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Interior Design (MA)

Painting and Antique Restoration Center

Nettleham Hall, an old building surrounded by farmland and hedgerows, is about to undergo a magnificent makeover. Despite a devastating fire and years of neglect, the ruins of the hall still hold fragments of its former grandeur. Taking advantage of Lincolnshire's tranquil setting and artistic heritage, the vision was to transform the hall into a center for the restoration of paintings and antiques. In addition to restoration work and craftsmanship, the renovated space will provide areas for recreation, offices, exhibitions, education in restoration techniques, and community events, breathing new life into this historic site while celebrating local arts and crafts traditions.For these broken items, we seek the cooperation of the antique market, which will be considered a useless burden, or recycle them after they are restored or creatively designed in a new way.

This center is a place where they can be safely stored. The site will be designed to house books, paintings, photographs, dyed fabrics, and other two-dimensional products, which will be sorted and processed to ensure their preservation and storage.

In addition to storage and preservation, the exhibition center and gallery together will serve as an educational center for local residents. It will provide an educational and active environment for visitors, showing them the workflow. The ultimate goal is to bring these meaningful old objects back to light, to make their existence more meaningful, and to allow people to continue to carry fond memories with them.

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MA 2022.9-2023.6 Royal College of Art

BA 2014.9-2018.6 Lu Xun Academy of Fine Arts, Environmental Art Design.

Work experience:

Beijing Qingshang Architectural Design Institute, four-sided space studio.


Lu Xun Academy of Fine Arts 2016-2017 academic year second-class scholarship

The three-dimensional composition "Out of the Maze" of Lu Xun Academy of Fine Arts was collected by the school

Lu Xun Academy of Fine Arts 2015-2016 Second Prize Scholarship

Lu Xun Academy of Fine Arts 2015 Red Memory Sketch Gold Award

Lu Xun Academy of Fine Arts 2014-2015 third-class scholarship

Yuhan is from Harbin, China. She has been engaged in the study and work of environmental art design and interior direction since 2014. During her work, she participated in the renovation of old buildings and became very interested in the reuse of RCA. She Adhere to the reuse and rethinking of old objects under environmental protection.

Project locationThe location of the building is located in the countryside not far from Lincolnshire, and the surrounding large area of land makes the building feel particularly quiet and secluded.
the wall
ObservationMany years have passed since the fire, and the building has long been taken over by nature. The dilapidated walls and upward vines have long been integrated with the building. One room that particularly attracts me is the dining room. Its walls are different from other rooms. There are rich layers, vines are spreading on the wall, I can feel the power of rebirth while seeing the dilapidated
Dining room
Amend two modelsSince I became interested in the walls of the dining room at the venue, this wall is like a piece of art for me. The symbiotic force of the dilapidated wall and vines gave me design inspiration, so I responded by weaving The wall I feel uses different materials to represent the different materials of the wall, and uses weaving techniques to respond to the close connection between the wall and the vines
Recycling Restoration CenterLincolnshire has the largest antique market in the UK. Because it is old, there must be damaged items, oil paintings, books, maps, photos and so on. Because our theme is restoration, we can recycle these damaged items, and at the same time restore the damaged items to the meaning of value, and at the same time contribute to the protection of the environment
repair object
The objects of restoration in this restoration center are 2D items such as oil paintings, books, maps, cards, dyeing and weaving, because my concept of item restoration is the same as that of architectural restoration, and the architectural scale and restoration concept are used to the greatest extent.
Taking the restoration function as the focus of this case, the ground floor is an open area, the first floor is the restoration area, and part of the second floor is an outdoor roof garden
Starting with the initial concept of the project, the concept of weaving will be used to design and restore future buildings and interior functions
Weaving Concept
Use the concept of weaving to design bricks to combine with the ruins, give new functions and forms while restoring, and create a sharp contrast with the old building materials
Repair process
Floor plan
Material and color selection
The main supporting material is a steel structure with hollow bricks. The color of the steel structure is blue. Because the original building is red brick, I chose blue as the contrasting color, which is the complementary color of red. The color contrast is more prominent. The color of the brick is white. The immaculate whiteness symbolizes hope, and both white and blue have a visual impact, making the dilapidated building more prominent in the contrast between old and new
West Elevation
Ground floor
The Ground floor is mainly the exhibition area and the open area, with spiral stairs and elevators designed for guests in need
First floor
This area is the focus of the design for the staff to repair the area, and the functions are designed in a people-oriented way to achieve a comfortable and convenient working environment for the staff