The extensibility and compositeness of space
This case is located in high-rise residential areas besides Huangpu River in Shanghai, we commissioned the design from the client who is a young entrepreneur living alone. The case covers an area of 180 square meters, the original plan is a standard three bedrooms structure, according to single life needs, we reset the spatial structure and function, and almost removed all the partition walls, only retained the load-bearing walls. Three bedrooms only retained the main bedroom, the two secondary bedroom were replaced into landscape bathroom and hobby room, the original main bathroom was replaced into a walk-in dressing room.
▼室内空间概览，入口正对的原有承重墙成为了入口的视觉焦点承载，overview of the interior space, the original load-bearing wall opposite the entrance has become the visual focus ©Angie
▼改造后轴测图，axonometric layout after renovation©方居建筑
After the partition walls are removed, the space presents ductility and mobility, while the vision and behavior of different functional spaces permeate each other. The original load-bearing wall opposite the entrance has become the visual focus of the entrance, which connects the porch, living room, dining room, hobby room, dressing room, bath room and so on, it has become the central node of the surrounding space. If all the doors are open, the boundaries of the room are broken, users can shuttle in spaces freely, if the doors are closed, the rooms keep their own privacy.
▼客厅，living room ©Angie
▼客厅沙发，the sofa area in the living room ©Angie
▼打开折叠门，空间呈现层次感与流动性，open the folding door, the space presents a sense of hierarchy and mobility ©Angie
In the center of the dining room, there is a workbench nearly 4 meters long, which can switch freely in different scenes, such as the workbench when cooking, the bar and table when gathering, the super-large office table when working, and the small bar when having breakfast alone. In the dining room, the horizontal tatami near the window is not only a large storage, but also a place where friends can drink and enjoy while the party. When the square table is automatically raised, two people can drink tea together; while one person, it also can be regarded as a quiet and random working space.
▼餐厅中央设有4米长的工作台，the workbench nearly 4m long in the center of the dining room ©Angie
▼榻榻米可自动升成方桌，提供多种活动的可能性，the tatami can be automatically raised into a table, providing a variety of activity ©Angie
Meditation space is located in the center of the flat, the scale is just enough to accommodate a person sitting on the ground, low horizontal board seems to float in the air, two concrete walls and a bookshelf wall are wrapped with body, reading, silence, thinking, complex behavior all point to a dialogue between self and inner heart.
▼冥想空间，the meditation space ©Angie
The main tone of the material is the dark and textured German imported panDOMO, visually showing an industrial texture and a silk-like touching texture. Secondly, we used the warm oak floors and walls, used to balance the cool colors produced by the sense of coldness.
▼磐多魔、铁板、凌彩玉大理石的搭配，冷静细腻（左），暖色调的橡木平衡冷色调所产生的冷峻感（右），panDOMO, iron plate, Ling Caiyu marble collocation, creating a calm and delicate atmosphere (left), warm oak balances the sense of coldness (right) ©Angie
Activities indoor and the view outwards
This case is lucky to have an excellent view towards Huangpu River and Lujiazui, in order to capture the river view maximum, we put the free-standing bathtub and shower next to the window. Along the window we set up a wide and low cabinet, users can relax thoroughly when enjoying the river view.
▼朝向江景的餐厅，the dinning room towards the river view ©Angie
▼拥有阳光和天际线的浴室，the bathroom with sunshine and a skyline ©Angie
▼浴室与窗外暮色，the bathroom and the twilight outside the window ©Angie
In order to let the bedroom and outdoor space have the direct connection, we abandoned the traditional layout which bedhead sets by the wall. The end of the bed is open to the outdoor space, mattress is placed on the 200mm high wooden platform, the ground and bed body combine into one piece. We also use folding glass doors, which blur the definition of indoor and outdoor space. We try to creating the experience of being in an outdoor bedroom with a roof.
▼全开敞的折叠门极大限度地消除了室内外边界，the folding glass doors blur the definition of indoor and outdoor space ©Angie
▼床垫放置于200mm高的地台上，床尾正对室外视野，the mattress is placed on the 200mm high wooden platform towards outdoor ©Angie
Space and display
The client is full of talent and passion for life, hoping that “home” can be used as a space to show and condense the loves in his life, and our strategy is to provide a quiet, rational and mobile spatial background for these loves. Items from the owner’s life are discreetly represented: shoes, motorcycle hats, guitars, audio and video collections, tailored paintings, diving fins and so on.
▼入口的爱鞋展示墙，the shoe display wall at entrance ©Angie
▼摩托车帽展示墙，the motorcycle cap display wall ©Angie
▼音像收藏品被隐藏在电视墙后，the video collection is hidden behind TV wall ©Angie
Bathroom is like the showing room with sanitary, the water of basin flows out from ceiling top above. Basin, bathtub, bibcock are placed independently like sculpture in the center of the space, present a sturdy bulk feeling and a sense of floating.
▼洗手池、浴缸、龙头如雕塑一般独立放置于空间中央，the basin, bathtub, bibcock are placed independently like sculpture ©Angie
The dressing room is more like a fashion show space, in order to be more visually expressive, we let all materials subject to the visual reflection of the system, mirror stainless steel cabinets and ceiling, wiredrawn stainless steel mosaic walls and ground, mirror glass shoe cabinet panels, through the mirror generated by the overlap and projection, the narrow space is visually magnified infinitely, and finally presents a magical stage effect.
▼更衣室的所有材料都服从于视觉反射的系统，all materials of the dressing room are subject to the visual reflection of the system ©Angie
▼小巧的更衣室在视觉上被无限放大，the compact dressing room is visually magnified ©Angie
System and detail
We try to put the switch panel of electrical equipment, socket panel, wall and ceiling interface, wall and floor interface, wall splicing of different materials into a regular rational system. Of course, this will bring a series of problems, such as the size, color and specifications of the switch panels of different equipment need to be uniform, the maintenance of the switch panels which flush with the wall should be considered, 5mm edge seam and 15mm wide C-type stainless steel skirting line have put forward higher level for the construction. However, the struggle for details ensures the accuracy of details in the context of minimalism.
▼把开关面板、插座面板、材料拼接、界面转角都纳入一个规整的体系中，switch panel, socket panel, wall ceiling floor interface, wall splicing of different materials are organized into a regular rational system ©Angie
▼更衣室地面材料交接细节，details of dressing room floor materials ©王乐Wangle
▼改造后户型平面图，plan after transformation ©方居建筑
家具品牌：Magis、&Tradition、Ferm LIVING、Viega、北欧表情、十二时慢、 Hästens、野兽派（床品）
Project Name: Design of flat by Huangpu River
Project Schedule: 2019.06-2020.01
Project Area: 180 square meters
Project Address: Shanghai, China
Design Unit: FOUND ARCHITECTS
Chief Designer: WangLe
Furniture Design: Wang Le, Lin Lei
Construction Team : Shanghai LianPu
Photographer: Seemore Angie
Furniture Brand: Magis, &Tradition, Ferm LIVING, Viega, Northor, 12h.cn, Hästens, Beast