Housing interior renovation design located in the center of Shanghai. Trying to creat a open space in the house.
House H located in the center if Shanghai, top floor of an old resident building. The interior is pretty new yet the layout couldn’t fit modern life. Our clients is a photographer couple, who think highly of life quality.
The original wall of the building wasn’t parallel to each other, which makes it difficult for furniture to fit in. And there is a long and narrow corridor separate the house into two individual parts, in the meantime waste a lot of area. Meanwhile, the partition wall divided the house into smaller individual parts, which makes the house too messy.
Clients love to invite friends to visit and they need a space for their children to play in, so it is necessary to have a space that is big enough and wild open to fit different situations. Luckily our clients didn’t give us a hard time to agree with our proposal: put living room in the south rather than bedroom in the south, which is quite common in China.
We remove all the partition wall in the south and make the original corridor become part of the living room. People in the living room can enjoy all the sunshine from the south, and now the living room is capable of most daily activities.
The non-rectangle plan is the most difficult part in this project, to fix it, we use customized furniture to revise the plan. We use a long wooden desk on the wall, low cabinet next to the corridor, and the cupboard in the kitchen to make the living room into rectangle.
Each furniture’s edge is parallel to each other, which makes the living room in order. The long wooden desk on the wall have different depth itself, which is suitable for different kind of use.
Since the corridor includes in the living room, the other wall becomes the background of living room. We design a cove light and customized air outlet to make the whole space in order.
We keep the bedroom as simple as we can. The aperture and the pattern of the wood of closet door makes it full of detail.