Removing and restructuring walls makes apartment interior appear more expansive

To revamp a traditional three-bedroom apartment in an aged residential building, architectural designers Lim+Lu's strategy for the task was to challenge the design concept of the conventional apartment and the norm of defined rooms

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The master bathroom can be screened off when privacy is required, or left open to create a more spacious feel.

Designed by Lim+Lu

From the designers: First and foremost, Lim+Lu considered how the modern-day individual uses the home. More often than not, homeowners need to be adaptable in multiple situations. 

The idea was to free up the space all the while maintaining the option for privacy. Equipping the space with suspended glass and black powder coated stainless steel sliding doors, Lim+Lu has created a flexible and adaptive living environment that better reflects the transient lifestyle today.

Prior to the renovation, the interior had  the typical characteristics  of a Hong Kong apartment; a long and narrow corridor devoid of light, which serviced three bedrooms and distinctly demarcated spaces for the kitchen and living room, all in a tired and muted color tone.


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The narrow corridor was demolished in favor of the new master bedroom.

Lim+Lu’s apartment transformation creates a flexible living environment that reflects the versatility of modern day living. Simply by way of removing and restructuring certain walls in the space, the resulting interior is designed to appear more expansive. 

The core living space composed of the living room and the bedroom are unified by the continuous warm oak flooring which also blurs the boundary between the public spaces and the private spaces in a home. The narrow corridor was demolished in favor of the new master bedroom. 

The designers also converted the bedroom adjacent to the main living area into a flexible space with suspended sliding doors. This shape-shifting room is adorned with a striking jade green drapery that allows the option of being an extension to the living room space or enclosed as a guest bedroom.

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Patterned ceramic tiles in the kitchen provide contrast with the core living space. 

Colours were deliberately chosen to inject fresh life into the space. Walls in the living room and bedroom are painted white with black accents, signifying spaces of rest and relaxation. Meanwhile, the kitchen, study, walk-in closet and master bathroom are all host to rich pastels and dark hues, tastefully combined with patterned ceramic tiles provide contrast with the core living space. 

The thresholds created by the subtle distinctions of colour, texture and material maintain a fluidity to allow the space to still blend effortlessly together as one.

Aug 14, 2018
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