The Living Room by Octave / TsAO & McKOWN
The Living Room by Octave / TsAO & McKOWN

An adaptive reuse of a historical building in Shanghai China, The Living Room is built to create walkable, mixed-use alternatives to China’s rampant urbanization. The center is a hub for services including family therapy, art therapy, yoga, a health-oriented restaurant with food and beverage programs, and a small-scale urban farm. 

The interior was designed by noted New York architect and designer Calvin Tsao of TsAO & McKOWN. Shanghai-based architecture firm, Neri & Hu, designed the exterior of the building. 

From the venue: The Living Room by Octave is our flagship wellbeing center offering integrated and customized wellness programs delivered by a group of world-class practitioners. The exterior was designed by Neri & Hu and the interior was designed by noted architect and designer Calvin Tsao. It also houses a gourmet, organic, natural restaurant, Thought for Food, and a Children's Enhancement Center for kids ages 6 months to 3 years. Our facility is located on Jianguo Xi Lu in the heritage area of Shanghai, and is equipped with advanced air filtration which cleans up to 0.002 μm PM2.5. We also have running water reaching international quality standards. 

The Living Room by Octave / TsAO & McKOWN
The Living Room by Octave / TsAO & McKOWN

An adaptive reuse of a historical building in Shanghai China, The Living Room is built to create walkable, mixed-use alternatives to China’s rampant urbanization. The center is a hub for services including family therapy, art therapy, yoga, a health-oriented restaurant with food and beverage programs, and a small-scale urban farm. 

The interior was designed by noted New York architect and designer Calvin Tsao of TsAO & McKOWN. Shanghai-based architecture firm, Neri & Hu, designed the exterior of the building. 

From the venue: The Living Room by Octave is our flagship wellbeing center offering integrated and customized wellness programs delivered by a group of world-class practitioners. The exterior was designed by Neri & Hu and the interior was designed by noted architect and designer Calvin Tsao. It also houses a gourmet, organic, natural restaurant, Thought for Food, and a Children's Enhancement Center for kids ages 6 months to 3 years. Our facility is located on Jianguo Xi Lu in the heritage area of Shanghai, and is equipped with advanced air filtration which cleans up to 0.002 μm PM2.5. We also have running water reaching international quality standards. 

House of Grace Chen / Kokaistudios
House of Grace Chen / Kokaistudios

Kokaistudios has completed the renovation of a historical villa, located in the heart of the city’s former French Concession. The villa was transformed into the home for a Shanghai-based Haute Couture brand, Grace Chen. The project encompasses the architectural renovation and interior design of the villa, as well as a new glass pavilion display and event space. 

Taking inspiration from Grace Chen’s beautiful and intricately crafted clothing, Kokaistudios developed a design strategy that is feminine and elegant, yet completes the classic design of the villa with a touch of modernity.

Kokaistudios embarked on an architectural restoration of the building that valorized the villa’s original features, including the French doors, the inlaid marble mosaic flooring on the upstairs terrace, as well as the beautiful facade brickwork. 

The entrance to the villa is marked by a large black and bronze weaved metal gate, the design of which was inspired by one of Grace Chen’s designs. It provides privacy, coupled with a strong sense of arrival. 

The villa overlooks a courtyard that was completely re-designed to meet the client's needs, functioning as an event space and an area for hosting small fashion shows.

The architect divided the villa into a series of areas, with a progression from the public areas on the ground floor to the most private areas on the third floor.

The ground floor hosts the main showroom and lounge area. The show-kitchen and dining area has direct access to the courtyard.

The fitting rooms and offices are located on the second floor. The architect settled on a palette of colors and a range of natural materials, together creating a comforting environment that acts as a supporting backdrop to the client's beautiful couture creations.

While much of the custom-made cabinetry and display mirrors were designed in a style to complement the historic nature of the villa, the architect chose to contrast them with features and finishes that were intentionally modern.

The interior space uses furniture and fixtures from noted domestic and international producers, such as pieces by Flos, and Murano glass lamps designed and produced in Italy by the family of Filippo Gabbiani, Chief Architect of the project.

The third floor is taken up by the intimate library as well as the VIP suite for out-of-town guests. Exposed bricks were finished in a simple dove grey paint, giving the space a more unfinished feeling.

This intimate and elegant space is an area for reflection and exchange, envisaged as a “salon” of old times.

House of Grace Chen / Kokaistudios
House of Grace Chen / Kokaistudios

Kokaistudios has completed the renovation of a historical villa, located in the heart of the city’s former French Concession. The villa was transformed into the home for a Shanghai-based Haute Couture brand, Grace Chen. The project encompasses the architectural renovation and interior design of the villa, as well as a new glass pavilion display and event space. 

Taking inspiration from Grace Chen’s beautiful and intricately crafted clothing, Kokaistudios developed a design strategy that is feminine and elegant, yet completes the classic design of the villa with a touch of modernity.

Kokaistudios embarked on an architectural restoration of the building that valorized the villa’s original features, including the French doors, the inlaid marble mosaic flooring on the upstairs terrace, as well as the beautiful facade brickwork. 

The entrance to the villa is marked by a large black and bronze weaved metal gate, the design of which was inspired by one of Grace Chen’s designs. It provides privacy, coupled with a strong sense of arrival. 

The villa overlooks a courtyard that was completely re-designed to meet the client's needs, functioning as an event space and an area for hosting small fashion shows.

The architect divided the villa into a series of areas, with a progression from the public areas on the ground floor to the most private areas on the third floor.

The ground floor hosts the main showroom and lounge area. The show-kitchen and dining area has direct access to the courtyard.

The fitting rooms and offices are located on the second floor. The architect settled on a palette of colors and a range of natural materials, together creating a comforting environment that acts as a supporting backdrop to the client's beautiful couture creations.

While much of the custom-made cabinetry and display mirrors were designed in a style to complement the historic nature of the villa, the architect chose to contrast them with features and finishes that were intentionally modern.

The interior space uses furniture and fixtures from noted domestic and international producers, such as pieces by Flos, and Murano glass lamps designed and produced in Italy by the family of Filippo Gabbiani, Chief Architect of the project.

The third floor is taken up by the intimate library as well as the VIP suite for out-of-town guests. Exposed bricks were finished in a simple dove grey paint, giving the space a more unfinished feeling.

This intimate and elegant space is an area for reflection and exchange, envisaged as a “salon” of old times.

Jinghope Villas / SCDA Architects
Jinghope Villas / SCDA Architects

Designed by Singapore architecture firm SCDA, Jinghope Villas are located in close proximity to the world-famous Humble Administrator's Garden in the city of Suzhou. The villa exteriors incorporate features of traditional architecture from this region. White walls together with dark grey accents present a simple and elegant Suzhou style. The interior decor of the villas exemplifies contemporary Asian design styles. 

SCDA is a multi-disciplinary architectural practice established in 1995. Principal, Chan Soo Khian was the recipient of the inaugural President’s Design Award, Singapore Designer of the Year and is part of the Panel of Designers for Poliform in Milan. 

SCDA’s designs strive for tranquility and calmness qualified by space, light and structural order.  Architectural expressions are distilled to capture the spiritual essence of ‘place’. Its architecture and interiors are inspired by the cultural and climatic nuances of its context, integrating landscape, water features and blurring the distinction between interior and exterior.  Spaces are often characterized by lush gardens, water courts and air wells, engendering a sensuous engagement with the elements. Projects display sensitivity to the inherent beauty of natural materials expressed through clarity in construction details and elemental architectural expression.

Jinghope Villas / SCDA Architects
Jinghope Villas / SCDA Architects

Designed by Singapore architecture firm SCDA, Jinghope Villas are located in close proximity to the world-famous Humble Administrator's Garden in the city of Suzhou. The villa exteriors incorporate features of traditional architecture from this region. White walls together with dark grey accents present a simple and elegant Suzhou style. The interior decor of the villas exemplifies contemporary Asian design styles. 

SCDA is a multi-disciplinary architectural practice established in 1995. Principal, Chan Soo Khian was the recipient of the inaugural President’s Design Award, Singapore Designer of the Year and is part of the Panel of Designers for Poliform in Milan. 

SCDA’s designs strive for tranquility and calmness qualified by space, light and structural order.  Architectural expressions are distilled to capture the spiritual essence of ‘place’. Its architecture and interiors are inspired by the cultural and climatic nuances of its context, integrating landscape, water features and blurring the distinction between interior and exterior.  Spaces are often characterized by lush gardens, water courts and air wells, engendering a sensuous engagement with the elements. Projects display sensitivity to the inherent beauty of natural materials expressed through clarity in construction details and elemental architectural expression.

Google Beijing Office
Google Beijing Office

After ten years in the previous office, Google Beijing moved to a new location in Zhongguangcun, China's Silicon Valley. On the very first day of business, Googlers were thrilled with the new space and eager to test out the new facilities. On top of standard office facilities, the office also has a Google Museum, a game room, a colored glass stairwell that goes up a few floors, and many more exciting features. 

Google Beijing Office
Google Beijing Office

After ten years in the previous office, Google Beijing moved to a new location in Zhongguangcun, China's Silicon Valley. On the very first day of business, Googlers were thrilled with the new space and eager to test out the new facilities. On top of standard office facilities, the office also has a Google Museum, a game room, a colored glass stairwell that goes up a few floors, and many more exciting features. 

Shake / Kokaistudios
Shake / Kokaistudios

Located in the center of Shanghai, Shake is an upscale venue dedicated to soul music and to bring excellent food and beverage experience to the city. Taking inspiration from the style and the energy of 1960s, Kokaistudios created immersive and memorable experience for guests as if stepping back in time when walked in the door.

Upon stepping through the front door of Shake, visitors are invited to travel back in time into an environment similar to a soul music supper-club in 1960’s New York. The oval shaped marble bar is one of the central features of the space. Uneven floor heights allow guests at both the front and the back of the bar to have unblocked views of the stage. The undulating golden wave panels on the ceiling connect the bar to the stage, forming the heart of the project. The panels fill both an aesthetic and acoustic role to filter and distribute the sound emanating from the stage throughout the club. The stage was designed to host a full soul band including a piano and a horn section and to be levelled with the main floor, so as to create a sense of intimacy between the band and the audience. This focus on intimacy and the primacy of the musical experience led to a space with multiple floor levels in which every seat, from two-person high tables to the banquettes, provides clear line of sight to the stage, allowing the audience to feel involved in the show. As live music is only performed three nights a week, the designer created a sliding door system that could cover the stage, as well as a full DJ setup for spinning music during the rest of the week. In Shanghai’s competitive nightlife scene, Shake stands out with its sophisticated combination of world-class soul music and innovative dining & drinking. It is a new milestone in Kokaistudios’ practice of creating bespoke F&B environments. 

Shake / Kokaistudios
Shake / Kokaistudios

Located in the center of Shanghai, Shake is an upscale venue dedicated to soul music and to bring excellent food and beverage experience to the city. Taking inspiration from the style and the energy of 1960s, Kokaistudios created immersive and memorable experience for guests as if stepping back in time when walked in the door.

Upon stepping through the front door of Shake, visitors are invited to travel back in time into an environment similar to a soul music supper-club in 1960’s New York. The oval shaped marble bar is one of the central features of the space. Uneven floor heights allow guests at both the front and the back of the bar to have unblocked views of the stage. The undulating golden wave panels on the ceiling connect the bar to the stage, forming the heart of the project. The panels fill both an aesthetic and acoustic role to filter and distribute the sound emanating from the stage throughout the club. The stage was designed to host a full soul band including a piano and a horn section and to be levelled with the main floor, so as to create a sense of intimacy between the band and the audience. This focus on intimacy and the primacy of the musical experience led to a space with multiple floor levels in which every seat, from two-person high tables to the banquettes, provides clear line of sight to the stage, allowing the audience to feel involved in the show. As live music is only performed three nights a week, the designer created a sliding door system that could cover the stage, as well as a full DJ setup for spinning music during the rest of the week. In Shanghai’s competitive nightlife scene, Shake stands out with its sophisticated combination of world-class soul music and innovative dining & drinking. It is a new milestone in Kokaistudios’ practice of creating bespoke F&B environments. 

Xintiandi Mirror Lane / UNStudio
Xintiandi Mirror Lane / UNStudio

Designed by Dutch architecture firm UNStudio, this mirror lane installation conceptually explores the symbiotic relationship of cultural reflections that occur between the city's occupants and urban landscape. It frames the entrance of the Xintiandi Style Retail Mall and twists through the space in one long architectural gesture. 

University of Chicago Hong Kong / Robarts Spaces
University of Chicago Hong Kong / Robarts Spaces

University of Chicago Booth School Interim Campus is located in the Cyberport area of Hong Kong Island. It is surrounded by lush green mountainscapes and beautiful ocean views. The design firm, Robarts Spaces, was inspired by the unique setting. Elements of bay, dock, ocean blue, and garden green were woven into the design and details of various areas.
 

ZUCZUG / AIM Architecture
ZUCZUG / AIM Architecture

ZUCZUG/ is a fashion brand that pursues individualism and equality with its original and comfortable clothing. 
AIM Architecture upholds these values with the clean, simple, and elegant design of the brand's new store in IFC Mall, Shanghai.
Natural wood patterns on custom-designed furniture compliment the simple clothing styles. White ceramic tiles provide a neat and unobtrusive backdrop.

Porsche Training Center
Porsche Training Center

The all-new Porsche Training Centre, the largest in the world, opened in Pudong, Shanghai in 2015. The two-story facility declares its identity with a distinctive Porsche design of jet-black cladding and sharp edges.

Porsche Training Center
Porsche Training Center

The all-new Porsche Training Centre, the largest in the world, opened in Pudong, Shanghai in 2015. The two-story facility declares its identity with a distinctive Porsche design of jet-black cladding and sharp edges.

Sandhill Plaza / B+H Architects
Sandhill Plaza / B+H Architects

Sandhill Plaza is located in one of the largest industrial parks in China, Zhangjiang High-tech Park. Designed by B+H Architects, it is a mix-use development that includes a high-rise R&D tower, office and retail buildings, and a generous amount of public space. 

Sandhill Plaza / B+H Architects
Sandhill Plaza / B+H Architects
The Living Room by Octave / TsAO & McKOWN
The Living Room by Octave / TsAO & McKOWN
House of Grace Chen / Kokaistudios
House of Grace Chen / Kokaistudios
Jinghope Villas / SCDA Architects
Jinghope Villas / SCDA Architects
Google Beijing Office
Google Beijing Office
Shake / Kokaistudios
Shake / Kokaistudios
Xintiandi Mirror Lane / UNStudio
University of Chicago Hong Kong / Robarts Spaces
ZUCZUG / AIM Architecture
Porsche Training Center
Porsche Training Center
Sandhill Plaza / B+H Architects
Sandhill Plaza / B+H Architects
The Living Room by Octave / TsAO & McKOWN

An adaptive reuse of a historical building in Shanghai China, The Living Room is built to create walkable, mixed-use alternatives to China’s rampant urbanization. The center is a hub for services including family therapy, art therapy, yoga, a health-oriented restaurant with food and beverage programs, and a small-scale urban farm. 

The interior was designed by noted New York architect and designer Calvin Tsao of TsAO & McKOWN. Shanghai-based architecture firm, Neri & Hu, designed the exterior of the building. 

From the venue: The Living Room by Octave is our flagship wellbeing center offering integrated and customized wellness programs delivered by a group of world-class practitioners. The exterior was designed by Neri & Hu and the interior was designed by noted architect and designer Calvin Tsao. It also houses a gourmet, organic, natural restaurant, Thought for Food, and a Children's Enhancement Center for kids ages 6 months to 3 years. Our facility is located on Jianguo Xi Lu in the heritage area of Shanghai, and is equipped with advanced air filtration which cleans up to 0.002 μm PM2.5. We also have running water reaching international quality standards. 

The Living Room by Octave / TsAO & McKOWN

An adaptive reuse of a historical building in Shanghai China, The Living Room is built to create walkable, mixed-use alternatives to China’s rampant urbanization. The center is a hub for services including family therapy, art therapy, yoga, a health-oriented restaurant with food and beverage programs, and a small-scale urban farm. 

The interior was designed by noted New York architect and designer Calvin Tsao of TsAO & McKOWN. Shanghai-based architecture firm, Neri & Hu, designed the exterior of the building. 

From the venue: The Living Room by Octave is our flagship wellbeing center offering integrated and customized wellness programs delivered by a group of world-class practitioners. The exterior was designed by Neri & Hu and the interior was designed by noted architect and designer Calvin Tsao. It also houses a gourmet, organic, natural restaurant, Thought for Food, and a Children's Enhancement Center for kids ages 6 months to 3 years. Our facility is located on Jianguo Xi Lu in the heritage area of Shanghai, and is equipped with advanced air filtration which cleans up to 0.002 μm PM2.5. We also have running water reaching international quality standards. 

House of Grace Chen / Kokaistudios

Kokaistudios has completed the renovation of a historical villa, located in the heart of the city’s former French Concession. The villa was transformed into the home for a Shanghai-based Haute Couture brand, Grace Chen. The project encompasses the architectural renovation and interior design of the villa, as well as a new glass pavilion display and event space. 

Taking inspiration from Grace Chen’s beautiful and intricately crafted clothing, Kokaistudios developed a design strategy that is feminine and elegant, yet completes the classic design of the villa with a touch of modernity.

Kokaistudios embarked on an architectural restoration of the building that valorized the villa’s original features, including the French doors, the inlaid marble mosaic flooring on the upstairs terrace, as well as the beautiful facade brickwork. 

The entrance to the villa is marked by a large black and bronze weaved metal gate, the design of which was inspired by one of Grace Chen’s designs. It provides privacy, coupled with a strong sense of arrival. 

The villa overlooks a courtyard that was completely re-designed to meet the client's needs, functioning as an event space and an area for hosting small fashion shows.

The architect divided the villa into a series of areas, with a progression from the public areas on the ground floor to the most private areas on the third floor.

The ground floor hosts the main showroom and lounge area. The show-kitchen and dining area has direct access to the courtyard.

The fitting rooms and offices are located on the second floor. The architect settled on a palette of colors and a range of natural materials, together creating a comforting environment that acts as a supporting backdrop to the client's beautiful couture creations.

While much of the custom-made cabinetry and display mirrors were designed in a style to complement the historic nature of the villa, the architect chose to contrast them with features and finishes that were intentionally modern.

The interior space uses furniture and fixtures from noted domestic and international producers, such as pieces by Flos, and Murano glass lamps designed and produced in Italy by the family of Filippo Gabbiani, Chief Architect of the project.

The third floor is taken up by the intimate library as well as the VIP suite for out-of-town guests. Exposed bricks were finished in a simple dove grey paint, giving the space a more unfinished feeling.

This intimate and elegant space is an area for reflection and exchange, envisaged as a “salon” of old times.

House of Grace Chen / Kokaistudios

Kokaistudios has completed the renovation of a historical villa, located in the heart of the city’s former French Concession. The villa was transformed into the home for a Shanghai-based Haute Couture brand, Grace Chen. The project encompasses the architectural renovation and interior design of the villa, as well as a new glass pavilion display and event space. 

Taking inspiration from Grace Chen’s beautiful and intricately crafted clothing, Kokaistudios developed a design strategy that is feminine and elegant, yet completes the classic design of the villa with a touch of modernity.

Kokaistudios embarked on an architectural restoration of the building that valorized the villa’s original features, including the French doors, the inlaid marble mosaic flooring on the upstairs terrace, as well as the beautiful facade brickwork. 

The entrance to the villa is marked by a large black and bronze weaved metal gate, the design of which was inspired by one of Grace Chen’s designs. It provides privacy, coupled with a strong sense of arrival. 

The villa overlooks a courtyard that was completely re-designed to meet the client's needs, functioning as an event space and an area for hosting small fashion shows.

The architect divided the villa into a series of areas, with a progression from the public areas on the ground floor to the most private areas on the third floor.

The ground floor hosts the main showroom and lounge area. The show-kitchen and dining area has direct access to the courtyard.

The fitting rooms and offices are located on the second floor. The architect settled on a palette of colors and a range of natural materials, together creating a comforting environment that acts as a supporting backdrop to the client's beautiful couture creations.

While much of the custom-made cabinetry and display mirrors were designed in a style to complement the historic nature of the villa, the architect chose to contrast them with features and finishes that were intentionally modern.

The interior space uses furniture and fixtures from noted domestic and international producers, such as pieces by Flos, and Murano glass lamps designed and produced in Italy by the family of Filippo Gabbiani, Chief Architect of the project.

The third floor is taken up by the intimate library as well as the VIP suite for out-of-town guests. Exposed bricks were finished in a simple dove grey paint, giving the space a more unfinished feeling.

This intimate and elegant space is an area for reflection and exchange, envisaged as a “salon” of old times.

Jinghope Villas / SCDA Architects

Designed by Singapore architecture firm SCDA, Jinghope Villas are located in close proximity to the world-famous Humble Administrator's Garden in the city of Suzhou. The villa exteriors incorporate features of traditional architecture from this region. White walls together with dark grey accents present a simple and elegant Suzhou style. The interior decor of the villas exemplifies contemporary Asian design styles. 

SCDA is a multi-disciplinary architectural practice established in 1995. Principal, Chan Soo Khian was the recipient of the inaugural President’s Design Award, Singapore Designer of the Year and is part of the Panel of Designers for Poliform in Milan. 

SCDA’s designs strive for tranquility and calmness qualified by space, light and structural order.  Architectural expressions are distilled to capture the spiritual essence of ‘place’. Its architecture and interiors are inspired by the cultural and climatic nuances of its context, integrating landscape, water features and blurring the distinction between interior and exterior.  Spaces are often characterized by lush gardens, water courts and air wells, engendering a sensuous engagement with the elements. Projects display sensitivity to the inherent beauty of natural materials expressed through clarity in construction details and elemental architectural expression.

Jinghope Villas / SCDA Architects

Designed by Singapore architecture firm SCDA, Jinghope Villas are located in close proximity to the world-famous Humble Administrator's Garden in the city of Suzhou. The villa exteriors incorporate features of traditional architecture from this region. White walls together with dark grey accents present a simple and elegant Suzhou style. The interior decor of the villas exemplifies contemporary Asian design styles. 

SCDA is a multi-disciplinary architectural practice established in 1995. Principal, Chan Soo Khian was the recipient of the inaugural President’s Design Award, Singapore Designer of the Year and is part of the Panel of Designers for Poliform in Milan. 

SCDA’s designs strive for tranquility and calmness qualified by space, light and structural order.  Architectural expressions are distilled to capture the spiritual essence of ‘place’. Its architecture and interiors are inspired by the cultural and climatic nuances of its context, integrating landscape, water features and blurring the distinction between interior and exterior.  Spaces are often characterized by lush gardens, water courts and air wells, engendering a sensuous engagement with the elements. Projects display sensitivity to the inherent beauty of natural materials expressed through clarity in construction details and elemental architectural expression.

Google Beijing Office

After ten years in the previous office, Google Beijing moved to a new location in Zhongguangcun, China's Silicon Valley. On the very first day of business, Googlers were thrilled with the new space and eager to test out the new facilities. On top of standard office facilities, the office also has a Google Museum, a game room, a colored glass stairwell that goes up a few floors, and many more exciting features. 

Google Beijing Office

After ten years in the previous office, Google Beijing moved to a new location in Zhongguangcun, China's Silicon Valley. On the very first day of business, Googlers were thrilled with the new space and eager to test out the new facilities. On top of standard office facilities, the office also has a Google Museum, a game room, a colored glass stairwell that goes up a few floors, and many more exciting features. 

Shake / Kokaistudios

Located in the center of Shanghai, Shake is an upscale venue dedicated to soul music and to bring excellent food and beverage experience to the city. Taking inspiration from the style and the energy of 1960s, Kokaistudios created immersive and memorable experience for guests as if stepping back in time when walked in the door.

Upon stepping through the front door of Shake, visitors are invited to travel back in time into an environment similar to a soul music supper-club in 1960’s New York. The oval shaped marble bar is one of the central features of the space. Uneven floor heights allow guests at both the front and the back of the bar to have unblocked views of the stage. The undulating golden wave panels on the ceiling connect the bar to the stage, forming the heart of the project. The panels fill both an aesthetic and acoustic role to filter and distribute the sound emanating from the stage throughout the club. The stage was designed to host a full soul band including a piano and a horn section and to be levelled with the main floor, so as to create a sense of intimacy between the band and the audience. This focus on intimacy and the primacy of the musical experience led to a space with multiple floor levels in which every seat, from two-person high tables to the banquettes, provides clear line of sight to the stage, allowing the audience to feel involved in the show. As live music is only performed three nights a week, the designer created a sliding door system that could cover the stage, as well as a full DJ setup for spinning music during the rest of the week. In Shanghai’s competitive nightlife scene, Shake stands out with its sophisticated combination of world-class soul music and innovative dining & drinking. It is a new milestone in Kokaistudios’ practice of creating bespoke F&B environments. 

Shake / Kokaistudios

Located in the center of Shanghai, Shake is an upscale venue dedicated to soul music and to bring excellent food and beverage experience to the city. Taking inspiration from the style and the energy of 1960s, Kokaistudios created immersive and memorable experience for guests as if stepping back in time when walked in the door.

Upon stepping through the front door of Shake, visitors are invited to travel back in time into an environment similar to a soul music supper-club in 1960’s New York. The oval shaped marble bar is one of the central features of the space. Uneven floor heights allow guests at both the front and the back of the bar to have unblocked views of the stage. The undulating golden wave panels on the ceiling connect the bar to the stage, forming the heart of the project. The panels fill both an aesthetic and acoustic role to filter and distribute the sound emanating from the stage throughout the club. The stage was designed to host a full soul band including a piano and a horn section and to be levelled with the main floor, so as to create a sense of intimacy between the band and the audience. This focus on intimacy and the primacy of the musical experience led to a space with multiple floor levels in which every seat, from two-person high tables to the banquettes, provides clear line of sight to the stage, allowing the audience to feel involved in the show. As live music is only performed three nights a week, the designer created a sliding door system that could cover the stage, as well as a full DJ setup for spinning music during the rest of the week. In Shanghai’s competitive nightlife scene, Shake stands out with its sophisticated combination of world-class soul music and innovative dining & drinking. It is a new milestone in Kokaistudios’ practice of creating bespoke F&B environments. 

Xintiandi Mirror Lane / UNStudio

Designed by Dutch architecture firm UNStudio, this mirror lane installation conceptually explores the symbiotic relationship of cultural reflections that occur between the city's occupants and urban landscape. It frames the entrance of the Xintiandi Style Retail Mall and twists through the space in one long architectural gesture. 

University of Chicago Hong Kong / Robarts Spaces

University of Chicago Booth School Interim Campus is located in the Cyberport area of Hong Kong Island. It is surrounded by lush green mountainscapes and beautiful ocean views. The design firm, Robarts Spaces, was inspired by the unique setting. Elements of bay, dock, ocean blue, and garden green were woven into the design and details of various areas.
 

ZUCZUG / AIM Architecture

ZUCZUG/ is a fashion brand that pursues individualism and equality with its original and comfortable clothing. 
AIM Architecture upholds these values with the clean, simple, and elegant design of the brand's new store in IFC Mall, Shanghai.
Natural wood patterns on custom-designed furniture compliment the simple clothing styles. White ceramic tiles provide a neat and unobtrusive backdrop.

Porsche Training Center

The all-new Porsche Training Centre, the largest in the world, opened in Pudong, Shanghai in 2015. The two-story facility declares its identity with a distinctive Porsche design of jet-black cladding and sharp edges.

Porsche Training Center

The all-new Porsche Training Centre, the largest in the world, opened in Pudong, Shanghai in 2015. The two-story facility declares its identity with a distinctive Porsche design of jet-black cladding and sharp edges.

Sandhill Plaza / B+H Architects

Sandhill Plaza is located in one of the largest industrial parks in China, Zhangjiang High-tech Park. Designed by B+H Architects, it is a mix-use development that includes a high-rise R&D tower, office and retail buildings, and a generous amount of public space. 

Sandhill Plaza / B+H Architects
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