New York City
A New York apartment with 1300 square footage of area is to be more efficient with additional elements of tranquility. The open living and dining area are directly connected to the two bedrooms and the den to eliminate corridor and to maximize usable space. Thus, circulations from one space to another becomes smoother and harmonious.
To create a natural environment for a relaxed atmosphere, materials such as bamboo screens and rice papers are added to the ceilings and the walls of the bedrooms. A custom Corian bathtub is also bedded into the wall to seamlessly blend into the space. For the outdoor backyard to be a place to enjoy the natural season, reed walls, bamboo floors, Japanese Maple trees, and mosses are also carefully selected and utilized. The end result are spaces filled with gentle tones and soft gradations.