating, waiting area, pour-over bar, display and landscape, while also providing a variety of spatial. The new volume is made with a pigmented Dagu concrete and through the street-facing façade, giving a visual focus to the previously dull façade and encouraging guests to interact with the space. &... More

NewsNews • 28 Jul 2021

Tsingtao 1903 Taproom by MINOR Lab brings a new brand experience to Beijing beer bar culture

In a lively neighbourhood of Beijing, Tsingtao 1903 Taproom by MINOR Lab showcases Tsingtao Beer’s effort to experiment. The concept also helps this legendary Chinese brand, founded in 1903, refresh its brand image and create a new brand experience. Lv Xiaobin Utilizing materials, colour, and light, the architects transform conventional associations between beer bars and their environment by innovating a new spatial experience that brings people an enjoyable sense of excitement and curiosity about Tsingtao Beer.  Lv Xiaobin The upper half of the façade is a suspended landscape space comprising double-walled, U-profile glass and plants. The composition allows gentle, filtered sunlight to illuminate the interior... More