“Origins” is the name this modern apartment on a new, high-rise residential building in Dongguan in southeast China. The building is part of a much larger real estate residential project in the city of Dongguan, which due to its extensive development and expansion towards the city of Shenzhen in southeastern China.
The apartment was designed in order to serve as a show flat for the whole residential project, so the apartment is decorated and furnished for future buyers to be inspired.
The apartment design born from the collaboration between the architectural studios: “Minas Kosmidis [Architecture In Concept]” based in Greece and “YuQiang and Partners interior design” based in China. The Chinese design studio has been the link between the client and the studio of Minas Kosmidis. They were a fundamental piece in the project since it they passed on the knowledge of the Chinese lifestyle.
The motto for this interior design project was to create a new aesthetic identity that would adapt to the Chinese lifestyle, for families with a pro-western culture and education, but on the other hand maintaining a rather Chinese lifestyle.
They create a western design, but at the same time having in mind the Chinese lifestyle and habits in everyday life. It was mandatory to organize the apartment design having in mind to keep the day zone of the family distinct in regard to the night zone.
The apartment was designed having a spacious living room that includes not only the dining table but also space where the family can enjoy their tea together; something that is a common Chinese habit.
In the night zone of the apartment have been designed two children bedrooms with separate bathrooms in each one of them, and the master bedroom with a spacious private bathroom, a walk-in closet, and a home office
In the interior the house, Minas Kosmidis architects have decided to use materials of earthy, beige colors in order to create a neutral base for the promotion of the paintings, the patterns on fabrics and the wooden veneers on furniture and sliding doors, a balanced composition which gave to the apartment a sense of an art gallery.