理想生活诉求 | DEMANDS
City Gardenis one of the high-end residences located in the central business district ofJiangbei District in Huizhou, which enjoys Swan Lake, a scarce resource in thecity. As the first residence of the host family to improve the quality of life,they entrust the whole case to LICO Design. The host and hostess, with strongfamily values, broad horizon, artistic cultivation and unique aesthetic taste,are engaged in investment and real estate marketing respectively. They havealways lived with their mother, children and personal housekeeper. The atmospherein their family is harmonious. The purchased property is two adjacent houseswith an area of about 160㎡ respectively. LICO is expected to create a newquality and ideal residence for this family.
▼视频简介，the video © LICO Design
理想生活全案 | SOLUTION
Based on the owners’ living habits and demands forquality life, as well as LICO’s design concept of “50%DESIGN”, LICO’screative team takes “reshaping daily life with functional aesthetics”as the core creative strategy for this case and centers on the ideal lifeproposition of “returning life to life” in order to design an idealresidence with simple, natural and original sense for the owners.
▼室内概览，overview © LICO Design
In order to take care of the life and livingconditions of the elders with more convenience, respect the original livinghabits of the elders and continue the warm family atmosphere, LICO teamsuggests that the host open up the two adjacent houses and merge them into oneso that the elders can be accompanied more by children, the public activityarea of the family can be fully extended, the overall living space is moreopen, the sense of breathing is stronger, and the spatial function combination aswell as the living scene are more flexible, diversified and interactive.
▼从入口玄关看起居空间，view of the living room from the entrance © LICO Design
▼深色玻璃的鞋帽间，the shoe room with dark glasses © LICO Design
▼入户鞋帽间内部，interior of the shoes and hats room © LICO Design
In terms ofspatial function layout, LICO team starts from the thinking point of “reshapingdaily life”, and distributes the bedrooms, study rooms and lavatory withstrong private properties on both sides of public activity areas, so thatelders can get more company from children and the privacy of the owners’ lifeis taken into account. Small bed of hidden type is designed in the study roomto facilitate host without disturbing the family when he comes back from worklate at night. What is worth mentioning additionally is that a fireplace isdesigned at one end of bathtub to warm the washroom in the winter and providethe owners with more delight.
▼入口一侧的悬空隔断，partially suspended porch © LICO Design
▼隔断细部，details © LICO Design
Sitting room, dining room and teahouse are semi-open and set adjacently, which provides a relatively pure communication space for the hosts and guests. The kitchen, corridor, housekeeper’s room and terrace are connected to each other to facilitate the housekeeper’s daily work and enjoy the garden scenery of the hosts’ terrace. The sofa TV set in the elder room is convenient for the elder to restand kill time.
▼起居空间，the living space © LICO Design
▼客厅的壁炉替代了电视，the fireplace taking place of TV © LICO Design
▼从开放餐厅看起居空间，view of the living space from the open dining room © LICO Design
▼从厨房看开放餐厅，view of the open dining room from the kitchen © LICO Design
▼家具细部，details © LICO Design
▼品茶区，tea area © LICO Design
Partially suspended porch, shoes and hats room and audiovisualroom are set adjacently, which will make the family to feel each other’sactivities without disturbance and keep the privacy between hosts and guests.
▼从开放餐厅看向厨房区域，view of the kitchen © LICO Design
▼兼具功能性与装饰性的隔断墙，partition wall for functionality and decoration use © LICO Design
The design details for this case are numerous,however, every one comes from LICO team’s keen awareness, perception, captureand reshaping of daily life. The core of an ideal life is not fine jewelry,luxurious decoration and dazzling collection, but the feeling of love and nature of life. This original, simple and natural sense may be the origin of agood life and happiness.
▼卧室，the bedroom © LICO Design
Simple Natural Original Sense, Return Life to Life
The true life is not to be looked for in all places, it’s here.There is no need to embellish the dwelling with anything, but to call back ouroriginal senses. By reshaping the simple daily life and setting apart a spacefor breathing and dialogue, the original sense is awakened naturally in theflow of air, eye contact and vision. True life is simple, so return life to life.The highest, the most tacit and the most heart-warming love is the constant andnatural frequency, the intimacy, the respect, the restraint and long-lastinggentleness. To reshape the daily life is to restore the ability to feel love. This is the private dwelling in City Garden, an ideal residencefor life of simple, natural and original sense.
▼细部，details © LICO Design
▼平面图，plan © LICO Design