located just outside of beijing, the pinggu sales office designed by ji pan and commissioned by yintai group is a 100 sqm commercial space where the historical spirit and culture of the city continue to grow. it is also the witness of a changing environment, one that focuses on the spiritual core of future lifestyles and eliminates the distance between people and ideal living. 

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front view of the LED array, extending almost 7 meters in height

 

 

wanting to portray the quality of a ‘home’, ji pan expresses the image of a circle through a seven-meter-high installation made of nearly a thousand LED lamps. the huge lighting array is suspended from the top and occupies almost 2/3 of the total story height. its slender shape and floating quality brings a surreal lightness and haziness to the room. with a 3D precise positioning technology, people are able to experience various visual effects and get a harmonious view of the whole. the narrative about this ‘suspended universe’ expands gradually, converges, and stops — finally focusing one’s perception and expectation of a ‘future home’ on the sand table right under the light array. 

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the circular lighting feature gives an impression of surreal lightness

 

 

to avoid an excess of bright colors, the designer used simple materials to build up the base of the office space: logs for façades, white and gray marble blocks for flooring. each of the stones have their own natural color and texture (warm/cold, rough/smooth) since they are all products of time. furthermore, the wood moulding varies between vertical and horizontal orientations to create a linear organization as well as to distinguish different functional areas. with bright lights dispersing from the central LED array, the wooden surface forms mixed shadows filled with rhythm, depth and interlacement. 

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the reception desk area is met with a vertical wood façade


looming partitions used as translucent borders

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first floor corridor space

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wall design includes rhythmic patterns all along

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reception room with delicate light-colored clothing

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simple materials like logs and marble are used as foundations

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the wood moulding offers a linear organization form 

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close up on the lighting array made up of approx. 1000 LED lamps

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first floor plan 

 

 

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