A White House by Liu Kai

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DESIGN DETAILS
DESIGN NAME:
A White

PRIMARY FUNCTION:
House

INSPIRATION:
We want to design something carrying beauty and happiness. There is not so much joy in life, and our life is filled with small happiness. What we love is not to possess good things or luxurious furniture, but a self-made life on our own. Having seen so many houses, the only concept we believe is that a person cannot be stuck with a settled life, whether in the house value or style.

UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
LIU KAI and RIGI designed this white 3-story residence in a common Shanghai old-style lane. The original architecture was completed in 1947, which consists of 3 floors, 5.5 meters in width, and about 15.2 meters in depth. It faces south and has entrances in both sides.

OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
Following natural daylight, going up along the steel staircase, we can see modified skylights, vertical lighting windows and a pure outdoor space. This is the area we modified most. The whole building starts from light and vertical space. For the main bedroom, we kept the slope structure of original building, unified the cloakroom and the toilet into a box, reserving the original architectural form to the largest extent and creating a new connection in the original space which is not big.

PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
The project starts in May, 2016 in Shanghai and completed in November, 2017 in Shanghai.

FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Interior Space and Exhibition Design

PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
LIU KAI and RIGI designed a semi-opened area on the 1st floor which blurs the boundary between indoor and outdoor. After reconstruction, the original isolated courtyard has a new connection with the 3-story space. The semi-outdoor space adds enough warmth into living room. Sunshine, plant, interior, exterior, and blurry boundary allows spaces and life scene to switch freely. A hole is reserved in the courtyard, where to plant tree in Spring, which could accompany the kids to grow up - time is also a part of our design. The main materials include metal plate, stoving varnish, felt, art paint and punched plate.

SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
On the 1st floor, the sunlight living-dining room and the kitchen are designed as a whole space, where family spend most of time together. On the 2nd floor, the door and the storage space are hidden behind the wall, which creates a clean and complete area. The kid's bed, desk and storage space are connected through our design.

TAGS:
Residence, House, Interior, Renovation, Architecture

RESEARCH ABSTRACT:
A house is not equal to home, home belongs to us and our family. A house is like a container to carry our growth, experience and hope. And design, brings more tolerance into life. The city where we live and work is not perfect, and there are even some disorder traffic and a lot of garbage, but it is not an obstacle for us to design a warm house. This is a house of 1970s, witnessing the lives of generations. At this moment it seems to be reborn.

CHALLENGE:
Due to the complicated compartments and deep depth, the overall indoor lighting was bad. As it was built long time ago, part of the building structure need to be repaired, we also reinforced the whole architecture, and unified the height of the entire building. The staircase in the northern side was torn down, Skylight and staircase are designed to be the center of the architecture, reshaping the whole logic and form of this 3-story building. Punched holes, the steel stairs can bring in light, The stairs go upward around the natural light patio from the 1st floor, extending the whole house vertically around the light.

ADDED DATE:
2018-01-08 04:34:09

TEAM MEMBERS (2) :
Chief Designer: LIU Kai and Participating Designer: YANG Junyi

IMAGE CREDITS:
Image #1: Photographer TIAN Fangfang, Shanghai, 2017.
Image #2: Photographer TIAN Fangfang, Shanghai, 2017.
Image #3: Photographer TIAN Fangfang, Shanghai, 2017.
Image #4: Photographer TIAN Fangfang, Shanghai, 2017.
Image #5: Photographer TIAN Fangfang, Shanghai, 2017.

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CLIENT/STUDIO/BRAND DETAILS
NAME:
RIGI Design

PROFILE:
As one of the most creative designers in China, LIU Kai's design concerns about the behaviors and experiences, which changes with the spirit of times, commercial trends and lifestyles; cares about the relationship between people and life. LIU Kai puts forward the design theory of product terminal creatively, and through thinking and understanding of the present changing times and life-style, he develops a unique design strategy and logic. In LIU Kai's design, he uses diversified design methods and forms his unique design style which was transformed completely into his works.

NOMINATION DETAILS

A White House by Liu Kai is a Nominee in Interior Space and Exhibition Design Category.

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AWARD DETAILS

A White House by Liu Kai is Winner in Interior Space and Exhibition Design Category, 2017 - 2018.



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