Situated in the ground floor of the building, this shop has a rectangle inner space, with a south-facing entrance and the largest floor-to-ceiling glass facing west. Due to the glazing structures of the shop’s surroundings, the reflections of light from different directions and shadows of trees will fell into the store in the afternoon sunlight. Everything inside can be seen clearly as all the visible parts of the shop facade are transparent floor-to-ceiling glass. Except the actual size, these spatial feelings can be directly felt on site prior to the beginning of the design.
The shopkeeper, a girl born in the 1990s and overseas returnee from the UK, had a specific requirement on functions required for baking. She expressed that the operation of a shop is a process of exploration and improvement. With the in-depth communication, it become more and more clear that she wanted a dessert studio & shop. As I see every girl running a shop with great passion is just want to do what she likes, and the same goes for the shop.
The inner space of the shop was divided into two parts since the whole shapes as a rectangle. One part functions as the dessert studio for making and developing of products, with two functional areas inside, the kitchen and the kitchen operation; the other is the area for drink concocting, product displaying and rest and dining, of which there is a separate sitting area that will open in case of too many diners or is used as part of the studio by internal employees.
In the entire space, brass metal frame with vertical grain glass are widely used, which can not only achieve the effect of space partition but also provide additional lighting for the kitchen operation. Materials adopted are used repeatedly, namely, once a material is determined to be used on the staple facade, it also may appear in some partial designs, which reflects the sense of continuity in spatial vision.
Tend to be unified in material, bar and rest area adopt the same green glossy square bricks which will show different reflections under a variety of lights. The overall tone may be totally different in daylight and night light. You may see different reflections of light from various objects here, such as the brass patterns and Latin characters embedded in a terrazzo floor, wire glass ceiling cabinet above the bar, window bar made of grey marble, as well as the bronze mirror. In the shop, reflected light (diffuse reflection) from different materials gives off different rays. The reason why the designer accommodated so much light in the shop is that he wanted to express the passion and an invisible sun within the shopkeeper. For example, changes in thought, heart and age will reflect on the changing shadows on the warm grey wall.
Under the sheme of warm gray, different colors are used to decorate the whole shop in different forms, such as black chairs, orange leather backrests and pink terrazzo wall lamps, which not only enriches the whole space, but also shows the feature of casual young.
The boundary between internal and external space is blurred; subtraction design is employed onto the exterior facades, except the entrance need for intensive decoration. On the contrary, presentation effect, on the exterior façade, of both the interior facades and the lighting arrangement need to take into account. Thus they are not just inside the shop; they’re outside the shop, as well.
Under the cover of night, bulbous lights inside the shop look like bubbles in the goldfish’s mouth, seeming to have been slowly solidifying. The whole glass window seems as a huge wall of a fish tank while at this very moment the bright orange light is shining from the hanging lamp letters. The French la ser means forever.
项目名称：LA SER 甜品店