摄影 ACT STUDIO、源筑建筑摄影
The Muzi House with its courtyard and basement. Through the raw nature of the materials and the tranquil ambience of the space, a warm, rustic space is created that suits the occupants themselves.
This is a one-floor residence which is located in the outskirts of Shanghai, of which the floor area of 73m² is the ground floor, the floor area of 50m² is the courtyard and the floor area of 35m² is the raised basement.The owner entrusted us with the full design and supervision of the project as he had to work in other place. The owner will be moving to Shanghai for work when the house is completed and his mother will be brought to Shanghai to live with him.
The living and dining room is located on the ground floor, where the courtyard can be seen directly. Due to space constraints, the design wraps the original walkway area into the interior and floor-to-ceiling windows are made out. Pilot the scenery into the room, creating an open and free interaction between the interior and exterior.
The owner's mother is a unsophisticated woman who likes to read books, do some needlework and eat simple food, sweet potatoes and white porridge, two meals a day. The photographer drew a lot of inspiration from her during the shoot, which has inspired us young people to think about our lives.
"The variety and quantity of tableware is like a mirror reflecting one's diet and life. Ultimately, it is only you who makes the trade-off."--Daily Life in the Peach Garden
The semi-circular design of the ceiling is used to structure the space, releasing the visible surface of the space. At the same time the ceiling arcs to the wall, the semi-curved passage and the doorway, the wall, the ceiling and the floor are formed in an endless extension of the view.
The original structural walls are wrapped in a warm maple veneer that distinguishes the walls, ceiling and floor from the straight lines of the woodwork panels, and the space is in harmony with the curved concrete surfaces that create order and movement.A home in the colour of wood, cherish the romantic at heart and the daily life. without the need for elaborate decorations. The warmth of the home is well illustrated by the warm and highly textured design in soft wood tones.
The essence of life is cooking oil smell（a Chinese phrase to describe daily life）, oil, salt, soy, vinegar and tea. Textured floor tiles are used in the kitchen floor, which are non-slip, simple and practical, and the space is therefore more layered.
The patio of the original building has been retained and the basement is slowly reflected by natural light through the patio. The reading area is connected to the patio by a corridor and the sense of light in the space is enhanced.
The lounge is located at the entrance to the basement and follows the structure of the space with an L-shaped floor combined with bespoke sofa cushions. The floor and the floor are of a uniform material and the sense of visual extension is increased.
The original structure of the space was a basement floor with a high ceiling, and by isolating the mezzanine, a total of three levels above and below are realised.Unlike traditional staircases with handrails, adding safety and interest to the space while enriching the storage space is the staggered escape staircase.
The light is perfect for the reading area, with a simple and well-used L-shaped table.A rattan chair has been placed on the patio to suit the owner's reading preferences and to make the patio more casual and functional.