anySCALE Studio signs the interior design of  UNI_JOY shop.

anySCALE Studio signs the interior design of UNI_JOY shop.

📅30 Luglio 2019, 16:33

Located on the 4th floor of the Joy City shopping mall in the Chaoyang district of Beijing, UNI_JOY brings a whole new twist on what it means to shop.

UNI_JOY Chaoyang designed by anySCALE

Designed by anySCALE, this innovative live events space brings dance club elements such as a bar, DJ table, and lighting displays not found in other more traditional shopping malls. With its unique design elements, it is a special section of the mall that aims to bring a completely new shopping experience.

In the midst of urban and rap culture-inspired clothing vendors with event programs and music by Modern Sky, the dance club atmosphere is an attractive lure to not only bring in young shoppers but keep them around to stay. What other mall space lets you have a drink and dance?

UNI_JOY Chaoyang designed by anySCALE

Design leader Karin Hepp had the idea to create a unique space which would inspire the imagination and make one feel that they are no longer on Earth but floating in outer space. To replicate this feeling, the aluminum foam was the only material utilized in the beginning. Hanging displays of clothing and artwork were also initially used to add to this floating feeling. In the final build, aluminum paneling, the live DJ, bar, and LED lighting elements were primarily used.

The aluminum paneling was of particular importance as the team had the idea of creating a grey-only mall surface. This created an interesting frame for each shop so that the colorful vendors and products would have a higher focus by the consumer. The aluminum material itself is air-blown and sourced from Canada, the same light-yet-sturdy material used in airplanes. The flooring is laid out in a terrazzo style while light slots were installed in the ceiling. Illuminated and colorful LED screens are also used to pop out from these neutral backgrounds and attract the eye to certain focal points, such as the retail stores and the DJ table.

UNI_JOY Chaoyang designed by anySCALE

Besides the live events area, the anySCALE team also designed the pop-up shop which added to the limited-time offer buying appeal. The shop was created with a high color contrast by using a rose-pink splash over white hues. Positive and negative folded walls were additionally employed to display the products contained therein.

Client: JoyCity
Location: Beijing
Area: 1,800 sqm
Design team: Karin Hepp, Eason Wang
Photos: Xia Zhi

anySCALE Architecture Design

anySCALE is a company with deep roots in Asian philosophy, and at the same time with a strong glimpse into the future. Besides brilliant architectural concepts, spaces created by the design company bring not only attractive façades and interiors but become in the end spaces to inspire, full of energy, functional and a step ahead into future technologies. The design company anySCALE is a bright example of a company that makes it all real. 

The three anySCALE founders share the same values and take a challenge of any scale. Together they have built the multi-faceted team: pure lines and clean considered details of the design taste by Andreas, Tom’s constant search for optimization and staying ahead of the game with the element of surprise into the projects, sophistication and high class of Karin help to read a client’s mind and translate those ideas into reality. 

Implying technological solutions, anySCALE is more flexible and open-minded, they constantly face new market requirements and develop themselves for future challenges. The value is not only in the aesthetic beauty and architectural/design idea, but it is also in harmony in all.

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