The design utilizes light to reveal the complexity and diversity of the space and to create a unique narrative of fluidity.

Project name: Gemdale · Casa Oia Sales Center
Firm Name: DAS Design
Completion time:
September 11, 2020
Area: 1,060 m2
Location: Beihai, China
Photography: Mconcept


The project is a property sales center located in Beihai, Guangxi, China. As one of the starting points of the Maritime Silk Road, Beihai has been witnessing the fusion and collision between Oriental and Western cultures, which add a sense of mystery to ancient roads. The design takes inspiration from local environment and cultural context, and at the same time extracts unique elements of mountain and sea,thereby creating a poetic space that resonates with users.

The design abstracts flowing ripples on the sea, and incorporates the form of sea water into the space via the rich changes of light and shadows. Visitors are encouraged to capture the moments where water surface ripples and to think about changes in life.


Without a fixed form, light produces an artistic atmosphere, and runs through edges and corners of the space in a natural manner. Mountains are enclosed by light, and the sea seems to be very close. Spatial expressions stimulate reflection and exploration, hence enhance the charm of the space.

Nature endows all things with a changing form. The project adopts minimalist design languages to narrate the rolling form of sea waves and translates it into an art installation, which shows dramatic visual effects and seems to shack off the shackles of spatial boundary.


The imagination about mountain and sea is the design thread that runs through the entire space. Light shines on rocks, and is refracted and extended by glass.

Starting with infinite imagination, the project explores the real color of life. The design extracts the simplistic and pure essence of deep-sea coral, to integrate the space with nature and awaken the true self.


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