Leafy Shade by A-Asterisk

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Architect Nobuhiro Nakamura of A-Asterisk has completed Leafy Shade, an interior design for an office building in Shanghai, China.

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The lobby of the building - formerly a hotel - features a domed space with a leaf pattern to resemble a forest.

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Nakamura is a Japanese architect based in Shanghai.

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Here's some info from Nobuhiro:

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LEAFY SHADE

FOREST IN THE OFFICE BUILDING

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It is an interior design project for an office building which was renovated from an old hotel.

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There are some space problems as using office. For example, the entrance hall was too small, and some common spaces was too dark.

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So, we created a forest in the office building to make an impression of large and cozy space.

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Project name: LEAFY SHADE
Location: SHANGHAI CHINA
Principle use: OFFICE, SHOPPINGMALL
Total floor area: 4000sqm
Design period: Aug. 2005 – Dec. 2006
Construction period: Nov. 2006 – Feb. 2008

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Client; HAITAI REAL ESTATE
Architect; NOBUHIRO NAKAMURA (A-ASTERISK)
Signage designer: YUTAKA MAEDA (UJI DESIGN)
Lighting designer: MASAHIDE KAKUDATE
(BONBOLI LIGHTING ARCHITECTS & ASSOCIATES)
Collabolator: TSUTOMU FUJIOKA (A-I-SHA ARCHITECTS)
Constructor: SHEN ZHEN MEISHU CONSTRUCTION
Photographer: SYUHEI KAIHARA

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Posted on Monday, August 25th, 2008 at 3:30 pm by . See our copyright policy. Before commenting, please read our comments policy.

  • edward

    If the elevator lobby is any indication, the injection of a bit of fantasy into the lobby was badly needed Well done!

  • http://marchitecto.multiply.com Marc

    neat!
    nice concept.

  • Joolzy

    Love the last pic.

    The contrast of exterior/interior is awesome.

  • Azeem

    Marvelous!! Love it!!.

  • M!

    WONDERFUL!

  • Fred

    VERY NICE !

    WHERE CAN I BUY IT ?

  • Tom

    How is it made..?!

  • K. Rimane

    easy to clean… I bet not!

  • Mads

    Built Architecture at las! Better than 3d models

  • VIDAL


    Great!
    Simple, inventive and beautiful !!!
    For sure it’s not easy to clean, but who cares???

  • Dmontojo

    wow. this is awesome.. no fancy shapes but very interesting.

  • atomant

    why don’t the designer just get a wall and plant it with REAL plants?

  • horst thorn

    vidal i totally agree. only dick asses do cleaning…

  • davide

    tell us about the material and the building process

  • matilda

    oh boys thinking about cleaning…
    with an air compressor you can start to blow away the dust, and then all the rest to make it shiny
    no?

  • Tonny

    great!
    I find, there are some process pictures in the designer’s website, very interesting!
    http://www.a-asterisk.com/hgi.html

  • longhand

    what is the material?????

  • JIN

    It is very impressive to me~!

    beautiful leafy wall makes inside warm and soft.

  • http://www.moroso.it Mirko

    abolutely and simply great!!!

  • ro

    Great lighting
    looks like a sketchy plaster mould, tho the finishing looks great.
    cleaning is cheap in Shanghai !

  • http://www.desbastando.blogspot.com sebastian

    the pattern looks great, beauty surface!!!

  • sahand

    Free Tibet. hahahah.

  • christo

    did someone spell jean nouvel….in abu dhabi?

  • JS

    I live in Shanghai,

    Anybody knows the address?
    Would love to visit