We finished a new draft of the interiors of a house in the suburbs. 3 floors. The area is 300 sq m.
To say that it was a challenging project to say nothing.
The main task set by the customer, was that the overall design and all elements of the interior in particular, were in full compliance with the Taoist practice of adapting the space, namely of Feng Shui. At that time, when the owners came to us for the project, they had a scheme of planning decisions and placement of furniture developed by Chinese experts in Feng Shui. Since, according to this practice, the energy of each house is calculated individually depending on time, space and person living in the house, the area to which the Chinese have divided areas of the house differed from our usual idea where they should be located. So, if you look carefully at the pictures, you’ll notice an unexpected arrangement of furniture and other objectionable elements. For example: all the sofas and beds in the house are back to the Windows and balcony doors (despite the fact that the Windows “gender”). In addition, the distance from the walls to individual pieces of furniture are strictly regulated with millimeter precision. Also in the practice of Feng Shui is very actively used special Lopan compass . Thanks to him, you will be able to determine the quality of energy in every room of your home. That is why, according to his testimony, the wall with the entrance door to the house had to turn 45 degrees from its original location. Of course, this will affect the facades of the house, but Feng Shui is relentless and pointless to try to argue with his postulates. A special requirement was also the location of the axis of the hearth in the kitchen. Since it did not meet the primary front line of kitchen furniture, had to perform in the center front “Peninsula” and deploy the hob at a certain angle. In addition, all TVs, according to Chinese experts, should be located opposite the Windows (which, of course, will affect the comfort of viewing in the daytime). Not to mention the endless minutiae, such as a ban on the mirror in the hall, on fallible, some interior doors, the location of ventilation equipment, the location of the fireplace in the house, colors in the interior, on the placement of fixtures, etc., Among all of these conditions, unexpected positive clearance was that Feng Shui does not impose any restrictions on the style of the interior. Taking advantage of this “freedom” we proposed a solution to the interior in the style of “the English loft”.