Leafy Shade by A-Asterisk

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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