50% Cloud Artists Lounge

CCD/Cheng Chung Design completed an architectural masterpiece with brick, intentional natural lighting and a unique experience at 50% Cloud Artists Lounge.

  • area / size 5,920 sqft
  • Year 2020
  • Location Mile City, China,
  • Type Restaurant,
  • This project is a restaurant located in Dongfengyun Town, where the local artist Luo Xu conceived several groups of distinctive red brick buildings.

    The restaurant is situated in a building named “50%Cloud”, which follows the design languages of red brick architectural complexes designed by Luo Xu while at the same time subtly incorporating Art Deco Style to maintain its own unique identity. Without a single steel bar or nail, this “utopia” built on red soil is completely composed of local red bricks and blends into nature.

    The building looks like a mega art installation and half of a cloud that undulates in the sky. It features solid facades, curved contours and volumes set at staggering heights.

    CCD pays attention to the design of the building entrance in every project, this one is no exception. Inspired by the terrace in Yunnan Province, CCD ingeniously took advantage of the architectural form and gave it a new look.

    The interior space extends the natural curves of the exteriors, characterized by large-span arches and lofty ceilings. Round openings are carved out on roofs, in order to let daylight filter in. Natural light sources throughout the building are evenly distributed, and people in it can feel the interplay of daylight and cloud shadows.

    Light is an essential element in the space. CCD guides, plays with light, and cleverly brings it into the building, where guests can experience the change of light in every minute.

    All design elements are arranged based on light and under skylights. Natural light tells the passage of time throughout the day, and creates diversified spatial experiences.

    CCD team extracts the curved lines of the building and applies them to the entire interior space. Every article in the space is an artwork. The curved steel panel at the entrance leads guests to enter the interior, while adding an artistic touch to the space and evoking imagination as well.

    Besides, the thriving greenery inside enlivens the dining atmosphere. Natural light casts onto rough bricks, which are well matched with soft lighting and tasteful furnishings, together producing an environment that encourages guests to interact with space and nature. The overall interior design turns dining into fantastic multi-sensory experiences.

    The pixelated sculpture draws inspiration from the tourist attraction “Buddha Hand” in Mile City. The woven artwork looks likes a human head, which symbolizes the wisdom of local people. In addition, the abstract “cloud” sculpture implies infinite combinations and possibilities.

    Design: CCD/Cheng Chung Design
    Photography: courtesy of CCD