The living demands and spatial actual conditions
are adopted for the design context. Through the vague and ambiguous boundaries of each area, the air and sunlight flow in the space freely. In this design, the areas are divided by functions, and each living space is connected by the light !
Apart but Not Afar (Public Area)
A movable Valchromat wall panel with owners’ names on it protects the multi-functional room, and part of the real wall covers the single-sized bed in the room. At ordinary times, the Valchromat wall panel is stacked with the real wall, creating an integral space for the living room, dining room and the multi-functional room. In this way, the sunlight separated in each area can be joined together, lighting up the public area and giving off a natural ambience. When the Valchromat wall panel is taken out to connect with the sliding door on the other side, it will turn the multi-functional room into a private workstation and also a guest room. The movable Valchromat wall panel can make the space seem apart but not actually afar, creating a proper distance in the living space.
Dominating the Living Space (Dining
Room and Kitchen)
The dining room and kitchen area dominates about one-fourth of the whole indoor space, replacing the living room and becoming the focus of life. The open kitchen island is connected to the dining table, and the dining table can be used as common desk as well. The family stays around this area, surfing, reading, thinking, talking and cooking. Through the cooking process, the family can interact with each other, comfort each other, or simply relax.
Divided but Not Completely
Separated (Master Bedroom and Bathroom)
The clear grey grass is set on the boundary between bedroom and bathroom. With time, the light and shadow flow and dance freely in the room, creating a depth for the space. The clear texture of the glass is used to create an intimate yet independent space, making it seem divided but not completely separated.