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- Architect Smart Design Studio
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The challenge of the project was to create a contemporary living space within a 50s style, 80sqm apartment for a couple, while also providing a place to sleep and study part-time for their teenage children and respective partners. The focus centered on flexibility and economy of space while maintaining a free-flowing, light-filled interior that takes advantage of views to the north and east. The buildings grid prescribes a rhythm of three rooms of equal size along the eastern wall with the northern most room opening into the kitchen, dining and entry to form the living space.
Drainage is often the forgotten workhorse of the building and design function. Yet drainage maintains a simple albeit vital purpose.