a red couch snakes around in a sunken living room area

This Model Apartment in Beijing References Ancient Dwellings

2022 Best of Year Winner for Model Home

Working with developer Sino-Ocean Group’s in-house team, the Hangzhou Jiading studio has created a two-level model apartment that channels the oldest human habitation—the cave dwelling—transformed into a smoothly sculpted space in which solid, void, and light are molded to virtuosic effect.

As the designers acknowledge, they had the freedom of flowing water in mind when conceptualizing the swooping curves and seamless transitions of the 950-square-foot home’s fluid interior.

But the concept is as practical as it is poetic: The dining table morphs into the base of the winding stair, which rises in a graceful arc to the TV balcony outfitted with cocooning built-in seating, while creature comforts are further catered to by the living area’s custom serpentine sofa, which epitomizes perfectly the residence’s blend of dramatic form and sybaritic function.

winding walls in an apartment
a red sleeper area in a cut out area of a wall
a red couch snakes around in a sunken living room area
hangzhou jiading interior design co.: louis liou; zhuwei chen; yiying zhou; yangkang chen; linji liu
sino-ocean group: fan meng; ziwei liu; yan zhang; anran he; wei qi

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