originally founded in korea, race club by china-based j.h architecture studio is a club that introduces a new definition of dance floor experience to its hometown west lake, china. the club is an immersive experience where people get lost between curvy stainless steel walls, holograms and LED lights.
all images courtesy of j.h architecture studio
j.h architecture studio used stainless steel as wall coverings. when the night falls, the steel walls gradually reflect the tangerine lighting, giving the effect of burning flames. the metals with random fluctuation are like moving crusts cutting the space into pieces with red coming out of it. people passing by will stop for this changing of landform instill.
figures of the people in the club are reflected in the ‘lake’ on the ceiling of lobby. fluid walls and hidden plants make the club a hidden natural scene in the concrete jungle. the lobby connects all the travelers in this city and lures them into a deeper dream. as clubgoers walk deeper into the club, they will experience a noise reduction aisle where the sound is more controlled than the rest of the areas. each space is dominated by diverse lighting colors setting different moods across the club.
on the dancefloor, there are no sofas or high chairs for sitting. the designers decided to form areas from steel, without seats, encouraging young clubbers to spread their energy of dancing. the main materials used are cement, stainless steel, frosted glass, marble, mirrors, and led lights. the spaces gives visitors a futuristic feel where curvy forms reflect lights everywhere around.
name: RACE CLUB
designers: j.h architecture studio
location: hang zhou, west lake, china
area: 450 sqm
construction group: mr .zhong
edited by: yasmina karam | designboom