In this project, the clients were people who really enjoyed drinking. They wanted the living room to have a space for a bar counter and a fridge.
The design is derived from rustic loft interiors, usually having elements like cement screed, unfinished brick walls, random furnishings that reflect the character and personality of its occupants. These elements are re-adapted here with a simplified cleaner look. The owners had a set of preferred furnitures and so the design direction was proposed according to the theme of the furniture.
The Master bedroom and its neighbouring common room was converted into one space where part of it was used for a platform bed, and a separate area for study and wardrobe space.
Functionally, the collapsible doors are for maintaining existing aircon function which is only meant for 1 room. Aesthetically it still gives visual connection of space when its closed with its clear glass panel.
With the bathroom wall and entrance being replaced with a full HT clear glass panel, an even wider space is visually created making the bathroom appear less claustrophobic.
The End Result
Adaptation of design elements: Bricktile cladding with patchy paint works to resemble the unfinished brickwalls in rustic loft interiors was used and extended from entrance to balcony, making the outdoor as part of the interior.
The grid cladding with cement lookalike laminate is a replication of Tadao Ando’s cement wall, making it the focal point of the living lounge which enhances and highlights the activity that the owners enjoy – drinking.
The random furnishings by owner around the house gives it a lively touch, reflecting the owners’ personality and character.