The WATERFRONT - Duplex
Distinguishing the public from the private spaces, this home was designed to enhance the movement and comfort of people, elevate social gatherings and protect the need for privacy in all bedrooms and studies. Completed in 3 weeks in October 2020, the needs to work from home were also taken into account, orienting desks for optimal focus, shades for light and fabrics for sound.
Designing around practicalities and requirements of a young family, furniture and fixtures were sourced to enable individuals of all ages to express their identity and inhabit a space that would work well for them for years to come. Natural materials mixed with modern shapes enables this family to create a welcoming atmosphere, with spaces of play, spaces of focus and spaces of entertainment, creating a well-rounded home for all members of the family.
SOUTH BAY VILLA
Blending antiques, collectibles and heirloom pieces with post-modern shapes and design, the desire for this family to create a more homely atmosphere was accomplished through bespoke furniture pieces, mixing new and old materials, modern and vintage finishes. Lighting design was essential to create a warm atmosphere in communal spaces, and textiles key to creating warmth in bedrooms.
Understanding the needs of a family with young children is key to understanding the flow within communal spaces. Working on the living and dining area of this home, we injected colour and culture into a space that was missing dialogue and interaction. Uplifting and elevating the spaces worked towards creating an inviting atmosphere, for the family to enjoy with their friends.
Different Types of Spaces
All Under One Roof: The Residential Dilema
From a home, to a school, to a place of work, 2020 has seen a shift in the use of 'homes'. The need to focus layered with the necessity to play, spaces are starting to express multiple characters and these different personalities require a better definition and design.
Spaces of Focus
Where privacy becomes key, individuality of expression becomes a tool and where sound, texture and biophilia restore our mind to help us get through the day.
Where expression and personality become leading tools to innovate, these spaces represent our desires, our aspirations and the core of our character. Nurturing dialogue and human connections, social spaces bring people together, making them part of the experience.
Residential spaces have also become a school and a playground for children. With the need to keep a clear separation between mature spaces and those for the minis, the design of bedrooms has become increasingly important to accommodate all the functions needed to support their mental and physical growth.