“Floor” is explored and expressed as a continuous timber surface that stretches across the length of the interior of the apartment, connecting the external dining and studio area, to the living space, all the way into the bedroom. In the living space and bedroom, the floor rises to become a series of timber steps and platforms that contain a modular grid of storage spaces concealed beneath the timber surface. A coffee table can be lifted up from part of the floor that forms the living space, and stowed back again when not in use. In other words, the floor plays a multitude of roles for the house: as cupboards and cabinets, and even as seats, sofas and coffee tables. The horizontal and unencumbered result of the floor and platform surfaces allows for a free-form flexibility of programmes to occur within the house.

The communal spaces of the house, which include the living, dining and work areas are kept as open as possible, spilling from one space to another. Movable furniture “islands” demarcate the programmes and can be shifted around to suit the needs of a variety of events. The dining space with a 3-metres long table becomes a study and meeting desk for a designer’s work studio during the week, and can accommodate a large gathering of family and friends over the weekend.

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