This is a conceptual example of a ground floor for a family home with teenagers.
The assignment was to redistribute the ground floor and develop a moodboard including all the materials, lighting and finishing. I decided to open up the floorplan which had been divided in several separate rooms. The design focuses on creating a spacious family house while also having enough corners for the family members to do their individual work/hobbies if needed.
After reading the client brief I decided that a few things were important:
+ updating and opening the kitchen area
+ creating a space which was family friendly and has enough space for playing/working/studying/entertaining and relaxing
+ creating an open dining room that connects to the kitchen
+ open floor plan so that all family activities feel more connected + more light gets in from the front windows
+ connecting the garden on the north side to the house with big windows and folding doors
+ the walls adjacent to the stairs had to be kept. So I decided that all separate areas (laundry and powder room) would be connected to these walls in order to keep the rest of the plan open
I created three moodboards with different color schemes:
1. Achromatic / White, greys and black combined with textures like wood, brass and rotan
2. Monochromatic scheme / Tones of blue
3. Triadic scheme / The Pantone 2016 colors (Rose Quartz and Serenity) in combination with yellow gold
Other elements that were included, but not pictured: finishing schedules (light fixtures, floors & walls), decorative textiles, perspective hand drawing and a lighting plan.
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