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Arch Studio creates Helix Garden for Lily Nails Salon in Beijing

China Architecture News - Jun 29, 2016 - 08:35   8676 views

Arch Studio creates Helix Garden for Lily Nails Salon in Beijing

China-based architecture practice Arch Studio completed the interior of Lily Nails Salon in Chaoyang District, Beijing. Arch Studio was commissioned to the design for the brand’s new store in Yau Tang Shopping Centre, Beijing. The store is a rectangular space with an area of more than 66 meter-square. Lily Nails is a nail and eyelash salon that owns numerous chain stores in Beijing and Shanghai. 

Arch Studio creates Helix Garden for Lily Nails Salon in Beijing

A porous interior creates dynamic environment inside

The design gets rid of the symbolic method of over deco which was typically used while designing this type of store. The basic design approach of this design is to create a relaxed, cozy and natural experience environment, where customers can relax themselves and feel like being in a garden. Arch Studio creates a circle of 8mm thick white perforated steel plate extending from the mall corridor to the inner store, this helps to create a soft and pure curved space. 

Arch Studio creates Helix Garden for Lily Nails Salon in Beijing

Entrance of the Lily Nails Salon with soft and well-distributed interior light

Different from seat arrangement of traditional nail salon, the six seats here ares enables customers communicate happily while doing their nails. LED light film together with spiral steel plate creates soft and well-distributed interior light. As the green background of the whole space, the plant wall makes the new space full of vitality.

Arch Studio creates Helix Garden for Lily Nails Salon in Beijing

The gap between helical curve and the original square store forms other ancillary spaces naturally such as front desk display area, plant landscape and employee service area.

Arch Studio creates Helix Garden for Lily Nails Salon in Beijing

A circle of 8mm thick white perforated steel plate surrounds the interior

Arch Studio creates Helix Garden for Lily Nails Salon in Beijing

The Lily Nails Salon meets green environment and creates contrast between interior and exterior. 

Arch Studio creates Helix Garden for Lily Nails Salon in Beijing

Glossy floors reflect lights and white materials present a very calm and soft interior.

Arch Studio creates Helix Garden for Lily Nails Salon in Beijing

pastel tones dominate the space

Arch Studio creates Helix Garden for Lily Nails Salon in Beijing

Different from seat arrangement of traditional nail salon, the six seats here ares enables customers communicate happily while doing their nails.

Arch Studio creates Helix Garden for Lily Nails Salon in Beijing

Display of nail varnishes

Arch Studio creates Helix Garden for Lily Nails Salon in Beijing

A washbasin with smoothed surface 

Arch Studio creates Helix Garden for Lily Nails Salon in Beijing

The seats at Lily Nails Salon

Arch Studio creates Helix Garden for Lily Nails Salon in Beijing

Model of perforated material showing interior 

Arch Studio creates Helix Garden for Lily Nails Salon in Beijing

Materials application to the inside

Arch Studio creates Helix Garden for Lily Nails Salon in Beijing

Plan of the space

All images © Jin wei-qi

Project Facts

Project Name: Lily Nails - Nail and Eyelash Salon (Yau Tang Store)

Design Team: Han Wen-Qiang, Song Hui-Zhong, Huang Tao

Design Company: Arch Studio

Project Address: Yau Tang Square, Chaoyang District, Beijing

Project Type: Nail Salon

Area: 66m2

Design Time: 2016.01—2016.03

Construction Time: 2016.04—2016.06

Main Materials: Perforated steel plate, cement paint, vertical green wall

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