'tony's organic club' by playze, shanghai, china
all images courtesy of playze
the shangahi-based office of international firm playze continued their commitment to sustainability with 'tony's clubhouse', a showroom and restaurant
space that exemplifies a shared vision between client and architect. with the common goal of promoting a natural lifestyle, playze and tony's have already
successfully shown that consumers, farm production and the built environment need not be separate entities.
located in the burgeoning financial district of lujiazui, the new club house includes an extension of a program already established by one shanghai's largest organic farms.
defined by it's series of shaded curtain walls, the clubhouse is home to an organic restaurant and VIP dining areas as well as a semi-private balcony and show kitchen.
a vertical hierarchy of privacy is further established by the high-performance building envelope, in which ropes act as a shade structure according to solar movement.
the curtains of rope torque to create a dynamic building facade as well as a perforated skin that minimizes energy loss.
more to follow...
image © peter dixie/lotan architectural photograph