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 an interior, the ceiling undulates, tying together the office lobby, simulator lobby and second floor foyer.

 

The unbroken ceiling surface at the entrance splits into linear slats that stretch over the stairs and lead up to the second floor becoming successively more slender the further one progresses until only delicate strips cover the office lobby. An aperture in the centre of the ceiling allows light to illuminate the seating area. The floor undulates similarly, rising and falling to enclose planters and seating elements.