Clients require many storage space: Functional items have vanished: Lacquered cabinet doors were painted in wall colors. Giving a feeling of paneled walls but not an apartment with full of cabinets surrounding
UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
The origins layout of this Duplex was composed by lots of bedrooms to serve as accommodation for employees of a company, the layout made the duplex feel dingy and dark.
We reconfigured the space into a large open-plan with living & dining room, kitchen with an open-tread steel staircase to penetrate more natural light to the Foyer.
Master bedroom Is located on the upper level where the master bathroom had been relocated next to the big window. A tailor-made basin with glass partition separates the bath tub area to maximize the light into the closet area.
OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
The use of natural cement floor, grey walls, indirect lighting work together to create an oasis of calmness, a transquil retreat away from the busy city life.
PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
The project started in Dec 2014 and completed in June 2015 in Hong Kong, from design to the construction of a total of 6 months.
FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Interior Space and Exhibition Design
PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
Natural cement floor, wood, black steel, lacquered paint
SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
A duplex with 60 square meters each floor, total 120 square meters
urban oasis, relax, transquil
By reinventing the duplex from top to bottom, knocking down walls, replacing the bulky staircase with a more streamlined one. The present two- bedroom apartment is spacious with two distinct zones. Downstairs, we created a loft-like space with an open living & dining room. Meanwhile, the upstairs spaces have a warmer feel that's in keeping with client role as bedrooms and bathrooms.
From a dingy, dark original layout, with only one side have big window, we reconfigured the space into a large open-plan to maximize more natural light.
TEAM MEMBERS (1) :
Vstudio - Vanessa Ng
Raymond Tam - Oneplus Studio