I love you,
Not only for what you are,
But for what I am
When I am with you.
The house is named BEFORE SUNSET, just like the movie of the same name, there is a romantic love, and something they cherish in the house. This is a family with three members, The owner, Mr. H, is a photographer, Mrs S is a Hunan people who loves travel and delicacy. The last family member is a three-year-old golden retriever, A troublemaker named "HAPPY" who knows nothing of sadness. They bought this 85㎡ house in 2018.The owner took a fancy to the terrace of nearly 16㎡. They hope that HAPPY can play here, and their desire to have a party, eat a hot pot, and planting can also be realized here.
The project, located at a old mature district in Panyu, completed in 1991, is a three-storey building, one ladder with two households and one building is only six households. It is a typical brick-concrete structure. The outlook of it is mixed with the style of western architecture. Time flies, white-gray mosaic wall is still maintaining the original style. The road is spacious and the green plants grow into lush. The breeze blows, the sunlight on the ground is shattered by branches. Everything is still like the same as old time in memory.
But after buying, they discovered the various drawbacks of this aged house. 6.4m*21.2m narrow and long-sized apartment makes the space dark and damp. The two bedrooms are small, and it is inevitable that they will feel depressed to live a long time in it. And balconies are so small, and not ventilated that the utilization rate is low. The storage space of the master bedroom is obviously insufficient. The dinning area is so cramped outside the door of two bedrooms that the moving line is blocked. The most deadly is that many designs can't be implemented in this brick-concrete-structures house.
They seek help online and then they find us. After many refinements and reinventions, we find a solution which most suitable for the homeowner under those strict conditions.
Remove the light-blocking wall as much as possible, re-strengthen the house to make the space as open as possible, and make the air more circulated.
Discard the two-bedroom balconies, incorporate space into the bedrooms, and transfer the drying needs to the terrace.
Build a wall between two balconies and move 600mm to the secondary room, and customize a cabinet to the top as storage.
Demolish some of the partition wall between the kitchen and the living room, and then combined with the load-bearing column to make a bar as a dining area, which making the moving line more reasonable and enhancing the sense of space.
The TV-background wall is composed of several rectangular blocks, we use gray cement bricks as the bottom and white wall frame. The TV is placed in the hollow, and a wooden table is placed horizontally to place some film-related items and accessories.
We removed some of the partition walls between the kitchen and the living room, and then combined with the load-bearing column to make a bar as a dining area, it solved the occlusion of the small space and made the space more open, which not only increased the utilization of the space, but also kept the functional areas open and independent balance.
According to realized conditions to match the lighting, we used magnetic line lights, track lights, light strips, reflective light troughs and main lights in different places. Especially the main lights, we chose the creative artistic glass lamps which are sharp contrast of the tone of the entire space to make the space compatible with the charm of elegance and rough.
Although the house is elevated, but after all, on the first floor. We worry about the humidity so we use varies of bricks in the decoration such as ceramic tiles, brick in wood grain, cement bricks with different textures, which match the rough industrial style and also adds a sense of hierarchy to this small house.
Taking into account the limitation of the space area, we try to reduce the clutter of color. We use black, white, gray as the main color, copper, wood as the secondary color.
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