Loong Swim Club by X+LIVING | ITSLIQUID

Loong Swim Club by X+LIVING

Design | December 11, 2019 |

Loong Swim Club 001
Image courtesy of X+LIVING

Loong Swim Club by X+LIVING
Location: Suzhou, China
Status: Completed

The combination of service-oriented business with new business forms is a trend. The designer experimentally integrates the subsidiary functions of the project with main business, re-optimizes the main functions of parent-child sports training, and builds the project into a comprehensive space for swimming and sports education, integrating entertainment and leisure. The entire parent-child swim club is divided into five main functional areas and some auxiliary functional areas, all of which are centered around the behavioral habits of its target audience. In order to break the limitation of the spatial floor plan, the designer has worked out a streamlined flow after fully considering the user habits and potential behaviors of different target groups, so that adults, children and infants could all enjoy its caring service on this line.

Loong Swim Club 002
Image courtesy of X+LIVING

As the first space for consumers to enter, the reception area first set the tone for the space. The big whale that wraps around the column, as if jumping out of the water, is the first chapter of the spatial narrative design expression. The reception desk uses the shape of the ship, and the small arc lace outlined on the bottom is simplified ‘wave’ that ‘pushes’ the ship and the story to the next space. Passing through the reception and the shoe changing area is the reading area. The reading area also carries important functions for parents to gather and relax. In the reading area, the leisure couch utilized the form of the spray. The curvature of the hollowed-up wave in the middle is just suitable for readers to sit or lie down. Both sides of the leisure couch also convey the function of bookshelves. Looking up at the lights in the reading area, the round lampshade is like small sprays of water splashing in the sky, shining in the air.

Loong Swim Club 003
Image courtesy of X+LIVING

The left and right ends of the reading area are the swimming pool and the restaurant. After entering this area, consumers will first see a huge water tank on the left side, which is the core functional area of the entire project, swimming pool. Then, go to the left you will find a variety of DIY experience classes in small classrooms on the way to the pool. The walkway is adjacent to the swimming pool, and the seats on the aisle for the parents to relax constitute a rest and companion area. The window next to the seat plays an important role in two-way parent-child interaction. Mom and Dad can observe their children in the pool, and the children can interact with their parents through the window. At the end of the corridor is the main functional area, bath area, which is divided into infant bath area and adult bath area.

Loong Swim Club 004
Image courtesy of X+LIVING

The huge flower chandelier is a more eye-catching visual stop in the infant bath area, and it is also the best demonstrate of the designer’s reflection on consumer characteristics and children’s aesthetic education. The low-key, solid-colored lampshade hides inside it beautiful patterns. When the children are lying in the tub, they are facing the pattern in front of their sight. The designer hopes to start with the small details of the space to cultivate children’s good aesthetic capacity from childhood. The perfect function and humanized streamline lead the crowd to the entrance of the pool. The pink walls and the blue pool water, with the atmosphere of the water mist, present a magical hue of scent. The giant water droplets lamps on the ceiling, as if condensation will fall, leaving the space full of a dramatic magical tension.

Loong Swim Club 005
Image courtesy of X+LIVING

Going back to the reading area and on the right side is the dinning area of the Loong Swim Club. Several “fragmented” eggshells are orderly arranged in a vertical space. The gorgeous colors and fairy-tale shapes are reflected in the mirror, making people feel like they are in the wonderland. The “eggshell castle” used as children’s entertainment facilitates has a unique entry point in the center of the restaurant, and the climb extends in all directions. The dining tables, which spread around the “eggshell castle”, allowing the parents on the table to quickly locate their children playing in the climb. The entire parent-child swimming pool uses a gentle color sense, and does not distinguish color in gender intentionally. The black thin-line adds a bit of avant-garde fashion to the overall space.

Loong Swim Club 006
Image courtesy of X+LIVING

Meanwhile, it also achieves the spatial aesthetic in terms of composition. The different sizes of ratio, from two centimeters of arched laces to three meters of arched doors, constitute the aesthetic proportional logic of the space. In order to create an intrusive dreamy experience, design without accent lighting is used, which motivates people to explore every corner in the space. The design thinking of the space is closely centered on the water element. Water is extremely light and soft, and has the infinite tolerance for life. To keep such a softness embedded in the heart, the combination of design elements in the space will be as natural as the flowing water.

more. www.xl-muse.com

Loong Swim Club 007
Image courtesy of X+LIVING
Loong Swim Club 008
Image courtesy of X+LIVING
Loong Swim Club 009
Image courtesy of X+LIVING
Loong Swim Club 010
Image courtesy of X+LIVING
Loong Swim Club 011
Image courtesy of X+LIVING
Loong Swim Club 012
Image courtesy of X+LIVING
Loong Swim Club 013
Image courtesy of X+LIVING
Loong Swim Club 014
Image courtesy of X+LIVING
Loong Swim Club 016
Image courtesy of X+LIVING
Loong Swim Club 017
Image courtesy of X+LIVING

Are you an artist, architect, designer? Would you like to be featured on ITSLIQUID platform? Send an e-mail to info@itsliquid.com or fill the form below

RELATED POSTS


Shenzhen Terraces by MVRDV

Architecture | July 26, 2020

Designed with sustainability as a focus, Shenzhen Terraces will form the core of the thriving university neighbourhood in Universiade New Town, Longgang District, Shenzhen, acting as a new three-dimensional urban living room. Read more


Quzhou Sports Campus by MAD…

Architecture | June 19, 2020

Competitive sports has a history that is practically as old as human civilization. Born from humanity being faced with the great unknown, brought on by physical nature, it became a means for one to reflect on their own existence and cognition of function, proving their physical capabilities and striving to explore and further push one’s limits. To some extent, the competitive spirit it represents catalyzed modern society - between people, between enterprises, between cities and between countries - becoming a catalyst for progress and positive growth, but it has also brought on some disadvantages Read more


Featured Architect: MAD Architects

Architecture | June 13, 2020

Founded by Chinese architect Ma Yansong in 2004, MAD Architects is a global architecture firm committed to developing futuristic, organic, technologically advanced designs that embody a contemporary interpretation of the Eastern affinity for nature. With its core design philosophy of Shanshui City - a vision for the city of the future based in the spiritual and emotional needs of residents - MAD endeavors to create a balance between humanity, the city, and the environment. Read more


Seoullo 7017 Skygarden by MVRDV

Architecture | March 4, 2020

Located in the heart of Seoul, a true plant village has been realised on a former inner city highway in an ever-changing urban area accommodating the biggest variety of Korean plant species and transforming it into a public 983-metre long park gathering 50 families of plants including trees, shrubs and flowers displayed in 645 tree pots, collecting around 228 species and sub-species. In total, the park will include 24,000 plants (trees, shrubs and flowers) that are newly planted many of which will grow to their final heights in the next decade. Read more


Sign up for our Newsletter.

Enter your email to receive our latest updates!