Fun Wooden Sentiment
This project is planning for a single-storey residence with an actual area of around 80m2.
The floor plan was done according to the members’ needs in the beginning, including functional units such as the foyer, the living room, the dining room, the kitchen, the three rooms, the two bathrooms and the elevated recreational area. The spatial arrangement is mainly based on the television wall in the living room as the central axis, where a large span of wooden surface is combined to define the public and the private sections, integrating the circulation openings leading to the master bedroom, the kids’ rooms and the kitchen, it further creates the layers for the depth of field closely related to the public section.
The house owner longs for a tranquil and simple lifestyle, especially with their preference towards the primitive, elegant, conservative yet warm Japanese Muji style, therefore, other than applying woodwork for the indoor decorations and the hardware, the main vision is also blended with the classic Japanese ambience. For instance, the dark-colored 3D frame of the television wall implies the image of a torii, introducing the sincerest blessings towards a safe home. Moreover, the elevated flooring and the Japanese-style recreational section close by the window, the matte quality of the walls, the X-shaped wooden beam above the dining room and the mountain-shaped bed headboard design in the master bedroom all enriched the residence with splendid expressions.
A customized L-shaped dining counter replaces the standard dining table in the dining zone between the foyer and the living room; imported thin tiles with high hardness, zero pores and magnificent patterns are selected for the countertop. For the consideration of living safety, the sharp corners of several indoor cabinets and table counters in the bedrooms are rounded to prevent causing harm to the members. However, aesthetics, proportion and practicality must be taken into consideration for the construction of the arc woodworks, which was also testing the team’s strength during the process from the base structure to the formation.
A high shoe cabinet and a pull-out shoe bench were derived from the existing window in the foyer, while the wall with tawny glass is also one of the brilliant sceneries. The designs of the ceilings in the living room and the dining room are ingenious, where the former one is integrated with air-conditioning and light, while the latter one attracts people’s attention with the crossed wooden beams, which further act as the invisible medium separating the venues. The recreational zone in the living room is complemented by an elevated curvy flooring, where the bedsides yield to create a smooth circulation to the master bedroom which further has the objective of catering for the sense of layers, fun and design.
The flexible application of natural symbols in this project not only endowed the viewers with a wild imagination, but is further the ideal approach to create a pleasant user experience. For instance, the mountain-shaped bed headboard in the master’s bedroom corresponds to the slanted ceiling, which is further integrated with the entrance to the bathroom. Moreover, the two kid’s rooms are based on the color themes of bluish-grey and greenish-grey, where wall racks in the images of forest trees or beach houses are decorated on the walls, transforming the childlike fun into ingenious uniqueness.
The 3D-styled ceiling in the dining zone is accurately pre-measured, where its main structure has gone through several processes in order to create the form, which was completed using the inverted suspension method. The high closet with a slanted design at the center by the bed in the master’s bedroom was also a bold attempt, as it features both practicality and design aesthetics and is also the actualization of fine details.