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Karvone Design creates "surreal white garden" with white metal sculptures for coffee shop in China

China Architecture News - Jan 14, 2021 - 13:33   5537 views

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Hong Kong and Guangzhou-based design practice Karvone Design has created a "surreal white garden" by using white metal sculptures suspended from the ceiling for a coffee shop in Guangzhou, China.

Named Vista Coffee Shop, the 930-square-metre shop has been themed as "The Floating White Garden" to draw attention from visitors with its artistically shaped installation on the ceiling in the interior

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"The strong visual tension of the design is derived from the dramatic confrontation with everyday memories, bringing a brand-new sense of lightness and imagination to the café experience," said Karvone Design.

The cafe is shaped around the circularity of all-white metal sculptures that carry the planters and the same circularity also defines other seating areas made of terrazzo alongside separate tables for serving.

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"An artistically shaped installation made with white metal grid forms a stand-alone thematic dream space like a piece of architecture by itself, whose flowing and graceful shape resemble a fluttering ribbon in the wind," the office added. 

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As the studio highlights, the gradient glass further strengthens the dreamy feeling of the space and visually expands it. With the addition of the thematic art greenery, a surreal white garden is created for the city.

According to the studio, materials such as terrazzo and metal are complement each other to create a soft transition in the interior but eye-catching linear lighting design is also used to carve out the most beautiful form of space. 

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The designers added trees, flowers and plants to the space for a refreshing feel and jointly to create a dreamy, beautiful and warm atmosphere.

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"Different behavioural patterns are generated when people are gathered in this surreal white garden and interact with each other beautifully," the firm continued. 

"The people flow inside the space and the water elements outside the space echo with the thematic atmosphere of the project, creating a perfect spatial experience for visitors."

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The façade looks like a beautiful scenery by itself and, with an open attitude, becomes a new memory of the city and a popular destination to visit on social media.

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Project facts

Project name: Vista Coffee Shop

Architects: Karvone Design

Location: Guangzhou, China.

Size: 930m2 

Date: 2020 

All images © King Ou, Jimmy He

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