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HEYTEA LAB at The MixC Xiamen — A Space Featuring a Slanting Aesthetic by MOC DESIGN OFFICE

The transparent space brings in ample daylight and reveals the slanting ceiling on 2F

Located in the commercial hub of Xiamen Island, the project is a flagship store of HEYTEA, China's leading tea drink brand. Based on characteristics of the open two-storey architectural space, MOC DESIGN OFFICE created bottom-up oblique order within it, which accommodates various possibilities for urban life and socializing.


Photographed by ArchiTranslator

Main entrance

Dynamic surfaces

The store is situated at the street corner, and is enclosed by two glass curtain walls which form a right angle. The transparent glass opens the interior to the outside and enhances its interaction with outdoor pedestrians.

The overall space features modern geometric forms, simple, austere materials and hues, as well as an ambience that combines spirit and artistic style. Large areas of interior surfaces are covered with concrete and gold stainless steel, which present strong contrast of textures. Black baked finish is applied to details, helping to strike a balance and add a modern touch to the space. Besides, gold stainless steel is extended to the staircase installation, which appears more flexible and dynamic under the soft light and becomes a visual highlight in the space.