Katherina Kolb. Modern Interior Design. February 03rd , 2017.
On the bare walls of the main communal space are two large grey wall panels arranged like abstract modern art. These panels can be slid open to reveal an entertainment center and a portal to the bedroom of the resident fashion designer. These whimsical features add sense of surprise, dynamism, flexibility and interaction that defies the conventional boundaries of a traditional room. Coupled with the dining table, the designer can extend their work surface between the two rooms. This tone of playful concealment can be found behind the grey wall which houses storage closets, pantry, and the powder room. The objects of daily life are treated with care, each has their specific place in the residence. This sensitive gesture allows the main communal areas to be uncluttered and free as a meditative haven
Among residential projects, color is probably one of the essential elements and it also has good cost performance. Our client is a teacher who has positive attitude and energetic. She would like her home to be joyful and bright. We applied macaron color scheme to this lady’s house. Mild color showing on furniture gives the space fresh and positive atmosphere.
The light shelf, which bounces daylight deep into the room, was designed to keep the sun skirting outside the building in summer but allow deep solar penetration in winter. Above the light shelf operable windows capture prevailing breezes and cross ventilate the space, whilst flushing out excess heat.
An unaltered and blinkered 1920’s semi-detached house with no relationship to its site is reworked to accommodate the needs of a young family to enjoy sunlight, embrace its small garden and carefully curate and frame its outlook to achieve a space that extends beyond its confined urban site.
In this project, we applied the principle of parametric architecture again, however, this time the design was more complex and elaborated: there is no space between panels (the viewers won’t care about dust), that’s why the wall looks like a complex monolithic element with intricate curves, some features serve as shelves, and some of them are decorative only. This makes the room look ultramodern, the composition being somewhat compensated by making the bed corner in a light art deco style: a leather quilted bed with a ceiling-high head, soft and warm lighting – all this makes the room cozy and allows admiring the architectonic design ‘from the outside’. Because the architectonic wall is in focus, we decided to use a restrained combination of graphite grey and white.