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    Joy City · Parkside · Herstory Art Zone - RoarcRenew

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    Joy City · Parkside · Herstory Art Zone - RoarcRenew

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    Wenzhou Vanke Emerald Living Art Gallery

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    Tell Me More by Rapt Studio

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    Yanlord Living Art Center - Harmony World Consultant and Design

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    Yanlord Living Art Center - Harmony World Consultant and Design

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Cultural venues: inspiring new visions

Alison Carter
23 Jul 2019

Innovation, variety and living art combine to provide memorable interiors for cultural venues

The brief for the Joy City Parkside Herstory Art Zone was to design a shared living-room under a 10-m high ceiling inside a shopping mall. The edge of the original floor has been softened with the edge facade forms a welcoming curve.  The new elliptical staircase connecting the vertical traffic of 4th and 5th floors provides an important channel and a main visual image for the whole field. 

The design for the Yanlord Living Art Center is simple and bright, working on the definition of a strong three-dimensional space through a combination of straight lines, both horizontal and verticals, with some exceptional curves to break the monotony, and emphasizing the whole composition and space feeling through the use of mirror stripes on the ceiling in certain strategic areas.

Rapt Studio’s installation at Milan Design Week in April 2019 explored the intersection of spatial experience and emotional connection. Called Tell Me More, it invited visitors to slow their pace, engage with the space, interact with each other, and leave feeling part of something larger than themselves.  The setting was a vault carved under tracks leading to Milan’s central station. The raw 2400-square-foot space provided a powerful canvas on which the Rapt team layered a design that attracted 20,000 visitors from across the globe. 

The designer for the Vanke Emerald Living Art Gallery has created a tranquil and beautiful living art 1,100 square meter gallery with minimum design, simple skills and modern art elements. A stone counter stands against the bare concrete wall, simple and elegant. The French window on the right introduces the natural light and views into the space. Longitude lines and horizontal lines are interwoven, adding a rhythmic and elegant touch. 

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