“渐入微居而视之广袤”在「 微居 」这个项目中，我们建构了一种像“壳”一样的包裹体，通过动线设计出一种进入桃花源般隐士微居的空间感受，同时也能与自然产生更多的关联。
The sparrow is small, but full of everything. Small-sized house is always the experimental field our studio focuses on. As we all know that it’s difficult to think out a special decoration form in small space design as occupants focus more on its functional need but its form aesthetic. Yet we still hope we can create more space possibility.
To embody the concept of “Continually expanding visual feeling while entering into the micro-housing, in this project, we has constructed a “shell-like” inclusion. Through moving lines, we design out a space feeling in this micro-housing like a hermit has while entering into the Peach Garden, and generate more association with nature at the same time.
▼空间概览，overview © 立明
The project is located in Mentougou District, Beijing City, and front straight onto Yongding River. The house owners are a young couple. The usable area of the original house is only 30 square meters. The irregular house structure and narrow space setting lead to the extreme lack of living function. Moreover, slanting house type also results in the difficulty of using kitchen and bathroom, forming many functionally dead spaces everywhere.
▼改造前后平面，plan for before and after © 立明
The appearance of a form must solve a part of space problem, which is the meaning of adopting this form. We dismantle internal non-load-bearing walls to release space, bring in maximum light so as to form a comparatively transparent, pure and complete space. Two semicircular shells adopted has surrounded the private space. The using of arc wall has remodeled the boundary. Smooth arcs are introduced into the living space from entrance, making each living function orderly combined. All constructed forms face towards the window, and point to the “sea” (Yongding River) outside the window.
▼轴测图，流畅的弧线从入口引进到生活空间，axonometric draiwng, smooth arcs are introduced into the living space from entrance © 立明
Entering from the entry door, you can see the free and flowing visual images. The left side is designed as porch area. Some cabinets are embedded in the wall to provide storage space. Down the light ray, two light strips guide occupants’ sight to the end of the space.
▼玄关区，两条灯带顺着光线指引视线，porch area, two light strips guide occupants’ sight © 立明
To save maximum space, we raise the ground to create an anomalously capsule-shaped bedroom space. The circular arc wall resolves the problem of lacking private boundary, forming a relatively independent rest area. The head of the bed is embedded with a whole wardrobe. Sofa base is extended from floor slab as the connecting carrier of public sitting room and private bedroom.
▼异形胶囊状的卧室空间，anomalously capsule-shaped bedroom space © 立明
▼地台延伸出沙发基座，成为公共客厅与私密卧室的连接载体，sofa base is extended from floor slab as the connecting carrier of public sitting room and private bedroom © 立明
The square frame segmented from wall opens up the visual space. Semi-open design brings in light, emphasizing the breathable living experience. As for the window part, we design it as a working area, meeting the demands of work and double meals at the same time. After being moved to the center, the dining table can be temporally used for five people to have a party and meal at the same time, providing the space another possible usage.
▼靠窗设置工作区，working area near the window © 立明
The lower part and flank of the thickened TV cabinet are set with strong storage function. Kitchen counter looks like extended from the thickened cabinet. L-shaped operating floor provides the possibility of commodiously and freely cooking. Open design can ensure laundry function at the same time. Windowsill ensures the enough brightness of this area, and become the “light” source of bathroom space meanwhile.The streamline form of bathroom visually expands the originally narrow bathroom. Curved glass door ensures the light flow. Through the technique of fog surface treatment, the privacy of bathing scene is guaranteed.
▼加厚的电视柜设置强大的储物功能，the thickened TV cabinet are set with strong storage function © 立明
▼卫生间采用流线形态，streamline form of bathroom © 立明
「 微居 」是一次对不规则类户型的边界重塑，通过置入圆弧形态，彻底打破传统户型中的常规空间构造，以光线作为中心化的动线指引，明确私密与公共空间界线，创造出自由随性的开放式居住场景，使原本局促昏暗的极小空间变为鲜活明亮的奇趣住屋。
In the whole project, through the adopting of glass, arc, incision, and other elements, we minimize the loss of natural light sources, and therefore, you can feel brightness and warmness in each corner of the space.
「Micro-housing」is a boundary remodeling of irregular house type. By introducing circular arc form, we completely break the conventional space structure of the traditional house type. By taking light ray as the centralized moving lines guidance, we define the boundary between private and public spaces, and create free and easy open living scene, transforming the originally narrow and dim small-sized space into a vivid, bright and interesting living house.
▼空间生成，design process © 戏构建筑设计工作室
▼使用场景，scenes to be used © 戏构建筑设计工作室
Project Address: Mentougou Yongdinghe District, Beijing
Project type: flat house
Building area: 30㎡
Chief designer: Liu Yang, Zhang Yixin
Scheme deepening design: Wang Dan
Graphical representation: Li Kejin
Project participants: Yang Fuda, Luo Shuang
Design period: May 2019 – August 2019
Completion of construction: April 2020
Copywriter: Shi Zhaoqi, Li Yanan
Construction foreman: Zhu Xingui
Space photographer: Li Ming
Academic Advisor: Zhu Li