Xi'an is a place full of representatives of human culture, Chang'an, the ancient capital of Xi'an, has been in The City for more than 5600 years. LINOW wants to make a design that conforms to the spirit of the city, how to deal with the "retro" and "innovation" conflict?
Design is innovation, and we are opposed to the simple and brainless Ctrl-C and Ctrl-V, which are not in the same time, and today's design is in line with today's life and is the most solid bridge between "retro" and "innovation".
Xi'an LINOW HOTEL & BAR uses the walls of the ancient capital brick as a key design element that blends "old" and "new" and innovates on materials, colors, contours, lines and even stacking scales to create a unique, intense and exaggerated sense of space. This becomes a brand new container, with a versatile modern life scene.
What I'm really interested in is how to perceive another in the nature of one space, it's like watching someone who's watching.
Based on this, our design group extracted the elements of Xi'an life for deconstruction. The city wall is the background that people get along with day and night, and the loess high slope is from the color of the land, they are mixed in the details of daily life.
The entrance on the first floor is the first contact for creating visual memory. In a space of 10 meters high, two lofty brick walls enclosed by 50,000 metal bricks are standing. While extending the environmental language, they form an absolutely enfolded space, thus quickly isolating the surrounding noise and leaving only the form of the brick wall as a clue. The memory of the whole city is tied up, carrying a foreshadowing of the overall design. A small window, as opened by texture and color, is just waiting for you to extend.
The design is disassembled and reorganized in the method and material aspects. By innovating the materials, the old elements are endowed with a new language. In different spaces, various spatial experiences are achieved by creating a contrast between the old and new; relying on halos on the surface of materials, a cascading, transformable and psychedelic effect is so created as a response to the bottom color of soil.
The hotel with three floors is provided with diversified functions such as bar, restaurant, reception, fitness building and entertainment. By arranging their motion lines, spatial pattern without mutual interference is thereby formed. Also, different spatial experiences are created by using different materials for each space. The brick wall element exists from the beginning to end in various forms, connecting the memory of the space.
eventually, the possibility and visual impact of the brick wall is greatly released from laminating pattern and enclosed form to color, varying in order. The space is separated subtly with different curved surfaces.
In addition to the flowing brick wall, abundant and unpredictable lighting changes and velour elements are applied in the interior space, and the design creates a sense of constant motion with visual clues and colors. The spiral stair on the side, made of red painted steel plates, is twisting while going up. The striking color and posture make it like a sculpture, which attracts your eyes in a way that cannot be ignored.
With due consideration for the quaint city walls and glass curtain wall, designer Huang Yongcai hopes that LINOW is a critical point that can creates a brand-new field to get rid of the limitation of history and presents a lighter and unruly connection between yesterday and today of Xi'an.
Here, the boundary is indistinct. The mirror finish ceilings and hollowed-out brick walls provide different visual angles for glimpsing and observing. As you walk there, the slow and modest panning angle suggests the presence of a continuum of greater experience. People are always looking at a real cross section, sometime only part of it.
The bright colors under the red wine green, the dark walls of the dim street corners are dark, more like human memories or dreams, alienated and intimate.
Eye-catching colors make the gym particularly attract people's attention, materials on light have a very good distortion mapping effect, strong visual senses, the potential consciousness of the impact of each cell of the body. Let the viewer immerse themselves in the blue light and shadow, and hitbroke the seemingly boring state of life.
Linow's unique brand color, bright gold, runs through the entire design, exuding vitality and fashion in the elegant guest room aisle, bringing guests an active and beautiful yearning for life.
The design can be seen everywhere, the carved interior design of the hotel rooms, with custom furniture, rich and varied textures and wall decorations, like weaving a tactile embroidery curtain for each room.
Marble, like the texture of the loess slope, reconnects the memory of space, and the reflections of the waves of light that are comprehended by the progress of the journey, now again recounting.