Super Functional House With Different Layout Options

This small and modest home seems to be the house of the future considering all the functions it offers

This small and modest home seems to be the house of the future considering all the functions it offers

Dot Architects came up with a house of the future built in a historic area of Beiling, China. The site already had a 30 square meter house and an 80 square meter yard, which were incorporated into the project.

The original house had a wooden frame which the architects kept and included in their new design. They replaced the roof and they removed all interior partitions. The house became an open floor plan and the distinction between the spaces is done using two movable furniture modules which offer four different layout options. The interior can shift from a three-bedroom home to a small office in a matter of minutes. A new structure was added, a small volume incorporating the kitchen and the bathroom.

The transition between indoor and outdoor is fairly smooth and seamless thanks to the glass doors that allow the interior spaces to be opened up and to be connected to the outdoor areas. Skylight windows let in natural light and give the spaces a fresh and bright appearance.

The interior design is simple and modest, just like the exterior of the house. All the furniture is placed against the walls, leaving the center of the house open to all sorts of possibilities. The movable furniture modules are packed with storage compartments and numerous useful features. The materials used throughout are simple, the focus being mainly on functionality.

The architects incorporated the existing frame of the house and added a new part

The architects incorporated the existing frame of the house and added a new part

Glass doors allow a seamless connection to outdoors and fill the spaces with light

Glass doors allow a seamless connection to outdoors and fill the spaces with light

The home is envisioned as a fluid combo of a home and a workspace or office

The home is envisioned as a fluid combo of a home and a workspace or office

The interior is flexible and features four layout options thanks to movable furniture units

The interior is flexible and features four layout options thanks to movable furniture units

The bedroom is done with light-colored plywood and touches of blue and white for a fresh feeling

The bedroom is done with light-colored plywood and touches of blue and white for a fresh feeling

The kitchen flows into a dining space, which is lit up with a large skylight

The kitchen flows into a dining space, which is lit up with a large skylight

The living room features a bench and a TV unit with shelves plus much negative space for an airy feel

The living room features a bench and a TV unit with shelves plus much negative space for an airy feel

Much wood in decor gives the spaces a comfortable and welcoming feel

Much wood in decor gives the spaces a comfortable and welcoming feel

The bench in the living room can be transformed into an additional bed for guests

The bench in the living room can be transformed into an additional bed for guests

The functional zones are marked with lines on the floor

The functional zones are marked with lines on the floor

A small desk is built into one of the furniture modules, together with a pegboard and a storage compartment for the dining chairs

A small desk is built into one of the furniture modules, together with a pegboard and a storage compartment for the dining chairs

One more bedroom can be revealed by moving the dining area module closer to the kitchen

One more bedroom can be revealed by moving the dining area module closer to the kitchen

Source: homedit