Taiwan | 2020
We have built a green building on the street corner in the Taiwan countryside. Can the building be merged with the surrounding landscapes and be a part of nature? How to present the unique environmental features of the building? I have tried to integrate the rectangular shapes with the clear glass windows, thus obscuring the building façade with the surrounding plants. As the lights in the building glowing at night, the overall scene figuratively resembles a light shimmering in the countryside. How to explain the oriental culture with the rectangular indoor space? The beauty of ancient Chinese porcelain in the Song Dynasty is the synonym for the world’s admiration to the Chinese history and culture, and the Ge Kiln ceramic is one of the contemporary top crafts. The design idea, therefore, is based on the kiln culture. Near the front entrance at the right building façade, the exhibition space is decorated with the gorgeous patterns resembling the unique ice cracks exclusively produced for the high-temperature roasting. The irregular big shapes of wood boards decorated along the way from the wall to ceiling mimic the artistic patterns of the ice cracks. As the wall and ceiling lights shining through the gaps between the wood boards, the exhibition space dazzles through the windows. The exclusive features of “golden wire” and “purple iron foot” from the Ge Kiln ceramic inspire the design idea of the golden and blue colors adorned in the rectangular reception area. The reception area, which is alongside the windows, is divided into individual spaces with the metal dividers that are decorated with the golden metal sheets and the grey glasses. As the lights shining on the metal sheets at night, the entire indoor space is dazzling. The metal sheets and glass windows reflect lights throughout the building, which is enchanting at night.
Shenzhen MATT Lighting Design ＆Consulting CO., LTD.