HongT Lounge / DRAWING WORKS
Textual content description offered by the architects. A transcendent area narrating the passage of time – The spatial design of the HongT Lounge started with our interpretation of the identification and narrative of the HongT model from a transcendental perspective, hoping to return to nature. It’s a venue the place we instruct on funding methods, with the idea that the price of time is equal to the price of cash. Coping with funds reveals the essence of human nature and habits by way of the ingredient of swiftness. Though individuals wish to deal with issues rapidly and get outcomes, investing is about coping with lengthy intervals of time. Subsequently, the lounge conveys a way of rest and luxury by way of the environment of the area, not a way of fast-paced time.
The overwhelming feeling of being out of scale – The load of the stone, the shimmer of the steel, the porosity of the earthen partitions, the sunshine streaming by way of the ceiling louvers, and the brilliance of the Alabasta lighting overwhelm the area. Every materials is formed with its personal distinctive physicality and approach to create an environment that’s transcendent and cosmic in scope. For instance, Director Christopher Nolan’s Inception explores the time distinction between goals and actuality, and one other movie, Interstellar, reveals the distinction between the subjective and bodily passage of time by utilizing the time distinction between area and Earth. On the identical time, he conveys scenes that hold the viewers on the sting of their seats in suspense by way of the huge scale. The lounge area creates an amazing environment by presenting the materiality and scale of supplies and expands the territory of individuals in it whereas time passes imperceptibly.
Though the pursuit of cash is commonly related to urgency and haste, the lounge was established to foster a tradition of slowing down, rest, and different time utilization. All the space is cut up into two elements. The round desk, positioned upon coming into the room, secures a singular environment, and a weighty stone can be there. The stacked earthen partitions and the filtered gentle by way of the ceiling’s curved louvers within the lecture corridor set up a fascinating and jubilant show of shade. In consequence, the lecture corridor turns into an expression of HongT’s model identification and narrative. We consider that this area illustrates a synesthetic perspective as an homage to a transcendent area, bridging the East and West.