Black, one of the purest colors. Designer Yohji Yamamoto once said, “Black has two qualities of modesty and arrogance. Languid is random but mysterious. It is a color with the most attitude.” The apartment owner, in his early 40s, looks very fashionable. He saw our work in the mall by chance, then we got acquainted. When an avant-garde proprietor meets a bold designer, all unexpected results seem to be taken for granted.
▼空间概览，overall view of the space ©西阳
The house is a dual-use apartment, better in the location. Under the 70 square meters of usable area, the structure is also irregular, fortunately, there are few restrictions of partition walls inside, which provides the possibility for the further division of the space. Under the principle of “static and dynamic partition”, the original space is divided into 2 bedrooms and 2 halls. The irregular-shaped area is for static use and the regular space is for dynamic use. The exquisite design can be witnessed from at the entrance.
Cross the door and enter, the door that brass pledges is used to do old processing, show very massiness good-looking in the space of one group pure black. Although it is common in commercial spaces, it appears unique in residential design. The large floor-to-ceiling cabinet in the entrance hall meets the daily storage needs of the family, and the hidden light strip is used to outline the path below, creating a light and relaxing atmosphere. The light shines on the gray-and-black PanDOMO floor and the eye-catching Kwas door-god, presenting a space with rhythmic movement of lights and shadows in between.
▼玄关细部，顶天立地柜满足收纳需求，details of the entrance, floor-to-ceiling cabinet meets the daily storage needs ©西阳
Spending time naturally with the family, the warm fireplace brings an outstanding taste to the living room. Breaking through the inherent design, the ceiling-hung fireplace that is rarely seen in small apartments stands out in the overall layout. The custom-made ceiling-hung alcohol fireplace can be used for decoration as well as effectively solving the problem of the smoke exhaustion. The large floor-to-ceiling windows provide sufficient light and better lighting conditions for the all-black space, which is also the basis of the entire black design.
▼客厅，壁挂炉统领整体布局，living room with ceiling-hung fireplace standing out in the overall layout ©西阳
▼壁炉细部，closer view to the fireplace ©西阳
The all-black open cabinet on one side of the wall has reached a new peak in minimalist aesthetics. It perfectly interprets that the design does not need to be complicated, and it is also a modern fashion trend to simplify complex things. The all-black space requires more precise control than conventional spaces in terms of details and overall design in order to present a strong and unique style. The cabinet door of the island counter in the living room adopts panels of brushed stainless steel, adding a final touch to the simplicity and modernity of the entire space.
▼沿墙设置全黑开敞式立柜，all-black open cabinet along the wall ©西阳
Of course, for an avant-garde owner, it is far from enough to just modernize decorations. Therefore, a full set of projection and whole-house intelligent systems are provided to improve the experience of a convenient life. Even the TV seems to serve for the entire space, which breaks the monotony of an all-black environment and increases spatial layers, like a contemporary work of art that is embedded in the wall.
▼嵌入式电视，tv embedded in the wall ©西阳
The cabinet of the open kitchen adopts the “hidden” technique, and the refrigerator, stoves, hoods, etc. are all “hidden” into the cabinets and the island counter, which is subtly different from the “display” storage in the living room. The handleless cabinet is also conducive to cleaning. Both storage methods are under the “minimalist” guidelines, with the aim of creating a place for each item, and asking to restore it to the original position after using. The dark-toned dining area intentionally creates a quiet and comfortable natural atmosphere with warm light, making people relaxed. The black lacquered glass countertop extends the space, complements the island counter made of rock slabs, and shows the quality of the design. The black materials with different transparency are superimposed and complement each other. Among the intriguing nuances, it seems to be admiring a monochrome sketch.
▼开放式厨房，open kitchen ©西阳
The relatively irregular parts of the area are reserved for the bedrooms. The large glass windows provide an excellent view and vision. The “bright but no light” hidden lamps on the ceiling emit a warm yellow halo at night to create a quiet and elegant atmosphere. The linear light source with low saturation at the entrance can not only guide people’s path, but also outline the whole space, making the space more sculpture. Between the master and the guest bedroom, an independent mini cloakroom is to meet storage needs, thus the bedrooms are designed to be more of a residential use, and the use of space is more reasonable. The beds in bedrooms are also custom-made, and the designer also hides a dressing table inside the bed cabinet, which is both practical and beautiful. The high-level whole-house customization not only perfectly assists in the execution of the design plan, but also makes the space organized and comfortable for living.
Although the parents and the child live separately, a room is reserved for daughter. The bedroom area is limited, but it can fully meet the need of the daughter occasionally living at home. Sapphire blue sofa chair as the space in the jump, not only did not destroy the atmosphere of the whole, but let a little depressing space full of interest, also gave the space layer sense, advanced sense.
▼女儿房，room for the daughter ©西阳
Due to the restriction of the area, the toilet is designed at the entrance. In order not to destroy the overall atmosphere, the bathroom door is hidden in a wall of black painted glass, which effectively extends the visual continuity of the entrance and creates a visually larger space. Stainless steel column basin with the same material hanging faucet, combined with two falling light source, full of sense of future and technology.
Black never means dull and boring, instead it means a “I don’t bother you, don’t bother me” attitude. Whenever the brass door closes gently behind, the black space always has the ability to allow the owners who return from different life states or emotions to find their own home.