The project is located in Nonglinshang Road, Yuexiu District, Guangzhou City. It was a staff dormitory in the 1980s, with a floor area of 92 square meters and a reinforced concrete structure. The owners are a young couple and their two daughters.
▼室内空间一览，Overview of interior space © 谭啸
设计理念 | Philosophy of design
First, it is necessary to recognize the limitation of design and space in this residential project. The floor area is 92 square meters, and no design will increase its actual area. Therefore, the whole project adopts a relatively restrained and weakened design to give way to the functionality of the space and remove the redundant decoration. Return space to space and let life return to life. Private house design begins with understanding the owner’s demand and state of life, and helps the owners sort out the primary and secondary order from the needs. Our principle is “The happy life is a family to eat and chat together”.
▼模型概览图，Overview of model © 傅俣迪
A 92-square-meter-house with 3 bedrooms, a dark dining room, and a toilet inside the kitchen, which is inconvenient to use. Although the utilization rate is high, the pattern is not the ideal life states of the owners.
1: The kitchen and dining room is knocked into one with kitchen placed outside to provide a spacious, bright and comfortable space for meals;
2: The function of the bathroom is completely broken up, and the shower room, two toilet cubicles, laundry area and sink are independent, which greatly alleviates the tension of four people getting up to wash in the morning;
3: Two bedrooms with maximum space utilization improve the functionality of the room, and return the space to the living room;
4: The living room has an open and casual structure to meet children’s daily play and reading needs;
5: Folding bed and curtain are set in the living room cabinet for temporary visit and stay of elders or friends.
▼改造后平面图，Plan after renovation © 傅俣迪
玄关 | Porch
The open porch ensures the sensory openness from the entrance door. Side shoe cabinets and front wooden grilles meet the needs of life and protect privacy. The ground is made of micro-cement or multi-layer composite floor. The living room and two bedrooms use floors, which are skin-friendly and natural. The porch, dining room and toilet use micro-cement materials, which are waterproof, stain-resistant, easy to take care of, and delicate in texture.
▼从餐厅看向玄关，Porch (view from dining room) © 谭啸
餐厅 | Dining room
The dining room is the most important space in home life. In daily life, parents go to work and children go to school during the day. Dinner time is an important time for family communication. So if conditions permit, cooking and eating in a spacious space is ideal. The stove is placed outside to ensure that the cooking area fume is very well controlled, and fume pipes will be filtered before being discharged to the outside.
▼由公区看向餐厅，Dining room (view from public area) © 谭啸
▼餐厅，Dining room © 谭啸
The picture on wall is the photographer’s recreation of the famous work Nighthawk by American artist Edward Hopper. Surrounded by the darkness at night, the picture conveys a sense of loneliness. There are four people drinking in a tavern, but they are all preoccupied. There is a person who can not blend into the atmosphere, just like us who are tired sometimes.
▼餐厅细部，Details of dining room © 谭啸
▼橱柜细部，Details of cabinet © 谭啸
客厅 | Living room
The living room is a place for family interaction and children’s learning and playing. We don’t want to be bound by too much furniture and decoration. From the dimension of wall surface, we can see the varying levels from pure white to cement gray of the structural beam. In the selection of materials and technology, the durability and practicability of space are more considered in this project. We chose those common white and log color eggboard.
▼客厅，Living room © 谭啸
▼客厅功能性设置，Function of living room © 谭啸
▼客厅细部，Details of living room © 谭啸
主卧室 | Master bedroom
The bedroom is a place for resting after a busy day, and a quiet and relaxed space that guarantees the owner a good sleep at night. The combination of wall and cabinet not only ensures the accommodation needs of daily life, but also makes the whole space more harmonious and unified. The weighing column in the corner is the element that runs through the whole house.
▼主卧室，Master bedroom © 谭啸
▼主卧室床头，Head of bed in master bedroom © 谭啸
▼主卧室床尾，End of bed in master bedroom © 谭啸
儿童房 | Children’s room
You can enter the children’s room through the hidden wooden door behind the load-bearing beam in the public area, just like entering a tree hole in fairy tales from real life. The bunk beds not only satisfy the cramped living space of the family with two children, but also give the two little princesses a private and interesting childhood.
▼由公区看向儿童房，Children’s room (view from public area) © 谭啸
▼儿童房，Children’s room © 谭啸
▼上下床，Bunk beds © 谭啸
卫生间 | Bathroom
Decent life comes from the concern of demand. The design of double toilet cubicles and bathrooms can relieve the tension of using the toilet in the morning to the greatest extent. The collision of elegant cement gray and log style on the wall and floor makes urban life more natural and relaxed.
▼洗手台与洗衣区细部，Details of sink and laundry area © 谭啸
▼马桶间，Toilet Cubicle © 谭啸
▼淋浴间，Shower Room © 谭啸
项目设计 & 完成年份：2020
Project name: Transformation of private houses on NONG LIN SHANG roads
Design: Fu Yudi
Contact e-mail: email@example.com
Design year & Completion Year: 2020
Leader designer & Team: Fu Yudi/Song yunyi
Project location: NONG LIN SHANG roads
Gross Built Area: 92 square meters
Photo credits: Tan Xiao
wall covering: Schoener Wohnen
Whole House Customization: Methink
Sikafloor: CimenArt, zhijian