The design tries to incorporate different functions in one single space by deconstruction and reconfiguration. With such gestures, a cozy, unconstrained and multi-functional space is created. It reveals traces of the functionalism from the Bauhaus. On top of that, the use of vibrant colors and the introduction of art works endow the space with its unique identity.
In this project, pure application of blue color from walls to the hidden door creates a strong sense of enclosure. Enclosed blue “box” delivers strong emotions and becomes the linkage between different spaces. The design’s adherence to minimalism immerses visitors into the imagination of walking towards a meditation space. Blue-colored area also serves as a central axis. Living room is set on the right of the axis. By adjusting furniture placement, the living room is reasonably reconfigured into several functional spaces for working, guest entertaining and film screening. A sense of elegant ritualism is quietly delivered by the exquisite cantilevering legs of tables, cabinets and chairs. Cooking and dining room is set on the left with an overall setting in grey tone. Based on that, the grey pink color is embellished, presenting an interesting contrast between coldness and softness.
Location: Shanghai, China