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Arch Studio creates Helix Garden for Lily Nails Salon in Beijing
China Architecture News - Jun 29, 2016 - 08:35 8269 views
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.
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.
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.
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.
A circle of 8mm thick white perforated steel plate surrounds the interior
The Lily Nails Salon meets green environment and creates contrast between interior and exterior.
Glossy floors reflect lights and white materials present a very calm and soft interior.
pastel tones dominate the space
Different from seat arrangement of traditional nail salon, the six seats here ares enables customers communicate happily while doing their nails.
Display of nail varnishes
A washbasin with smoothed surface
The seats at Lily Nails Salon
Model of perforated material showing interior
Materials application to the inside
Plan of the space
All images © Jin wei-qi
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
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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