雲琚 The textured and private house
This case is an old single-story residential remodeled house. The focus of the overall plan is to have a clear distinction between the public and private domains, but the actual boundary combines material properties and exquisite construction methods. We deliberately erase the traces of the opening of the moving line, which remarkably enhances privacy. At the same time, individual functional units, such as bedrooms, can highly meet the needs of different users in terms of indoor proportions and distribution. We also made the house sharing the depth, level, and context of the open space so that family members without interfering with each other when they need to be alone. We focus on using structural beams and columns in large-scale open spaces that are difficult to evade by sectioned oblique cutting. Or we integrated with cabinets, styling surfaces, and lighting to turn shortcomings into highlights, thereby creating a space style full of storytelling and viewing details.
The homeowner prefers a large-scale steady, low-key luxurious, and textured residence, which is also the primary axis of the precision-cast space style of this project. Based on the observation of family members' work and rest, the design centered on the open planned public realm. We designed separated private units such as the master bedroom, another bedroom, and guest room on the two wings so that parents and children could not interfere with each other. The overall smooth moving line and the optimal introduction of daylighting on all sides of the house can achieve the depth of field with the widest viewing angle radius.
We used three materials like granite, crystalline semi-jade, and engineered hardwood flooring from the entryway to the public domain. The main wall extending from the entryway to the living room is covered with marble seamlessly. The joint between the upper edge and the ceiling is also processed with special-shaped stone to create an elegant arc of rigidity and flexibility. The appearance of the storage waist cabinet on the bottom half of the side view wall of the light food area is specially made of thin stone with a pattern match to show the overall sense. We hoped that have an affectionate dialogue with the ink splashing effect that resembles flowing clouds in the upper half.
The entryway is a whole space, so we built a customized cloakroom and shoe cabinet to replace the entity high cabinets. We also expressed the three-dimensional continuous surface with different quality materials to make the picture rich and varied. There was the original huge crossbeam above the public domain run through the ceiling. To strive for the best indoor height, we used techniques such as two-stage oblique rounded edges and embedded linear lights to interpret the large-span zenith shape, successfully eliminating the presence of the beams.
The modern luxury style has different expressions in space. We used lots of warm and moist stones as the main component and combined them with thin bricks of sophisticating and easy cleaning. We also employed the light transmittance and reflectivity of local mirrors, glass, and titanium-plated metals, which bring out the high-end sense of calmness.
The major challenge of the whole case was to integrate the different materials seamlessly. For example, the main wall of the living room is not only the bedroom partition wall but also contains two hidden doors and cabinets. For the load-bearing and safety of the frameless door, we had to take it seriously to deal with the bonding conditions of the corner base. Therefore, flatness and tightness have become a big challenge.