Interior Design & Architectural Project Info
The brief called for demolition and rebuild of an existing 1-storey bungalow to 2-storey for a small family with growing needs. The couple wished to have extra rooms for growing children at the same time to cater for occasional visitation from their parents. Besides that, they also requested materials with easy maintenance due to the presence of their pets.
In terms of the overall concept, the design style of the modern rustic was being adopted due to the client’s preference. This feature was demonstrated through the raw material selection within every space of the house. From the stone finishes on the fencing wall to the brick wall finishes that appeared on the house exterior as well as interiors including the living room, kitchen, and master bedroom; the design language remains consistent throughout. In addition, timber doors, furniture, and cabinets were also introduced to create a warm feeling and a sense of calm through the additional connection with nature. The rest of the house was finished with white, grey, or black color, to contrast with the natural color of the raw materials, making them more outstanding visually.
Besides that, connection to nature is another focus of this house design. A simple yet functional L-shaped layout with a strong concept was introduced to maximize the daylighting, natural ventilation, and views of nature. Every room in the house was designed to face towards the focal point: an open terrace and garden area. The open kitchen overlooking the garden area becomes the heart of the house and the most enjoyable gathering space for the family. This is a bungalow with a small footprint yet a luxury experience with nature.