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AD ARCHITECTURE creates interiors with curved walls and extreme dark tones for Huaiyan Club in China

China Architecture News - Jul 08, 2022 - 13:10   1205 views

AD ARCHITECTURE creates interiors with curved walls and extreme dark tones for Huaiyan Club in China

Chinese architecture and design practice AD ARCHITECTURE has created interiors with curved walls, layering surfaces and extreme dark tones for a restaurant in Nanchong, China

Named Huaiyan Club, the 800-square-metre space is located in Manfu New Area, Nanbu County, Nanchong. It is the first cultural tourism complex that integrates the functions of culture, tourism, commerce, business and residence in the county, positioned to be a hub providing quality life, cultural experience, business office, industry incubation, entertainment as well as educational services in the future. 

Huaiyan Club is a restaurant sited inside a waterfront building in the center of World Park City.

AD ARCHITECTURE creates interiors with curved walls and extreme dark tones for Huaiyan Club in China

AD ARCHITECTURE conceived the darkest tone of black color as a powerful, mysterious and cool element. According to the studio, it represents diverse meaning in different cultures. As an extreme tone, black is quite impressive and contagious. It's often used as a medium to express the reverence and yearning for the universe, and creates illusion that transcends reality. It's a main color that has strong power.    

AD ARCHITECTURE won the WA Awards in the 40th Cycle with three projects in the Interior Design/Realised category: Taste Of Dadong · Rhapsody, Shanghai, Chasing Light and Da Dong Gastro Esthetics.

AD ARCHITECTURE creates interiors with curved walls and extreme dark tones for Huaiyan Club in China

Break with conventions

Presented in an avant-garde style, the project has instructive and educational value. To some extent, the design is creating future, whilst also showing the gesture of both World Park City and AD ARCHITECTURE.

AD ARCHITECTURE creates interiors with curved walls and extreme dark tones for Huaiyan Club in China

Geometric structures & impulse

Geometric structures shape the form of the space, and create illusionary spatial expressions, which evoke rich sensory experiences. Structures, light and space show an interactive relationship full of impulses. 

The chemistry between the geometric structures and the black tone produces an illusionary atmosphere, stimulating people to explore the elegant, confident and mysterious space. 

AD ARCHITECTURE creates interiors with curved walls and extreme dark tones for Huaiyan Club in China

Elastic space

Oriental quintessence is incorporated into the space, which goes beyond superficial elements. Restrained free structural expressions run through the whole space, highlighting charming light and shadow effects. 

Oriental aesthetics and spirit are perfectly blended into the mysterious spatial atmosphere, evoking unchained, quiet and secluded dining experiences.

AD ARCHITECTURE creates interiors with curved walls and extreme dark tones for Huaiyan Club in China

Calmness & freedom

In addition to creating a calming atmosphere in the space, AD ARCHITECTURE intended to balance it with a relaxing and pleasing vibe. 

For that purpose, the design team resorted to structural forms and lighting to create a sense of uncertainty, which releases the calmness of the space. The space is full of changes through the fusion and separation of structures, which add an uncertain emotion to the space. 

AD ARCHITECTURE creates interiors with curved walls and extreme dark tones for Huaiyan Club in China

The free plane and the freely combined curves produce a fluid space. Suspended structures and slanting blocks create a sense of instability and lightness in the space, adding fun and a signal of danger to it.

AD ARCHITECTURE creates interiors with curved walls and extreme dark tones for Huaiyan Club in China

Restrained freedom

Artificial techniques are employed to imitate natural textures. Structural aesthetics and natural materials collide with each other, generating arcane power. 

God requires that all things be as good as possible, and therefore nothing in the world is imperfect. He takes all visible things, which are not static but in an irregular and disorderly motion, and then changes them from disorder to order, for the reason that he considers order to be better than disorder.

AD ARCHITECTURE creates interiors with curved walls and extreme dark tones for Huaiyan Club in China

Moving privacy

The space is semi-closed, which not only enhances privacy, but also enables guests to enjoy varying scenes and emotions. Dim lighting environment highlights the protagonist of the space — people, subtly interpreting a new kind of hedonism.

The bar area is set at the corner of the restaurant, which is the last climax of the space. It meets functional demands, while also expressing a fashionable spatial emotion. Unlike many high-key and exciting bars, it's tranquil and soothing.

AD ARCHITECTURE creates interiors with curved walls and extreme dark tones for Huaiyan Club in China

AD ARCHITECTURE creates interiors with curved walls and extreme dark tones for Huaiyan Club in China

AD ARCHITECTURE creates interiors with curved walls and extreme dark tones for Huaiyan Club in China

AD ARCHITECTURE creates interiors with curved walls and extreme dark tones for Huaiyan Club in China

AD ARCHITECTURE creates interiors with curved walls and extreme dark tones for Huaiyan Club in China

AD ARCHITECTURE creates interiors with curved walls and extreme dark tones for Huaiyan Club in China

AD ARCHITECTURE creates interiors with curved walls and extreme dark tones for Huaiyan Club in China

AD ARCHITECTURE creates interiors with curved walls and extreme dark tones for Huaiyan Club in China

AD ARCHITECTURE creates interiors with curved walls and extreme dark tones for Huaiyan Club in China

AD ARCHITECTURE creates interiors with curved walls and extreme dark tones for Huaiyan Club in China

AD ARCHITECTURE creates interiors with curved walls and extreme dark tones for Huaiyan Club in China

AD ARCHITECTURE creates interiors with curved walls and extreme dark tones for Huaiyan Club in China

AD ARCHITECTURE creates interiors with curved walls and extreme dark tones for Huaiyan Club in China

AD ARCHITECTURE creates interiors with curved walls and extreme dark tones for Huaiyan Club in China

AD ARCHITECTURE creates interiors with curved walls and extreme dark tones for Huaiyan Club in China

AD ARCHITECTURE creates interiors with curved walls and extreme dark tones for Huaiyan Club in China

Floor plan

AD ARCHITECTURE creates interiors with curved walls and extreme dark tones for Huaiyan Club in China

AD ARCHITECTURE creates interiors with curved walls and extreme dark tones for Huaiyan Club in China

AD ARCHITECTURE recently completed the interiors for Black Diamond Restaurant in Nanchong, China, and designed a store featuring light yellow-toned curved walls and backdrop in Guangdong, China.

For more projects of AD ARCHITECTURE, visit AD ARCHITECTURE's WAC Page. The firm is Professional Member of World Architecture Community. 

Project facts

Project name: Huaiyan Club

Design firm: AD ARCHITECTURE 

Chief designer: Xie Peihe

Design team: AD ARCHITECTURE

Lighting consultant: Hesper Lighting Design (Guangzhou) Co., Ltd.

Construction team: GOLD MANTIS

Location: Nanchong, Sichuan, China

Project area: 800 square meters

Main materials: wooden flooring, stainless steel, handmade paint, stone slab

Start time: September 2020

Completion time: March 2022

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All drawings © AD ARCHITECTURE

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