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  4. Hong Kong
  5. mnb design studio
  6. 2017
  7. Home L / mnb design studio

Home L / mnb design studio

  • 20:00 - 10 July, 2017
Home L / mnb design studio
Home L / mnb design studio, © Raven Leung
© Raven Leung

© Raven Leung © Raven Leung © Raven Leung © Raven Leung + 31

  • Architects

  • Location

    Hong Kong
  • Lead Architect

    Bernice Tam
  • Area

    757.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

© Raven Leung
© Raven Leung

Text description provided by the architects. This interior focus on space communications between the layers and details, the minimal style with unfinished feeling and concrete finishes. It has enhanced the art of structure, arising the sense of ‘less is more’.

© Raven Leung
© Raven Leung

We were asked to redefine the interior design and space in this home by two young artists; their apartment is in 780-square-feet located in Hong Kong. In our conversations, there were some interesting ‘words’ that inspired us in our design concept and elements: unfinished, nature and consistent.

Plan
Plan

We reshaped the structure in unfinished style, which presents the feeling of simple and clean, making it look more natural.

The living area with a clean, huge and multifunctional wooden texture wall with two sliding doors for the storage room and the kitchen. Like standing a partition without the final panel, the horizontal wooden strips are for decoration, while the vertical wooden strips are used to separate the zone and be the handle of door.

© Raven Leung
© Raven Leung

What’s more, we created a house-shape wooden frame for zoning the dining area. Such infinite nesting house is composed of a few simple wooden strips, separating the domain area while its total space still can be seen.

A bench with concrete finishes located at the waist-height lines on the wall and the opposite are two natural oak nerd chairs. In the center, there is an unfold pendant light in grey designed by muuto.

© Raven Leung
© Raven Leung

Simple and clean is the element to create a relaxing master bedroom. A one side sloping roof top with concrete paint finishes serves to hide the ceiling beam, with a double level step wooden texture platform bed aligning with the window bay, and the wall side storage is subtle, that has created a preventive, yet clean and warm private domain for the master.

‘There must be a reason behind everything.’ This is our signature for the interior design. The basin in the corner of the bathroom is just like a different zone; we even made the difference stronger ― when you enter to the bathroom, you feel like you are being welcome, then you go to wash your hands, keep yourself clean in this place.

© Raven Leung
© Raven Leung

‘The tiles on the floor and half–height wall are interesting, looking like a piece of folding paper, that is suitable with the residence who are flavor in paper art.’ the mnb design studio said.

The guest bedroom is well presented with its optimized structure as well as the trendy style. This concept was under discussion with the owner, as Hong Kong residents almost believe that living under the structural beam would affect FENG SHUI, that’s why many design projects nowadays contain a clean ceiling, however is this always the ideal way?

© Raven Leung
© Raven Leung

‘Since some of the clients who do not believed in FENG SHUI, they allow us to make something different. So how about storing things on the ceiling, with a concept that combine a simple structure?’ ‘When we see a solid item around us, we will feel a sense of oppression; but when you see through the item then this feeling of oppression will not exist.’ we created a ceiling with the modular system in 46 units of hollow box with flexibility to store and handing clothes instead of a huge wardrobe. 

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Cite: "Home L / mnb design studio" 10 Jul 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/875403/home-l-mnb-design-studio/> ISSN 0719-8884