懸浮屋 Floating Home
TIA Home Design
Sometimes it is not what you see, but what you do not, that helps define a space. In this case, the architect has employed various design techniques to help create an ethereal feeling of light and space that belies the one bedroom apartment’s 643 sq feet. This is mainly due to a number of thoughtful features that have been created to appear as though they are floating.
The concept started with the lounge or home theatre area where a raised platform was introduced to allow the client to lie down on the floor, bringing her closer to the window. This allows her to enjoy the expansive sky and sea views, drawing her closer to the natural surroundings. The entertainment system located in the room has been completely integrated and recessed within the black oak veneer television wall to ensure a seamless outcome. The result is a cozy nook that appears to float, further enhanced by using black on the walls, ceiling and a custom frame for the area that highlights the breathtaking views upon entry. At night, back-lit LED lighting emphasizes its cocoon-like appeal. There is a lighting control zone that allows LEDs to be dimmed as needed to save on energy.
The dining table, also created to look as if suspended in mid-air, takes the design another step further. It can also be folded against the wall, freeing up the space for other activities such as parties.
In the bedroom, the bed appears to hover because it is placed on a platform, similar to that in the lounge. Extra storage space not only makes this idea stunning but practical. The wardrobe is opposite the bed and is hung mid-wall to appear as if it is floating. The same principle is applied to cabinets in the bathroom that is separated from the bedroom by a glass door.
In such a small minimalist apartment, it was also important that the layout flowed and was logical making it easy to move around.