The KITCHEN L shared kitchen project is located in Kaixuan Road, Xuhui District, Shanghai. Xu Studio, entrusted by the owner, undertakes the interior design of the two floors. Featuring functions including shared kitchen, bakery experiences, parties and bars, it is to become a new type of social space for young people. “Sharing” proves to be a subject that the designing team is happy to try. How to create different scene modes to switch space capacity rapidly has become a step of crucial importance in the design.
Through several rounds of models and repeated scrutiny the designer decided to use the square-tube-made suspension system, which goes through the first floor for lay out of barriers, display shelves and display screens. Due to its property of being translucent but not perspective, the vertically ribbed glass is selected as the barrier and hanging on the suspended track prepared in advance. Different combination switches enable the space to be either divided into 4 separate kitchens or integrated into 2 large sections. One whole kitchen space is also available if all barriers are removed.
The vertical staircase connects the two floors, and is wrapped by a luminous box with a height of 5 meters. An art installation composed by coppery kitchen wares and cook wares is luminous and brilliant in the light.
Atmosphere in the second floor is more relaxing, where folded dark mirrors covering the entire space, and unreal images generated in the extended reflecting area. The long bar along the street is composed of seven screens, each with a size of 55 inches, showing the new media art works, and thus an atmosphere of night bar is created under the dark light.
Focused on simple materials and laying emphasis on experiences instead of decorations, Xu Studio achieves scene switching through lighting control and creates flexible and changeable spaces, as well as leaving the space with changing possibilities in the future.
建筑师：拾集建筑 XU Studio/Design Company: XU Studio
项目地址：徐汇区，上海，中国/Project Location: Shanghai, China
主创团队：罗程宇，徐意俊，许施瑾，丁苓，蒋妍，何志伟，蒋瑜桑/Design team: Xu Shijin, Xu Yijun, Luo chengyu, Ding Ling, Jane Jiang, He Zhiwei, Jiang YuSang
灯光顾问：苏佳星/Lighting consultants and construction: Su jiaxing
建筑面积：324㎡/Project area: 324㎡
项目年份：2018/Project Date: 2018. 04
摄影师：Peter Zhang/Photo: Peter Zhang
施工方：上海匠庭/Construction: Shanghai Jiang Ting
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