The project is located in the Dongluoquan Hutong, close to the most central part in Beijing. The family called the house as a “shabby” hut and a little too cramped. The 12 square meters is the total space of the family of three, it including the function of having dinner, sleeping, working, and leaing. Because the family has the great passion of reading book, the tens of thousands of books they owned have occupied most of the space of their house. On the premise of satisfying the basic function of renovation, the owners hope that the house can be full of scholarly atmosphere, back to the nature.
The exterior façade of the reformed house is decorated with the white dominated minimalist element. The white facade sharply against the gray tone, create a great contrast with surrounding building. Which injects the new vitality into the old community. The hidden frame glass makes both of interior and exterior space more transparent atmosphere.
After the reformation, the various function of the house has a clear division. The parents and children have their own working and entertainment space. The newly added guest area and the bathroom promote the great realization in the pursuit of the ultimate function and style in limit space.
The entrance of the fully function kitchen is bright and spacious. The transparent glass introduces outdoor scene into the interior space. Promoting the interaction of outdoor and indoor.
The specially designed white bookcase is mounted on the wall and extends from the living room to the bedroom. Which meets the owner’s reading needs, and also creating a storage space for a large amount of books. The small drawers below the stairs provide the storage space for the clothing.
The newly built bedroom in the second floor provides the couples with an independent private space. The dormer on the roof not only introduces the skylight into the room, but also provides a wonderful night view for the owners.
设计团队：申江海 任晓伟 许云飞
Architects: DAGA Architects
Location: Beijing, China
Area: 12 sqm
Project Year: 2017
Architect in Charge: Bear Shen, Xiaowei Ren, Yunfei Xu