Architects: Design Systems Ltd.: Lam Wai Ming, Fanny Leung, Fang Huan Huan, Zhang Xing, Lansy Dai
- Area : 300 m²
- Year : 2012
Text description provided by the architects. Central axis, symmetry and spatial hierarchy have always been the essential compositional elements in environmental design. They can be seen in both royal architectures and civilian residences.Our designers believe the creation of a symmetrical space can help people attain a state of mental equilibrium through the experiential and spiritual aspects. Thus, axis manipulation is the point of departure of this project.
In each functional space, furniture and fixtures are located on an axis projected from the most important spatial elements of that particular zone. Such arrangement keeps the inhabitant, physically and visually, always oriented to the centre of the various spaces. Consequently, he/she is always the epicentre of a space. For example, the basin and the door of the bathroom are arranged on the same axis so that the basin is centred to the inhabitant once entering it. The landscape in the garden is on the same axis with the window and sofas of the living room, making the landscape framed and centred in the window when the inhabitants view from the sofas.
As for materials, they were used basing on their compatibility to spatial function rather than their visual merit. Such as white terrazzo was used for the flooring of the garden to highlight and expose the beauty of the green; on the other hand, recycled boat-building timber was used in the living room for creating a cozy and well-grounded interior.
Home is not just a space where we dwell, but also a place for us to be ourselves. This design has succeeded in expressing unique individuality apart from harmonious uniformity, constructive simplicity and an orderly comfort.