Wedding HallThe main tone of the hall is whiteWedding dress and spaceNeat and generous wedding dress shop designWitness the happy moment of pure lovers
The project is Macalia bride shop, studio design white building, with a soft curved roof, floating on the water. They hope to create a gentle, quiet and pure space suitable for wedding dress shops. Texture pigments, beige travertine, carpets, translucent glass, mirrors and other materials are used in space. Through the treatment of space and materials, the design hopes to create a pure and soft space for tourists to show and experience wedding dress.
The original building is a single story steel structure building. It is located in the center of a square, connected with the main building through a corridor, surrounded by parking lots. The original main entrance is too hidden and difficult to identify, which is hard for tourists to find. After entering the building, the folding roof is horizontal, looks relatively low in height, slightly concave, and does not reflect the characteristics of the roof shape.
The parking lot is in disorder. Some cars are parked near the glass curtain wall, blocking the view of the indoor space. The quality and appearance of the original steel structure are not good. How to organize the relationship between the building and its surroundings? How to avoid the disadvantages of the status quo, and even into the characteristics of the project? These are the most important problems to be solved in this project.
After repeated walking, observation, experience and thinking, the studio decided to change the main entrance to the southwest. Visitors enter from the gable, which becomes the front one. The shape of the folding top coincides with the initials m of the brand name, making the main entrance more visible for tourists to find. Entering from one side of the gable, visitors can experience relatively high space and avoid the lower main beam visually.
All other design concepts gradually surfaced, and the glass curtain wall was pulled back about 2 meters to expand the distance between the internal space and the external parking lot. It also provides a transition space for visitors in and out of the building. The studio also built a shallow pool outside the building, further separated from the nearby parking lot.
The studio uses thick walls to form different spaces and wrap steel columns and beams. The industrial and flake feeling of the original steel structure is transformed into a more solid and stable experience. The thick wall is conducive to the interior space of the front and helps to accommodate different functions within its thickness, such as display niches, hidden cabinets, wedding dress storage racks, etc.
Weddings, like many rituals, celebrate a persons transition from one identity to another. This transformation includes parades: at Western weddings, the bride enters and walks down the aisle, and then the married couple walks down the aisle again and leaves. In Thailand, traditionally outside the brides house, the bridegroom and his party have to go through the Golden Gate or silver gate to get to the bride.
The most daring design element is to follow the Western Corridor of the building to the engagement room. Here, the team is given its own space while retaining its traditional outdoor location. This corridor is a reinterpretation of the country street, where the groom and his party can be seen by neighbors from their houses. Some spaces between the columns are shielded to hide the view of the procession from the outside, thus enhancing the sense of movement.
The specially built wedding space is flexible to accommodate a variety of religions and cultures, whether purely formal or drawing on other traditional elements. The building attempts to reconcile this attitude by balancing the photographic stage with the space that enhances the real experience. The practical advantage of using white curved wall is to imitate the wall of photography studio, use it as blank canvas with the help of skylight diffuse light, or play the light and shadow formed by curved geometry on the external wall.
The scale and overall layout of the low rise building become an independent and introspective building. Guests are waiting in the gallery space showing couple photos. This is a green room, this space as a transition from the outside world. The two main interior spaces are the main hall and the engagement hall. The main hall can accommodate 290 people and is located independently in the courtyard. The courtyard is surrounded by a U-shaped corridor structure on three sides, allowing underground circulation and including auxiliary rooms. The engagement hall can accommodate 150 people and is separated from the main hall by a bouquet throwing courtyard.
Aisles and cloister courtyards are merely copies of arched aisles or reinterpretations of church elements. The arch is deconstructed as a semi arched modular element, and is transformed after rotating on different axes, which obviously gives the building a modern and open image. The effect is a curved ceiling of white concrete. In terms of architectural elements, the aisle uses foam polystyrene foam carving and gypsum to form a continuous shape of white curves, while in other places, the appearance of the sculpture is white sand washed concrete.
The themes of arches and arc walls are repeated in various forms within the building, including a sculpture staircase in the courtyard from which the bride throws her bouquet. The arches which constitute the exterior wall of the main hall and the cloister structure overlap each other, creating a dynamic again. The curve in the cornice of the arched skylight on the ceiling of the main hall was reduced, and the cornice elements were re used as wall finishes behind the stage. Curved walls and incisions, as well as soft curtains, create an unforgettable, sensual space.