期望的家 | A Desired Home
Home is not merely a house or container of trivial things in daily life, but more a place that accommodates emotions and love. It’s like an intimate medium, which witnesses the interweaving of daily life and growth, records stories occur in the space, and conveys the occupant’s personality and attitude.
This project is the transformation of a residence. Based on architectural thinking, the interior design enriches the layering of space by integrating interpenetrating surfaces, and realizes symbiosis between people and space in a free and balanced atmosphere.
Natural light is what the clients expect most for the home. It’s a luxury to have sunlight change, stay and move throughout the entire space. As approaching the project, the design team tried the best to bring in the “luxury” daylight.
▼会客厅，Living room ©叶松
二次解构 | Deconstruction
Lina Bo Bardi丽娜·柏·巴蒂曾经说，“建筑是一种创造，是重新发明”。空间也是如此。设计师认为空间是由物体所创造，所以物体既是功能的需求也是空间层次的根本，它是存在空间动线环绕的一个载体。通过建筑的思维方式切入空间进行改造，开始把入户中轴上下方的楼板一直拆解到屋顶楼面，将原本的建筑一分为二，解构出前后相对的两个建筑载体。
▼灵感来源建筑，Source of inspiration ©Liang Architecture
▼概念动态，design concept ©Liang Architecture
Lina Bo Bardi once said that architecture was about creation and reinvention, so is space. The design team believes that the space is formed by objects, so objects are the basis of spatial functions and layering, as well as the carrier of circulation routes. Architectural thinking was applied to spatial transformation. The floor slabs and rooftop along the central axis of the foyer was dismantled, which divided the building into two parts: the front and rear blocks.
the floor slabs and rooftop along the central axis of the foyer was dismantled
A structural beam above the foyer was retained, which witnessed renewal of the space and carries its past memories. The box beside the beam features a mirror surface, which reflects it and seems to blur the time order under the relationship between the old and new.
▼会客厅细节，Living room detailed view ©叶松
光影律动 | Interplay of Light and Shadows
Natural light expresses spatial art, and comforts the mind. The designers created an atrium in the building, in order to let sunlight directly filter into the central hollow space on each floor.
▼楼梯和天井，Stairs and patios ©王厅
Originally, there were only two areas allowing daylight to enter the interior. Through adding a new architectural block, the design team created an additional core area that introduces light in. Besides, a layer of perforated aluminum panel is set under the glass roof, which creates a sense of formality as light falling down.
▼天井光影，light in the patio ©王厅
▼光影细部，light and shadow ©王厅
The angles of sunlight vary throughout the day and year. Light freely moves within the space, generates dappled shadows, which interact with different areas and provide the occupants with surprising and playful experiences.
▼客厅光线变化，light changes in the living room ©叶松
互动联结 | Interactive Connection
After understanding the clients’ demands and living habits of the family, the designers further enhanced openness and interactive feature of the residence. Parts of the ceiling above the living room and dining area were cut, in order to connect the public areas as much as possible.
▼相互连接的公共空间，the connected public areas ©王厅
In addition, based on spatial functions and the clients’ expectations, the designers added some windows in an orderly manner, which perfectly coordinate with the scales of those already existed. These new window openings bring ample natural light into the space, and enhance interaction between the inside and outside. The kitchen, dining room and other public areas are awash with daylight since morning. Those public areas are made open, helps to facilitating physical and spiritual interaction among family members.
▼餐厅，Dining room ©王厅
Conventional independent walk-in closet cannot be found in the bedroom. Instead, the wardrobe is set between the bedroom and bathroom, surrounded by the circulation routes. The bathtub can be seen from the bed area. Such a smooth sight line helps to adjust emotions, relax the mind, and bring more possibilities for life.
设计思考 | Design Thinking
The spatial layout is based on rational thinking, which takes into account functionality, the family’s living habits, and interaction among people, space and daylight.
▼家庭室和书房，Family room & Study room ©王厅
The architectural facade and interior structures were adjusted and transformed appropriately, so as to create visual experiences and affect the occupants’ emotions at architectural level firstly, and extend such experiences and emotions to the interior. The interior space is then presented in a way that well meets living needs and promotes interaction among family members. The overall design is capable of guiding and improving lifestyles.
“The design languages are relatively simplistic. The space is serene, fun, durable and sometimes surprising, and it offers a holistic experience, which dialogues with the mind.” the designer said.
▼视听室，Video room ©王厅
▼光和人类建筑的模拟图，Light analysis diagram ©Liang Architecture
▼一层平面图，1F plan ©Liang Architecture
▼负一层平面图，-1F plan ©Liang Architecture
Project name: A Desired Home
Interior decoration design: Liang Architecture Studio (www.liangarch.com)
Design director: Xu Liang
Design team: Wang Xinyan, Zhou Zesi, Cheng Pingping, Sun Yongfang
Lighting design: Yaank
Location: Pujiang County, Jinhua City, Zhejiang Province, China
Category: semi-detached villa
Area: 500 m2
Completion time: December 2019
Photography: Wang Ting, Ye Song
Main materials: tile (Florina), woodwork (Welbom), lighting fixture (Keesoo), paint