Bean Buro has gutted the internal walls of the three bedrooms apartment of approximately 2,000sqft to transform a dark corridor layout into a light filled open space. The project is located in Cape Mansions Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong. The brief was to create a fresh and calm space that feels natural as a seaside apartment for a Belgian-Chinese couple. The concept was to remove all dead spaces by removing as much partitions as possible by using a series of foldable partitions to create flexible zoning. A hobbies room can be partitioned as a private guest room with a sofa bed, or remained opened up for most of the time to allow maximum natural daylight filtering through the apartment. High quality natural European Belgian timber washed with a contemporary tone was used to construct all joinery and flooring. A set of full height timber cabinets with a delicate pattern of display niches begin from the entrance and extends deep into the rear of the open kitchen, creating a continuous backdrop by linking the foyer lounge, dinning area and kitchen together. The timber cabinets provide high density storages, such as shoe racks, kitchenware, equipments, as well as a walk in wardrobe for outdoor sport gears and bicycles. Some of the cabinets contain beautiful objects, including antique western history books and contemporary Chinese art.
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