The project is a three-story townhouse designed by Arch Studio from China. House is located in a residential area in the eastern suburbs of Beijing. The beauty of this untypical building is that the first floor and the basement are a connected space which is used to receive visitor and the second floor is for daily living. It has separate entrances and exits.
The main concept of the design is to use the changes of material and space to blur the boundary between indoor and outdoor, and the relationship among interfaces, to create an open environment rich in layers, thus to make the interior space get rid of limited decoration, and return to a natural, simple, quiet and oriental living atmosphere.
The first floor is developed around living room and study room where oak grille and shelves are used to meet requirements of book collecting, exhibition and display, and to create a sense of layer of semitransparent from outside to inside. In the tea room is used gray cement paint combined with custom-made concrete counter top and table top. In this way the contrast of grey box and the background will result in space experience of different scales. In designing of living room and bedroom is used same technique. For the basement floor the designer reintegrates the relationship between sunken garden and the interior space, bamboo forest in the courtyard creates landscape interactions between interior views and outdoor views. Remodeling of the underground garage architects received a bright guest room.
“Dome” is used in the living area of the second floor to soften the relationship between the roof and the wall, which makes the interior space soft and full of change.
This is interesting concept in modeling of unusual private house, which is worth seeing.