Vanke Yuhe office building·Long table Table by Zhou Wei - atelier mearc

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DESIGN DETAILS
DESIGN NAME:
Vanke Yuhe office building·Long table

PRIMARY FUNCTION:
Table

INSPIRATION:
The furniture holds a variety of behavior. People could work, rest, do group discussion. Based on the idea, long table was built. Long table is a quite unique item. In some villages in China, the custom of long table banquet remains still. People gather at a long table, eating and chatting, and it could last a few days or a week. In the scene, the setting of table and chairs is relatively fixed, but free combination of food, guests and human activities.

UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
This is an office park in shanghai, and its public square was surrounded by four buildings. To make people feel released and free when coming out of the buildings, an outdoor furniture was built inside the square. The whole place is like an outdoor lobby. In this case the public square in the middle matches up with outdoor while lobby corresponding indoor. It is a blend.

OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
The furniture holds a variety of behavior. People could work, rest, do group discussion. Based on the idea, long table was built. Long table is a quite unique item. In some villages, the custom of long table banquet remains still. People gather at a long table, eating and chatting, and it could last a few days or a week. In the scene, the setting of table and chairs is relatively fixed, but free combination of food, guests and human activities.

PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
The project design started in July 2015 and finished in December, and it took another 3 months to build. It is now standing in Vanke Yuhe office building in Shanghai.

FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Architecture, Building and Structure Design

PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
Long table is made from common terrazzo. Especially combing with stainless steel, it guarantees practicality. And by touch of it, a sense of familiarity triggers because both material and the craft adopted is quite traditional. After Long table is set, trees join and they become part of the space. The greenery serves both as sunshade and gathering area for people.

SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
Venue area: 618sqm. Product width 360mm, height varies from 1100mm to 4000mm. Its width just meets the needs of placing a laptop. When the table height changes, it is easy to find a place to sit comfortably. When standing, people could find a right height to lean on, enjoying coffee.

TAGS:
Architecture, Building, Structure, Outdoor, Table, Art installation, Innovation, Curve

RESEARCH ABSTRACT:
In this project, the width of long table equals to the diameter of the stool which is 360mm. And it just meets the needs of placing a laptop. When the table height changes, it is easy to find a place to sit comfortably. When standing, people could find a right height to lean on, enjoying coffee. It also could be a perfect outdoor place for a small workshop. Long table presents mildly winding with its up and downs. People gets indoor co-working experience in this outdoor square.

CHALLENGE:
The project is something art setting. The entire work is conducted under an architectural way but not necessarily lead to an answer so architectural.

ADDED DATE:
2017-02-27 10:10:37

TEAM MEMBERS (4) :
Zhou Wei, Xu Xiwen, Du Mili and Zhang Jun

IMAGE CREDITS:
Image #1: Model maker atelier mearc, Long table, 2015. Image #2: Photographer Lu Haha, 2016. Image #3: Photographer Lu Haha, 2016. Image #4: Photographer Lu Haha, 2016. Image #5: Photographer Lu Haha, 2016.

PATENTS/COPYRIGHTS:
Copyrights belong to atelier mearc, 2015

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CLIENT/STUDIO/BRAND DETAILS
NAME:
atelier mearc

PROFILE:
atelier mearc was started in Shanghai,2012. We are young and innovative; we explore the relationship between personal behavior and living space; we not only do prior research, but also keep on putting the tradional technique of construction into practice; we like to cooperate with professional consultants based on our speciality, to make sure those projects can run smoothly. We design more than buildings, we design for life.

NOMINATION DETAILS

Vanke Yuhe Office Building·long Table Table by Zhou Wei-Atelier Mearc is a Nominee in Street Furniture Design Category.

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AWARD DETAILS

Vanke Yuhe Office Building·long Table Table by Zhou Wei-Atelier Mearc is Winner in Street Furniture Design Category, 2016 - 2017.



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