The office of AD ARCHITECTURE is located in a creative park renovated from an old factory in Shantou. These old houses have witnessed the rise and fall of the city, and with the rapid development and expansion of the city, they are gradually being forgotten or waiting to be rebuilt. we started to think about it, and we decided to transform it into a space that can represent itself. We perceived the inspiration given by space and listened to it instead of changing it too much. In this design, what we need to do well is to respect the original ideology of space and inject new vitality inside.
In order to pursue the sense of scale brought by large space, we abandoned excessive partitions and adornments, and naturally extended the fusion of original space and new force through the composition of materials. The black paint finishes, cement floors and dark gray steel plates strengthened the consciousness of the original space's atmosphere. Without adopting unnecessary process and decoration, the additional built part is applied with industrialized steel and iron materials which corrode naturally as time passes by. It seems that they are showing the essence of strength and beauty. The integrity and uniqueness of each piece of material are respected, and the structure is as simple and direct as possible. All of them are telling the concealing power of the space, which intensifies its original temperament.
Lighting is also a major part of this design. We adhered to the principle of "less is more", and tried to create light without revealing the lamps. Lighting strips were mostly used in the front desk and office area. The light and shadow in the empty ceiling area refract on the model planes again, which not only avoids deliberately decoration, but also creates a simple atmosphere and good lighting layout. This is exactly what we are following and will follow in design.