I think design is there to make life better, so it is all about people. Especially in interior design it is after our clothes, the second closest thing to us, so it defines what we are, how we move through a space, how we perceive life, whether we enjoy life.
CIFI Sales Center Hefei “Park Mansion” is a design language that breaks the boundaries of space. Taking advantage of the entire space in the basement level, it creates a design with a strong sense of space and hierarchy. It is also bringing visitors a unique and memorable experience like going into a safe shelter surrounded by a beautiful garden. The entire interior space uses a lot of light-colored and natural tones to express "Returning to nature". The sculptural wall texture and the artistic ceiling features, as well as curved translucent panels, all make the layers even richer. Furthermore, through the expression of different shapes and materials, the interior design elements can be smoothly distributed into the organic islands of each functional area.
The masters of Park Mansion
A sunken garden with a beautiful landscape and a waterfall, what more can you ask for? Coming from our perspective, it was about making the transition from the garden through the water into the earth. What we tried to generate is a very open space, very fluid, taking up the liquid energy of the water, the flow of the space. As you enter deeper into the space you can feel that you are surrounded by that energy and it gives you shelter. And both the openness of life and a living project that give you shelter are two good values for this project.
This is not a project full of colors, it needed to make this transition of the green landscape, the water into a more neutral space, using a lot of plain white tones, reflecting materials. In the way the materials are coordinated is that it takes up the fluidity of the space. We gave reflecting materials, we gave structured glass which distorts reality and as you walk by it kind of changes the images of what you see through. We gave hints of blue, shades of blue, again making the transition to the waterfall and then once you go inside the closed areas like the VIP room It changes to a more earthen color scheme because it is more like a shelter, the protection, the layering, the coziness of soft materials surrounding you and the richness of texture.
The transition from the curved façade, from the element of the water, from the landscape into the architecture. All the curved lines are creating a space which seems to be endless. We created a design which opens your mind into a mindset which is not a concrete idea of how you are going to live in this space but it is more about an idea of atmosphere, an idea of values, and an idea of an attitude towards nature and architecture.
On a second level, that is the craft of the designers, it helps you to guide you through the space. It helps you to connect where you are at, to where you want to go and it creates a beautiful kind of customer journey that you do not notice but it happens. There are the little tricks you can do as a designer between the lines and the floor, the lines and the ceiling, the changes of the ceiling material from the flat ceiling to the cove, to the circled ceiling, that all adds texture and it helps you to differentiate the varied areas in the space.
Design Firm：Ippolito Fleitz Group
Chief Designer：Peter Ippolito
Constrution Firm：Beijing Baihe
Design Time：December, 2020