Whilst BIBU is promoted as a “pet store” it is actually considerably additional. It is an entire pet-care and pet-pampering surroundings, strategically answering the contact of the younger generations to provide the solutions and products their pampered animals have to have. In addition to retailing pets, pet supplies and foods, BIBU includes also a veterinary clinic and healthcare facility, and services for pet boarding, spa, grooming and schooling.
The designers of the two-stage, 630 sq.-metre (6,781 sq. ft) shop are Guangchou-based mostly A person Good Day Studio & Partners, a (ofD), an architecture and structure company set up in 2013.
Direct architect Bounce Lee with structure crew associates Chun-jie He and Yong-jie Lao drew inspiration for the upscale undertaking from American filmmaker Stan Kubric’s legendary 1968 sci-fi film 2001:A Room Odyssey.
The façade of the retail store that is found in the substantial-conclude condo creating, Gaode Mansion, is a content and welcoming shiny blue sq. that quickly appeals to awareness. With its rounded openings it resembles a 1950s appliance, most likely a radio, fridge or Tv. It also heralds the retro milieu of the interior.
On the floor ground, ideal at the entrance, ofD positioned a social location, a café referred to as DOPPIO by La Moitié the place the Area Odyssey-concept is the most obvious. The white tiled floor, the futuristic furniture pieces positioned far from each individual other, and the total experience of place, light and whiteness are all aspect of this retrofuturist impression, the upcoming of the past. The layout business has labored with La Moitié just before, so the relationship with that brand arrived in a natural way.
The second-ground consists of the pet healthcare facility and clinic the place cleanliness is the main need. But even there, in the standard whiteness, the Area Odyssey-topic is palpable in the, muted colors, smoky metal and abundance of lights fixtures.
The two-stage area, while divided evidently into sections that independent the several solutions, is connected by an open up atrium that provides the viewpoint from which a person can really value however yet another facet of the Place Odyssey theme, the rounded sorts of the challenge.
From the spiralling stairs to partitions, lights fixtures and home windows, everything is rounded. This also consists of all corners as there are no sharp angles in BIBU, which of class is also good for the attendees, the pampered animals.
The all round color plan is muted white with forest green and robin’s-egg blue as accents and with white tiles and darkish picket panels covering the flooring.
The Gaode Mansion is located in the main space of Guangzhou, next to the K11 Art Mall and the International Economic Centre. Tuija Seipell
Photographs by yuuuunstudio