• Project Name: Shang Suo
  • Practice: Salone Del Salon
  • Products: HAOstyle , Yulin Timber , Yung Zing Tung
  • Completion year: 2019
  • Gross Built up Area: 1800 sqm
  • Project Location: Guangzhou
  • Country: China
  • Lead Architects/Designer: Salone
  • Design Team: Zheng Weibang, Lv Xingtan, Zhao Tianyi, Li Lingfeng, Yue Qunyang, Yang Jing, Song Yike, Yang Chaojie, Liang Xue
  • Photo Credits: YANYU Architecture and Interior Photography
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Excerpt: SHANG·SUO is a neo-classical club designed by the architectural firm Salone Del Salon, in Guangzhou presented with different color patterns and seasonal feelings as modern Chinese Architecture.

Project Description

[Text as submitted by the Architect] SHANG·SUO is a neo-classical club designed by the architectural firm Salone Del Salon, in Guangzhou presented with different color patterns and seasonal feelings as modern Chinese Architecture. As the Chinese traditional essay “Five Kingdoms” goes, there are five elements in the universe, water, fire, wood, metal, and earth, the constituents of all living elements. This is Chinese philosophy, a ‘let it be’ attitude. This architectural piece locates near a lake with a soothing ambiance and an expanding view.

Spring has the nature of wood, summer has the nature of metal, autumn has the nature of metal, and winter has the nature of water. Four seasons bring on the four elements. The transitional period between summer and autumn brings on earth. The rotation of the four seasons brings on the morning, noon, evening, and night.

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The living space design was inspired by traditional Chinese water painting. We captured the Chinese elements and utilized the modern material and colors of western art. The main color is green from the Amazon Forest with other material elements such as stone, glass tiles, and copper.

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Representing strength and agility, the building is surrounded by water, like floating in Eden. Nature and architecture grow seamlessly together. The sound of trees and leaves is whispering the beauty of the East.

Is it about cross and matrix, or a sense of ceremony? Delicacy cannot be absent, let the details show with a clear and slow rhythm. The light moves with the shadow, waiting for a meeting with beauty. The use of the scale’s decoration is telling us that time will leave its mark when passing by.

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The copper can be refined in varied states. Yung Zing Tung’s coppery artworks and installations are representing strength with a touch of flow. The color turquoise brings the darkroom a bit of a flexible mood.

With the concept of “balance is the ultimate beauty of tranquilization, and pursuing longevity through a classic way”, HAOstyle is a new way of modern life that coincides with the design language of the overall space. In the context of time aesthetics, the spiritual field of contemporary life is reconstructed with the eternal works created by durable copper.


Screen design was inspired by the movie shadow. The light and shadow were dealt with a sense of drama. The designer made whole wood customized furniture with accurate and delicate crafts for the owner to show the design perfectly. 

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The wooden rafters cross the purlins to build the scenery, so the view is from the interior to the outside until the lake forms a line. The concise and elegant scenery carries the classical and modern oriental elements in a fresh and quiet atmosphere. It is time to wander between the cracks of mottle and light, and enjoy the moment of tea tasting and listening to the cicadas.

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The Yun Long chair is inspired by the dragon pattern on the ancient bronzes and jade, meanwhile, the designer creates a contemporary design of the traditional Chinese ‘arm-chair’ to create a classic among the classics. To make a balance between regionality and internationality, symbolism and spirituality, and practicality and appreciation are necessary for the design.

The beauty of red is easy to make you lose yourself in this mood and amazed by the image of the vast territory of the motherland. The red and gold take the full of enthusiasm the life, and the green depicts the image of rivers and mountains. The sense of comfort and ritual touches our inner feeling of us among the light and dark-colored images.


With the mountain as the theme, we added brass, metal, and different stones colliding in the same space. Black and gold show all the fashion. Screens and frescos, shadows, and light create a mysterious space layer. The quintessential tone reflects the noble and elegant sense.

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Looking for oriental charm in western contemporary art, we combine ink and water into sloping tiles of terraces, forming the inspiration of creative elements of space soul — stairs. It is a question of using the stairs or climbing the cliff? No matter what, it is all about advancing to your realm.

The principle of mixed substances is reflected by using wood, glass, brick, and copper. Delicate hand carving shows elegance. The final touch of the colors allows people of different interpretations owing to their circumstances. Their inner peace was able to be retained.

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Picturesque courtyard, charming yet elegant, a place to dwell on the country dreams for the urbanites. Through the scenery, corridor, elegant stones, and display, the oriental garden takes the modern people to a poetic wonderland to unburden and enjoy.

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