Excerpt: Skyline Mansion Experience Center, an Interior design by GFD, serves property selling functions, but more importantly acts as a private club for future residents of the community. The design integrates various functions in the space, and builds a close connection between the upper and lower floors, creating a secluded and luxurious spatial realm in the city. The project incorporates fluidity that creates a sense of luxury and a tasteful life scene in the prosperous city of Hangzhou, China.
[Text as submitted by architect] Hangzhou is a modern city that has a profound cultural context. In its development course, the multi-dimensional relationship between the city and its people is always highlighted. The integration of local culture and spiritual identity has given rise to various definitions of human living.
Located in Wulin New Town, a new urban area that represents the future trend of Hangzhou, SKYLINE MANSION is a residential development that redefines urban luxury lifestyle and starts a transformation of human settlements to give back to society.
SKYLINE MANSION Experience Center not only serves property selling functions but more importantly acts as a private club for future residents of the community. It integrates various functions in the space, and builds a close connection between the upper and lower floors, creating a secluded and luxurious spatial realm in the city.
From the foyer directly to the property model area, the view suddenly opens. The marble flooring well matches with dark-tone wooden wall veneers, creating a calm, comfortable ambience. The pendant lighting fixture spirals down, casting light onto different material textures and generating subtle play of light and shadows.
The gold metal produces a private and tranquil vibe while adding a luxurious touch to the space. The black sofas are arranged in an encircling manner, and the diffusing lighting creates fluidity and an artistic vibe. Different areas are independent yet unified. The ripple-patterned metal creates a dynamic shimmering visual effect for the bar counter, which neutralizes the calming, restraining space mood.
Walking down the stairs leads to the underground space, which features an open, multi-functional layout. The clear circulation route brings out a sense of rhythm in the structures. The marble, as well as linear metal lines, produce an elegant, tranquil space with luster, which is relaxing and evokes a sense of belonging. The sense of luxury of the space is not superficial but lies in its pursuit of a quality life.
The restraining, warm lighting reveals the modern textures of the club’s foyer. Above the leather-upholstered top of the reception desk, curved metal components form a curved grille, which brings a surging wave-like light effect, dynamic yet restraining. All public areas are integrated into an open layout. However, the transition of space creates rich visual experiences and a sense of layering, which subtly eliminates the monotonous feeling of the plane.
The resting area connects with various fitness zones. The match of dark sofas and light-tone patterned carpets creates a tasteful, dynamic scene. Marble veneers with different patterns are skillfully combined, resulting in a three-dimensional space full of layering and dramatic tension. Fitness areas at the gym continue the calming tone but present softer textures. Simple geometric blocks create a sense of order in the space and are organized in different ways according to functions.
The resting area and the conversation area are flexibly divided by geometric blocks, creating a separated yet connected effect and an aesthetic formal experience. This also enables the organic interconnection among different areas in the club. The warm colour balances with the black, white and grey tones, complementing with each other.
The bar area and the snooker area are set on either side. The bar echoes the club foyer in design. Its marble countertop softens the light, and the curved grille generates a feeling of enclosure, which evokes a sense of belonging. The wall at the snooker area features a matrix of point light sources, showing a sense of order. The inner area provides a private space for Texas Holdem amateurs. Extending the tranquil tone of the overall space, this area highlights entertainment and leisure.
Passing through the elaborately designed corridor, the tea room and the banquet hall opposite to each other come into view. With a calming colour palette, the tea room is simple, serene and elegant. Metal and wood are presented in unique forms in this area, generating a peaceful environment.
The banquet hall is “round” in its plane and spiritual core. The circular form and the warming lighting create an intimate environment that brings people and the space closer. Space is a mirror of the city and life. SKYLINE Manshion seeks a breakthrough instead of following trends. By incorporating fluidity, it creates a sense of luxury and a tasteful life scene in the prosperous city.