Zhipeng Kang-Fluxion Mall

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Interview with Zhipeng Kang : Frank Scott: What is the main principle, idea and inspiration behind your design?. Zhipeng Kang : The inspiration came from a movie called "Empire Of The Ants", then I had an idea to design a shopping mall and make it look like an anthill or a cave. .Frank Scott: What has been your main focus in designing this work? Especially what did you want to achieve?. Zhipeng Kang : I have to make sure that the project will achive the expected visual effects,and the same times ensure that the arrangement of the interior space is distributed rationally and comfortably . So I did some research on anthills .Then I learned that ants are really good at grasping the space. Though the internal structure of anthill is complex, it is distributed rationally with all the space interconnected, which enables ants move freely. Besides, every part has its own unique function, and the spatial distribution varies according to the the difference of its function. So it is necessary for me to consider applying ants’ wisdom to human’s spatial structure. The most important part is to use the rational distribution of anthill for reference, because the rationality of spatial function is the most important element in humane design. Therefore,what I need to consider first is the planning of spatial function in the design, and the planned space will just as smooth and beautiful as anthill. .Frank Scott: How long did it take you to design this particular concept?. Zhipeng Kang : It took me about 40 days . .Frank Scott: Why did you design this particular concept? Was this design commissioned or did you decide to pursuit an inspiration?. Zhipeng Kang : I want customers to feel something different, a kind of distinctive spatial experience, which is based on the combination of vision and psychological feelings. So, here I created a shopping center design concept which is inspired from an ant hill structure. .Frank Scott: Which design tools did you use when you were working on this project?. Zhipeng Kang : First , I used mark pen to draw sketches .Then I finished the rendering with 3DMAX. .Frank Scott: What is the most unique aspect of your design?. Zhipeng Kang : This project's visual effects and spatial arrangement were both inspired from ant hills . The visual mall is shaped as a curve on the whole. In addition, the curve is like the graceful arc reflected in the anthill. The gorgeous liquidity space is going to bring us some impact, so that we have a unique and exotic experience going through the tunnels. Meanwhile, for the plan of spatial functions,I use the logical structure inside the ant hill for reference. As everybody knows, in the anthill, there are thousands of routes connecting all the spaces. This system keeps the interflow fluent and orderly, though complicated. I think this concept can be applied compatibly to the space in a mall because customers need to be free and relaxed. Therefore, all parts of the designing space is connected with each other. None of them are isolated. As for colors ,considering the complexity of interior spaces, only white, black and gray are used. The simplified colors would make the spaces compact, bright and distinct. Meanwhile, the wall is decorated with black and gray lines, which can beautify the spaces and guide us to the right direction. .

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