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GreyOffice

An architecture and interior design practice based in Shanghai, China.

GreyOffice engages in creating adaptive space in a hyper materialized social condition in which urban space is facing challenge of constant change.


We synthesize new types1 of spaces that respond to the most current social, economic and environmental conditions through investigation into existing types. We materialize the spatial prototypes through experimentation of the mundane materials2. We realize the projects in collaboration with talents from different disciplines3. We emphasize the importance of designing across different scales4. Ultimately, we strive for creating opportunities for new means and different means of living and working.


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    Sun Residence

    2018

    Sun Residence is a single-family house located at suburb of Chengdu. With the surrounding residential buildings overlooking at the site and client’s demand of common space for family gathering, GreyOffice aims at inserting a structure with a screen system that offers both privacy and inner gathering space.

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    National Concert Hall in Vilnius

    2019

    GreyOffice participated in the design competition for the Lithuanian National Concert Hall.Sitting on the top of Tauras Hill Park along a key cultural axis in Lithuania’s capital city, the proposed National Concert Hall takes advantage of the crucial urban condition and transforms the Park Slope into a new civic center - a Concert Hall that relinks the urban fabrics and unlocks the urban potential.

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    JNBYHOME’s Apartment

    2018

    Commissioned by Chinese brand JNBYHOME, this project aims at creating a new type of lifestyle retail by utilizing the layout of a 16th century house. Inspired by Robin Evan's criticism on modern domestic space, GreyOffice seeks a more interactive domestic space by converting a conventional modern apartment layout into four sequential chambers: the "foyer", the "living room", the "walk-in closet", and the "bedroom".

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    ITO Luggage Store

    2018

    GreyOffice is commissioned by the award-winning Chinese luggage case brand ITO to design their first retail in China. GreyOffice came up with a flexible system with typical details and material palate that adapt into different site conditions. Wrapped the shop boundary with an array of full height acrylic tubes, the shop front tries to evoke the pattern on the luggage case. The acrylic tubes also create different degrees of transparency and reflection of the luggage case. They are placed into stainless-steel slots that are lit up from both the top and the bottom.


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    JNBYHOME’s Shop

    2019

    GreyOffice was commissioned to design JNBYHOME’s new store in Hangzhou. Taking inspiration from the brand’s original design process on textile and daily objects, GreyOffice turns a shopping mall retail into a “Maker’s Grocery Store” which contains four spaces of different functions, the “front yard”, the “maker’s studio”, the “bedroom” and the “wardrobe”. The store imagines a space where a maker lives and sells the beloved products.


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    T-B-H -A Mini IKEA

    2019

    GreyOffice collaborates with Chinese lifestyle brand The Beast and designs a new concept store for its new label T-B-H targeting on millennial customers. GreyOffice seeks a vibrant and flexible shop space using banal and economic industrial materials. The store takes a concept of making a mini Ikea space decorated with 60s’ retro color palette. With a distinctive eggshell color space for the entrance and a vast white market space, the store features the fusion of industrial materials, eye-catching color combination and flexible merchandizing.

  • Project
  • Client
  • Project Type
  • Location
  • Size
  • Year
  • JNBYHOME’s Shop
  • JNBYHOME
  • Retail
  • Hangzhou
  • 100m2
  • 2019
  • JNBYHOME’s Apartment
  • JNBYHOME
  • Retail
  • Hangzhou
  • 100m2
  • 2018
  • T-B-H -A Mini IKEA
  • BEAST
  • Retail
  • Shanghai
  • 300m2
  • 2019
  • ITO Luggage Store
  • ITO
  • Retail
  • Shanghai
  • 30m2
  • 2018
  • National Concert Hall in Vilnius
  • Competition
  • Public
  • Lithuania
  • 18000m2
  • 2019
  • Sun Residence
  • Private
  • Residential
  • Chengdu
  • 600m2
  • 2018
  • Yinchuan Boutique Hotel
  • Private
  • Hospitality
  • Yinchuan
  • 7000m2
  • 2021
  • TRIPVOICER Hotel
  • Private
  • Hospitality
  • Chengdu
  • 1500m2
  • 2020
  • Moganshan Villa Hotel
  • Private
  • Hospitality
  • Moganshan
  • 60m2
  • 2019
  • Papamama Kid's Club
  • Papamama
  • Community
  • Hangzhou
  • 2000m2
  • 2019
  • For Good Office
  • GreenTown
  • Office
  • Hangzhou
  • 1000m2
  • 2019
  • Ms MIN Magazine Cart
  • Ms MIN
  • POP-UP
  • Shanghai
  • 0m2
  • 2018
  • Ms MIN Store
  • Ms MIN
  • Retail
  • Shanghai
  • 100m2
  • 2018
  • Ms MIN Pop-up Store
  • Ms MIN
  • Pitch
  • Shanghai
  • 100m2
  • 2018
  • Z Pop-up Store
  • Zhongxuegao
  • Pitch
  • Shanghai
  • 0m2
  • 2018
  • Longwai Robotic Restaurant
  • Longwai
  • Pitch
  • Shanghai
  • 100m2
  • 2018
  • JNBYHOME’s Shop
  • JNBYHOME
  • Retail
  • Hangzhou
  • 100m2
  • 2019
  • JNBYHOME’s Apartment
  • JNBYHOME
  • Retail
  • Hangzhou
  • 100m2
  • 2018
  • T-B-H -A Mini IKEA
  • BEAST
  • Retail
  • Shanghai
  • 300m2
  • 2019
  • ITO Luggage Store
  • ITO
  • Retail
  • Shanghai
  • 30m2
  • 2018
  • National Concert Hall in Vilnius
  • Competition
  • Public
  • Lithuania
  • 18000m2
  • 2019
  • Sun Residence
  • Private
  • Residential
  • Chengdu
  • 600m2
  • 2018
  • Yinchuan Boutique Hotel
  • Private
  • Hospitality
  • Yinchuan
  • 7000m2
  • 2021
  • TRIPVOICER Hotel
  • Private
  • Hospitality
  • Chengdu
  • 1500m2
  • 2020
  • Moganshan Villa Hotel
  • Private
  • Hospitality
  • Moganshan
  • 60m2
  • 2019
  • Papamama Kid's Club
  • Papamama
  • Community
  • Hangzhou
  • 2000m2
  • 2019
  • For Good Office
  • GreenTown
  • Office
  • Hangzhou
  • 1000m2
  • 2019
  • Ms MIN Magazine Cart
  • Ms MIN
  • POP-UP
  • Shanghai
  • 0m2
  • 2018
  • Ms MIN Store
  • Ms MIN
  • Retail
  • Shanghai
  • 100m2
  • 2018
  • Ms MIN Pop-up Store
  • Ms MIN
  • Pitch
  • Shanghai
  • 100m2
  • 2018
  • Z Pop-up Store
  • Zhongxuegao
  • Pitch
  • Shanghai
  • 0m2
  • 2018
  • Longwai Robotic Restaurant
  • Longwai
  • Pitch
  • Shanghai
  • 100m2
  • 2018

Services

GreyOffice offers creative architectural and interior design services with focus on developing the new types of space, application of mundane material, seamless collaborating with different disciplines and working across different scales. Each project is navigated through the following processes — Creative Consultation, Research & Development, Design.


Founder - Ian Wang

Ian Wang received his Bachelor of Environments with honors from University of Melbourne, and a Master of Architecture from Columbia University. He is the recipient of Global Scholarship from University of Melbourne, and his design thesis was published at Sparkle journal in 2012. Prior to the founding of GreyOffice, Wang gained extensive experience from Australia, Germany, Japan, China, and the United States. Wang had worked at multiple internationally renowned offices including Kengo Kuma and Associates in Tokyo, Lissoni Associati’s New York office, and Neri and Hu in Shanghai. The projects he oversaw received multiple international awards. His installation was also invited to exhibit at Figment Festival in New York.

An architecture and interior design practice based in Shanghai, China.

GreyOffice engages in creating adaptive space in a hyper materialized social condition in which urban space is facing challenge of constant change.


We synthesize new types1 of spaces that respond to the most current social, economic and environmental conditions through investigation into existing types. We materialize the spatial prototypes through experimentation of the mundane materials2. We realize the projects in collaboration with talents from different disciplines3. We emphasize the importance of designing across different scales4. Ultimately, we strive for creating opportunities for new means and different means of living and working.