We were asked to create an architectural interpretation of Toby’s environment and translate it to a space for children and grown-ups, combining a toy-store with a cafe and public areas for lectures or games. The arches open up for the visitors to look through and products to be displayed. Like a forest, the space offers a great contrast of solid and light, closed and open, dense and wide areas , resulting in an interesting atmosphere of spaces and light.
UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
‘Toby’s home’ is a cafe and flagship store for a toy product-line named ‘Toby’ and is located in a large commercial compound in Beijing. We were looking at the project the same way as a seedling might see our natural environment and translated trees into large arches, which bundle together and define different areas within the space.
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PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
The project started in October 2014 and finished in April 2015, and was opened in Beijing in June 2105.
FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Interior Space and Exhibition Design
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TEAM MEMBERS (1) :
Chris Precht, Dayong Sun, Xue Bai, He Quan, Pengchong Li, Gang Wang
Zhi Xia, Zhenyu Sun