Towards the ideal state.
“建筑成了时代的镜子”。中興路一號 Oriental One 的设计，演绎了先锋的精神，传达了永恒的理念，承载着当下中国对先锋与前卫生活方式的探索。建筑是一种创造，更是一种意志与共生。
“Architecture has become the mirror of the times.” The design of Oriental One at No.1 Zhongxing Road interprets the spirit of the avant-garde, conveys the eternal concept, and carries current China’s exploration of avant-garde lifestyles. Architecture is a kind of creation, but also a kind of will and symbiosis.
In order to create a harmonious residential area, and emphasize the integration of architecture and people, also the eternity of architecture, the design gave up the maximization of commerce. The building was fanned along the central garden, with ten towers arranged staggeringly high and low. At a height of about 9.5 meters, Richard Rogers designed a vibrant sky garden corridor, linking all towers with the club reception center, making life more efficient and convenient. It creates a green architectural landscape interface, which is what people often mentioned “Accessibility at walking scale”. The architect’s design concepts such as ‘flexible space’, ‘air flow’, and ‘landscape sharing’ will play a great role in a harmonious community.
For urban people, the core of nature is the re-kindling between man and nature. In the design of Oriental One, Richard Rogers mainly considered the three-fold relationship: architecture and society, architecture and nature, architecture and people. The design of the inner courtyard adopts the tortuous landscape circulation, creating a unique natural feature of modern Chinese traditional gardens, secluded and serene. Standing quietly, listening to the wind, watching the rain, and enjoying the sun are all like walking aesthetically.
The Spirituality and Precision of Artistic Construction
If art is to be reborn, it must first return to its essence, return to the original, and regain its old ideas. Here, Richard Rogers uses high-tech metal components to find the diversity of light and the sense of time. Different materials, different textures, but have the same effect and the same skill.
The design of Oriental One has advanced foresight, pursuing the integration of naturalness, artistry and humanity. It turns an ideal utopia into a city of eternal beauty, and adds platonic “truth, goodness, and beauty” into action. High-tech is not only a style, a technique, but also a delicate interpretation of architectural poetry.
As Chinese saying goes, combination is born from the heart, structure of art is often determined by inner emotions. It is also an art space that integrates flexibility, inclusiveness, sharing, and symbiosis.
Design is the soul sustenance of space art. It runs through Esat and West. The illusory and fickle artistic light and shadow interpret the designer’s oriental freehand style vividly. In the sunshine, it forms a sensible, clear, and florid space game.
In the design of the Xing Club Reception Center, we hope to create a flexible and rational space full of oriental temperament. Borrowing the concept of “lantern” with oriental poetry, the stairs are transformed into the beautiful natural image of “lantern”, just like an interesting art installations, which are both rational and obscure, authentic and simple, traditional and avant-garde. The ingenious idea makes this place so colorful.
The three primary colors of ‘red, yellow and blue’ are used to present pure color contrast, which is both warm and calm, sensual and spiritual. At the same time, it interpretes the avant-garde concept, impermanence and non-self, as if walking into an art space full of hallucinations.
Human is the scale of physical space, and human vision is the scale of nature. Fiction and reality are intertwined and all-encompassing. The sublimation of spiritual experience allows people to gain freedom from nature.