In the more densely populated urban areas, small residences have become mainstream. Therefore, breaking the inherent spatial limitations and meeting all users' needs for living, entertainment, leisure and even work, while creating maximum efficiency and comfort is at the core of this project.
The actual area of the house is only about 40 square meters, and the main residents are a couple who not only work at home during the week but also have occasional religious gatherings for socializing during the weekends and holidays. The kitchen and bathroom spaces were planned to match the existing piping. Then light mediums such as designer cabinets, woodwork walls, and iron and glass pieces were used to cleverly lay out smooth flows and multiple independent or shared living units.
The interior space, which was originally visible upon entering, benefits from the pre-calculated beveled cabinets on both sides of the entryway foyer, which allows for a large storage capacity and strengthens the appropriate barriers and turns. The flooring of this area is made of concrete and herringbone wood parquet flooring with contrasting colors to help define the different interior and exterior sections. From movement to actual user experience, the whole process is full of ritual and refinement.
The central public area includes a living room, a dining and kitchen area, and a partially elevated corner meditation area. The design of the living room is a departure from the convention of fixed main walls. By combining a modular sofa, an axially rotating TV column and a corner recessed light strip, the romance and freedom of the screen come ensures ultimate flexibility. The layout of the dining and kitchen area is also superb. In addition to the custom-made kitchen island that connects the dining table in three directions, there is also a countertop and a pantry area around it to enhance functional versatility and mobility, making the space utilization second to none.
Due to the simple number of occupants, the master bedroom is partitioned with black iron glass, which naturally revitalizes the flow of vision and light. In addition, the original beams above the bed, an unideal situation, was solved by beveling the ceiling with the bed headboard, and the side partition in front of the blinds also successfully extended the view angle upward.