2022 Galleries

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Galleries // 2022 Spark:Space // Birch Forest

Birch Forest

Winner - Gold

Competition: Spark:Space
Designer: Kris Lin - Design Director
Design Type: Interiors: Dining Space, Restaurants
Company / Organization / School: Kris Lin International Design
Team Members: Kris Lin & Anda Yang

The project is located in Xi'an, close to Jinghe Wetland Park in the south. With its high-quality river resources, rich surrounding green fields and beautiful Wetland Park, the project has achieved unique ecological resources. This mixed multi-function space is divided into two floors, the first floor is cafe, the second floor as the restaurant and art gallery space.We wanted to create a mood, a restaurant in the forest. It allows people to take a break from their daily lives and enter a relaxed environment. The grid system of indoor ceiling takes the intertwined canopy in the forest as the intention, abstracts the canopy group images in the forest into a tensile architectural structure, which has become the most expressive image characteristic of this case. The whole indoor space is neatly arranged like an artificial forest in the whole forest. We use the mortise and tenon joint technique to connect everything together. Mortise and tenon joint is a common used skill in Chinese traditional architecture, drew inspiration from the crystallization of the wisdom of our ancestors, it creates a visual art effect for space creation as well as completes the interpretation of traditional culture.