Expolre West County Club Sales centar at Vanke Hangzhou curated by We Design that in located in Hangzhou, China. The West County Club is a model for the interpretation of nature and life in the landscape of Liangzhu civilization, and is evolving the millennial cultural heritage of Liangzhu.
We Design team is using professional furnishing aesthetics and pioneering deconstruction techniques to sublimate the spirit of artistic creation for the West County Club. People’s understanding of Liangzhu culture comes from their historical memories, and from their current lives. Simon one of the funders of We Design team wants to make the paradigm of living in Liangzhu from the collective memory and is inseparable from the contemporary picture, where people can wander in and out of art and life freely. From the “unity of heaven and humanity” of the Liangzhu culture to the thought of Zhuangzi, Simon translates “peace” into the spirit of space, allowing people to live in the house with a heartfelt joy. “In the end, ‘peace’ is a state of freedom of mind and body, and we hope to use art as a yardstick to demonstrate aspirational living in a combination of reality and imagination that resonates with the heart.”
Carefree is not only the freedom of the individual, but the inclusiveness of all things. In the reception area, guests are treated with courtesy, and the spirit of carefree is made tangible as they feel that the landscape surrounds them. The art of carefree takes one to the nature of the modern East – and the landscape dwellers are free to discover as much as they like. “The interweaving of tradition and trend, fun and civilization will make the space vibrant, innovative and interesting” In reflecting on how Zhuangzi’s thought relates to space, We Design introduces “The Hipster’s Banquet”, a collaboration created by artist Digiway and Rong Baozhai Studio.
Tea and wine symbolise understatement and bravado, out of and into the world. Art consultant Simon focuses on the emotional connection between space and people, allowing for a deeper understanding of things and pure pleasure. This place values the experience of “coming for pleasure and returning for pleasure”. The integrated leisure space, tea and wine counter is relaxed, elegant and trendy, where guests can enjoy the beauty of Mingyu Lake while having fun with music, sips of wine and tea. Thus, a blend of retro and futurism emerges here, where history is derived from the picturesque into the modern world. One is at ease in it, immersed in a hedonistic fusion of art, food and nature.
On the negative floor, the theme is ” Discussion of the Equality of Things”, and with soft music and the fragrance of sandalwood, people can feel the vast realm of life in a comfortable and relaxing way, as if ” the unity of Heaven and Humanity”. Art is at the heart of vision and thought, and Simon has created an intriguing gallery-like space through the paintings and sculptures of artists. The life source of artistic creativity can be seen in the paintings, with the illusory ‘Feathers’ and the archaic ‘Message of Happiness’ complementing each other in the space, where guests relax and lounge. The sense of smell guides guests through the feast, immersing them in a hedonistic romp of art, food and music, where the spiritual and spatial connection is reshaped beyond the senses and the metaphysical. Simon creates the dialogue between people and cuisine, culture and space, not just a taste of the tongue, but also a presentation of the life aesthetics, which is free and uninhibited like Zhuangzi dreaming of butterflies.
In the West County Club, art is the medium of spiritual life, one can see hope through its surface and within. Just as We Design gives the space the freedom of art, the story of the scene is written without limits, highlighting the richness of the past and present. Creating an urban living room in a natural way, it is ultimately a place of relaxation and spirituality, where people can live and work in a relaxed manner.
Project name: West County Club Sales center at Vanke Hangzhou
Project location: Hangzhou, Zhejiang
Site Area: 1070 sq meters
Client :Fang Haifeng, Shi Mengting
Art Consultant: We Design
Soft Decoration and Execution: We Design
Soft Decoration Team: Simon Cheng, Aaron Mok, He Yuqin, Liu Xiafeng, Liu Yuancheng
Interior design: LWM Architects + Shanghai Yuejie Architectural Design Consulting Co., Ltd.
Photographer: Yan Ming Studio