A brand new zone with “Modern Vivarium”
Numerous green artistic elements have been applied to vitalize the K11 Art Mall, and at the same time create a platform in the mall for everyone to interact in various aspects. The other purpose of the design is to present a brand new, interesting lifestyle. In this new zone project, K11 collaborated with AS design team to build a "Modern Vivarium". The designers brought up a new concept of "Terrarium" for the interior design project.
UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
The design of the project regards the new zone as a "Terrarium", and all the customers get to experience being inside. A great variety of natural materials including plants, moss, sand rocks and animal sculpted decorations have been employed, which brim the space with an atmosphere of both nature and artistic style. Customers get to experience how living in the micro-ecological system feels like.
OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
The customers can be well aware of a vertical garden at the entrance. The coloring highlights the location of entrance, and at the same time creates the impression of vast arrays of plants. Customers would feel like being in a high-oxygen environment. Apart from the plants, there are rough cement walls, background of various animal sculpted decorations as well as the nature themed background light music, cultivating a calm, comfortable and relaxed atmosphere.
PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
The project completed in 2017 in Hong Kong
FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Interior Space and Exhibition Design
PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
Materials: Mild Steel, Wooden Veneer, Cement Coating.
SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
Area : 836 SQM
K11 Art Mall, Hong Kong, K11 Natural, Natural, Modern Vivarium, K11 Concepts Limited, AS Design, Four Lau, Sam Sum
The concept of “Terrarium” emerged in the eighteenth century, when a British named Nathaniel Bagshaw Ward found that microbes can survive in a sealed glass container. In addition, those natural ecological phenomena, such as photosynthesis, respiration and hydrological cycle can also be found, the sealed glass container is actually a balanced micro-ecological system. This kind of micro-ecological system can be self-sufficient.
In the new zone, the rough cement walls go all the way up to the ceiling, while numerous irregular black mild steel frameworks extend from the ceiling to the floor, surrounding the whole area, making people feel like being in a Terrarium. Apart from visual effects, the black mild steel frameworks can also help cover the existing ventilation ducts on the ceiling and large structural columns.
TEAM MEMBERS (1) :
Four Lau, Sam Sum, Twiggy Yau
Photographer: Sing Studio by Sum Sing
Copyrights belong to AS Design collaboration with K11, 2017