CHAO is a boutique-style renovation hotel located in the
bustling downtown Beijing. We use a diversified space
strategy to present the historical charm and vitality of times.
In contrary with the cold architectural style, the entrance
doorway design chooses low temperature warm yellow light
to attract passengers with the warmth. Lighting design for
public space also breaks traditional boundaries. The pixel-
like fabric ceiling design has become the focus. Through the
linear backlight treatment, the entire ceiling floats up
forming a post-modernist painting. Sunlight Hall is the most
chic space: lighting designs for simplicity, avoiding
destruction of the top space’s permeability. There is no
downlight used in the architectural ceiling. The space
aesthetics is fully revealed by wall luminaires on both sides
which provide an impressive range of possibilities for a
variety of events or art exhibitions.