100architects mimics shanghai's famous skyline with bar furniture 100architects mimics shanghai's famous skyline with bar furniture
jan 21, 2016

100architects mimics shanghai's famous skyline with bar furniture

100architects mimics shanghai’s famous skyline with bar furniture
(above) the restaurant/lounge/bar is located on the rooftop of a landmark building 
all images © 100architects

 

 

 

shanghai-based 100architects believes in the power of public spaces to generate social dynamics and interactions. when faced with the renovation of the terrace of ‘bar rouge’ in shanghai, they found four keywords that would form the concept of their design: skyline, terrace, visual impact, and business activity. the restaurant/lounge located on the rooftop of a landmark building enjoys an extraordinary position as it has a panoramic view to the pudong district, an international attraction.

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skyline, terrace, visual impact, and business activity were the keywords used when planning the design

 

 

 

the keywords led them to create a VIP area that they would call ‘red rouge’, situated right on the edge of the terrace, enjoy the view. the concept was to design a usable skyline-shaped architectural object which would attract the attention of clients, generate new dynamics, and frame the most photographed view of ‘bar rouge’. their aim was to create a program that could host the same or more amount of people as it is now. also to create a unique attractor that could become part of the identity of the bar, busting its best qualities.

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a VIP area called ‘red rouge’ was added right on the edge of the terrace

 

 

 

the skyline-referenced furniture was divided into five different shapes: a table seating area which hosts activities for groups. the long cubes that serve as an informal seating area for up to seven persons, allowing enough people to stand around it. the third one is the grandstand, a curve with three stools that produce curiosity and that can generate just by itself, new ways of using it every time. the fourth one is the bench, which is a simple seating element that can host up to six people. finally, the fifth one is a projection wall that also provides space for three people.

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the concept was to design a usable skyline-shaped architectural object which would attract the attention of clients

 

 

 

made out entirely of corian solid surfaces, the rarity of the shapes provides an eye-catching element that is in constant conversation with the skyline, sometimes referencing, other times competing with it. the objects invite the users to interact in a different way, adding a new value to that of being part of the VIP.

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the furniture frames one of the most photographed views of shanghai

100architects red rouge shanghai designboom
the aim was to create a program that could host the same or more amount of people as it does now

100architects red rouge shanghai designboom
the skyline-referenced furniture was divided into five different shapes:

100architects red rouge shanghai designboom
made out entirely of corian solid surfaces, the rarity of the shapes provides an eye-catching element

 

 

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: juliana neira | designboom

  • It isn’t easy designing furniture that has to compliment such a beautiful view. Modern furniture like this can only be used outside and thus has to be made durable. Weather of the area has an impact on style of the furniture.

    Michael Muranski says:

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