Shang Xia Beijing Store | Kengo Kuma and Associates
©Masao Nishikawa

China 2012Shang Xia Beijing Store

Beijing
Interior | Commercial
Completed
F / 1BF

This is the Beijing branch of the Shang Xia brand in the Hermes group that was created to reproduce traditional Chinese culture and craftsmanship in a contemporary manner.

Soft space that appears like it is covered with a cloud was created by stacking pieces of extruded aluminum. An aluminum screen with a depth of 60mm was made with three types of H-shaped members and two types of I-shaped members that have a minimum thickness of 4mm in order to create mysterious space that feels like a cloud. A subtle harmony is thus achieved between the industrial material called extruded aluminum and Shang Xia products where were inspired by Chinese traditions.

Team Makoto Shirahama*, Kazuhiko Miyazawa, Hiroki Tominaga*, Tomoko Sasaki*, Nahoko Terakawa Publication GA JAPAN 121 Photography ©︎ Masao Nishikawa