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TheSpaceWho: BBC在谁家: BBC
When DEVOLUTION was first founded, we started a project named “Two Rooms One Hall” which aimed to discuss how space designs by real estate companies shape and affect people’s living habits. The hashtag “TheSpaceWho” is an extension of this project. We will be occasionally sharing residential cases with clear personal expressions under this hashtag.
We brought our photographers there when the residential project was completed. As soon as a small piece of stain on the curtain was captured by the lens, a man with cleaning tools appeared and began to scrub vigorously. He was neither a camera assistant nor a nanny, but the house owner himself, BBC.
BBC’s place sits right beside a cruise terminal. A typical seascape of a lively harbor city rests right outside the window: ships coming and going outside the window, and buildings shining on the other shore - A typical seascape of a lively harbor city. Opens up the soft quilt, presses down the control button for curtains, tells Siri to play music, and picks up coffee made by the auto coffee machine, BBC stands by the window for the morning view after this series of actions and starts his day. Organized, tidy and clean, the space has neither wire tangled at corners nor plastic bags from supermarkets hanging around. Many people long to live in such a space. In addition to the storage and smart home system provided by the design, the maintenance of this space also relies on a master who is a “VIP-and-Nanny-In-One”.
The “non-inductive” life that BBC, a huge fan for technology, yearns requires a highly interfaced space, which needs –
1. Modern LookWe used piano lacquering panels and white artificial stone (seamless) as the main material to create a smooth modern look.
2. Storage and organizingour response to this was:a) Space arrangement: The original layout of the four-room, one hall was re-organized. We kept two bedrooms according to the owner’s living needs and merged the rest of the spaces into an open, L-shaped living room with the best view.
b) Storage arrangement: we left about 78m² of cabinet storage space for household items, personal collections, and sundries;
c) Function buttons arrangement: All functions buttons such as lighting, curtains control, air conditioning, and ventilation were integrated into one touch screen. The switch panel protruding from the wall is removed.
▲ Floor plan before reconstruction▲ 改造前平面图
▲ Floor plan after reconstruction▲ 改造后平面图
▲ Function partition module▲ 功能分区模块
3. Initial State (this initial state OCD is like when a computer restarts you subconsciously empty the recycle bin to return its icon into a blank bin)
We were unable to respond to this as it relies entirely upon the owner himself. Freelance gives him more time to spend on his home thus his pursuit of the initial state would be easier to obtain – more time to remove stains on curtains, stainless steel and glass, and more time to learn ways to optimize these actions.
Therefore, this design that seems unsuitable for everyday use is, in fact, the very design the house owner wants for his living. It is an introvert and quiet type of living which hopes to use labor to ease the numbness from keyboarding. This was where it got interesting for us: the space needs to be designed, but it is ultimately shaped by the character and habits of the person living in it (rather than the family pattern set by the real estate company).
▲ Living Room▲ 客厅区域
(Q: DEVOLUTION A: House Owner BBC)
Q: Would you like to briefly introduce yourself first?A: Unemployed, like all kinds of 3C products.
Q: A fan of technology?A: A huge fan of technology.
Q: What are your ideal house and living like?A: Modern, with complete Intelligent Control System, low key but has all kinds of high-tech in one body.
Q: What were the initial requirements for this house?A: The request I remembered is that there must be a bathtub! And I want a real fireplace!
(Q: 退化建筑 A: 房主BBC)
Q: 先做个自我介绍吧。A: 无业游民一枚，喜欢各种3C产品。
Q: 科技爱好者？A: 重度科技控患者。
Q: 你理想中的房子和家居生活是什么样的？A: 具有现代感，全部智能化控制，各种高科技集于一身又要隐于其中。
Q: 最初对这个房子的设计要求是怎么样的？A: 我记得提的要求就是一定要有浴缸！想要一个真的烧柴的壁炉！
▲ Study Area▲ 书房区域
Q: What advice did the designer give?A: Determined not to give me a fireplace, and gave me a bathtub reluctantly. (Laughs) Since the bathtub is there, and water brings fortune, the fireplace would be optional.
Q: Is your house now the way you imagined it?A: The finished product is perfectly in line with my requirements. Not so much different. I could already imagine 70-80% when the designer proposed the plan. I have rarely gone out since moved in. And since it’s freelance anyway, everything I’m doing so far can be done by online communication. The network at home is so perfect, I don’t want to go to other places to suffer. I have now set my home as my base and connected in all my other terminals through the network so I can remotely control them. I named this all-white house after that second ship of Pegasus Class in Gundam U.C 0079, White Base.
Q: Could you talk about the Intelligent Control System of your place?A: Basically, anything you can think of is connected. There are only touch panels in this house, and all the devices and functions, including lights, curtains, air conditioners, heaters, ventilation, and elevator calling, can be controlled from any panel. When you press the “leave home” button, all the lights and air conditioners will be automatically turned off, and the elevator will be called to your floor to avoid waiting. The washer, dryer, and dishwasher are all controllable through your phone. Upon completion, a notice would be sent to your phone. (this design is super sweet to me since I always forget about the clothes in the washer)
Q: 设计师给了什么建议？A: 坚决地不给我壁炉，浴缸算是勉强给了。（笑）既然浴缸有了，毕竟遇水则发，那壁炉什么的，可有可无就算了吧。
Q: 现在的房子是你当初想象的样子吗？A: 现在完成品基本上完美符合了我的要求，没什么不同，之前设计师提出方案，我就已经可以脑补出来7、8成了。自从搬进来以后我就很少出门了。反正由于是自由职业，目前所有的事，都可以靠网络沟通完成。而家里的网络太完美了，根本不想去别的地方遭罪。我现在整个家就是设定为Base了，所以我把我其他场所全部通过网络接入到这里，我可以坐镇Base远程操控其他局端。对于这个全白的房子，我就用了Gundam U.C 0079那台飞马级强袭登陆母舰的二号舰的名字命名。White Base 白色基地。
Q: 家中的智能化系统可以介绍一下吗？A: 基本上所有的能想到的需要的都接入了。家里没有了开关面板，所有的面板都用了触控萤幕的面板，在任一处面板均可以控制所有的设备。灯光，窗帘，空调，新风。当然包括呼叫电梯，只需要按下离家模式按键，所有的灯光空调全部自动关闭并帮你把电梯Call到你的楼层，打开门出去直接衔接电梯不用在电梯厅等候了。洗衣机，烘干机，洗碗机全部手机可控。完成后会推送消息到手机上。（因为我经常忘记洗衣机里的衣服，所以这个对我简直超级贴心）
▲ Kitchen▲ 厨房区域
Q: Which place at home is your favorite to stay?A: The living room. When I first designed it, I wanted to spend most of my time in the living room. After all, the living room has a whole set of facilities for games, movies, afternoon tea, and drinks. Moreover, the view outside the window is so wonderful, I can never get tired of it.
Q: Is the space always this clean like in the photos?A: Yes, basically every day!
Q: Why did you make lots of spaces for storage?A: Too many sundries and collections of gadgets that require a lot of storage space. All these objects can hide behind closed doors. When the guests come, I can just open a door and throw everything in it! No lemons, just lemonade!
Q: 现在家里的哪个空间是你最喜欢呆的？A: 客厅。当初设计的时候就是想要多待在客厅，毕竟打游戏看片喝点小酒下午茶啥的都在客厅有完善的设施。更何况窗外的风景太精彩了，百看不厌。
Q: 照片中干净的空间是它的日常状态吗？A: 是的，基本上日常就是这样的状态！
Q: 为什么要做大量的收纳空间？A: 太多杂物跟收藏各种小玩意儿，需要大量的收纳空间。并且能把门关起来隐藏起来，有客人来，随便打开一扇门，把杂乱的东西丢进去！！不见眼前的苟且！！只剩下诗和远方。
▲ Bedroom▲ 卧室区域
Q: I suppose many miscellaneous objects and traces of daily life conflict with the sense of order?A: I don’t have many miscellaneous objects from my daily life. And I remember seeing a story about a Japanese family somewhere, saying that their entire house is always empty, erasing all traces of living. Ha, it seems quite fitting for me.
Q: Do you clean the house yourself?A: Yes.
Q: Why don’t you get a nanny?A: I have not yet completed the SOP handbook I plan to give to the nanny. (lay hands)
Q: 很多日常生活中的杂物、生活痕迹跟秩序感是冲突的吧？A: 我基本上没什么日常生活的杂物啊，而且我忘记在哪里看过一个日本的家庭，就是整个房子永远都是空的，消除一切生活气息的无感生活。哈，好像还挺适合我的。
Q: 自己打扫房子？A: 是的
Q: 为什么不请阿姨？A: 我要给阿姨的SOP手册还没有编撰完成。（摊手）
▲ Dressing Area▲ 更衣室区域
Q: Do you think there is any difference between your and your parents' views on living?A: The difference is that they don’t know what they want! They can’t describe their needs. But I can see the finished looks in my head when I am designing. They can't imagine due to the lack of a sense of space. My mom liked it after it’s finished though. I think this is also the home she wants. She just thinks that it’s a bit too modern, they need something less radical.
Q: Do the people you know think about the relationship between their house and their hobbies and habits?A: It feels like they don’t care as much as I do.
Q: How do you spend your day at home?A: Wake up naturally, the pure white sheets make me feel like I woke up in a hotel (the whole set of bedding including the bed itself are hotel products though). I just want this hotel feeling! Curtains open automatically, and I tell Siri to play music. Then I take a shower, make a cup of coffee using the coffee machine and stand in front of the window in a daze. Then!! Here comes the key part!! I was a hotel guest in the last second and the next, I am the cleaning lady! Make the bed like no one ever slept on it! Fold the duvet and steam to flatten the pleats, and then I go on to restore the bathroom. All the stainless steel and glass should be wiped to remove water stains. To do this, I specifically asked friends working in the hotel industry and searched hotel room cleaning video tutorials online. Haha! Now I can tidy up the entire suite in 20 minutes. (I’m really torturing myself to enjoy life, haha!)
Q: Are you a Virgo?A: I am a Capricorn.
Q: 你觉得自己跟父辈对居住的看法有什么差别吗？A: 差别在于，他们不知道自己想要的是什么！！描绘不出来自己的需求，而我在设计阶段已经能脑补好所有的完工画面，这对于他们无法想像，没有空间概念。但是完工后我妈挺喜欢的。觉得这也是她想要的房子。只是觉得稍微有一点太超前了他们还是需要更不那么激进一点的。
Q: 你认识的同龄人会去想他们的房子和他们的爱好、习惯之间的关系吗？A: 感觉好像没有我这么关注吧。
Q: 现在你在家中的一天是怎么度过的？A: 睡到自然醒，纯白色的床单感觉像从酒店醒来（本来也是全套酒店的床品连床也是）（笑）我就是想要这样的酒店感！！窗帘自动打开，喊Siri播放音乐，冲个澡，然后用咖啡机做一杯咖啡。站在窗前发呆。然后！！划重点！！前一秒我还是酒店的贵宾下一秒就是客房部的保洁阿姨！！整理床铺把它复原成跟没睡过一样的！！折叠好，用蒸气平整被单褶皱，然后用对浴室进行复原，所有不锈钢组件都要抹布擦拭水渍，玻璃刮水去水痕。为了这样我还专门请教了从事酒店业的朋友以及上网扒了客房整理的教学视频。哈哈哈哈！！现在我基本上能在20分钟之内整理好整个套房。（真是在作贱自己享受生活啊。哈哈哈！！）
Q: 你是不是处女座？A: 我是摩羯座。
▲ Bathroom▲ 卫生间区域
Residential area: 200 m²Project location: Xiamen, ChinaDesign: 2017Completion: 2019Owner: BBCMain materials: artificial stone, painted board, European oakChief designer: Tang JiansongDesign Team: DEVOLUTION Photography: Xu XiaodongTranslator: Nuozhou Wang
住宅面积：200m²项目地址：中国厦门设计时间：2017完工时间：2019年业主：BBC主要材料：人造石，烤漆板，欧洲橡木主创设计师：汤建松设计团队：DEVOLUTION 退化建筑摄影：许晓东翻译：Nuozhou Wang
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