隐于都市心脏，广州老楼蜕变成时尚办公空间 | 在于空间设计
Hidden in the heart of the city: How Guangzhou's old building transformed into a fashionable office space? | Zai Yu Space Design
X-ROOM is the office for the online department of a fashion clothing company, located in Guangzhou TIT Creative Park.
The client wants to create a comfortable and relaxing office for the employees. Designers use a lot of fashionable architectural elements such as glass, terrazzo, mirror stainless steel, etc., to solve the problems of small space and poor lighting of the 20-year-old building, and to explore the modern office solutions of harmonious coexistence between human and space, human and environment.The project has successively won the 2019 Architecture Master Prize and the London Design Awards in 2019.
Expansion of the 55 m2 space
The predecessor of TIT Creative Park is the Guangzhou textile machinery factory, which was founded in 1956. It is located in the center of the city. The landmark building "Xiaomanyao" can be seen from its head. The park retains the original textile machinery industry elements and surrounded by natural ecological environment of greens, attracting many fashion brands, designers, artists and innovative enterprises. Wechat Guangzhou Office also chose to live here.
The original site of X-ROOM is a 20-year-old building, with the gate facing the square and the interior space looking to the end. The decoration is old, the interior lighting is insufficient, and there is no sense of design.
Engaged in fashion industry, the owner understands the importance of office environment. She believes that "birds of a feather flock together", a fashionable and dynamic office space can attract employees with taste and active thinking mode, and an exquisite environment with high aesthetic level can make users imperceptibly become people with pursuit.In order to live up to the natural and beautiful environment, she hopes to revive the old building and realize the harmonious coexistence of modern office, fashionable lifestyle and natural ecology.
项目改造前 Before project reconstruction
The project changed the direction of the first floor gate. The original door was changed into a glass curtain wall window, a simple and avant-garde grey terrazzo space, which was used to display the company image of the fashion industry and display the latest design works.
Through the glass curtain wall and the red brick low wall, the entrance gains privacy.
项目改造后，入口获得私密性 After project reconstruction, the entrance gains privacy
The first floor area is only 55 m2, which needs to have multiple functions such as image display, recruitment, reception, staff leisure, senior management office, etc. The designer perfectly meets all the "willful" requirements of the owner through a series of smart space planning strategy.
改造后平面图 Plan after reconstruction
On the left side of the entrance door, the super scale staircase running through the overall space magnifies the three-dimensional feeling of the interior, making the only 55 m2 of the first floor get a high momentum without any depression. The tall floors can occasionally hang huge fashion posters to show the latest trend.
超比例楼梯扩大室内的立体感 The super scale staircase magnifies the three-dimensional feeling of the interior
It is worth mentioning that the staircase was originally an outdoor iron staircase, which is neither beautiful nor convenient to go up and down. Rainy days make the whole office in distress.
一层原始平面图，空间“视觉焦点”超比例楼梯原本是位于户外的鸡肋设计 The original plan of the first floor, the "visual focus" super scale staircase was originally located in the outdoor with poor design
Through the skillful transformation of the designer, it turns the decay into the magic: building the glass curtain wall, moving the stairs into the indoor, greatly improving the comfort of using the stairs.
透过玻璃幕墙，窗外的阳光和绿意自由泻入室内，格局明亮通透 Through the glass curtain wall, the sunlight and green outside freely pour into the office, which is bright and transparent
The designer used unique and meticulous methods to create impressive architectural design highlights:
The interior stairs retain the overall structure of the original. The handrails and beams of the stairs cover a large area of mirror stainless steel material, creating a complex space illusion, highlighting the visual expansion effect, and "stealing" more areas for the small building, making the space comfortable and open.
Glass curtain wall, mirror stainless steel and terrazzo are all basic building materials. Although the materials are simple, they form a dialogue with the three-dimensional structure through ingenious design, give the whole building a sense of avant-garde fashion.
水磨石、不锈钢、玻璃三种现代材质之间的对话 Dialogue among three modern materials: terrazzo, stainless steel and glass
Fashion industry is very sensitive with colors. The main space is beige with light gray terrazzo, which is simple, elegant, classic and durable, it can coordinate with different theme color of different fashion seasons.
The selection of terrazzo also considers the demand of waterproof and sunscreen. The material is environmentally sustainable and not easy to age, making the building as new as ever.
米白色与浅灰色水磨石，打造经典耐看的时尚空间 Beige and light grey terrazzo create a classic and durable fashion space
One side of the stairs, designer creates a bar with terrazzo, which is convenient for negotiation and staff leisure. It also makes use of the space at the bottom of the stairs to place toilets and mini storage room. The limited space is fully and effectively used.
楼梯一侧安置吧台、洗手间、迷你储物间，提高空间利用率 One side of stairs is equipped with bar, toilet and mini storage room to improve space utilization
Behind the glass curtain wall window, there is a 7 m2 mini office for simple reception and company recruitment interview.
The open round door is wrapped with stainless steel to add senses of style, forming an open and smooth moving line. A semi open wall is set between the office and the window to enhance air convection and defuse space constraints.
面积仅7 m2的迷你办公室，通过设置半开放墙，巧妙化解空间局促 The 7 m2 mini office sets a semi open wall to defuse space constraints
Modern office co-existing with nature
On the second floor along the stairs, there is an opening water bar. The green of the surrounding environment comes into view. After work, employees get leisure and relaxation here.
The decoration element points up to avoid visual interference to the employees at work. The three dimensional design of the ceiling, add some avant-garde design interest.
四面通透的开放式水吧，员工在这里获得休闲和放松 The opening water bar allows employees to get leisure and relaxation
The glass room beside the water bar creates a relaxed and comfortable style, which fits the temperament of the fashion industry. Transparent and open design, keep the whole office bright and clear.
The glass room can be used as a rest room or a place to make a phone call. When the guests come to visit, it can be used as a simple reception room. As the transition area between the leisure area and the working area, the glass room also plays a role of space partition.
玻璃房作为员工休息和打电话、接待客人的功能空间 The glass room can be used as a rest room or a place to make a phone call or a reception room
The office area can accommodate 50 people, using internet open-office structure to facilitate staff communication. A large number of glass and mirror are used as partition to enlarge the space visually.
All lighting adopts LED intelligent dimming, considering energy conservation and emission reduction. On the other hand, different lighting atmosphere can be created according to the scene demand.
互联网开放式办公结构，便于员工沟通 Using internet open-office structure to facilitate staff communication
The meeting room and office area are separated by conductive glass. Open the sanding mode, isolate the vision and ensure privacy; close the sanding mode, increase the transparency, fully reflecting the flexibility of modern office.
会议室使用导电玻璃，实现灵活的现代化办公 The meeting room and office area are separated by conductive glass
The fire stairs at the door of the meeting room retain the original bright yellow color, creating a visual surprise. The fire stairway is directly connected to the independent corridor of the mezzanine, and is arranged as a smoking area. Make full use of the corner space to create a diversified rest area and reserve an "inspiration space" for employees.
充分利用夹层空间，打造多元化休息区 Make full use of the mezzanine to create a diversified rest area
Outside the water bar area on the second floor is a small garden terrace. An artificial stone is used to create the installation artwork integrated into the building appearance, and the combination of lighting can add some feeling of fashionable style, at the same time, it has the function of bar.
The office of the Internet fashion industry occasionally needs to hold a small fashion conference. The garden terrace undertakes various functions, and it is also the best place for the staff to get together and have fun.
随时可以举办时尚发布会的花园露台 The garden terrace occasionally needs to hold a small fashion conference
In this case, the designer enlarges the small office through the smart space planning strategy with degree and detail to meet the diversified functional requirements of the owner for the space; through the re-interpretation of basic building materials such as glass, stainless steel and terrazzo, to resonate with the spirit and aesthetic pursuit of the fashion industry; through the response of energy-saving and environmental protection materials and the latest office technology , to create a modern office model of sustainable development; through in-depth insight into human needs, a comprehensive variety of architectural design techniques, to create a harmonious coexistence of human and nature office environment.
The combination of various factors has successfully turned the old buildings back to life, transformed the X-ROOM creative office space into a new cewebrity, and won many international awards such as the 2019 Architecture Master Prize and the London Design Awards in 2019, etc.
Project Name: Guangzhou X-ROOM creative office space
Design organization: Zai Yu Space Design
Chief designer: Yim Yu
Contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Completion time: February 2019
Project address: Guangzhou TIT Creative Park
Project area: 350 m2
主创设计师 Chief Designer
Yim Yu, Founder / Design Director of Zai Yu Space Design
公司介绍 Company Introduction
Zai Yu Space Design is a space design organization, a deep researcher of the combination mode of design, art and business. Through unique creative thinking mode, explores the space design scheme of coexistence of aesthetics and human nature.
The company focuses on the practice of interior and exterior space design, and provides customers with the whole case follow-up project implementation. The main business direction is customized private houses, clubs, and personalized commercial space. With 20 years of design experiences, we have independently completed more than 300 projects, covering 600,000 square meters of home design and 90,000 square meters of commercial space.
奖项荣誉 Awards and Honors
2019年度Architecture Master Prize美国建筑大师奖
2019年度LONDON DESIGN AWARDS伦敦设计奖 银奖
CBDA China registered senior interior architect (Registration No. A049110SA110477)
Member of interior design branch of CIID
Member of CIDA China Decoration Association
Member of Guangdong Interior Design Association
Top 10 designers in 2005
The Third "nest Award" villa special award in 2012
The fourth "nesting Award" gold medal in 2013
2014 CIDA China International Interior Design Biennale Bronze Award
2017 Guangzhou design week most elegant luxury space design award
Excellent award of the 12th CIDA China International Interior Design Biennial in 2018
China's top 100 outstanding design figures in 2018
The 2019 Architecture Master Prize
Silver medal of London Design Awards in 2019