逐曦 The chasing sunlight house
This case is a single-story residential building planning. The actual indoor area is only about 25 square meters. In addition to the essential living functions of a general home, it also needed to meet the owner's expectations: a dining area that can accommodate at least three to four people and two bedrooms. Therefore, the overall challenge became more difficult. According to the conditions of the site base, we placed the public areas, including the living room and kitchen area, in the center of the house. We also avoided hard partitioning or adding more screens to the entryway area to naturally include into the public domain. In addition, light media such as glass sliding doors and shading curtains are used on both sides to replace the solid wall. We hoped to use the fuzzy element field boundary method to maintain the sense of space with the best fluidity and the broadest perspective. The excellent advantage of natural lighting during the day could also add to the comfort of the site.
Because of the limited space, the design avoided excessive redundant or complex line stacking and pure decorative modeling as far as possible. The outline color between the ceiling, ground, and the wall is mainly composed of introverted and low-key dark and light grayscale and light wood color. While reserving the broader field, we also maintained the flexibility of replacing furniture software in the future.
We constructed all indoor walls with a clear water mold coating trowel and used a waterproof wood floor to match, which has both skin affinity and livable temperature. We chose the dining table made of imitation stone system board that is aesthetic, practical, and easy to clean.
The living room is next to the window, and the sofa is the focal point for direct viewing while entering from the door. We arranged the entire public area in three rows horizontally, from the kitchen counter next to the door, the customized dining table to the sofa, and the functional units allocated reasonably accordingly.
The whole area is roughly open. And even if the glass door closing, vision, light, and shadow can penetrate. Although the kitchen counter area is small, the cooking functions are pretty complete. We didn't seal the ceiling with common flat nails, but we sprayed the whole zone with a black coating to create a sense of rising height. We also built the air-conditioning part in the form of external hanging the airframe.
The enlarged bathroom has re-built brick wall compartments and strictly waterproofing throughout the area. We installed a classic barn door at the entrance to skillfully transfer the embarrassment of the moving line opening close to the kitchen area. We adopted a three-piece configuration in the bathroom and installed the instantaneous electric water heater above the ceiling to actively strive for the optimal utilization of floor efficiency.