There are a group of trendy race-a-holics in the city who are conflicted, strong consumerist, sensible, keen, indifferent to rites, and seeking for new experiences. We are sure they always enjoy something fresh. In addition to the observation and interest of the emerging garage model, Triple Design’s ambition is to precisely catch the eye of the trendy race-a-holics in the city, and to respond to modern people’s imagination towards machinery and industry with cool and stylish design language, as well as to fuse time with space. And then begins a journey about the fast and the furious.
The space extends from the entrance hall. On the two sides two rectangular hollows are set under the canopy, presenting a 90-degree opening view and a perfect feeling of harmony. Stainless punched-plate sets against with weather-resistant plate, triggering the collision between past and future. It is a restoration, but also a fiction.
The interior compartments being almost removed, added with the black aluminium net posts, finally two functional spaces -- beauty area and refit area are created. The spatial flow has taken full consideration of the site’s characteristics, balancing the height changes from the street to the track, as well as allowing the access of more than one vehicles at the same time.
The floor is unified with the same gray floor tiles, while the ceiling remains its original industrial structure. The seamless use of long lights has created a dynamic and continuous open space, making an infinitely extending time tunnel with the deconstruction of the ceiling and walls. Thus we could strongly feel the sense of speed and see a cool and stylish garage. A delicate finish combined with the popular industrial style, we try to create an engaging futuristic spatial experience, and making the rough grid structure become more intriguing and appealing in the warm lights of the machinery space.
VIP lounge is set in an elevated space, below which there is a tiny storage room. Therefore not only the spatial changes have been created, but also the vertical space has been fully made use of. Large area of grid structure brings the outside in and further enhances the connection between the indoor and outdoor spaces. And the showing stand which uses the sign of classical checkered flag is shaped just like a box, where the automobile parts seem to be precious exhibits in indirect spotlights.
From the lounge to the rest room, side view appears in every corner. The most eye-catching thing in the corridor is a mechanical feel wall installation. We turn the automobile internal parts into three dimension and redesign it to an installation art, which shows the automobile parts and the mechanical components. This interesting transfield design makes the spatial theme be further highlighted, as well as echoes the space character at the same time. From the automobile internal parts to the wall-painting of the retro red Ferrari roadsters and the modern red painted glass wash basins, all corners in the space are corresponding to the brand culture of “Craftsman Garage”.
The general manager’s office enjoys ample sunlight, creating a warm, simple and graceful atmosphere. And the rich changes of light and shadow also adds the space with some kind of hazy aesthetic feeling and imagination. Despite of the blurred boundary of light and shadow, it gives people strong impression that "scenery varies with the changing viewpoints", in this way the time flows could also be touched and felt.
This is a garage story about fashion and innovation. Instead of the traditional cold industrial feel, it brings much more about the sense of science and technology. Mechanical device and black grid has become more hard-edged in the lights and all details are giving coherence to the space. All in all, we hope to show the time and speed through varying spatial changes, thus to create an exciting time and bring the customers a pleasant experience.
Design team：Triple Design （Hong Kong）
Project area: 800㎡
Completion year: 2018
Project location: Shenzhen, China
Photographer: Nie Xiaocong
Main material:stainless steel, weathering steel,aluminum sheet
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