To be a real “home of goods”. The owner hopes to create an environment where people can’t help to sit down and read books in a space that’s less than 50 square meters, allowing three generations to live in the same space, two people working at the same time, children learning independently, space for piano, and a lot of storage space. Books and some collections all need a place to display.
In creating the atmosphere, the moment when you step on the ground barefoot determines the tone of this space. “Being barefoot is a lifestyle, an attitude towards life.” The cement floor has some hardness, and the surface is coated with the varnish, the spotless warmth, is the coolness that comes with the earth. Whether it is winter or summer, it makes your body fell comfortable. The dining room surrounded by bookshelves really makes people want to sit down and read quietly.
▼项目概览，overall of the project ©木卡工作室
Therefore, in terms of spatial integration, we made a whole wall cabinet on the right hand side of the door. Looking at the wooden bookshelf leads to a feel of a strong sense of order. For the wooden box area. The wooden box is divided into upper and lower layers. The small second layer is for children’s beds, and there is a cushioned seating area underneath. There is a children’s desk next to the window, and a working area is defined on the other side, so that adults and children can work and study at the same time without interfering with each other. There is a hidden closed curtain outside the wooden box. When the curtain is pulled up, the inside becomes a self-contained space, which becomes the second bedroom. The wooden box is separated from the main public space and interspersed with the bookshelves, opening the north-south space visually as a whole, breaking the original spatial plan.
▼客厅，living room ©木卡工作室
▼客厅一整面的开放柜，a whole wall cabinet on the right hand side of the door ©木卡工作室
▼客厅与开放柜细部，details of the living room and the cabin wall ©木卡工作室
In terms of function, we make the most comfortable and bright south side for the study room, the children’s bedroom with a mezzanine, and the living room and leisure area that can be turned into a second bedroom (temporary bedroom for parents), it also has a lot of storage space for home storage. The library-style dining and living room uses a visually provoking bookshelf wall as the background, which conveys the owner’s enjoyment of reading and collecting, and at the same time, it can display the owner’s collections brought back from different countries and endow them with meaning. Let meanings fill the whole house. In addition to fulfilling the functional needs, we hope life would give people more contentment and joy, and let the space become a place where we can communicate with family at any time.We are very satisfied with the final state.
▼书房、带夹层的儿童卧室、及可变为次卧（父母临时卧室）的客厅休闲区，the study, the children’s bedroom with a mezzanine, and the leisure area that can be turned into temporary bedroom ©木卡工作室
▼休闲区变临时卧室，the leisure area transform into temporary bedroom©木卡工作室
▼隐藏式的储物空间，Hidden storage space ©木卡工作室
▼公共空间与私密空间之间设有移动屏风，moving screen between the public and private spaces ©木卡工作室
▼书房空间与夹层儿童卧室，the study and the mezzanine children’s bedroom ©木卡工作室
▼书桌与楼梯细部，details of the study and the steps ©木卡工作室
The blank wall of the master bedroom was originally intended to be used as a projection screen. Out of serendipity, the male host decorated with a map, which is full of countries and cities that he had visited before, This change adds an extra interesting topic to the original concise space. When I was a child, I also liked to lie on a world map that covers with whole wall, and ask my grandfather to point me the continents, countries and tribes on the other side of the ocean… I always felt that we can never finish our conversations . Travel together hand in hand all over the world, isn’t it another kind of happiness.
▼主卧室，the master bedroom ©木卡工作室
▼卧室细部，details of the bedroom ©木卡工作室
The dining room and the study room next to the balcony allows adults to work and children to play simultaneously, letting children to be influenced by the environment where parents enjoys working and reading. The improvement of lifestyle allows two generations to grow up together.
▼练琴房，The piano area ©木卡工作室
▼玄关细部，details of the entrance ©木卡工作室
主创及设计团队：陆凯琳 & 顾斌 徐帆 杨昊
Project name：Study Home
Project location：Jing’an District, Shanghai
Gross Built Area ：50 square meters
Leader designer & Team：Alin Lu & Alen Gu Vela Xu Victor Yang
Design Director：Linc Zhang
Partners：Shanghai Muka Architectural Design Co., Ltd.
Photo credits：MUKA ARCHITECTS
Brands / Products used in the project：Santa&cole/HAG/BENTU/Norhor
/Hay/Yu studio/Tachikawa/Simens/Cement Corporation