World’s first venue designed to introduce the artform Tai Chi to a younger demographic. At risk of being forgotten, the center showcases Tai Chi as a cool activity like Yoga, conveying its culture. The floorplan represents 2 opposing forces: Yin and Yang. Yang space, receiving the most sunlight, accommodates group training sessions, while Yin space, subdued, caters to holistic treatments. As Tai Chi is practiced in parks during the morning, Yang simulates this via daylighting, modulated by smart lighting. Balance space is for mingling, achieving a state of centrality for trainers and students.
Adrian Chan Design & Research Office (ADRO) is a studio that strives for aesthetic and usage ingenuity in the realm of the interior.
We define ingenuity as inventive moves that embrace the opportunities of a project to reach an exceptional outcome. Aesthetic as a fundamental need for humans to be in contact with beauty in their spatial environment. Usage as the performative qualities of space.
We have completed commercial and residential projects in the US, Hong Kong and Japan, all of which are informed by the human condition, well-being, and local and international contextual narratives.
Iconic Awards 2021 Innovative Architecture - Winner
A'Design Award 2020 - Winner
Dezeen Award 2020 - Long-list