Chinese architect Joey Ho treated his client’s property developments as an individual “art piece” and created a state-of-the-art establishment to strategically house more than one particular project. “Arthouse” is thus constructed in Hangzhou with project-art galleries on the first two floors and a café/bar on the third.
A combination of abstract angular architectural elements are inserted into the framework which enhances a stronger bond between the exhibition area and public space within the gallery. Vertical installations in geometric state are constructed to fill up the void in the interior. The introduction of fragmented installations of small triangles are placed around where exhibits live. When creating this masterpiece, Ho aimed to "break the boundary, edge or limitation of art pieces, hence, encourage an intimate relationship between space and people."
Photography: Wu Yong Chang