Apartment 3e

Apartment 3e

Architect
Vector Architects
Location
Beijng, China | View Map
Project Year
2008
Category
Housing

Apartment 3e

Vector Architects as Architects

This open and pure apartment adequately represents the family’s simple lifestyle. With the constraints of existing load-bearing wall structure, the reorganization of spatial functions efficiently fulfills the basic needs for the family’s daily life and creates a more flexible living space as well. A laundry room and walk-in closet by the foyer replaced the existing maid’s room, which was originally open to the kitchen without natural light. The foyer leads to the gallery which naturally becomes a common space for the family before entering into the main living space and private rooms, and also provides a possible expansion for future needs. Open kitchen design encourages interactions between the kitchen and dining area, and the openness also improves the insufficient daylight from north facing windows. The load-bearing wall separating the gallery and the living area is transformed into a thick pocket which houses the library and support hub. The eleven-meter deep living area provides a loft style space for relaxing, gathering and working. A floating closet unit in the master bedroom not only provides a visual barrier from the living area, but also creates a buffer zone between the master bedroom and bathroom. All living functions are clearly defined, and yet the spaces retain a sense of continuity and cohesiveness.


Simplicity and consistency in colors, materials and detailing make the space into a clean and pure background for the family’s daily life as well as the natural surroundings outside the windows.

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