Hexagonal Courtroom, Homer Store & Workplace / Jin Qiuye Studio
Textual content description supplied by the architects. HOMERUS is a start-up within the area of strong wooden bespoke furnishings and met us by a undertaking collaboration. The positioning is positioned on the primary flooring of an industrial constructing within the north of the park, with a separate entrance. The proprietor needed this showroom to fulfill the next wants sooner or later: product show and gross sales; enterprise negotiations; every day workplace; small occasions and receptions; product pictures, and many others. The room is small in dimension, with 4 thick metal columns to the east of the centre, supporting a double-sloped roof with a north-south orientation. The home windows on the north aspect are all positioned near the ground plate, with two excessive home windows on the east aspect. There are steel standing blocking panels alongside the sting of the roof, which may be eliminated.
If the furnishings exhibition space have been to be organized centrally, it could develop into a reproduction of a traditional set. As an alternative, it’s organized alongside the perimeter, with the central half left empty, utilizing the 7m top of the ridge as a vertical ‘internal courtyard’, utilizing plain plaster partitions to separate the areas and divide the areas, after which opening sq. holes within the partitions to create visible connections and add layers. This permits for an inside distinction between actuality and actuality, with out having to depend on the dry park atmosphere exterior the small home windows.
The ground of the courtyard is 300mm increased than the encompassing galleries, with a couple of steps up and a small inexperienced brick paving within the centre to create a way of the outside, along with the encompassing white partitions. There’s a full white wall on the north-east aspect of the courtyard, which can be utilized for projections, small gatherings or launches, and folks can stand on the metal stairs resulting in the primary flooring, on the primary flooring terrace and east terrace, or sit on the ground within the courtyard, all of which retain numerous standing areas for viewing, making a semi-enclosure.
When getting into the principle entrance from the north aspect of the park, it’s important to go down three steps after which up a four-fold staircase, which is fairly inconvenient. A small picket bridge has been constructed and the decrease a part of the staircase is used as a show window on the left, whereas a sloping wall on the precise marks the way in which in, with a couple of inexperienced crops planted between the bridge and the sloping wall. The customer arrives on the hillside pavilion through a winding mountain path, pushes open the door and is greeted by a depressed house, with a glimpse of the atrium by two metal pillars in entrance of him on the left.
The exhibition corridor is adorned in quite a lot of wooden colors, the atrium is lined with inexperienced bricks and whitewashed partitions, banana leaves and bamboo branches peek out from the close to and much caves, heat mild pours from the cave beneath the steps, and past are greenery and curious stones. Whether or not you might be speaking, visiting or working, you possibly can see the sunshine and folks within the atrium and the rooms reverse by the cave entrance, making this a peaceable place.