Inspired by the characters, stories and locations of the popular Pirates Of The Caribbean franchise, Treasure Cove is a pirate haven—an island that’s been taken over by pirates. Pirates are in control of Treasure Cove, creating their own society in the existing English and Spanish landmarks. Thanks to its interesting history, Treasure Cove is a mix of architectural styles and influences. Before the Spanish arrived, the island was home to native peoples.
This Nanjing cinema is located next to historical buildings but also chic and modern architecture, perfectly illustrating the East meets West vibe. Thus inspired, One Plus Partnership combined traditional and modern elements to highlight the importance of sound in movies from characters’ dialogue to sound effects and musical scores. It was challenging to turn this conceptual idea into interior design as sound is itself invisible, so the designers created a 3D portrayal of sound waves.
The new branch designs include several innovative technological upgrades such as a digital queuing system, internet-enabled tablets that customers can use while they wait, an electronic learning zone with a curved digital screen to answer questions and educate customers on CZ Bank’s wide range of services, and an innovative virtual reality zone where customers can experience a virtual banking concierge or relax in a beautiful park setting.
Faced with a 77-meter-long red brick wall between Tongji University and the Siping Community of Shanghai, the university’s Public Design Lab, part of the College of Design & Innovation, wondered what kind of experience they could create for passersby. By leveraging the sidewalk and the unique raised pattern of the brick, the team conceived simple graphics that change as pedestrians walked by—creating a different experience from left to right and right to left.
Public Design Lab, Tongji University College of Design & Innovation
Han Meilin is one of China’s preeminent contemporary artists. While he is perhaps best known internationally for his creation of the Fuwa “good luck” dolls for the 2008 Beijing Olympics, he draws his artistic inspiration from the traditional Chinese culture of the two Han dynasties and folk art, while employing a modern artistic language to express his thoughts.
Beijing Trycool Culture & Art Development Co., Ltd.
If the end is coming, might as well be at the movie, right?
The Hong Kong-based design duo of Ajax Kit Law and Virginia Lung--One Plus Partnership Ltd.--have made their name among the world's leading cinema designers. Clearly not content with the excitement on the big screen, they've devoted their work to continuing it off-screen in the theater environment itself.
The new College of Design and Innovation at Tongji University in Shanghai forms a multi-functional complex for college students and teaching staff. Opened in 2014, it was designed as a platform for promoting opportunities for dialogue, fostering design thinking, and triggering interaction between users and the environment. As part of the building design, a new signage program was developed and prototypes were utilized to test and encourage interaction with the signage design process.