This beautiful passage in a public annex building in Wuxi, China, was designed by Prism Design and has been recently opened to the public. As the main building, where the passage leads to, has a concept based on Japanese culture, Prism wanted to use the image of a full-grown bamboo forrest prominently in the space, continuing the reference to traditional Japanese design and culture. The project had limited budget, time, and space within the annex building, causing Prism to take on a minimal approach in its design. Inspired by the concept of visual infinity they decided to create the illuminated passage of twenty meters, using only a limited amount of the total space and creating a clear focus on their enhancement to the space. As the rest of the room is dimly lit the beautiful passage “seeks to extent to infinity in a finite world.”
Prism Design is a Shanghai-based architecture and design studio, which was founded in 2009 by Tomohiro Katsuki and since opened offices in Beijing and Japan. Katsuki had worked in architectural design in various disciplines for many years before he started Prism. These areas of work ranged from interior design, product design, and exhibition design: from commercial spaces, hospitality, residential, health and wellness bars, to restaurants, retail and office design. The team of Prism is composed of a group of creative people from different backgrounds, working together in an ongoing cultural exchange. All work carried out by the studio searches for a strong design identity, based on thorough research.
The ambition in all their work is to produce innovative design and find extension of the parameters of architecture and design.
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