A unique interior, designed by Studio Pei-Zhu

December 26, 2011  |   Feature,   World
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A unique interior, designed by Studio Pei-Zhu for the Blur Hotel (now museum). Studio Pei Zhu is a young practice of under 40 employees based in Beijing.

Zhu used it as flooring for the building’s ground floor “digital carpet,” an idea that is similar to Zaha Hadid’s “urban carpet” at the Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art in Cincinnati, Ohio. Instead of being fashioned out of concrete like Hadid’s carpet, Zhu made it out of the gauzy FRP and projects electronic images on it. “I realized it also has the affect of a screen,” says Zhu. He also made internal pedestrian bridges out of the material, as it is strong enough to support people walking on it. Images are projected on the bridges as well.