Rhubarb Binchotan is a great mixture of form and function colliding, but not overpowering each other.
There is clarity in every layer and although it might seem cumbersome upon initial viewing, there is a definite distinction of tiers and forms which seem to have been placed with intention. Each creator designed very unique shapes and played with shades and tones. Staying within such a limited color palate creates a dramatic feeling in each of them. In all of them there is a sense of meeting in the middle, as all the forms in some way converge inwards. I love the dense quality of all of these and how the mix of dark and light adds to that striking dynamic. None of these are tame. Even though they are limited in color they make a bold and strong impression on viewer.
Food by @JoseAndres at Minibar in Washington DC – “Rhubarb Binchotan”. A molecular gastronomy dessert that mimics Japanese white charcoal made from the ubame oak, made by dipping a freeze-dried rhubarb baton into black-tinted white chocolate, and dusted with cardamom ash.”
Architecture by @OnePlusPartnershipcinema interior Hubei Xiang Sheng Yin Xing Entertainment – Wushang Zhongyuan Mall International CinemaWuhan China – Wuhan China
“One Plus Partnership‘s Exploded cinema in Wuhan, China, won the Civic, Culture and Transport category at Inside Festival 2015.The Hong Kong-based interior design firm arranged angular blocks in different sizes and materials to create the impression that a huge explosion had taken place in the space. “We have all of these rectangular boxes at different scales for different spaces,” Lung explains in our latest movie from Inside Festival. “We wanted to create a big explosion. You can see all of these columns and pillars, they seem like they are falling apart.”
Lung says that the idea was to create a space that feels like it could be from a science-fiction film. “It has this futuristic look and we wanted to bring it to the extreme and make it really surreal,” she explains. “We used black and white because we want customers to focus on the form rather than a fancy colour.”
One Plus Partnership used large boxes to create the ticket booths, while smaller angled blocks were used to make everything from seating areas to washbasins.Most of the forms throughout the cinema are made from metal, but Lung says solid-surface material Corian was used for the ticket counters “because it’s easier to maintain.”
The walls and ceiling of the cinema auditorium itself are covered with thousands of blocks of sound-absorbing foam.”All the boxes are made of acoustic panels,” Lung says. “This acoustic material looks like felt, it’s very soft when you touch it. We used 1600 grey boxes in six different modules at different angles.”
Virginia Lung of One Plus Partnership. Copyright: Dezeen
Images courtesy of 2020 One Plus Partnership http://onepluspartnership.com/project/hubei-xiang-sheng-yin-xing-entertainment-wushang-zhongyuan-mall-international-cinema/