Sichuan Airlines Flight Simulator Lobby

Project type: Office


Location: Chengdu, China


Time: 2009


Client: Sichuan Airlines

Inspired by the concept of fabricating a cloud within the space, ceiling forms in this space continuously undulate, tying together the office lobby, simulator lobby and second floor foyer.


Beginning as a solid surface at the entrance, the ceiling splits into linear slats stretching over the stairs leading to the second floor, fading into delicate strips over the office lobby. An aperture in the center of the ceiling allows for lights which illuminate the seating area. Similar moves are reflected by the floor which rises and falls, inventing planters and seating elements.