Inside a Futuristic Office With River Views in Guangdong, China

2022 Best of Year Winner for Small Corporate Office

This 10,000-square-foot, floor-through workplace boasts 360-degree scenic views of Guangdong’s stately Qianshan River. Inspired by the course of the river, and nicknamed the “stream office,” Kris Lin International Design‘s concept for the project emphasizes fluidity, with curved contours delineating private workstations and flex space. Dark carpet, pale hardwood, glass, and stainless steel juxtapose light and depth throughout. The standout move is an ultra-modern spiral partition that emerges from the bar countertop in the atrium, facilitating impromptu employee confabs and drawing sight lines across the futuristic open office. “Compared with linear block shapes,” design director Kris Lin notes, “curved forms have the emotional power of flow, tension, fusion, and freedom.”

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Kris Lin International Design: kris lin; anda yang

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