PhoebeSayswow Architects Ltd. was invited to design a 33 sqm guest house prototype for neutral genders who enjoy a smart living in a metropolitan city.
The site is compact with a partial double-height ceiling. A versatile storage wall was installed and connected to wardrobes on mezzanine level while extended to the kitchen at lower level. We conceived a movable ladder and a stair bench to connect different levels while giving a touch of playfulness and a sense of gathering to the house. The design speaks a succinct and exquisite visual language by using two contrasting but coherent materials: birch wood and glazed tiles featuring cherry pink grouts.
▼立体的双层高空间，a partial double-height ceiling
▼餐厅和厨房区域，dining area and kitchen
▼多功能的储物墙延伸至下方的厨房区域， the versatile storage wall extends to the kitchen at lower level
▼夹层空间，the mezzanine level
The target user of the space is expected to enjoy a spatial quality which satisfies one’s solitary moments and feel-like-party soul. We acknowledged this narrative while carried out the design. Birchwood gives a sense of warmth and lives which calms people while the white glazed tiles is about pepping up spirits and rinsing one’s mind. The spatial arrangement is however prepared for the party minds. The three dimensional levels of seating encourages a dynamic conversation within the flat. Our intention again is to create a cozy and fun living experience with no gender differences only to serve the user’s need in a more uplifted fashion.
▼桦木板和带有粉色接缝的釉面瓷砖形成明显却和谐的对比，birch wood and glazed tiles featuring cherry pink grouts provide a succinct and exquisite visual language
▼三维的空间布局使居住者可以在任意空间形成动态的对话，the three dimensional levels of seating encourages a dynamic conversation within the flat
▼从阁楼望向餐厅，dining area seen from the mezzanine level