▼项目概览，preview © 立明
The house owner Fayer is born after the 1990s, works on fashion and entertainment, and loves LEGO, journey and baking. This is a 75m2 two-bedroom hardcover apartment with square house type and “L”-shaped double-sided French window lighting. The developer designed the two-room and two-toilet house pattern upon hardcover layout. But the owner lives alone and doesn’t need the other room. The house pattern design reduces the usage rate of house and causes every room is very narrow. Therefore, we consider redesigning the whole space based on the open framework, and set the whole space as comfortable and relaxing house atmosphere with a slight sense of holiday in combination with the urban contracted style. Since the owner has many demands in storage, we need to focus on considering the improvement of space usage rate when maximizing storage efficiency based on the spatial state.
▼场景模型，scene model ©吾隅设计
Demands of house owner
1. The hallway is narrow and long, and there isn’t sufficient space to store shoes and clothes, so does the kitchen which separated from hallway only by a wall. In the hallway, only one person can move, and the motion line process is unreasonable. As a result, the kitchen is used as utility room.
2. There isn’t the cabinet used to store and display the LEGO garage kits in the living room. The study room has low utilization rate. The storage problem of bedroom highlights due to increasing clothes. The owner hopes the space is more open, more variable and more flexible.
3. The owner prefers the matching of color space and delicate materials due to the occupational cause to meet the high-quality urban life of the single.
left: original structure and demolition figure of wall body; right: plane layout
▼系统收纳图，system storage figure ©吾隅设计
1. The partition wall between the kitchen and hallway is dismantled and changes into the open design. The space of the original living room and toilet used as hallway to store the oversized cabinet of shoes and clothes is compressed appropriately. In the meanwhile, middle kitchen island is added between hallway and kitchen to form motion line between hallway and kitchen area. The kitchen island not only broadens the space view, but also increases the space usability.
2. Considering the owner lives alone, we integrate the regional function in open method by connecting the living room, study room and bedroom to form open space for sleeping, reading, dressing and make-up, storage, etc. A row of storage cabinets are used as space transmission and demarcation between living room and sleeping area to form the second motion line at home by centering on cabinet and bed.
3. In respect of space color, we adopt nutmeg green and moss green loved by owner as dominant tone, and hope the owner can enjoy the tranquility and beauty brought by such group of color after getting rid of hustle and bustle and working pressure. The house owner works on fashion and entertainment work, so we add the coastal clay making people vibrant and cheerful. It can instantly start every happy moment at home, and leave an imaginary space of wonderful opportunity. The whole house adopts the seamless ground materials and the metal closing line so that the space is more refreshing and can be cleaned up more easily.
▼室内一角，interior view © 立明
玄关 | Hallway
After specifying function and motion line layout, we start from texture and color. The hallway and kitchen adopt the moss green loved by the owner as dominant tone. The top surface of moss green wall is laid in an organic whole, and the space function is divided with color to establish the psychological sense of linkage, tangible and perceptible. The owner can immediately immerse in the relaxed and comfortable atmosphere after returning home. Both living room and sleep area adopt the nutmeg green. The comparison of depth of color between moss green and nutmeg green contributes to the visual scene.
▼玄关及餐厨功能布置，functional arrangement of hallway and kitchen © 立明
打开大门，侧墙设置了一排长2.6米*高2.3米的镜面玄关柜，储放屋主超多的鞋子和衣物，特别是秋冬季节的包包、外套等回家后就能就近收纳，将杂乱收拢于无形。嵌入式柜体收纳 + 镜面设计，在虚实之间延展视觉效果，消解定制柜的大体量感，也可作为全身镜使用便于进出门整理仪容。
A row of mirror surface hallway cabinet with length of 2.6m and height of 2.3m is set on the side wall, which can be seen after owner opens up gate. The hallway cabinet can store huge amount of shoes and clothes of the house owner, especially the handbags, sheathes, etc. in the Autumn and Winter can be stored nearby to hide the disorder intangibly. Embedded cabinet storage + mirror design can extend the visual effect between the virtual and the realistic, dispel the sense of large mass of customized cabinet, and can also be used as the full-length mirror to facilitate the appearance grooming before going out.
▼镜面玄关柜，the mirror surface hallway cabinet © 立明
厨房 | Kitchen
Remove partition wall and add the kitchen island to form the motion line between hallway and kitchen area.
In the open kitchen area, the middle kitchen island is arranged on the motion line leading to the living room to form the moving scene. Such design avoids the blocking and congestion of the original space. It connects the living room to achieve interaction when leading bright light.
▼开放式餐厨区，the open kitchen area © 立明
The fuel gas isn’t available in the apartment, and the house owner rarely cooks at home. The induction cooker is embedded in middle kitchen island, matched with ceiling mounted kitchen ventilator. The oven and drawer receiving cookware are designed below the kitchen island. All of them not only can meet the cooking demands of the house owner, but also consider the meal desktop.
▼中岛台搭配顶桶式油烟机 © 立明
The kitchen island with ceiling mounted ventilator
The lamp strip is embedded at the bottom of wall cupboard to avoid the backlight upon preparation of meal. In the meanwhile, the light and shadow with transition also amplify the detailed features of micro cement, rock plate and other texture. The exquisite texture compares the abundant spatial expression to form the most intuitive visual feeling.
▼厨房细节，kitchen detailed view © 立明
A row of high cabinet with length of 2.1m is set in kitchen, in which the high cabinet with moss green cabinet door is used to store beverage, snacks and seasoning, the high cabinet with nutmeg green cabinet door accommodate two sets of embedded refrigerators. The concise and uniform integrated hidden design and sufficient refrigeration space can meet the owner’s habit in storing up cate.
▼嵌入式冰箱，embedded refrigerators © 立明
客厅 | Living Room
The wall surface with nutmeg green, cowhide sofa, venetian blind… can create a natural and refreshing sense of scene. The owner can feel relaxed and relieve pressure when staying alone so that emotion can be relieved and consoled in soft and tranquil greenness. The ceiling is embedded with the projection screen so that friends and colleagues can enjoy the abundant and diversified interactive experience in the home party. Such design with integration of motion and quietness can bring a very chilling space. We adopt the lighting without main lamp in the whole house, and the built-in magnetic track light has very low sense of existence. The light exists without exposure of lamp to keep the ceiling concise and plain.
▼客厅吊顶嵌入投影幕布，The ceiling of the living room is embedded with a projection screen © 立明
▼嵌入式磁吸轨道灯保持天花板的简洁素净 © 立明
the built-in magnetic track light keeps the ceiling concise and plain
The fayer collects many books due to loving reading, and also publishes books (Press will donate him some new publications from time to time). The function of original independent study room is moved beside the living room window, then the layer-style bookcase is used as the background wall of sofa. A whole storage space looks very decent and beautiful. In addition to storing book, the bookcase can also accommodate LEGO garage kits and collections. As the whole vision has more changes, the sense of space is more abundant to reflect the lifestyle of owner.
▼层加式书柜作为沙发的背景墙 © 立明
the layer-style bookcase is used as the background wall of sofa
In consideration of owner living alone, we adopt the high cabinet of the whole wall between living room and bedroom to replace partition wall. The capacity of the cabinet is equal to the volume of 42 boarding cases, which can uniformly conceal the four-piece suit, fragrance, daily stored supplies, etc. to maximize the storage ability!
▼客厅和卧室之间用高柜分隔，living room and bedroom are separate through the use of full-height cabinet © 立明
▼从客厅望向卧室两端，view to the two ends of the bedroom © 立明
▼光影，light © 立明
卧室 | Bedroom
The house owns “L”-shaped double-sided lighting. The desk and niche bookcase are arranged between the corner and window to extend the intellectuality atmosphere of living room. The toilet mirror with upper cover is set on the desk to achieve the transmission between working mode and life mode as you wish.
▼卧室拥有“L”型双面采光，the bedroom with “L”-shaped double-sided lighting © 立明
▼另一侧的苔绿色墙面，the moss green wall on the other side © 立明
All windows adopt the Matt White louver and match the indoor space with plain and neat color tone so that the accessories with the same elements in different spaces can generate association. With the series connection of the same element, each space is mutually associated and relatively independent. When the house owner stays in the house, the story about family starts.
▼卧室一角，a corner of the bedroom © 立明
The owner is accustomed to reading before sleep. So the cabinet’s opening height is equal to the bedside height. The cabinet can be used as bedside table platform where the magazines and books can be placed and the pad is placed for charging, etc.
▼柜体开架处正好也是床档高度 © 立明
the cabinet’s opening height is equal to the bedside height
▼卧室细节，bedroom detailed view © 立明
The original house contains two toilets. Since the owner lives alone, with low use frequency, the space is wasted. We transform one toilet into an independent cloakroom.
▼衣帽间，the cloakroom © 立明
盥洗室 | Bathroom
The bathroom’s layout and size are adjusted again so that the bathroom can integrate the washing, toileting, showering, clothing washing and baking. The shower cubicle separates the dry area and the wet area to guarantee the sense of comfort. The ground and the wall surface close to water uniformly adopt micro cement with great waterproof property to facilitate the daily cleaning. The cement also brings exquisite and simple sensual pleasures.
▼卫浴间叠加多种功能 © 立明
the bathroom integrates different functions
Wall-in shower head, built-in niche and invisible floor drain… are preferred for face-judgers and quality-judgers. The mosaic tile with nutmeg green as background magnifies the sense of space, and reconciles the relaxed emotion upon refreshing bath.
▼淋浴区，shower © 立明
地址 LOCATION / 北京朝阳
户型 HOUSE TYPE / 两居室
完工时间 COMPLETION / 2021年6月
设计 DESIGN / 吾隅设计
面积 AREA / 75㎡
项目费用 COST / 48w
Location / Chaoyang, Beijing
House type / two-bedroom unit
Completion time / Jun. 2021
Design/ WUYU Design
Project cost/0.48 million