The concrete building at Number 76 Chaozhou Street was completed in 1963. Later, it was used as a police station and police dormitory. By the end of 1990, the whole building was left idle for about 20 years. It was remodeled and painted with the Pantone 5463 green as the main color,in response to historical government policies that buildings close to military and police units had to use green or earthly colors as their outside paint and has been converted into a new landmark in the neighborhood.
Excessive material and decorations would compromise the visual impression and quality of the space, diluting the essence of the space. Therefore, under the prerequisite of “carefree and quite appreciation of tea”, we choose “humble room” as the theme for the space and impressions. All materials we use follow the idea of “tea can be appreciated in different forms, but always in calm”— unpolished, locally accessible, user friendly and sourced from nature.
Many of China’s unique traditional culture are slipping away little by little in the great demolition and construction of “China speed”. We also made a bold combination and interpretation of how to apply the local traditional culture in a space.
The “cool” and “fun” style requirements of the project, and the need to meet reproducible standardization are the difficulties and challenges of this project, but also the source of inspiration. How to design a project in a standard system that meets the needs of a store with different functions and different storefronts in the future is the motivation of our thinking.
The project is adopted Tang-style wooden structures, beams and columns to construct the architectural framework, and utilized austere materials to create a magnificent elegance within the space. It is also adopted a minimalist style to interpret the mutual complementation between the parts and the whole,and used modern techniques and expressions to reshape the beauty of interior structures.
The concept of “distiller” （COFFEY）is combined with the old whiskey culture. The entire space is considered as a distiller, and the spherical device floats inside the container. Geometric symbols of time are embedded in whiskies of different ages. Golden beauty creates a unique and mysterious bar space.
In this 100+ capacity cafeteria space, a desire to preserve a wall covered in heritage food & agriculture education information has been integrated harmoniously into the need for a modern, multipurpose facility. Furniture in the cafeteria was deconstructed and then reconstructed, with versatile and portable furniture introduced to create a highly flexible, multipurpose space.
In the supermarket, there are also dedicated Young Farmer, Petty Farmer and Organic Safe Product and Great Tainan’s Special Agricultural Product sections set, along with island-style open kitchen and round checkout counter, altogether reducing the distance between clerks and consumers. As consumers are shopping for food and supplies, they are also experiencing a new shopping style as if shopping in the boutique of department stores.
Dirty Trunk is a F&B cultural destination with a unique blend of American steampunk and casual farmhouse dining concept. As Dirty Trunk’s concept is a large-scale casual dining, the architecture highlights the high-ceiling open space in the middle of the warehouse, which seamlessly integrates the different sections in the space.
Coffee aroma comes from unexpected sight. With hand-painted black lines outline the sense of special perception. A travel, a coffee smell, and a little Hengchun Kenting beauty, connecting people in 2D world.