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Illusionary Striped House by Wutopia Lab

A striped house by Wutopia Lab architects is a tourism information centre in Qinhuangdao, China, designed for a company Arnaya that wished to revamp its concierge room near the offices. The pavilion was covered with semi-transparent glass to achieve an effect of a translucent box. It was then surrounded with a solid wall so that an inner courtyard hides between the two layers.

Inspired by the ocean nearby, the sea-striped pattern on the elevation make a reference to famous sailor shirts. The stripes create an optical illusion and soften the solid shape of the building. A small rounded window in the construction enhances the whimsical effect.

striped house wutapia lab

striped house wutapia lab

“This has become a newly formed antithesis, that evokes a certain giddiness that leads you to the sea,” said architects of the project.

striped house wutapia lab

striped house wutapia lab

striped house wutapia lab

striped house wutapia lab

striped house wutapia lab

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