never slow down
Traditional and modern fusion
Paradise in the city
But definitely not to cater to
WEI SPACE是一间纯正的西餐店， 项目坐落在太原市闹事区的街边。临街带院落的铺面对主理人来说是可遇不可求的。我们也格外珍惜这一处美景，希望能以最合适设计将项目完美呈现。
WEI SPACE is a pure western restaurant. The project is located on the street in the troubled area of Taiyuan City. The shop facing the street and the courtyard is hard to come by for the manager. We also cherish this beauty and hope to present the project perfectly with the most suitable design.
∇ 项目概况 Project Overview
In the post-epidemic era, our lives seem to be fast-forwarded. We are accustomed to fighting against time. Our busy figures have become even busier. As designers, we are thinking about whether the city or life can be better in the post-epidemic era. Quiet and friendly, so that everyone’s tired body and mind can get a little comfort and relaxation.
入口&吧台 DOOR & BAR
It is extremely important to make a good first impression on customers at the entrance of the restaurant. At the beginning of the design, in accordance with the original site factors and the original load-bearing structure, we added a corridor between the entrance and the operation of the bar, which not only serves as a buffer area for indoor and outdoor, but also serves as the traffic center of the entire space. , connecting the entire moving line in the room in series.
The bar operation area/checkout area is in a line-shaped layout. After customers bypass the entrance, they can see the professional beverage making area and the cashier area at first sight. By optimizing the use of the scale of the passage space, we have rationally arranged various professional catering equipment, and made the best use of every inch of limited space. The mild interior colors are just right to give customers a professional, healthy, and friendly first sense of dining.
The bar, as the visual core of the space, is composed of antique copper plates and warm lighting. Because it involves core functions such as ordering and cashiering, coffee making, bread display, etc., the cabinet planning and façade point and line design follow the ideas of eliminating complexity and simplicity, highlighting the core, orderly and progressive.
Art paint restores the natural texture as much as possible without any extra decoration. Concentrate on enriching the bar, and form a better visual center point through a dazzling array of drinks and lighting settings, as well as the bronze-colored metal texture. The space is always people-oriented, and people operating at the central bar become the center of the magnetic field. When people sit outside the bar, they can get a more private and comfortable experience.
就餐区 Ⅰ DINING & LANE
The partition wall that must not be removed in the first floor space, and the limitations brought by spatial dispersion brought many challenges to the design. We need to sort out the relationship between the moving lines more cautiously, reasonably and ingeniously to ensure that the guests can freely access various functional spaces after entering the room, and at the same time try to bring the space interesting and full of the dining scene, and further fill the interior with natural light. , and uses natural ventilation for more comfort.
With deconstruction, a new aesthetic space concept is explored for the dining space. However, unlike the typical concept of “interweaving” of elements in the art movement, in the design of this project, from the color features dominated by wood and cement-based wall paint, to the orderly arrangement, the shaping of space in symmetrical forms, to the The decorative shape of the ceiling and the use of green plants in the space, all these elements are deconstructed from the space structure itself, showing the unique brand personality of the restaurant.
Natural wood boards, textured walls, and specially designed ceiling shapes and materials originate from nature and are full of order. The windows connecting the interior and exterior create a bright and airy space that instantly refreshes and weakens the boundary between the two.
The combination of texture paint and all interior materials satisfies the lighting and music effects at the same time. The contrast between the low light reflection of the texture paint and the indoor material’s rendering of the ambient light, the rich texture of the surface layer can give the venue a better sound reception effect. Not only sound and color, but also sound and color harmony, the dual senses happily support each other, interpreting the space emotions more vividly.
就餐区 Ⅱ DINING & PARTY
Regardless of the design coordinates, there is no doubt that bars are still commercial premises. However, we did not configure soft seats and card seats, leaving only a small number of guest seats. Thereby reducing the clutter and maintaining the sense of vision, impact and space. The wine is rich and fragrant, full-bodied and enthusiastic, while the purity is compared with the pure heart. The atmosphere is just right to the slightest drunkenness, leaving the distracting noise, or indulging in self-indulgence for a long time, or friends chatting happily. Hiding here, stealing a half-day leisure.
The space gives a comfortable and relaxed dining experience. It is rare to get away from the tedious life. She hopes to establish a free world, which makes people feel relaxed. Come here and find a small world that can belong to her. It can be a quiet carnival alone, or a happy party with three or five friends.
就餐区 Ⅲ DINING & WORK
The window openings on the street-facing side are enlarged to actively increase the light-receiving area, so that the indoor dining area facing the street can introduce sufficient natural light in a wider range, and at the same time increase the sense of interaction with the street.
WEI SPACE is a true “street coffee”, nestled between lush buildings and close to the street. The large lattice windows, which can be folded and opened, fully interact between the interior and the block, and integrate into the block environment. The sunlight penetrates through the glass lattice windows and glass eaves, and the natural light is better introduced into the interior space, effectively making up for the defects of the original old buildings and the depression brought by the darkness. The light is interspersed in the interior, there is a scene in the window, and there is light in the interior.
We and the project manager are considering providing this area as a third space that usually requires independent office, micro-business and learning. A cup of concentrate, a document or a reading and the warm sunshine, going out to work can also be a very enjoyable thing.
On the south side of this area, we open the space to connect it with the art space on the second floor. After the floor slab is removed, the indoor view is also broadened. The unique design concept and exquisite design method combine the ultimate purity, Let WEI SPACE meet your expectations, eliminate the toxins accumulated in the soul, stop sinking and suffocation, let the heart have a place to complain, and let the soul breathe lightly.
∇ 二层俯瞰一层就餐区 The second floor overlooks the dining area on the first floor
艺术空间 ART ROOM
The art of sight, hearing and taste blends with each other and shines with each other, forming a “wei space” where people can immerse themselves in it instantly and forget the time. It establishes a beautiful posture of life, a space for the mind, a place for meditation after a busy schedule, baptizing the soul and moisturizing life. As Okakura Tenshin said: “The little things in life also contain greatness.”
Music is the crystallization of human wisdom and emotional expression, and it is also one of the souls of “WEI SPAACE”. I like the warm sound of the natural nature of vinyl popping beans, and I also like the clear and transparent CDs, and the perfect presentation of the sound scale. Every moment I look forward to the music, its passion and soothing, silent and surging, calm and relaxed after the vicissitudes; calm and heavy after the clouds and breeze. So repeatedly, the ups and downs, stay and forget.
The middle-aged furniture is like a weather-beaten tough guy, and the material of the environment is so soft. The balance between the two makes the space atmosphere calm and elegant. In order to highlight the characteristics of the space, terrazzo is selected to enhance the temperament. When you step into this place, you seem to have entered a meditation court, and a ray of light at the end of the distance makes you yearn for it.
展陈空间 Exhibition space
The washed stone on the façade extends into the interior, which weakens the boundary between spaces and also shortens the distance between interior and exterior. Space, more like a concept of a container, achieves a symbiotic relationship with art itself. Design and art are blurred, not defining what style, let go of the so-called sense of design, and the evolution process of space and wandering in it. together in this peaceful place.
The colorful elements of urban space, a large number of colors and patterns, and a lively social space may sometimes be noisy. Observing the industry characteristics of the art space, white is not any kind of color system, it may be a kind of rebellion, a kind of tranquility. Time is still, breathing is slow, and footsteps stop.
调和&细节 Harmony & Details
In the spring, under the sun, a cup of rich American style, a favorite magazine, a happy mood, a way of life that can only be enjoyed in WEI SPACE, quietly bathing in the wind, talking with nature, and yourself , enjoy this moment of natural rest.
当和煦的阳光透过茂密的钢铁丛林，洒在记住的水洗石的墙面上，WEI SPACE*CASA又以其独有的个性和气质在这片静谧中彰显无遗。我们将建筑打造成老洋房，我们要把空间打造成一个文化地标，是所有人共同的生活方式，也是城市文化生态的亮丽风景。WEI SPACE*CASA是一封给城市的情书，其灵感源自历史悠久的“坊”，即老上海街坊和里弄。WEI SPACE*CASA将作为街区的基石，重新诠释里弄生活的开放和融合。
When the warm sun shines through the dense steel jungle and sprinkles on the wall of the washed stone that you remember, WEI SPACE*CASA shows its unique personality and temperament in this silence. We will make the building into an old house, and we will make the space a cultural landmark, a common way of life for all, and a beautiful landscape of the city’s cultural ecology. WEI SPACE*CASA is a love letter to the city, inspired by the historic “fang”, the old Shanghai neighborhoods and lanes. WEI SPACE*CASA will serve as the cornerstone of the block, reinterpreting the openness and integration of Lilong life.
Our design is intended to be natural, simple, and life-like. A persimmon tree with a suitable size was selected as the visual foothold of the entire mini courtyard. Every time the result comes, good things also follow life and space. The natural courtyard environment and outing camping-like outdoor furniture also bring a sense of holiday to the restaurant in this fast-paced city.
∇ 一层餐厅平面布置图 Floor plan of the restaurant on the first floor
∇ 二层艺术空间平面布置图 Floor plan of the second floor art space
To be able to create a pure western restaurant that is close to Taiyuan’s way of life. From its opening, customers can regard it as a neighbor-like closeness, and become an indispensable gathering point in leisure & work life in the future. This is what we design as a design. Only have the honor to participate in the best results of this project.
“我们不做网红店，只做实实在在的品质输出，至于流量带来的红利，网红效应，那都是自然而然的事。”这也是 WEI SPACE主理人WeiXiu跟我们说过的经营理念。我们感谢足够信任并交付我们项目整体设计任务的甲方，使得项目最终能完美落地呈现。
“We don’t do online celebrity stores, we only do real quality output. As for the dividends brought by traffic and the influence of Internet celebrities, it is natural.” This is what WeiXiu, the manager of WEI SPACE, told us. idea. We are grateful to the Party A who trusted and delivered the overall design task of our project, so that the project can be perfectly presented in the end.
Lead Designer/Meng Fei
Participating designers/Zhang Linlin and Cheng Beibei
Location/Taiyuan, Shanxi Province
Project area /700m²
Project Type/Commercial Space
Photography/Liu Yulin ,Shuangbei