In-between Architects creates a simplex of two adjoining units in distinctive tones for a four-generation family from the age of 12 to 90 in Mount Regalia Kau To Shan, a serene and undisturbed location up in the layers of mountains. The challenge lies where different needs have to be taken care for the family members at different age groups.
The grandparents request a spacious living space with maximum daylight, sufficient storage, and a comfortable dining space for family dinner and gathering. Fluted glass partition was used to separate foyer with a spacious storage room and dining area while light is allowed to penetrate through. Compact laminate cladding was introduced at entrance foyer to protect the wall from high traffic usage. Interior architect combines one of the bedrooms to living area that can be opened up as a family room or guest room when needed. The beige palette from paneling to wall paint is not only for aesthetic but makes sense to ease the elderly eyesight from the bright light of west facing floor to ceiling windows.
All the cabinets and wardrobe are built by Alublu, who specializes in aluminum system furniture and wall paneling system using state-of-art materials such as compact laminate on walls, concealed doors and corridors. This collaboration is formed since the very beginning from layout planning stage. With the system design of flexibility, configuration changes can be made easily on the wall system to suit the family's future needs.
Photographer: Kenneth Chao
Lighting: Wever & Ducre