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AD Architecture Explores Undiscovered Boundaries In The Recently-designed XZONE Office

XZONE Office, AD Architecture, Shantou City, Guangzhou Province

Ouyang Yun

With the aim to create a sculptural space, crossing the boundary of reality and ideal, breaking inertial thinking and precipitating the power of the subconsciousness, Chinese practice AD Architecture explored undiscovered boundaries in the recently-designed XZONE Office. With the contrast of square and round elements, the ingenuous utilization of materials, colors and formations, as well as application of abstract concept, the designer created a space full of unknowns.

 XZONE Office, AD Architecture, Shantou City, Guangzhou Province

A square box constitutes the main framework of the workspace. In the conversation area, the designer integrated semi-circle structures and a ball hung from the ceiling into the single spatial block, resulting in intersection of different boundaries. Not restricted to a certain rule, all the elements in the space can form various combinations. When these interesting and diversified elements collide with each other, the originally ordinary space becomes unique.

Materials of different textures break the consistency in the space and endow it with various features. The steel structure of the ceiling was retained, which becomes a highlight of the spatial design. The coordinated combination of rough and delicate textures generates contrast in the space, and creates a free atmosphere in it.

 XZONE Office, AD Architecture, Shantou City, Guangzhou Province

The designer adopted a restraint color scheme, with white and light gray as major hues, full of tension. Striking red and pink colors are dotted in the space, injecting vitality into it. In the conference area, the red sofa and pink panel form contrast with the spatial overtone set by white color. Different colors bring collisions of restraint and agitation, and at the same time facilitate emotional and idea exchanges in the space.

 XZONE Office, AD Architecture, Shantou City, Guangzhou Province XZONE Office, AD Architecture, Shantou City, Guangzhou Province XZONE Office, AD Architecture, Shantou City, Guangzhou Province