Huaiyan Club Finds Substance in Black

July 14, 2022

Black is the darkest color, mysterious yet cool. It represents diverse meaning in different cultures. As an extreme tone, black is quite impressive and contagious. It’s often used as a medium to express the reverence and yearning for the universe, and creates an illusion that transcends reality.

Designed by AD Architecture, Huaiyan Club is a restaurant sited inside a waterfront building in the centre of the World Park City, located in Manfu New Area, Nanbu County, Nanchong. It is the first cultural tourism complex that integrates cultural, tourism, commerce, business and residence in the county, positioned to be a hub for business, entertainment and cultural pursuits.

Here, geometric structures shape the form of the space, and create illusionary spatial expressions to evoke rich sensory experiences. The interchange between geometric structures and the black tone produces an illusionary atmosphere, stimulating people to explore the elegant, confident and mysterious space.


Oriental quintessence is incorporated into the space, which goes beyond superficial elements. Engaging structural expressions fill the space, highlighting charming light and shadow effects. Oriental aesthetics and spirit are perfectly blended into the mysterious spatial atmosphere to create quiet and secluded dining experiences.



In addition to creating a calming atmosphere in the space, AD Architecture intended to balance it with a relaxing and pleasing vibe. For that purpose, the design team resorted to structural forms and lighting to create a sense of uncertainty, which adds calmness of the space. Throughout, curves produce a fluid space. Suspended structures and slanting blocks create a sense of instability and lightness in the space to bring new perspective to the space.





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