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Fact sheet

JOINED PROJECT :
BaO + WanWu furniture

PROJECT :
Beijing Language and Culture University International Relations lounge

SITE :
BCLU// Beijing // China

STATUS :
Completed

SIZE :
300m²

ClIENT :
Beijing Language and Culture University International Relations Department

BUDGET : 120 KEUROS

TEAM :
Benjamin Beller, Max Gerthel

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BaO is working with furniture designer WanWu on an refurbishment for the Beijing Language and Culture University International Department. The project is a straightforward exercise on programming of spaces through the thickening of walls and creation of embedded functions in a single linear element. A "super-furniture" containing information niches, kitchenette, printing amenities, storage, videoconference equipment, coffee/tea bar, mobile partitions, lead the visitors from the lift lobby through the corridor and in the lounge/multipurpose meeting room. The floor, walls, furniture and ceiling of this latter is entirely covered in what seems to be a continuous surface of wood wrapping the whole space. Hidden functions in the walls of the super-furniture can be deployed in the space in unexpected ways with the same pleasure one discovers when opening an old jewelry box the formerly concealed and invisible drawers, mirrors, trays and smaller boxes.

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