A description of the text provided by the architect. The TIC Art Center, a symbolic symbol of the maker town, has received a total investment of approximately 180 million yuan. DOMANI was invited to Perform the overall design of the project with a design scope that covers landscapes, architecture, interiors, products and more. Meanwhile, top-notch resources in this area work together to create top-class works with high integrity, high standards, high academic and commercial value, and high urbanity, rarely seen in the real estate industry in recent years. Create a. The project has become a hit, demonstrating that Times China is embarking on a new journey of sophisticated, product-oriented, long-term development.
The landscape, which is the prelude of the building, gives off a magnificent atmosphere. The design team has divided the landscape circulation route into upper and lower levels. Using red ceramic bricks, it created a sense of ritual and provided a clear guide to the building for people entering the space from different directions. Black gravel-paved gardens, on the other hand, provide a more open and free area for stopping and resting, giving visitors another option for a diverse experience. The upper and lower levels are intertwined to create a rich, multi-directional, intuitive experience route. Meanwhile, the iconic round pool, one of the largest artificial waterscapes in Guangzhou and Foshan, has become a destination for many visitors.
An observatory extending in the middle of the pool provides a panoramic view of the building’s main facade. The mesh-like two-layer curtain wall system is a visual highlight and technical focus of the project. By combining the conventional “ceramic brick” with the latest curtain wall structural design, a unique grid masonry effect is realized. Equilateral triangle modules are assembled to form the façade of the mesh pattern. Thanks to the hidden fall prevention node of the curtain wall, the unique aesthetic of openwork masonry is guaranteed, while the ceramic panels are prevented from being damaged and fall. Industrialized production effectively ensures the accuracy of the hidden aluminum alloy unit used in the ceramic mesh curtain wall, greatly improving the installation efficiency.
The inner curtain wall uses ultra-transparent glass of conventional economical size. A single piece of glass with a length of 2,200 mm expands the view from the room and realizes quick installation. Thick laminated glass ribs avoid exposed frames, and narrowing the width of the glass ribs increases the utilization of interior space. This structure emphasizes the transparency and invisibility of the glass curtain wall and makes the background of the outer mesh curtain wall made of triangular ceramic bricks clearer.
The overall “passive design” of the building minimizes energy consumption due to the two-layer curtain wall system (clay brick grid + cavity + insulated Low-E tempered glass) on the east, south and west facades. Compared to traditional curtain walls, it reduces heat conduction in buildings by about 30%, reduces cooling energy consumption by 30%, and effectively improves insulation performance. At the same time, a 240mm thick openwork brick curtain wall system forms a solar filter, preventing glare from direct sunlight and increasing the softness of light due to refraction.
Arches with a maximum span of 29 meters are created on the walls of the façade. The upper part of the arch is higher than the alcove because it consists of a cantilever and a foldable slab that overhangs upwards. In the center of the arch are cantilever, hanging columns and beams, achieving a wide scale. Finally, the non-arch section consists of cantilever and brick walls.
Big Dream is a large set of independent outdoor installations designed by A & V. Inspired by Earth Art and BDO fantasy, the design speaks to the invisible giant and the metaphor of his vast, loose dreams. The installation, especially loved by children, is in contrast to the giant circular square, which emphasizes the conflict between ultimate rationality and pure artistic sensibility. This design deliberately reinforced the structure and materials in addition to formal control to provide children with a safe climbable miniature structure.
The internal functional plan focuses on the vertical organization of the space in the main building and integrates the engineering hidden within the building structure, opening up the possibility of flexible mixed use during future operations. .. The reception area on the ground floor emphasizes the transparent boundary between architecture and landscape.The interior design is De-internalization. First, in contrast to traditional interior lighting solutions, large, intelligent preset light film ceilings are used to balance indoor lighting with outdoor daylight. This lighting strategy is similar to controlling the top light in a photo and helps to give the space a strong sense of expanse. Second, the emphasis on architectural structure. Electromechanical and fire extinguishing systems strictly follow the expansion of beam and column systems. Third, interior materials are derived directly from architectural elements and combine interior and exterior while significantly reducing construction costs and risks.
After the harmonious integration of interior space and architecture is achieved, the visual focus is to create a rich spatial and sensory experience for the visitor. Therefore, the original series of lighting products, inspired by the clothesline commonly found in traditional dwellings, serves as an art installation for the interior. It provides auxiliary lighting in various areas and is widely used on the ground floor. The visually intertwined curves soften the space and react to the circles and arcs of buildings and landscapes. The furniture in the lounge area explores the middle between traditional “tables” and “side tables”. Platforms of different heights with pre-embedded trucks accommodate different dialogue scenes. The refined stone workmanship is reflected in the details.
A large bar counter breaks the line between the waiter and the customer, and the integration of functions creates an open work area. The furniture design subtly expresses suppleness and order in a space where users can enjoy the diversity.
A “valley” passage is built in the center of the building, based on a technical fire plan divided into front and rear. Creates a very thorough and interactive cavity within the building. While separating the volume of the main exhibition building from the operational annex, it frees up an uninterrupted tour experience within the main building. Therefore, multiple functions and flexible building changes are possible throughout the building life cycle. The volumes of the main and attached buildings are horizontally connected by a beam bridge, providing visitors with an unexpected overlooking view in the interaction of space, light and shadow.
From north to south of China, the color of clay bricks used in private homes generally changes from dark to light. From the traditional use of clay bricks made from humus to the ones that caused great losses of cultivable land and forests to the large-scale industrial production of clay and terracotta bricks today, in Chinese folk architecture. The “brick” and “masonry” genes continue to be inherited. Of these, red bricks are especially widely used in private buildings due to their low cost. However, with the development of urban building codes, traditional brick and masonry techniques no longer meet the requirements of large public buildings. To limit the disappearance of traditional craftsmanship, we need to dig deeper and redesign adaptable methods. The red brick used at the TIC Art Center is made with 25 sets of molds, realizing abundant specifications and trimming system. Brick size and proportions are in the specification of “handheld bricks” through iterative studies on six indicators: controllable furnace condition, material performance, applicable structure, process stability, manufacturing cost. Relatedly modernized. Therefore, the bricks were finally refined.
All interior furniture and art installations are original works and are copyrighted by A & V. If plagiarism is discovered, A & V reserves the right to take legal action.