The Apartment of Perfect Brightness is a project completed by New York and California-based asap/ adam sokol architecture practice pllc. The 2500 square foot, Beijing apartment, which got its name from a local garden of the same name, began with a focus on natural light, per the homeowner’s request.
Researching how different colors and qualities of daylight affect people psychologically led to installing a system that allowed the ambient light to shift from warm to cool white based on the time of year, time of day, and exterior lighting conditions.
Another request by the homeowner was to rid the apartment of clutter by turning every interior wall into storage with folding wood doors, which also add coziness to the spaces with their light color and warm texture. In total, there are 132 throughout the apartment. When open, TVs, headboards, storage areas, and bookshelves can be seen, but when closed, a unified expanse of door panels keeps a clean, minimalist look.
The décor is modern and comfortable, there are curved spaces that seem to flow into each other. All the spaces are clad with the same light-colored wood and decorated adding some grey touches to them. One bathroom is clad with marble penny hex mosaic tiles and the second is clad with the same ones but in grey shades, and ambient lights makes both spaces feel like home spas.