China | 2021
Starting with product thinking, NINE DO considers the usual difficulties of loft apartments, and explores the rich possibilities of small apartment residence by addressing the problems. “Lofts deliver people's desire for a better life, which is based on the innovation of breaking through the area limit. Facing the floor height of 4.5m, and subtracting the height of the floor panels, it is our core to realize the same height between the upstairs and the downstairs.” From the perspective of overall product development, the designer considers the relationship between small-sized apartment and complete functions, spacious kitchen and bathroom and flexible storage, simple practical and comfortable experience, and presenting excellent taste with high-quality residence. In this apartment, the design returns to the essence of life. The classic black, white, and gray tones are applied throughout the whole space, interpreting the rational and pure way of life with the simplified style. It fits the aesthetic taste of the elites in modern cities, and calls for emotional resonance between the residents and the space. On the first floor, the design integrates a variety of materials. The lustrous marble and glass elements create a transparent texture of the space, while the combination of hard and delicate metal and leather offers fashionable and elegant styles. Considering the storage needs of the residents, large-area wall cabinets are not used, while the scattered space under the stairs is utilized to enhance the flexibility of the space. The bedroom carries over the overall style, building a low-key comfortable natural space with cool colors. The glass is applied in large area to provide sufficient lighting and accessibility to the outdoor natural scenery. In addition, due to the influence of the floor height, the design uses linear diffuse light slot to replace the traditional lighting, taking spatial details into consideration.
Beijing Forestry University