PS156 is seen as a multi-purpose flexible space designed to accommodate a multitude of adaptable programs.
▼PS156外貌，front of PS156
The building is currently an electric mix of programed-housing Chocha Foodstore; a restaurant cum coffee/tea bar on the lower level with a lettable co-working space on the upper levels. In the pipeline,there will be a wine bar,bicycle repair station,pop-up store and a mini library.Beyond the Corten steel vestibule, a mosaic-tiled concrete staircase leads the eye to soar upwards;revealing a myriad of activities that make up the adapted space,housed under the exposed ceiling of clay tiles. On ground level,the eye travels through layers of pastel colored walls reflecting different feelings.
At the entrance, decayed tiles were removed to reveal the reverse patterns from the tiles to create a graphically textured wall. The original paintwork was also treated with the same care. After jet-spraying and drying, the areas were further cleaned to create an ephemeral gradation of hues. New layers of paint were added to create visual frames to the already delicate paintwork.
▼大部分墙面被保留，most of the walls are retained
▼墙壁铺面区分建筑空间，the paintwork distinguished different spaces
设计师保留了几乎90%的墙壁。墙面60%的瓷砖还保存良好，其余坍塌的部分也已被修护。 PS 156的前侧屋顶铺设原始瓷砖，后侧空间由沥青波纹板覆盖。设计师将建筑铺面区分开来，空间规划与现存客体相结合。
Designer retained almost 90% of the existing walls. The clay roof tiles from the collapsed roof were salvaged. With almost 60% of the tiles still in good condition,the front of PS 156 was roofed over with the original clay tiles.Bituminous corrugated sheets were used to roof over the rear volume. Designer identified and mapped surfaces and navigating the planning of the spaces to interface with the existing features.
▼漆面为简单的色调，create an ephemeral gradation of hues
▼老墙面与新客体的协调，the old wall and the new objects
Mah Lian Hotel的原始平面为一个提高的平台将场地平分开来。原始的马赛克瓷砖铺面庭院被保留，使客人感受到充满阳光的用餐体验。
In the original layout of the Mah Lian Hotel, an elevated platform bisected the longitudinal plan of the lot. The original mosaic-tiled courtyard was retained to offer a sun-drenched dining experience in Chocha.
▼原始马赛克铺面的庭院被保留，the original mosaic-tiled courtyard was retained
▼室内外用餐空间，dining space from inside and out
▼室外螺旋楼梯，spiral stairs in courtyard
The new steel structure had to be supported from the ground, as the fragile walls were not able to receive additional loads.The stacking of the vertical spaces is staggered to interface with the underside of the roof formation.
▼钢结构水平支撑，屋顶木板铺面，steel structure holds the room and the roof are covered with wood chip
▼从工作空间之上的阁楼到底层，一个强烈的视觉体验将不同空间联合在一起，from the loft above where the working spaces are, a strong visual connection to the lower levels is evidently stitching the spaces together
▼楼上的办公空间，working space upstairs
The lower floors of PS156 are all about creating spaces from a framework of solid walls while the upper levels are about insertions into an open plan to extrude the space. On the first floor, the linear spine is accentuated with an insertion of timber batten pieces with plywood backing to create panels for visual privacy.
▼临时性材料分割的创造性空间，temporarily divided working spaces
The allure of PS156 isn’t so much the stuff that is put in but rather what is left from its past.
▼在PS156的真实体验，experience the true PS156