B.L.U.E architecture studio builds timber framework inside bakery in beijing B.L.U.E architecture studio builds timber framework inside bakery in beijing
dec 23, 2016

B.L.U.E architecture studio builds timber framework inside bakery in beijing

 

B.L.U.E architecture studio constructed a timber framework inside the ‘withwheat’ bakery to help attract customers into its sanlitun-based branch in beijing. having also designed their sister store in the haumao center, the brief was to revive the inside and the façade. this led to the full-height glass curtain wall façade to attract the wandering gazes from passersby into the lattice wood-wrapped interior.

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‘withwheat’ by B.L.U.E architecture studio
all images © ruijing photo

 

 

a sense of rhythm is established through the solid wood framework, which envelops the ground and the ceiling; the wooden beams on the ceiling extending at different lengths to create depth within the interior. at one point, the wood system extends to wrap around the glass case containing the freshly baked bread and in turn, this interrupts the holistic nature of the full-height framework. in addition to this, the concrete walls display a decorative feature wall made of re-purposed strips of wood that have been put together in the shape of wheat. ultimately, the prominent use of wood visually defines the bakery interior to create a warm and inviting atmosphere.

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a brass surface is placed on top to give contrast in material against the concrete counter

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the glass case displaying the baked goods is placed in the middle of the lattice framework

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 the highlight of this design is a framework made from solid wood, which extends from ground to ceiling

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rhythm is achieved with the consistent grid that has been constructed

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the pieces extend from the ceiling at different heights

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 the concrete wall features with old wood strips, which are spliced together into the shape of wheat

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the studio also designed the interior of the same bakery inside the haumao shopping center

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the bakery is located in the sanlitun district in beijing

 

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