Bananain Idea Retailer Beijing / Some Ideas Studio
Textual content description supplied by the architects. Amidst the hustle and bustle of metropolis life, Bananain’s first Idea Retailer in Beijing is located within the west of Sanlitun, often called the “soiled road” earlier than restoration. With this slim community of alleys, the positioning connects the northern and southern districts of Sanlitun, foresting “wildness” interwoven with meticulously crafted industrial varieties right here. Via re-examining important parts of the encircling surroundings, Some Ideas aspire to seize the varied cultural background and industrial ambiance to weave into the inside design.
The geological pressure of the area and the round bridge, which spans throughout the two-story constructing, set up an architectural continuum within the elevated area. Externally, the contingency and inclusiveness of the constructing present a versatile show space and transitional phenomenon to the viewer on their journey throughout the retailer. Meandering within the area, one can expertise a sure conference, accompanied by a change of scenes and impressions.
The round bridge is a mixture of two varieties, permitting patrons to beat bodily obstacles whereas concurrently activating a brand new spatial circulation between the present inflexible columns. When spatial motion is now not restricted or standard, the interplay between the person and the inside additionally turns into extra energetic and autonomous.
The summary set of geometric characters is achieved by exploring unconventional traces and supplies, proposed by tailored industrial-inspired fixtures and finishes. Ultimately, steel pipes are the best supplies for re-processing, which completely match the necessities for the curved traces or corners after heating.
Exploring deeper into the dynamic inside, one enters an impartial area devoted to ladies’s underwear with separate becoming rooms inside, eliciting a extra intimate and caring set-up. Proactively avoiding the awkwardness of searching merchandise is to have extra freedom in buying. The inside design incorporates architectural parts and coveys a way of technological and industrial feeling, which distinction with Bananain’s product attributes visually, making certain clear statements of consolation and performance embedded in several merchandise.
The spacing and specs fashioned by the steel pipes, alternating the fixation of parallel two-way connections, which can’t solely work because the end of the partitions or customized props however can even repair the aptitude and suppleness when it comes to other ways designed for the storage and show.
When pure and ‘natural’ supplies are disassembled or polished, the tough texture allows us to understand the aesthetics of ‘randomness’ and the distinctive cloth of divergent supplies. The “precision” punctuated by the steel construction we inserted creates a “contrasting aesthetic” between deconstruction and remolding.