Excerpt: Kwong Hing Building, designed by Littlemore Interior Design, transforms a 2-bedroom apartment into an open-planned studio flat. With around 260 square feet of usable area, the existing rooms are small & tight and also limit the natural light from flooding into the living spaces. With the partition walls of the existing rooms taken down, natural light can now brighten up the spaces through the big windows around the apartment.
[Text as submitted by architect] Located at the busiest district in Hong Kong, we have transformed this 2-bedroom apartment of a 36 year old building, to an open planned studio flat for a owner who is looking for a homely & trendy design for her & her cat. With around 260 square feet usable area, the existing rooms are small & tight, and also limited the natural light from flooding into the living spaces.
There is a small window by the bathroom looking over a lightwell with not so decent pipes of the opposite external wall, making the view of the living area quite messy & difficult to arrange the internal layout.
By introducing a wood wall paneling to the living room, the bathroom door, odd window looking over the light well, and so as the existing columns are all enclosed and tidy up in one go. With the partition walls of the existing rooms taken down, natural light can now brighten up the spaces thru the big windows around the apartment.
Colours are carefully chosen to give a contrast to the oak wood finishes furniture. A textured blue wallpaper set the tone of the spaces with a trendy and also settling feeling without being too feminine. Charcoal black metal framed glass doors to the semi open kitchen offers a subtle touch of loft concept, and lift up the space with a nice contrasting material.