- Masanori Designs, Chengyuan Garment Office Building
The offices are located in a small area of the factory, which lacked greenery. During their refurbishment, Masanori Designs created a micro-landscape formed of a water feature, fountain, green plants, and a stone bench. This oasis of tranquillity was integrated into the actual building by moving the entrance so that whoever comes inside passes through this small courtyard garden that gives you a sense of serenity and fosters inner peace. The same space doubles as a place for workers to retreat to on their breaks.
For the actual architecture, the designers have combined the original building, the newly-built terrace and the water feature into a new whole. The exterior walls are finished with contrasting dark grey and coral red paint as a dynamic visual effect. This colour blocking is used to mark the various functional zones. The stylish architectural appearance shakes off the traditional image of manufacturers to look more like an “art factory”. The building stands out in the surrounding built environment and conveys the fashion company’s spirit of keeping abreast of the times.
The office area has an open layout and a clear circulation route. The floor plan is geared towards making the spaces as flexible as possible, while the simple, tasteful office furnishings fit the needs of the people and at the same time reflect current international trends.
By creating the landscape, adapting the relationship between the architecture and the environment around it, coordinating the interiors and connecting with nature, Masanori Designs has completely transformed a nondescript place of business to give the company a new brand image.
Design firm: Lucien Organization - Masanori Designs (www.masanoridesigns.com)
Chief designer: Terry Xu
Design team: Huang Zuanquan, Huang Weiqi, Dai Jiahuan
Construction drawing detailing: CHL
Decoration design: Lucien Soft Decoration
Project location: Zhongshan, China
Photography: Ouyang Yun