IDPA Japan Design Award

2024 International Design Pioneer Award | Japan Tokyo

T.SPACE in shanghai aged villa

by Tong Zhang

Projet Description

The office of T.Space is located in the heart of the former French Concession in Middle Huaihai Road, Shanghai. We feel that traditional office buildings are too commercial, while the European-style humanistic alleyways and old houses still retain a sense of tranquility amidst the hustle and bustle of the city center. Here, we can find the taste of old Shanghai, we can feel the change of seasons and the strong smell of fireworks, and we also hope to integrate modern design elements and concepts in this old house to start our story.
The house where the studio is located was built in 1941 and was listed as an outstanding historical protection building in Shanghai in 1994. It is located on the first floor of a three-story house with poor infrastructure due to its nearly 80 years of history. The interior is divided into two spaces: an office area and a pantry, with a total area of about 30 square meters, and an entry garden of more than 30 square meters.
Respecting and loving this old house, we have preserved the original structure of the building and many old objects full of age, while mixing new and modern design techniques to create a sense of time and space.
The sun rises and sets, the morning sun and evening sun; the seasons alternate and the years change.
The four seasons in the old house are the ideal model of happiness.
In spring, we can hear the sound of flowers blooming, see the light and shade playing, and feel the vigor of life in every spring breeze.
Summer flowers bloom and come to life. The pipal on the tree slowly begins to mature and bear fruit.
Autumn rhythms tantalize, and the fallen leaves all over the ground add a different kind of color to the courtyard.
In the warm winter sun, you can enjoy the sunshine in the courtyard and enjoy the scenery and chat.

Tong Zhang

Founded in 2019, our studio is located in a century-old house under sycamore trees in Shanghai, hence named Tonghua Space, which means painting your exclusive space with us.
Founder Tong Zhang, with 10 years of design experience and international vision, leads a team always committed to providing personalized full-project design and implementation services for private homes and commercial spaces, each case strives to achieve the level of works, so far has more than 100 sets of project experience, and has won more than 30 domestic and international design awards.
Representative Awards.
2022 IAI Global Design Award Residential Space Gold Award
2021 The 10th Nesting Award Professional Gold Award
2021 DNA Design WINNER Award, Paris, France
2021 Silver Award of MUSE Design Awards, USA
2021 Taiwan TINTA Golden Residence Award Winner
2021 China Youth Design 12 Works
2021 Golden Residence Award Top 10 Living Space Designers
2021 IDA Honorable Mention Award, USA
2021 Best Residential Space Design Award for New Life of Old House
2021 Cotton Tree Award Outstanding Modern Space Design
2021 Baidu Xinju Award National Top 50
2020 The Best Large House Design of the Year Award
2020 East China Design Top 150 Award
2020 I'm going to Milan National Outstanding Designer TOP10
2020 PChouse Award Private House Design BEST00
2020 Top 100 Designers of the Year 2020
2020 Yidou Sugar 2020 Warmest Designer Award
2019 M+ China High-end Interior Design
Competition China TOP100
2019 M+ China High-end Interior Design Competition Best Style Design Award
2018 40UNDER40 China Design Outstanding Youth
2018 Builder Award Ideal Kitchen Gold Award

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