Location: Edgewater, NJ
Size: 900 SF
Growing up in a traditional Korean Hanok House, our client developed a passion for building and design has stayed with her throughout her life, and it is evident in her new apartment, which seamlessly blends materials and patterns from the past, present, and future to create a space that is both comforting and visually striking.
One of the key features of the apartment is the use of light filtering wood screens, which are used to create boundaries between public and private spaces. These screens are not only functional, but they also add an element of beauty and warmth to the space. The use of wood in this way is a nod to the traditional Korean Hanok House, where wood was often used as a building material and for decor.
The choice of wood used in the screens was carefully considered, as sustainable sourcing is a crucial aspect of the project. The wood used is FSC certified, meaning it was sourced from responsibly managed forests and the environmental, social, and economic impacts of the sourcing were considered. The choice of wood also complements the other materials used in the apartment, creating a cohesive and harmonious space.
The apartment also features autonomous flexible elements that are designed to be adaptable to the needs of the residents. These elements can be rearranged and reconfigured as needed, much like the traditional Hanoak would be. This allows for a level of flexibility and adaptability that is becoming increasingly important in today's fast-paced world.
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