For an apartment in the city, the location matters a lot. But sometimes a central area may not be the most wonderful option if what you really want is a great way. In those cases the panorama becomes more important than anything else. That’s what we appreciate the most about this apartment designed by Ryan Lai Architects. It measures a total of 176 square meters and it makes the most of its orientation.
The apartment is not only spacious but also well-oriented towards the cityIts large windows let in an abundance of natural light that’s filtered through the breezy curtainsA large open floor plan puts together the living, dining and kitchen areas
The apartment is definitely spacious. It has a huge social area that contains the living room, kitchen and dining area. Together they form an open plan. They feature large windows with breezy white curtains and access to a balcony from where the city can be admired in its entire splendor.
The three functions are seamlessly connected but also well-defined as individual spacesAn L-shaped sectional sofa frames the lounge areaOn one side, the backrest of the sectional doubles as a shelving unit and space divider
An L-shaped sofa is positioned in one of the corners, facing the wall-mounted TV. The longer section has an added backrest made of wood which doubles as a shelving unit and space divider. It separated the lounge area from the rest of the floor plan in a subtle and simple way. The space is completed by a stylish Eames lounge chair and its matching footstool.
The kitchen island can double as a bar and even has a pair of ceiling-mounted shelvesThe dining table is positioned directly in front of the kitchenAll the appliances in the kitchen are built into the furniture ensuring a minimalistic design
The kitchen has a large island with built-in shelves and plenty of storage. All the appliances are built into the furniture which was custom made for the apartment. The island is big enough to hold a sink and cooktop and at the same time to double as a prep space or a bar.
The dining area is illuminated from two sides and offers panoramic views in both directions
Three sculptural pendant lamps offer focused artificial light for the dining areaThanks to the shelving unit divider, there’s a very clear distinction between all the functions
The dining area is in the continuation of the kitchen, framed by the sectional on one side and by a wall with large windows on the other. In fact, it’s placed in a corner and this allows it to benefit from panoramic views on two sides. At the same time, it receives lots of natural light.
An open balcony offers a scenic view of the cityThe bedrooms have a slightly angled ceiling with a gentle pitchInstead of fabric curtains, the bedroom windows feature remote-operated screens
The bedrooms are not particularly large and this gives a more intimate and comfortable look. All of them are big enough to integrate the necessary furniture pieces such as double beds, desks, nightstands and even some extra accent pieces.
Although relatively small, the bedroom is big enough to accommodate a desk for twoThe headboard extends from one end of the wall to the other and holds a long wooden shelfThe wardrobe matches the headboard and nightstands
The design overall is modern and practical. Simplicity is preferred over opulence and this can best be seen on the ceiling which conceals the ventilation and smoke detectors, featuring a minimalist and sleek design.
This wall has the same color and finish as the one in the bedroomThe overall interior design is a simple one based on high-quality materials
In addition to being so welcoming, chic and elegant, the Jade apartment is also a smart home. It features lights, curtains, air conditioning, a surveillance system and home theater which can be remotely operated via smartphone or tablet.
Wood is the main material and is used here in combination with glass for a sophisticated look