The golden flowing river contrasted with soft misty clouds located at Beijing world trade center, a hair salo; MQ studio has been designed and construction completed by CAA at the end of August 2018.



Located in the Beijing central banking district, surrounded by a multitude of fashion outlets, MQ studio Beijing flagship settles itself within a unique place. Going being all the functional requirements, it is not a hair dressing studio, but an art sculpture exhibited at the hub of the China World Trade Center.

As one moves closer to this area, cloud images are seen, which are projected onto the glass that envelops the space. These images are superimposed onto the space as a layer and when viewed from outside to in, it creates a sense of infinite possibility and opportunity, which is much associated within the infinite horizons of the sky.

Inside the space, the shimmering ceiling is lifted out of clouds, referencing a golden river soaked in evening sunlight, flowing slowly into the distance. At various points it trickles down like a stalactite to form the vanity mirror used by the hair stylists. The combination of aesthetics and function here is designed seamlessly. The metaphorical clouds become a medium that transfers people from the one dimension to the next, linking the spectator to a new parallel utopia.

Client:MQ studio
Architect studio: CAA (Core of Architecture & Art)
Lead Architect: Liu Haowei
Project Manager: Zhang Pan
Design Team:Liu Xuewei, Zhao Xingyun, Ren Zhuoying, Shevaun Mistry, Xiao Tianle
Construction Manager: Xiao Shengping
Design Date: 12/2017
Location: World trade center III, Beijing
Manufacture: Xia Men Hualixin Architectural Decoration Co.,Ltd
Photography&Video: Felix Amiss, Ren Zhuoying | ©Core of Architecture & Art