Welcome to our gallery showcasing the brilliant natural wood filled modern design of the Hong Kong public housing project by PplusP Designers.
This home is a 260 square foot public housing unit in Hong Kong, which the designers fully utilized to spectacular effect.
The the space was converted into a two bedroom home that can be transformed to accommodate up to 9 people for sleeping.Instead of being simply another standard unit in a public housing building, this home reveals itself as a startlingly original piece of work once you’ve stepped inside the newly refurbished doorway.
The warm natural glow of pine greets those entering the home, giving way to an array of other natural materials. A massive solid oak dining table dominates the central living space.
The multi-functional space can serve many purposes, depending on subtle and easy changes to the configuration of the furniture. This transformative effect is a central element to the home’s appeal.
In one configuration, the room can play host to a large number of guests for a dinner party, but with a slide of the sofa, it can be opened up for relaxed movie nights, with the TV recessed into detailed wood paneling. The smart deployment of mirrors, frosted glass, and innovative lighting helps foster the illusion of spaciousness in this cozy home.
The kitchen was previously a cramped space with little storage, utterly inadequate. Thus, the designers drastically increased its footprint, making room for a new cook top, storage, and other useful amenities, resulting in a comfortable and convenient kitchen space. In addition to wood, concrete, steel, and stone help complete the look.
The bathroom was similarly upgraded, with materials designed to protect against the inherently humid conditions. The styling aims for a luxurious resort feel, with a Japanese style bath and illuminated mirror.
The bedrooms have been fully transformed, with minimalist yet highly functional new forms. The primary bedroom sports built-in pine furniture, including a double sized bunk for extra sleeping or storage space. The second bedroom is entered from the living room via a pocket door. It can be used as a private study room by day and can be converted into sleeping quarters with a simple pull of the hidden bed.
The overall design successfully maximized the spacial usage of this home, turning a small footprint into an efficient, impressive space. With recycled build materials, the home even maximized its environmental efficiency.
The kitchen has been considerably revamped, with every standard convenience fitting intricately together in the compact space. Stainless steel appliances and backsplash create a uniform, utilitarian look, contrasting with the rich wood.
The central room features a truly innovative set of transformative furniture, centered on the large oak dining table. The bed at center can be completely tucked away.
Seen from the side, we can appreciate the visually expansive nature of the wall-size mirror, and the unifying look of the varied natural wood tones.
Here’s the room with the bed retracted into sofa mode, perfect for having friends over and watching movies on the wall-mounted television. The table serves as backing for the sofa here.
The sofa can be further converted, making a nice bench for the vast dining table. This configuration is designed for family dinners and gatherings.
Finally, here’s a shot of the room in full use, showcasing the most social configuration of the furniture. The compact dimensions of the home are of no concern when everything fits together so well.
Off to the side, we see this unique wood desk built into the mirror wall, with a bench storage system in the background. The swaths of bright natural pine create a light and open sense for the home.
As virtually everything within this home can be converted, transformed, and reconfigured, we see the built-in desk standing above a rustic wood stool that now holds a wide succulent garden container.
The bunk bed structure in the bedroom is a large natural wood structure and, like the rest of the home, can be configured in multiple ways.
The upper bunk can be converted for storage, or both can be used to sleep extra people. A slim ladder framed in black adds a splash of contrast to the natural wood room.
A pocket door opens in the main room to reveal the second bedroom. A natural “branch” wood handle adorns the door itself, one of several uniquely personal touches throughout the home.
Now we see the bedroom with the full size bed pulled out. The tiny space is completely filled, but still offers access to storage within the walls and the framing of the bed itself.
With the bed put away, we see that the room hosts a discreet built-in desk and chair set, blending in perfectly with an all-wood construction.
The bathroom is overflowing with unique modern luxury touches, from the floating vanity with vessel sink to the intricate tile work on the upper wall. An illuminated mirror makes for a bold impression and high utility.
The bathroom is defined by its grey stone cladding, entirely distinct from the remainder of the home. Smoked glass here allows in natural light while granting privacy.
The exterior entryway showcases the vast improvements made within the home. The contrast between dank tile walls and the bright natural wood interior could not be more stark.
Returning to the main central room, we can appreciate the warmth and ultra-modern design of the home.
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