HEIHEI CLUB is a creative space about "3"二零二零年，全球发展戛然停顿，人类活动向外受阻、向内求索，创意产业亦是如此。“利落建造”保持对设计思维的深度探索，开始挖掘创意人自身内在的“欲望”。
In 2020, global development came to an abrupt halt, and human activities were blocked and forced inside, and so did the creative industry. "lialawlab" maintains a deep exploration of thinking design and begins to explore the inner "desire" of creative people themselves.
Three girls from different creative fields created "HEIHEI CLUB". They commissioned "lialawlab" to design an apartment in Liu He Tianyu, Hangzhou into an experimental field for exploration and design, business, life sharing and to present a new experience of "confusion". Transformed from a living space into a "co-creation" place, we began to completely deconstruct the normal living space. Networking thrives in the "living room", shared by "kitchen" but stops in the "bedroom". We’ve expanded the basic elements of an apartment space into the state of coexistence of work, communication and rest. A more outward expression of the space is achieved through an internalized understanding of each state.
“Work as fun”is the conceptual theme of this design. We take the strong personalities of the three partners, the interspersed transition of three space and the new application of three main materials in the three regions to create a comprehensive and comfortable indoor space. And "exposure aesthetics" has become the approach of this design and presentation of work. We believe that an open sharing space should let us feel less guarded and to respect our inner emotions.
In the fully open living room area, we have a large-scale triangular bar system, like a sculptural geometric power, making the original peaceful communication space full of tension. A black wall cabinet below the visual horizon allows the user to gain different visual feelings while both standing and sitting. The triangular enclosed table top continues along the wall cabinet, ensuring the core strength of this building block. We want to build a new order of interaction, a "classless" social platform.
After establishing the triangular framework of "top high、bottom low, intermediate perspective", we chose three materials each with a strong texture. On the outside of the wall cabinet there is the secondary recovery board with deep carbonization. After the wood surface has been tempered by fire, the board surface is completely changed in its physical state, showing deep wood grain cracks and natural dark color. The lower enclosure of the table top uses discarded EPS foam materials. In our era, soft filling is widely used, warm and soft to the touch to offset the sharpness of the triangle. Both kinds of black retain the texture of the material itself without any late painting or decoration, in order to spread the dim light, delicate and bright.
Inside the wall cabinet we’ve used silver mirror. The reflective surface reduces the dullness of the black block, to present suspension. The tilt mirror reflects the work, drinks and food on the table.
In response to this unusual working/social setting, we treated four walls into rough surfaces, developed three different textures of black paint. One is matte and smooth. Pure black which is used on most of the wall; the second is a dark green rough surface of imitation rubble, used on the wall near the landing window； the third is pure black covered with holes and silver mica, used on the largest wall. The subtle difference between three kinds of materials gives the space unity and subtleness.
Inside the wall of black cave stone we have set up a shallow shelf throughout its entirety. Carbonized wood is used as baffle, embedded in light which forms a horizontal perspective space line which is used as a display shelf showing our design materials.
For the original kitchen space, we have abandoned the design of the traditional household kitchen. Instead, it separates washing, cutting and cooking and it’s a space shared by many people. The kitchen can be operated by more than one person at the same time and the space is compact but spacious at the same time. Continuing the spatial concept of the triangle, we designed a warm colored triangular kitchen island that is highly convenient for doing tasks while standing. In addition to a space for cutting, plating and other kitchen functions, we also added an area for drawings, making it a work area for meetings while eating.
In order to convey a warm and bright operating atmosphere, we used three soft and common materials. The mesa is made of "Topaz" marble. Two different textures have been processed. The matte wool surface is applied in the kitchen table, and the washed bright surface is applied in the small triangular island table. The two uses of the same stone adapt to the use of different functions in the "kitchen", and it also reflects the two expressions of the material.
The cabinet in this space uses "large pattern multilayer board" for the base and surface material. In order to reduce the excessive use of materials, the multilayer board has not been treated, but it’s cut according to the texture，completely exposing the texture and color of the material itself. "Respect the essence of each material, reduce process modification, confident exposure of raw materials through a novel combination of materials to produce a "mix and match fashion.”We will also use this multilayer plate to our own developed active ceiling system, with simple screw hardware installation, flexible and uniform seam retention. In addition to reaching the trendiness of the ceiling, it is more convenient for equipment installation and maintenance, air conditioning, natural air absorption, pipeline wiring adjustment and other basic projects, and also to echo the "exposure aesthetics" proposed above. You can see the seemingly messy infrastructure and pipelines of the original design.
The entire ceiling is inclined We embedded the "H" galvanized metal profile of 8700mm. The function juxtaposes the possibility of a hanging curtain, projection cloth and installation works of art or exhibits. It tilts through the two spaces of the living room and kitchen, always echoes the 60 ° oblique line relationship of two groups of triangles, increases the sense of extension and skillfully coincides with the floor direction up and down to become a strong line of sight guidance.
The third material in the kitchen area is pink green waterproof emulsion paint based on "haijib". "Agile construction" has an interesting tacit understanding in design. Each case will use one or several materials corresponding to the outside of the site to get the connection with the original building. "Haijib" is the surface material used for the middle and outer walls of the building. The regular and delicate texture of the wall is applied with soft, cold color, which contrasts with the warm color of the cabinet table, retro and modern. The two groups of movable double folding wine cabinets become the hidden door leading to the bedroom. The original color of the multi-layer board is retained in the wine cabinet and the exterior is covered with wine red cherry wood. After the whole wine cabinet is folded in pairs, the corridor is hidden then it is opened slowly and presents all kinds of wine products stored in the cabinet, like a treasure chest, which increases the slight intoxication of alcohol for work communication and makes the atmosphere of sharing and communication extremely charming.
On the ground, we incorporated the "Ugan concept" floor to reorganize the inventory of its development samples over the years, and selected 33 solid wood composite floor panels with different wood, color and surface treatment. According to the oblique direction of the spatial theme "triangle", we organically paved from deep to shallow, and the determined inclined angle, so that the ground material can be unified into a complete visual interface, The surface of this small space has unparalleled richness.
Stepping into the back corridor of the kitchen you’ll see the transitional stage of external communication, sharing space and internal residential office space. The inclined design continues to this point, with the mirror opening at the end point, and the 60 ° mirror angle forms the reflection effect of looking at each other. A sliding door is opened on the right side of the corridor. Behind the silver facade, a guest bathroom is hidden. The walls and floors are made of black stone. Only three laser lights are used as lighting in the bathroom, making the bathroom electronic and psychedelic.
Through the short dark corridor and the mirror door, there are two rooms. One serves as an internal office and storage, and the other focuses on creating a residential space, like a mini boutique hotel. The deconstruction and separation of the bathroom function ensures an independent and private shower and toilet. At the same time, 1500mm bathtub and washbasin are combined behind the bed. In order to sublimate the "exposure aesthetics" of this experiment, we further deconstructed the faucet into four water diversion combinations of cold, hot, basin and bathtub, and the exposed water pipe becomes a combination of form and function. The close connection between bathtub and bed also breaks through the concept of a habitual bedroom. It is generally considered that the steam of the bathtub will dampen the bedding, which has not occurred in practical use. Instead, it lets the two most relaxing things, bath and sleep, connect seamlessly in a narrow space. The compact and reasonable layout is obtained through the continuous understanding of the living state.
A single bed faces the French window. In the morning, the sun shines through the gauze curtain made of pink "NYLON", onto the warm gray texture wall and the residents' feet making the bedroom warm. The clothes hanging rod, customized by hexagonal section steel is suitable for hanging clothes and is convenient for shorter residents. Similarly, the bathtub support is made of hexagonal section steel which changes the traditional bathtub installation process, and even the water hose is easily and playfully installed outside, which not only echoes the constructed "exposure aesthetics", but also makes the installation and maintenance of the bathtub easy and convenient.
The whole bathroom area continues to use Topaz marble to strengthen the warm and natural experience. The large-area floor mirror and stone are stitched together to integrate the dressing mirror which visually expands the space area. Behind the bed, the parapet and ground is surrounded by maple floor making the living space more intimate. And interspersed with a chiseled old wood board and a small stone table with a rounded corner at the head of the bed, it lets this small space of less than 16 square meters release infinite interest and detail.
We use design to guide our emotions, from the exaggerated modeling and dignified color of the entrance to the decentralized layout and bright saturation of the middle kitchen area, so as to finally enter a stable, neat, soft and unified warm place. In a 100 square meter "home space", it brings together three different attributes: open office, social creativity and indulgence in life.
The "triangle" is the growth point of the spatial form, and several uncommon materials such as "carbonized secondary recycling wood board", "black paint", "topaz", "multilayer board", "haijib" and "EPS foam" is used to highlight the new collocation of each material and control the whole space in a limited hue by controlling the area of light, as well as the wall, ground and ceiling. The deconstruction and overlap of core furniture in function, proportion and visual experience have obtained an extraordinary "apartment" space feeling.
It may be very bold to use black tone in the apartment space, but we think black is an inward color. It can make people stare at the unknown first, then at each other, and finally at themselves. The social bar system uses a triangle of balanced power to create a "classless" social state. Everyone at each position can get the "c-position" emotion in work and communicate.
Black also gives the triangle a stronger geometric shape, which makes people pull out of their state of isolation and start to pay attention to their surroundings. In this solid and stable form everyone around the table can not only maintain an independent posture, but also integrate into the atmosphere of communication at any time. We hope to create a free and indulgent way of working.
Finally, let's go back to the entrance. An arc curtain is divided into cool and warm sides, dark and dark inward and bright and yellow outward. The design of one and two sides and the people of one and two sides are the design state that fits the internal and external quest of "lialawlab" at the present stage, and it is also the way we want to express the life style of young creative people - work as fun.