Chinese interior traditions in modern processing from the architectural bureau Salone del Salon.
Architects from the Chinese bureau Salone del Salon have completed a large-scale project in Guangdong Province – a series of Shang Suo apartments that function as a business club. The authors combined minimalist architectural elements with traditional Chinese culture images and decorative motifs.
For inspiration, the architects turned to the four seasons and decorated the apartments and halls, following one of the four mood selections. So, in the ”spring” interiors, they used panels of patinated copper and green marble, as well as colored glass; the “autumn” was conveyed with the help of a warm sandy-brown scale, an abundance of natural wood and polished brass. In the rooms dedicated to the summer months, the authors turned to deeper and brighter colors – red and purple, and the ”winter” zones were devoted to the contrast of black and white.
In order for the interiors not to contradict the modern appearance of the building, the traditional Chinese decor was neatly woven into the monochrome, laconic architecture. Thanks to the neutral background, the key details that provide character and mood look expressive and noble here. The architects integrated into the interior openwork partitions made of wood and metal, lattice elements, panels made of lacquered wood, patterned screens, paintings with typically Chinese subjects, traditional furniture and sculpture, as well as abstract art objects with Taoist symbols.