Within the west district of Beijing, a duplex house, dubbed the Skip Home, has been designed by KiKi ARCHi. Nestled throughout the vibrant metropolis, the house is residence to an proprietor and her household of 4, together with the grandparents who go to once in a while. The Skip Home is designed in order that the totally different generations can come collectively, permit their various existence to merge, and the place feelings can mix harmoniously.
The magic of the 300-square-meter Skip Home lies in its “half-floor front room,” a design that seamlessly connects the totally different areas, fostering a way of togetherness whereas sustaining privateness. An attention grabbing cement and wooden staircase not solely connects the 2 flooring but in addition affords multi-functional open platforms – a small picket one doubles as a desk for the youngsters and a extra spacious micro-cement platform under that can be utilized for seating whereas additionally transitioning right into a console for the TV. It’s a multi-layered dwelling scene the place each member of the family’s wants discover a good spot.
However the innovation doesn’t cease there. Downstairs, a well-organized “field” idea delineates the dwelling areas, with the kitchen island because the central hub. The considerate design enhances performance whereas retaining an open, ethereal environment.
Up the picket stairs, a serene, fashionable tearoom awaits. Past its use as a tearoom, a spherical cutout serves as a show shelf whereas doubling as a secret passage to the elders’ non-public room.
The colour palette all through offers nod to the proprietor’s appreciation of Chinese language tradition, with black, white, and grey complemented by wooden and micro-cement.
Pictures by Koji Fujii.