Architects initially tried to use symbolic architectural language to establish a connection with the historical environment. In terms of layout, the water drop shape is placed diagonally into the site, which not only elongates the moving line from the city interface to the entrance, but also makes the water drop shape more intuitive in front of the eyes. The profound eaves overhang and large area glass applications create a directionless floating roof, which presents a charming tranquility with the swaying shadows of the trees.
The architectural form replicates the direction of the mountain and lake, and is rotated and dislocated on the second floor of the building to form an 18-meter-long viewing platform, which outlines a highly sculptural form with natural and flexible curves. The arc-shaped exterior wall is like a blank canvas, and with the technique of white space, nature becomes the creator of architectural picture scrolls. With the simple and elegant tones, the charm of light and shadow are intertwined, which together outline a simple and pure world.
The Majestic Watch is the greatest project design developed by Andre Caputo. This brings in itself the essence of his personal brand that gather magic, fantasy and wonderful feelings. It brings together elements such as vintage time, Christmas, fantasy, magic, candies, happiness, fun, entertainment, curiosity and passion. Each part of the watch was designed in such a way that it alluded to a certain element, past or feeling. We can even imagine that it only needs to snow inside the watch to make it magical and wonderful.
The designer carries out the second creation by extracting, analyzing, and abstracting the shape of Ruyi to express the contemporary design with new materials and construction methods. In this construction, a steel structure is used to make a curved shape. The entire facade is covered by white aluminum plates with each plate processed into curves with different arcs through precise calculations. They are perfectly spliced to form a streamlined shape, forming a sense of modern technology and creating the charm of Ruyi. Every design detail is so fully displayed.
The project is located in the well-known tea producing area in Yunnan, China, with a pretty landscape and a pleasant climate. It is a design case for the sales hall of a large real estate project. The sales hall has an area of 2,700 square meters and a height of 10 meters. The building is in a curled tea-leaf-shape and has a glass exterior wall. The interior space continues the architectural appearance artistic conception with a tea-leaf-shaped installation as the visual focus and functional layout orientation.
Grundig Intermedia GmbH’s roots lie in the traditional German company, Grundig, which was founded in 1945 and achieved world fame with its radios and televisions. After the Second World War Germany was in ruins and so were most radios but new production was tightly controlled by the allies. Radio dealer Max Grundig saw an opportunity and built the ‘Heinzelmann’, a Grundig radio without tubes that was not officially a radio. And this was the same legendary design that was brought to life today.