A high-rise house in Shanghai built in the 1990s has a fan-shaped plane. A large number of arc walls and non vertical corners are inconvenient to use. Today, the building seems to be full of impulse and willfulness of designers and decision-makers, but it also conveys a spirit of challenge to the routine, an ambition to fight against mediocrity. The arc south facade makes it separate from the surrounding square buildings. Although it has a strong sense of age, it still presents a soft and relaxed temperament.
▼室内空间一览，弧线元素形成柔和的空间氛围，overall view of the interior, curved elements created a soft atmosphere ©孔晓杰
QISI DESIGN was commissioned to renovate one of the house. In the design of interior space, the designers translates the arc as the modeling element，which not only solves many contradictions brought by arc, but also makes the space present the soft and beautiful temperament conveyed by arc. On the basis of balancing function and form, let residents resist impetuous and tense urban life with a soft and relaxed attitude.
餐厨区域 | Kitchen area
generation of kitchen and dining space ©栖斯设计
After remove the walls of the original kitchen and restaurant, the kitchen space becomes open and complete. Its functions are beyond the scope of cooking, dining and porch, which is not only an important communication platform in the family, but also a hospitality area. A large number of arc elements enhance the soft texture of the space. Sofa along the wall adds to the publicity of this area. Round table and chairs bring the public and relaxed feeling of the cafe into the house.
▼餐厨空间一览，overall view of the kitchen and dining space ©孔晓杰
In order to facilitate furniture placement, the arc walls ware straightened during the base treatment. The wall join position forms a non vertical corner. Rounded corners at the corners enhance the centripetal feel of the dining area. The curve hidden in the figure-ground is reproduced at the corner.
▼弧形墙面增强空间的向心感，curved wall enhance the centripetal feel of the space ©孔晓杰
After the wall is removed, the pipe that cannot be removed is ingeniously hidden by the facade elements. The existence of the arc is emphasized again by the connection between the decorative column and the beam.
the pipes are hidden behind the decorations ©孔晓杰
起居空间 | Living room
generation of the living space ©栖斯设计
The living room originally occupied the whole central area. Due to the position relationship between the corridor opening and the bedroom door, the living space was cut up by the pedestrian flow line and lost the stability of people staying for a long time. Over time, the family turned the living room into a place for stacking sundries. The designer divided the living room into two parts. The eastern part is incorporated into the bedroom. The west part is used in combination with the south room which was originally used as the bedroom. Through the glass folding door to achieve flexible changes in function. When the folding door is closed, the space on the south side can be used as a temporary guest room.
▼起居空间一览，overall view of the living space ©孔晓杰
▼工作区，working space ©孔晓杰
▼起居室，living room ©孔晓杰
▼可以完全打开的玻璃门分隔起居室和工作区，living room and working space are defined by operable glass door ©孔晓杰
卧室 | Bedroom
generation of the bedroom space ©栖斯设计
The bedroom area is an independent, private system. It includes balcony, dormitory, cloakroom, laundry area and toilet, which are arranged layer by layer from south to north. Because the north area is not adjacent to the window, it depends on artificial lighting. The arc-shaped doorway breaks through the monotonous corridor experience, creates a rich spatial level, and also divides different functional areas.
▼空间细部，space details ©孔晓杰
▼卧室通向卫生间的走廊，corridor to the toilet ©孔晓杰
卫生间 | Toilet
generation of the toilet ©栖斯设计
Remove the solid walls on the West and north sides of the original toilet and replace them with arc glass partitions. The glass partition provides natural lighting for the toilet. The surface texture on the glass protects privacy and adds softness to the space.
▼弧形玻璃隔断将路径导向内部空间，the curved glass partition guides the path to the internal space ©孔晓杰
▼透光不透视的玻璃隔断为卫生间提供了自然采光，The glass partition provides natural lighting for the toilet ©孔晓杰
Project name: ARC APARTMENT
Design: QISI DESIGN
Contact e-mail: email@example.com
Leader designer & Team: Chen Xixi , Fu Chong
Project location: Minhang District, Shanghai
Gross Built Area: 96㎡
Photo credits: miss kong
Client: Private owner