Loong Palace draws on the painting Fairyland of Peach Blossoms by the painter Qiu Ying in the Ming Dynasty for the context. It covers about 17,000 square meters and faces the Western Hills of Beijing. Adhering to the product proposition of cultural relics begets all things in the world, the project becomes a new landscape combined with the pith of southern and northern gardens to realize the ideal living environment for modern people.
Bodu in Chinese is translated to the act of stopping by to rest during a journey. This act of contemplation encompasses the attempt to create an oasis for travelers on the ancient silk route. The design focuses on the exterior canopy which connects different parts of the hotel. Like the trade outposts of old, the canopy provides public spaces that connects with the nature. Visible boundaries are also weakened between different interior spaces, allowing guests to make connection more freely. The most important thing about design is not the form of design, but the value of experiencing nature.
The design of the bottle was inspired by nature and the principles of bio mimicry specifically the form of a bitten apple. This was meant in order to show the organic quality of the product inside. This anatomy results in complementary shapes which when placed next to one another on shelves or during transportation allow to maximise the saving of space. The name of the brand is inscribed on the label with a stylised calligraphy. This calligraphy evokes the colour and appearance of thin grass as a nod to Nature.
Typeface is a calendar designed around the concept of the typeface. The set contains four sheets, consisting of the months from January to December, punched out in an original typeface. You can assemble the sheets into calendar units that each display three months of the year. Quality designs have the power to modify space and transform the minds of its users. They offer comfort of seeing, holding and using. They are imbued with lightness and an element of surprise, enriching space.
The idea of this design is inspired by the culture of Sanxingdui and the shape of cultural relics. The design produces an excavation process of the artistic relics experience. The experience of consumers to open the packaging box seems like to explore a cultural relic. The design enhances an interaction effect between the consumer and the product. The colour of the packaging is mainly black which transfers a mystery and curiosity result.
With the mountainous corridors and stalactite grotto-looking bookshelves, the bookstore introduces the readers into a world of Karst cave. In this way, the design team brings fantastic visual experience while at the same time spreads the local characteristics and culture to a larger crowds. Guiyang Zhongshuge has been a cultural feature and urban landmark in Guiyang city. In addition, it also bridges the gap of the cultural atmosphere in Guiyang.