Culture & Natural



这是一套位于北海西侧的顶楼公寓,为了让混血女儿获得更安定、更自由的成长环境,业主委托设计师王大泉为公寓进行了改造。于是,东方与西方、新城与古都、传统与当代、直白清晰与混沌隐喻,都借由空间巧妙地编织在了一处。This is a penthouse on the west side of Beihai. In order to let the mixed race daughter get a more stable and free growth environment, the owner commissioned designer Wang Daquan to transform the apartment. Thus, the metaphors of the East and the west, the new city and the ancient capital, the traditional and the contemporary, the straightforward and clear and the chaotic metaphors are all skillfully woven together by space.





Part one


Excellent vision, overlooking the entire central axis


In this 300 square meter apartment, the nearly 100 square meter Japanese courtyard in the southeast corner becomes a free and secret observation point over the city. Standing in front of the glass wall on the east side, you can look from the west side of Beijing to the east side, overlooking the prosperous urban landscape along the central axis.



  The courtyard is like a paradise hidden in the city's numerous high-rise buildings. In the crevice of high-rise buildings, the courtyard becomes a peaceful world. The use of bamboo and brick materials makes    the whole courtyard have a graceful Oriental aesthetic. In addition, a corner of the bamboo water constantly surging, sunlight through the courtyard vegetation into the room, the shadow of black with the      breeze swaying, always feel that time here becomes slow down.


Occasionally, the host drinks tea in the harmony room separated by a window. The old tea soup is mellow and clear. From the harmony room, you can see the whole courtyard at a glance. Who would have thought that such a refreshing natural landscape could be hidden on the top floor of the center of Beijing?




Part two

a living room

Dismantle the original structure to create sufficient lighting


Under the influence of eastern and Western culture, the hostess had many ideas about the appearance of the apartment. What's more, the owner pays special attention to the education and growth environment of her daughter. The original intention of buying and transforming this apartment is the same as Gu Jia, which is also for her daughter who is going to primary school.


The owners hope that their daughter can complete a new growth experience here, so apart from comfort and freedom, they also expect the family to have the precipitation of traditional oriental philosophy.


Therefore, the designer Wang Daquan first disassembled and reconstructed many cultural symbols in the East and the west, hoping that the elements of cultural symbols could naturally blend into the space. Whether it is the transition between the various spaces, the shift of light, or the function of the play, the cultural symbol elements after the reconstruction are reasonably integrated into the design details of the space.


In addition, the host has a very high demand for the practicability of the space. The designer and the host have selected some furniture together, such as Flos floor lamp, B & B sofa, kitchen Spanish panel, etc., which are gradually added one by one and finally presented in the space. The quality of detail makes life light, which is also the basic meaning of freedom and cultural space.


Of course, for the main space of the whole family, daylighting is the top priority. After removing the non structural walls in the original space, the designer creates a more open lighting space, and introduces the natural light into the interior as much as possible through the construction method.


But what's amazing is that the light is cleverly filtered by the spatial structure and material, and overlaps with the landscape, forming a good internal and external echo with the outdoor landscape. It can be called a painting~




Part three

Kitchen area

Interactive space to create open family life



The main space is divided into living room and dining room according to the function of life, and the kitchen is also brought into this area by the large glass on the partition wall, forming a bright semi open dining kitchen area.


The bright whole glass curtain wall not only brings wonderful lighting to the functional area, but also makes the daily life of family members in the same space. Apart from rest and solitude, they become closer to each other because of the space relationship.


The whirling stage like kitchen makes the daily life of family members be seen and cared for by each other. It becomes an energy field full of interaction and warmth in the space. Over time, people living in the space can easily get nourishment. Colorful daily life and inner peace and quiet blend together, making the body and mind clean and rich.




Part four


Remove the miscellaneous and open up the various possibilities of creating the scenery


Throughout the apartment is a long corridor extending from the porch to the interior. Large pieces of Xuan paper like organ curtain hang down inside the glass curtain of the corridor with a strong sense of sequence. In the afternoon, sunlight flows from the gap of the white organ curtain to the ground to form a grating, creating a quiet and comfortable atmosphere.


Push open the door on one side of the corridor and you will find the tea room connected with the courtyard. The bamboo sliding door opens and closes, making the scenery of the courtyard outside the teahouse looming. Once the door is opened, the panoramic scene becomes a scroll that is suddenly opened. The scenery changes from hazy to clear and open. It is only between the master's idea and the aesthetic taste of traditional Chinese painting.


The function of the tea room satisfies the privacy of the space, and the gap between the wood grille and the wall keeps the space open. In the choice of materials, from heavy to light, from real to virtual, a variety of different materials juxtaposition, shaping this space.


Compared with bustling about in the city, the host is more willing to sit in the tea room every day, accompany with the courtyard in the rain, and feel a moment of contentment in the quiet life.






Part five

Reception area

Embellish lively color, balance space rhythm


Gray white and wood color are the background colors of the whole space, and magenta and bright yellow sofas in the reception area are the visual focus of the space. Outside the window, the vegetation landscape in the Japanese courtyard echoes with the interior, balancing the rhythm of the space.


  The Oriental magnificence, system and neatness are combined with the Western flexibility and freedom. The concrete design almost does not appear in the space, but a large number of blank design strokes give the space a distinct Oriental interest. The open and smooth moving line and simple and practical functions just match the host's more international living habits.




Part VI


Soft light creates a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere


The master bedroom, daughter's room and main bathroom are distributed on both sides of the corridor. The daughter's room adopts the harmony room design, but adds more dexterous storage space and functional accessories.


The two bedrooms share the urban landscape from west to East with the courtyard. The movement and stillness are transformed in the rest area. The view outside the window connects the interior space with the city again.


The straight line and arc at the ceiling of the main bedroom intersect at a point. This design is not intentional, but is completed on the basis of building structural beams and columns. In Wang Daquan's opinion, it is better to follow the trend rather than to cover more design, which has completed a echo with the whole space, and the setting of the arc in the space also provides sufficient security for the head of household.


Although the traditional interest has broken the form in the contemporary space, it has condensed the spiritual core. Hard lines and arcs blend in the space. In such a home full of interaction, space nourishes the master over the years, and resists the impulses and anxieties that often arise from busy life. This is probably another important significance of home to us.


Plan view