MEEM HOUSE: The site is located on the second floor of the Wangfujing Mall, measuring 20-meter square with a vast area of 400 square meters, with no partition walls. Following the previous plan layout, it can accommodate 5 small side-stores of 20㎡ each and 3 big stores of 100㎡ each. With no touch to the ceiling, we utilized a light steel structure with hidden weights under the floor as a self-supporting framework. The steel structure, strictly controlled by a 1-meter grid module, not only serves as the structural elements but also defines the spatial form and lighting system. With one subtle action, the shape of the form is constructed.
The site is divided into a narrow left side and a square right side by a 4-meter-wide main passageway. The left side is adjacent to the mall atrium and features a narrow layout of 20 meters in length and a usable width of only 2.2 meters. This space serves as the auxiliary functional area of the gallery, where we placed the cashier area, watch repair, appraisal and storage room, following the requirements of circulation flow. To organize the large space of 20-meter square on the right side, we created a windmill-shaped plan layout encircling with the center of the sloping-roof gallery, incorporating the main entrance, fitting rooms, a art-toy showroom, and four single-brand exclusive showrooms.