The owner of this project wanted a home with a bachelor’s personality. He expected not only the uninhibited individuality of the industrial style but also expected, between the mottled patterns, to find the extraordinary texture and intricacy brought about by fine craftsmanship. Therefore, we blend the old and new materials with a sense of time and the luster of modernism. We compile and arrange multiple material levels, from the vintage entrance facade to the bedroom. We transition gradually from thick and bold to pure calm, and the balance of the overall material makes the space exude a modern and delicate industrial style.
The entrance facade is planned as an integrated large space with three sawed solid wood cabinets concealed on the side of the entrance with a complete storage buffer. The wall deliberately depicts the mottled pattern with the vintage effect of special cement paint, which gives off a sense of age but does not lose vitality. The rusty iron floor tiles adopt eight different patterns to break away from a heavy industrial atmosphere. In order to keep a wide and comfortable line of sight, four sliding doors are skillfully used to control the openness of the common space, so that each space can retain its permeability vis-a-vis one another and at the same time conform to the privacy required when it isused independently.
The kitchen design involving a vintage American black iron ultra-fine frame glass sliding door gives a delicate line of sight penetration. It embellishes a trace of elegance in one's character. The wall behind the headboard in the main bedroom leather boldly splices 8 pieces of original iron plates to shape the masculine fortitude and restraint. It contrasts with the padded tatami in the window area and adjusts to a comfortable leisure feeling. The corridor connecting the bedroom and living room only retains the main bedroom and storage room sliding doors, and the rest of the doors are hidden into the wall with old leather durable panels and iron pieces.
Many large pillars in the highrise are reserved to show the primitive and exposed side of the space, annotating the structural roughness. The exterior red brick of the pillars is dyed by hand by the craftsman to achieve a meticulous aging effect. The side is decorated with black metal strips and riveted. The ceiling is interspersed with cement-like paint and white paint to divide different areas. The bright yellow appliance cabinet, military green frame display cabinet, concrete, stacked red brick wall and blackboard wall all combine to create a modern-retro and sundry visual frame. At the same time, it reserves some soft and lively margins for masculinity and pride.
We interweave modern tones and antique materials to express the simple sense of time and the delicate texture of modern elegance. By means of rich material layers creatively transforming the essence, we delineate the modern gentleman who strikes a delicate turbulence between rough masculinity and elegance.