Boathouse Apartment by Bean Buro

Architects: Bean Buro
Location: Aberdeen, Hong Kong
Year: 2013
Area: 1,200 sqft
Photo courtesy: Bean Buro
Description:

‘Boathouse’ Apartment was shortlisted as “Best 10 Living Space” for the APIDA 2013 (Asia Pacific Interior Design Awards). The project was also featured in the APIDA publication.

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The three bedroom apartment in Aberdeen Larvotto was refurbished and transformed into to a live/work/play apartment for a French couple with three cats.

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The new concept demolished two existing partition walls to create a large bedroom and a larger lounge adjoining to an open studio space. The opened up spaces increases panoramic window views, thus allowing the external Aberdeen boating environment to be experienced inside.

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Drawing inspirations from traditional French boathouses in Brittany, the main architectural concept was a continuous ribbon-like blue wall that ‘floats’ and connects all the different areas of the apartment together.

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The new timber flooring was conceptualized as a ‘cats landscape’ that would rise and fall to provide different functions: it creates a beach threshold along the windows with an infinity-pool effect, an island dinning table to stage activities, a dynamic open studio, and a bed unit that faces the calm Aberdeen life.

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