Guanhu Sales Center

This project is about exploring the boundary between the near and the far, and finding the balance between nature and the bustling city. It is a space that enables people to get close to nature while immersing themselves in artistic interior scenes.

ONE-CU Interior Design Lab adopted dramatic and artistic expressions to interpret the relationship between the spiritual world and natural environment, intending to guide people to live a cozy life close to nature. Artworks in the space are used as a medium to communicate inner languages.

The project is situated at a plot which boasts enchanting lake view, isolated from the bustling downtown area. Taking advantage of the natural surroundings, the design team endeavoured to build a space that integrates with mountains and water.

Functional areas are scattered throughout the space, generating a smooth and clear circulation. The designers well balanced the relationship between the implicit and explicit, and also incorporated the unknown and interaction into the layout, in order to leave more space for imagination. The interaction between people and static items stimulated by the unknown can inject vitality into the space.

The foyer features a beige hue and blank surfaces, which produce a simplistic spatial tone. Marbles with grains and wooden art installations were brought in to alleviate the empty feeling of the expansive space. Items in the space are connected with nature and art. Only when interacting with people can they start playing a role.

The full-height partitions generate an implicit sense of aesthetics while showcasing magnificence. The passageway is partly hidden, attracting visitors to explore the space inside.

Many elements in the space embody natural forms and textures. The wooden art installation at the corner shows a primitive and free tension, while the curved black partition beside it draws on the form of densely growing bamboo. In addition, the artwork suspended from the ceiling looks like floating clouds. Those details are impressive, which continuously enrich the scenes and experiences.

The shared space is defined by openness and integration. A shelf full of artworks and books are erected in the space, functioning as part of the wall and making a difference to visual effects. The light hues balance the massiveness of architectural structures, and also enrich the sense of layering of the space. The water bar is closely connected to the resting area and negotiation area, together forming a socializing anchor point.

Featuring artistic aesthetics and minimalism, the space stimulates people to interact with nature. The window blinds reveal part of the outside scenery, and immerse the visitors in the beauty of nature. The entire wall in the in-depth negotiation area is highlighted by books and artworks, without any other adornments. The sunken structure breaks the empty feeling while also enriching visual experiences. Moreover, the circular seating booth provides different angles of view. With the fireplace at the middle, this area offers a warm and pleasant atmosphere for talk.

The mountains in the distance loom out of the mist, while the residences nearby exude a romantic artistic ambience and an intimate living atmosphere that heals the mind. The project conveys a lifestyle where people can stroll around mountain shades, stay away from the hustle and bustle of the city and coexist with nature in harmony. It provides a pure environment, guiding modern urbanites to explore the ideal living experiences in their mind.

Project Title
Guiyang Vanke · Guanhu Sales Center
Guiyang, China
Completion Date
May 2020
Gross Floor Area (GFA)
1,000 square metres
Walton Design & Consulting Engineering Co., Ltd.
Interior Designer
ONE-CU Interior Design Lab
Landscape design

Landscape: YIMA BENTENG, XUEER, Jin Weiqi