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This project is a renovation of the first floor space of an old building with a total area of about 80sqm, which is intended to be used as a design studio. The core focus of the project is to repair the water leakage on the exterior wall, revamp the windows and doors, and reset the layout in order to strengthen the structure and extend the life of the décor. The main objective of the planning is to configure practical functional units in line with actual needs, such as entryway foyer, reception area, work area, conference room, and toilet, etc. Under the condition that the net height of the space is only 2.6 meters, flat ceilings and recessed lighting are applied to avoid the sense of constriction of the ceiling due to the stacking of shapes, and to strive for a sense of flow and transparency beyond the actual spatial restrictions.
In light of the location of the corner window, the partial gray color of the exterior wall is affixed with lighting and the company logo to become the main visual focus, and the corner of the shophouse is decorated with floral greenery to serve as a covert but gentle boundary symbol. The entrance and part of the wall boundary line are made of several kinds of glass and aluminum frames to create a light, transparent and lively light and shadow effect. This is then paired with the sectional partition to create a transition line and apt depth of view between the entryway foyer and reception area. The reception area also serves the purpose of displaying building materials, and large cabinets are arranged against the wall to efficiently allocate space and facilitate the storage of various catalogues and samples. Between the reception area and the adjacent meeting room, there is another flexible partition with sliding doors to ensure that the space can be flexibly independent or combined into one to meet the needs of members at different times.
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