Ajax Law Ling Kit and Virginia Lung of Hong Kong based practice One Plus Partnership designed Chongqing Mountain & City Sales Office for Chongqing Nanshan District, China. Slanted walls and marble floor pattern are triangular – the geometry is derived from the mounting background and architecture of the clubhouse – the interior represents a valley, surrounded by high hills. The aim was to create highly contextual interior space, which would repeat, in smaller scale, the dominant geological characteristics of the Nanshan area. The feeling of artificial, marble nature is additionally provoked by the LED lighting, hanged from a ceiling, performing a rain.
The design is highly consistent – the stairs connecting the floors are designed as passing through the cave, highlighting the natural, mountain experience. Sharp and boldly designed, gold stone-like furniture is integrated into the overall design, resembling of small pieces of the rock.
Imperative was to create efficient and pleasant working environment – functional efficiency of the plan, skillful and thoughtful choice of materials and colors of the walls, floors and furniture were among other strategies to achieve perfection. It is well known that our surroundings have quite a significant effect on the way we feel and how we are likely to respond and perform, therefore in case of designing an office space one should aim for a harmonious environment that ultimately has a positive effect on our mood. The designers of Chongqing Mountain & City Sales Office created great working environment – clean and neat, yet surprising and unexpected, it motivates, provokes and entertains its daily users.
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