‘mole chaa’ is a chinese dome teahouse crammed into a traditional business community and a social space that attracts trendy young people in the city of foshan. using only brass, aluminum, and concrete, infinity nide built a giant egg in the space without changing the original walls.
the walls in gradient red are circular and oblique which creates a sense of security and separates the social area and the tea-making one. the circular thor-shaped concrete chairs draw a closer distance between people sitting around.
infinity nide-designed four-meter long brass lighting tubes sublimate the space into a giant art installation and lead people to the outdoor social space across the giant egg as they are set interlaced from the top. the white logo on the wall elaborates the artistic atmosphere maintained in the space.
project name: mole chha
project location: 1f, grandview young plaza, chengmentou road, chancheng district, foshan, china
building area: 68 sqm
design brand: infinity nide
director: wang xiaowen
project team: wu ruimin，xue jiaxun，he longpan，wu yongying
design period: november, 2017
construction period: november – december, 2017
lighting design: infinity nide
material supply, furniture: bentu
photography: cao haochang
edited by: maria erman | designboom