Duplex apartment in Beijing

Designerarthur Chan
PrizeHonorable Mention
Entry Description

This project is to design a residential duplex unit in Beijing and intents to deliver a new design concept of 2 C and 2 I. 2C is communication and coexist, 2 I is independent and interactive. Communication and coexist refer to all areas/functions in this duplex can interact together to have different possibilities. Rooms are no longer exists in an enclosed box, instead, the box can be opened to interact with each other for different flexibility. In a small duplex, all function should be clearly defined to bring out its own character, at the same time; a coherent environment should be achieved to ensure all the elements can coexist in a harmonious way. Therefore, bedroom, study room, living room, dining area is well articulated and interactive spatial arrangement among these areas is designed to encourage interactive possibilities.

About Designer

DPWT Design Ltd aims to explore new possibilities in different design realm, including Architecture, Interior, and Product design and blending the different domains in a synchronizing state. It has been manifesting design realization in architecture and interior projects in a thoughtful process and balances the aesthetic and functional values. Each project is being treated as an individual expression of some hidden human sensitivities /perception. DPWT Design Director-Arthur studied architecture in University of Hong Kong and received his Master of Environmental and Sustainable Design in Chinese University of Hong Kong and Master of Fine Arts in RMIT University. His works is widely published in London, Italy, Australia, and throughout Asia in Singapore, Malaysia, mainland China and Hong Kong. He was invited to feature his works in 1000 architects in Australia. He engages in different overseas and local exhibitions and currently a Doctor of Fine Art candidate in RMIT University. DPWT has office in Beijing, Hong Kong and Shanghai.