Project Overview

This is a lifetime love letter from Louis Liou (contemporary Chinese designer) to Hangzhou and Greentown (Chinese real-estate developer). Cultures overlap while time merges here. It is no longer just representing the classics but re-creating for the Louis’s love letter for the century (project title). Buildings are containers of life, showcasing the blooming years of the modern era for those who have greatly experienced. In the long river of time, it replicates classic imprints. On a brick, a tile, and a door, which look that pages of a book of prosperity, one can look back at the magnificent silhouette of rare splendor.

Project Commissioner


Project Creator

Hangzhou Veryspace Interior Design Co., Ltd. & Hangzhou Classiccasa Furnishing Co., Ltd.

Project Brief

Western artistic values and Eastern historical heritage merge to interweave the radiant and colorful living scenarios of that era, which is exquisite, elegant and noble. Meanwhile, it attracts the most creative and passionate urban builders and the most poetically sentimental design masters of this era.

Designer Louis Liou bustled around Shanghai, Nanjing and Shenyang to study the buildings from the period of the Republic of China (1912-1949). Having immersed for days, he drew out a script, extracting a set of asymmetrical, geometric decorative line prototypes as the profoundest design vocabulary for the space. Extracting the most original part of historical connotations, each carpet pattern is customized with a three-dimensional checkerboard grid emitting the radiant light or the semi-circular color spectrum. All of them are classic symbols of the Art Deco era.

Project Innovation/Need

Under the market featuring the prevalence of the new Chinese style, the Louis’s love letter for the century has launched townhouses with the Republican style (the style of the Republic of China). The “Republican style,” with its all-embracing feature, is closer to the contemporary life. In addition, it reveals a greater cinematic sense, revealing that life can be bolder and more imaginative like Pegasus soaring through the skies.

Art Deco decorative art originated in France in the early twentieth century and flourished in the United States. Blending the exquisite craftsmanship and abundant materials of the time with the modernist style, Art Deco represents luxury, charm, and prosperity. The stylistic school emphasizes the tall, straight and artistic style of buildings, the perceptual beauty of the machine age, and the sensual organic lines of nature. Western artistic values and Eastern historical heritage merge to interweave the radiant and colorful living scenarios of that era, which is exquisite, elegant and noble. It represents exquisite craftsmanship, abundant forms, and a fusion of oriental humanistic sentiments.

Design Challenge

The Arts Déco Ferris wheel chandelier and marble table lamps circulate the sounds and colors of prosperity. It uses straight lines to build the spatial sequence, takes the pearl white as the main color, and occasionally embeds the light green wall tiles to run vertically with the high-grade gray marble floor tiles. Under the light overhead lighting, they are just like two silent Go masters playing against each other. The rich spatial scenarios have also extended the edges of imagination.

The hard material of the white gray patterned marble showcase countertop and the elegant ivory white upholstered sofa have simultaneously created a confrontation between reality and fiction, adding a full and intense dramatic tension to the collection area.

The space interwoven by the black and the white is an artistic rhapsody of a poet of spatial narration. The open scale has magnified the vision infinitely. The black and white patterned marble tea table, the ice blue coffee table, the bronze cigarette table, and the black glass round table appear in turn. Like the rhapsody of a poem, the space features opening and closing at will while the pattern is characterized by self control in being free or restrained, with chaos in tranquility, and introspection immersed in modernity. Multiple architectural contexts are interweaving like various dreams.


The designer uses the "place spirit" in architectural phenomenology to interpret this design, which advocates low carbon life style. The formation of space is accompanied by the integration of people, architecture, and nature. It is a complete context, a rich emotional line, and a playful chapter. It is a departure as well as a return; and it is a new beginning as well as an old heritage; here is a reunion with the past and an encounter with oneself.

This award celebrates innovative and creative building interiors with consideration given to space creation and planning, furnishings, finishes and aesthetic presentation. Consideration also given to space allocation, traffic flow, building services, lighting, fixtures, flooring, colours, furnishings and surface finishes.
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