Ancient aesthetics reached the highest level in Song Dynasty, pursuing absolute simplicity – the simplicity of roundness, squareness, plain color, and texture. People in Song Dynasty used to apply ink in painting and burning monochromatic glazed porcelain. While people pursue minimalism continually nowadays. The earliest minimalists appeared in Song Dynasty. It is the poetic expression of the oriental realm.
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Sichuan in Song Dynasty represents the golden age of high economic development in its history – the Chengdu Plain was rich in its soil and its products; therefore, its prosperity was evident. The wealthy life then reached the top of Chinese culture.
The design technique applied in Guanlan Xiangyun sales building in Chengdu inherits the “artistic conception” of Song Dynasty aesthetics, expressing a natural art of living that conforms to the times. The design chooses silk used in paintings in Song Dynasty as a design element, and utilizes the artistic creation techniques of purity and leaving blank space to create a poetic atmosphere from sophistication to simple, extending the limited space to unlimited life aesthetics.
- Interior space
Stepping into the front hall, there is an installed art lamp formed by irregular arrangement of glass sheets above the reception desk of gray marble with landscape pattern like ice cracked porcelain, revealing the type of elegant charm in Song Dynasty. The space shines due to the refraction of light, thus forming the environment of the art exhibition hall.
The height of the bar area is taller than that of conventional bar areas, adding modern linear chandeliers and table lamps to enrich the sense of tableau in the bar area.
Silk, the general term for ancient silk fabrics, was an important canvas before paper. The designer uses tawny wire glass to make screens, arranged in arrays, imitating the texture of silk. Plain screens as paper, while water as colour, vivid scenes are formed.
The application of screens weakens the boundaries and divisions of the space, and shapes the permeability of the space through visual extension. The connection between people and space is sort out with the unique oriental aesthetics.
In the lounge area, the large floor-to-ceiling glass subtly integrates the scenery outside with the interior, while the sufficient natural light makes the space more natural and vital. When people sit here, watching the clouds outside the window, even the present moment becomes a part of the scenery, making the interior and exterior area form a relation of seeing and being seen.
Drain a pond of water and plant a tree. The negotiation area is set near the water, and the floor-to-ceiling glass forms a transparent visual landscape. The mirror-like lake surface is clear; the shadows of the trees are swaying, creating a pool scene. Details of the environment make people immersed, and appreciate the scenery.
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