translucent pitched roof tops glass-clad store by designRESERVE in chinese village

translucent pitched roof tops glass-clad store by designRESERVE in chinese village

designreserve’s transparent rooftop reflects tradition in china

 

The 50sqm White Is Good Shop in Luoyang, China, designed by designRESERVE for the brand HOWHITE, stands out with its minimalist, white-colored, eco-friendly aesthetic. The store features a pitched roof slightly lower than adjacent heritage buildings, forming an abstract trapezoidal cone shape that aligns with the neighboring structures. Made of twin-wall polycarbonate sheets and translucent fabric, the roof filters natural light during the day and glows like a lampshade at night.

 

The shop’s pitched roof emerges with lightness against the backdrop of traditional gray barrel tiles and brick decorations of the surrounding buildings, while still respecting the village skyline. Inside and out, the space reflects the brand’s values of responsible and restrained consumerism. Despite the dominant white palette, the space is far from monotonous, as the architects synchronize various materials to create multiple subtle shades of white.

translucent pitched roof tops glass-clad store by designRESERVE in chinese village
all images courtesy of designRESERVE

 

 

glass-clad store serves the brand’s philosophy

 

HOWHITE, the brand featured in White Is Good Shop, is renowned for its carefully selected household goods, all packaged in minimal, white-colored, eco-friendly materials. Since its first launch in Beijing’s historic Hutong area, the brand has gained popularity for its unique minimalist style. The new shop in Luoyang by designRESERVE aims to showcase the brand’s identity and philosophy without alienating the local villagers. HOWHITE also requires the shop to exemplify sustainable construction, with the design team maximizing the use of recyclable materials. Surrounded by traditional courtyards and kiln houses preserved as housing museums, the new home for the brand faces the entry plaza of the village market. Inside, the original concrete structure is exposed to show the rawness of the space, contrasting the brand’s signature clean and orderly fashion.

translucent pitched roof tops glass-clad store by designRESERVE in chinese village
the pitched roof of the store is slightly lower than that of adjacent heritage buildings

translucent pitched roof tops glass-clad store by designRESERVE in chinese village
the roof is made of twin-wall polycarbonate sheets and translucent fabric

translucent pitched roof tops glass-clad store by designRESERVE in chinese village
the store is surrounded by traditional courtyards and kiln houses

translucent pitched roof tops glass-clad store by designRESERVE in chinese village
the original concrete structure is exposed to show the rawness of the space

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the shop aims to showcase the brand’s philosophy without alienating the local villagers

translucent pitched roof tops glass-clad store by designRESERVE in chinese village
HOWHITE is renowned for its household goods, all packaged in white-colored, eco-friendly materials

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various materials create multiple subtle shades of white

 

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the brand has gained popularity for its unique minimalist style
the brand has gained popularity for its unique minimalist style
the roof filters natural light during the day and glows at night
the roof filters natural light during the day and glows at night
the shop stands out against the backdrop of traditional gray barrel tiles
the shop stands out against the backdrop of traditional gray barrel tiles
the design team maximized the use of recyclable materials
the design team maximized the use of recyclable materials

project info:

 

name: White Is Good Shop
brand: HOWHITE | @howhite.co
location: Weipo, Luoyang, China
architect: designRESERVE | @design_reserve

area: 50 sqm

 

 

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edited by: thomai tsimpou | designboom

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