Luo Studio Transforms a Warehouse into a Medicinal-Plant Mecca in Jiaozuo, China
Using local pine, Luo Studio transformed a warehouse into a medicinal-plant mecca, simultaneously building green and revitalizing industry in Jiaozuo, China.
Isometric CAD renderings model the latticelike shelves, inspired by centuries-old bamboo weaving techniques, Luo Studio created for the Yuntai Ice Chrysanthemum Industry Park, an outlet for ice chrysanthemum medicinal products in an existing building in Jiaozuo, China.
Thin, 2-inch-wide ribbons of locally sourced, inexpensive pine were bent into shape by hand. They were then bolted to an iron framework.
The resulting structure was attached directly to the building’s steel armature creating a canopy with corridors below it.
The 17-foot-tall canopy system nearly fills the 6,500-square-foot industrial building, its handmade quality nodding to how each piece of ice chrysanthemum is manually picked, dried, and baked by villagers (much of this industry disrupted in the last two years by COVID-19 and flooding); the 12 local varieties displayed here are for tour groups and distributors to browse before participating in livestream auctions. Like the canopy, the freestanding display units are also pine.
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