The essential memory of home and family is built upon the emotional connection between people. A space, on the other hand, is the medium, allowing interaction of family members, making memories and developing core values. It nourishes and strengthens the family bonds.
Inspired by the basic concept of Newton’s Cradle: five spheres with same weight hung side by side closely together, pushing and swinging back and forth on the sides. It is said that the steady rhythm and the regular movement can make one focus or stop one’s worry.
The perpetual swinging demonstrates the conservation of momentum, as if five spheres are working together to transmit the force. The concept is just like how family members interact with each other in the living environment. Home, is then the center where energy flows, going back and forth. Newton’s Cradle, the rhythm, the lines, the concept, are all interpreted then by use of round lamps, smooth light tubes, and curved-lines, symbolizing a family as the core, with flowing energy and interaction in between.
The dark colored ceiling divides the entrance, contributing to a calm atmosphere. Entering the space, the bright and light-colored dining area pops up in front of the eyes. Functioning as the center of a family gathering, the use of a 45-degree oval ceiling corresponds to the style of overlapped arch shapes on the walls. The Dutch brand Moooi’s Meshmatics chandelier, looking like the orbits in space, echoes the main concept. The dark-colored open wine cellar extends the calm vibe of the entrance, coordinating the atmosphere till the whole hallway. The whole public area consists of diverse symmetrical shapes with curved smooth lines, contributing to more depth and layers of darkness and brightness.
The owner’s room is applied with dark wooden materials and striped glass panels, creating a sense of comfort and tranquility. The texture of leather, on the other side, establishes a sense of fine exquisiteness. Dark tones and indirect lighting build a comfortable sense. One can see the view outside the windows at the entrance, while the windows as picture frames are introduced in natural lighting to brighten up the space. The dressing table divides the bed and the wardrobe, while the ceiling’s rich and light colors partitions and gives the space a different atmosphere.
The whole space has the traces of arches, curved lines and ovals, interweaving together in different areas. With the use of big and small curves, the detailed design turns the two-dimensional shapes into a three-dimensional sense. Looking from the front, they are just simple lines. While looking from the other angles, they can become three-dimensional shapes, creating a deeper depth, a detailed sphere. Textures of abrasive blasting on copper steel to outline the shape, striped glass panels establish translucency and lightness, while special wallpapers elevate the modern vibe in the space. Textures and materials become the design language, expressing echoes and interaction of the family members. Similar colors, lightings and shapes reappear here and there, shaping an image of a harmonious relationship in the family.