Folding Residence, Longgang District, Shenzhen

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Folding Residence, Longgang, Shenzhen

Contemporary Bantian Street Apartment China – design by GE Design architects

5 July 2019

A Folding Residence, Longgang

Architects: GE Design

Location: Bantian Street, Longgang District, Shenzhen, southeastern China

Folding Residence, Longgang District, Shenzhen interior design

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We might don’t know whether the parallel world exists or not, but if it does exist, we’re not sure it is completely parallel to our world, or it is mirrored or rotated. The Netflix TV series Stranger Things, and the film Inception which came out strikingly many years ago, gave us some new perspective to realize and explore the world and provided us with diverse inspiration.

Folding Residence, Longgang District, Shenzhen interior design

This time, the client came to us giving a brief of building a unique house without losing the basic needs of a three-person family. After investigation, we found that the house is located in Bantian, Shenzhen, a newly booming zone. Due to high price of real estate, the house’s original layout turned out small but complex and “multifunctional”, in other words, it was divided as a mess. Therefore, the core problem was how to improve the quality of life with tightly integrated spaces and enjoyable aesthetic feelings.

Folding Residence, Longgang District, Shenzhen interior design Folding Residence, Longgang District, Shenzhen interior design

The client showed generous trust to us, which was the decisive reason why we came up with the idea of creating “parallel world” in this small place and thus made rotating symmetry become possible. Although we can’t realize walking around the parallel world freely, but we have the ability to observe it through the zero-distance rotating symmetry. In a sense, the parallel world completes the self world and makes a whole.

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Firstly, in the main space, we installed one set of mirror+closet system with specific angles that took the kitchen sliding door as the starting point. That not only redefined the relationships between living room, dining-room and kitchen, but also provided great space expansion and plenty of indirect light to indoor. And the kitchen sliding door’s movement led to interaction between self world and parallel world.

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Secondly, we set up the other set of mirror+closet system at the end of the corridor, transforming it from a dead end to a beauty with more natural light and view, no longer narrow and small. As for the bathroom, we employed the antique orange color. When the orange light scatters to the corridor, no matter staying in any angle of the house, you tend to be attracted by that as a worm hole.

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Is feeling real or reality real? This is a question. We never doubt a dream while we are sleeping, and every feeling in the dream will accompany us even when we are awake. The hidden doors on the mirror+closet system is just like a switch, door open, and dream stop, but the orange glow often makes me feel dreamy.

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A Folding Residence, Longgang, Shenzhen – Building Information

Project name: A Folding Residence
Location: Bantian Street, Longgang District, Shenzhen
Design company: GE Design
Designers: Zhang Yufan
Area: 85 m2
Completion time: January 2018
Main materials: Floor tile(GABO, Bathroom accessory(KOHLER), Range hood (FOTILE)

Photography: Ha Da

Contemporary Bantian Street Apartment China - design by GE Design architects

Chinese text:

折叠

项目名称:折叠
项目地点:深圳龙岗区坂田街道
设计公司:南京果而室内设计有限公司
项目规模:85㎡
设计师:张宇帆
摄影师:哈达
完工日期:2018年1月
主要材料:地砖(观博)、卫浴(科勒)、抽油烟机(方太)

Contemporary Bantian apartment design by GE Design architects

房子地处深圳发展新区——坂田,离市中心有半个小时的车程,房子所在公寓楼正好毗邻一座低矮的山,山脚下有一个小学,打开窗户便可看到风景,听到学生们在操场上玩耍,但却听不到车水马龙,在大都市中实属难得。当感受到这些的时候,设计师张宇帆决定要设计一个拥有独特魅力的室内空间,使其成为完全成为独立于真实世界的一个空间,远离纷扰,这里不仅可以提供温暖与安静的氛围,更能带来奇幻与神秘的感受。

Contemporary Bantian apartment by GE Design architects

房子最初的格局极为琐碎,设计方对其进行了重新拆分和组合,扩大了卧室和厨房的面积;并大胆使用了镜面+柜体系统,使房子内部焕然一新,在视觉上产生“折叠”的幻象。人站在客厅之中,拥有了更大的观察视角,能看到原本看不到的角落,空间因而也变得更完整、更和谐。而且因为“折叠”的存在,室外光线会通过反射从另一侧照射进空间里,人坐在沙发上时会感觉到日光充足但不会刺眼。人站在走廊尽头,同样也拥有更大的观察视角,原本逼仄的走廊变得四通八达,如同万花筒一般乐趣无穷。

由于业主是一位生活很规律的金融男士,喜欢低调而简单的生活方式。因此,设计方在色彩上主要运用了灰色和Beige色,也并没有使用过于夸张的家具和装饰品,使空间浑然一体。带有岩石纹路的地面瓷砖,如同正在缓慢流淌的溪流,可以很好的串联所有空间,并定义整个空间的男性基调。洗手间墙面却特意选用了橙色瓷砖,它与空间有点格格不入,但它能为生活带来一点点幽默感。

这是一次探索居住空间更多可能性的实验,在这里实现了真实空间和虚拟空间的和谐共存,而所谓“眼见为实”,因此在这个意义上,也可以认为是两个真实空间的和谐共存。而二者间的切换只在于门的开与合,如此的简单,如此的奇妙。

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