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The Bamboo Forest

The design concept of this facility is to have you spend an elegant time in a quiet bamboo forest and to get rid of your daily stress. To create an extraordinary space, we have placed a dome-shaped tent with a subdued color, a cotton tent with a gel-like atmosphere, and a tree house with the image of a giraffe. As a result, all tents have been well received for their calmness and distinctive furniture in animal-named tents.

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Leaves

This is a community club, which is located halfway up a mountain. The scene of wind blowing leaves in autumn is the most beautiful here. The designer was inspired by the wind blowing through the leaves. Fully respecting Changsha's native landforms and what the city has to offer culturally, the design seeks to integrate local massifs and structures, which are a source of inspiration for this project, into indoor spaces. Beyond that, the rolling ceiling of the former building is retained as a means to mirror what a wavy mountain is like.

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Yaoyao

YAO Concept Restaurant challenges the traditional restaurant space of distance between tables, creating a unity space of separation and continuity together. Within the high density of tables in the restaurant, the curve structure which creates the separation between two tables comes down from the ceiling, just like a big fishing net covering the whole space, forming the landscape of people eating, drinking and laughing.

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Maison Francois

The design of Maison Francois aims to evolve the brasserie genre. Rather than looking to the Art Deco period for inspiration, GSL embraced Postmodernism and Brutalism, most notably referencing Ricardo Bofill’s La Fabrica in Barcelona, with its grand terracotta arches and rough cement ceiling. The layout of the restaurant nevertheless follows a classic brasserie format, with noble materials throughout and details that evoke iconic establishments of the past.

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JW Marriott Hotel Shanghai Fengxian

Located in Shanghai's seaside district Fengxian, this new urban oasis hotel 52000 m2 offers warm and welcoming luxury with enriching experiences for the body and mind in Hangzhou Bay. The hotel features 265 exquisite Guestrooms and suites, 1,800 m2 meeting space area, 900 m2 grand banquet hall with three distinctive restaurants and a bar JW Garden, All-day dining outlet JW Kitchen, Chinese restaurant Yan Xuan and specialty Shanghai Crab and Co. A spacious executive lounge makes an ideal spot to catch up with work while contemplating the surrounding natural scenery.

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Luoyue

As a popular resort hotel with 400 guest rooms, coping with the peak flow of people when checking in and checking out at the same time has become the primary factor to consider the plane layout of the hotel lobby. Therefore, the hotel lobby adopts two island rest areas, a one-line reception desk and self-service check-in and check-out procedures to carry out the plane layout design. The restaurant space design uses the shear wall with dense original buildings to create a highly rhythmic ceiling to weaken the pressure of the shear wall.

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