gogoland pet community / informal design
Text description provided by architects. Located in the wild island community of Huizhou, gogoland is a pet-friendly public social space filled with a sense of history in the architecture and an inviting atmosphere. Its unique location in the neighborhood has been instrumental in establishing the brand. Through thoughtful design practices, the informal design integrates the human pet’s relationship with the surrounding natural environment, resulting in a natural social space themed as a pet paradise.
Pleasant running with local impressions. Light green decorations are adopted to enhance the overall ambiance of the space, echoing the vibrant brand colors scattered throughout like leaves. Starting with a touch of green at the entrance, design elements inspired by pet paws appear randomly throughout the space, symbolizing the footprints of pets running happily. The circle, as a visual symbol of the brand, becomes a design thread that connects the spaces. It is applied to various details such as door handles, corner guards, signs and boarding house air vents in an integrated manner.
A seamless experience of nature and architecture. The project has been converted from a previous hostel building owned by a rice wine factory. It is located amidst a cluster of old residential buildings. After the campus was renovated, the building remained vacant for a long time, serving as a temporary parking area for electric scooters. Inside the building, there is an open space, which together with the surrounding tall trees forms a magnificent green dome, providing an almost perfect natural environment. The design focuses on introducing natural light into the interior, creating a vastly experiential space that seamlessly blends nature and architecture. The walls of the building were knocked down to create a connection between the corridor in the southwest and the courtyard in the northeast, resulting in a complete outdoor garden. The primary functional rooms are reset to form a corridor that extends from the interior to the exterior. By extending the land outwards, the interior space integrates seamlessly with nature, seamlessly increasing the building’s overall volume.
Spatial speed, light and shadow in two. By utilizing the gentle slope of the entrance and the different viewpoints offered by the building’s facade, the line of sight moves smoothly from a high vantage point to a downward one, a narrow vantage point to a wider vantage point, and from near to distant. goes Away one. This intentional design creates a sense of ritual before entering the space, while also fostering a close connection with the surrounding neighborhood.
Light and shadow gently fill the interior over time, creating a sense of calm and warmth in this community space. The overhanging structure on the street frontage extends outwards, creating a semi-outdoor area that blends seamlessly with the sloping street. The inward extension of the overhang, along with the presence of exposed beams and pillars, adds a welcoming outdoor feel to the interior. The entrance is strategically set back to create a U-shaped foyer, creating an iconic identity and buffer between the entrance and the ramp. The pet social area is located directly in front of the entrance, while the pet service area is located to the left. To accommodate different local functions and opening times, the design team added three doors around the right pillar. These doors can be opened in different combinations to accommodate different operational requirements as well as the needs of pets and guests at any given time.
Function inside, design outside the box. All functional rooms are placed inside two rectangular boxes. The independent boxes, which are connected to both the interior and exterior, contain a bar counter, a kitchen, a storeroom, and a pet hotel. Additionally, the boxes include a cat grooming room, dog grooming room, dog hair dressing room and pet linen room. The box facade facing the street is designed to act as a reception area, creating an open and inclusive community environment. The area around the box remains in its former state, retaining its natural shape.
Glass partitions are incorporated into the box body to create complete separation between the pet social space and the pet service space, while maintaining a visual connection between the two zones. The design allows for a bright, open, and relatively free overall space, ensuring that each room enjoys natural light and ventilation and harmoniously blends in with the surrounding architectural and natural environment. be Both ends of the pet social space are covered by large glass partitions and folding glass doors. When these doors are fully opened, the adjacent garden immediately merges into an indoor activity area, inviting guests and pets to gaze at the quiet beauty of the garden and relax with human pets. Enjoys cozy relationships and basks in the warm sunlight below. Old trees in the yard
Architectural structure draped in sunlight. The existing architectural skin was preserved, complemented by a cement concrete floor and gray stone wall facing the street. The interior features a harmonious blend between warm marine plywood wall veneer and pure white textured paint. These skillfully selected materials seem to grow from the old house, nestled among greenery and bathed in sunlight. The natural weathering of the material over time enhances the structure of the building, harmoniously restoring the site’s past appearance. The building materials are presented authentically, creating an elegant and simple atmosphere.
Creating an ideal pet-friendly space. The furniture pieces are specially designed to create a soothing environment for pets, especially those who are visiting for the first time. Benches along the wall are supported by lamp stands, while leaving plenty of space underneath for puppies to find peace and quiet in unfamiliar surroundings. The space under the benches allows for unobstructed play, giving pets the freedom to roam and explore. All movable furniture pieces are carefully designed to maximize stability. Square tables, supported by four strong legs, provide a sense of security for people while they work or eat there. Additionally, this table includes small accessories placed in the corners, which can be used to leash dogs when needed.
The chairs are designed to resemble a comfortable den, with the option to attach an acrylic box underneath for temporary housing for cats and dogs. The sides of the chairs feature specially designed accessories including dog leashes and cup holders. The back of the chair is adjustable both fore and aft for flexible use on either side. Gogoland’s space is bright and filled with natural light, creating a welcoming and relaxing atmosphere. The design is both functional and friendly, ensuring a wonderful experience for all visitors. As a pet paradise, Gogoland is dedicated to constantly finding new ways to enhance the social lives of pets and people. It aims to provide an ideal community that meets the needs of contemporary pets and pet owners.