Bean Buro has completed an elegant residence for a dynamic family with young children in Hong Kong.
The brief is to create a minimal and natural “Instagram-able” home that reflects the parents’ fashion blogging, trendy and healthy lifestyles. The material palette is natural and simple, accented by tasteful luxurious leather and metal details in the bespoke joinery. Light-filled, minimalistic surfaces and subtle textures form the white-ish backdrop of an Instagram-able space.
Inspired by the Japanese Genkan – a traditional Japanese entryway for a house –the concept was to create a timber-lined foyer as a moment to slow down, take off your shoes on a stone floor, before entering the apartment on a softer timber floor. The foyer's timber slats create a visually porous effect, which results in a layered effect of the apartment's main dining and living space.
The dining room set is curated with a pendant light, a timber table, and a built-in seat on one side: especially appropriate for the toddlers who are siblings and could sit together. The bedroom doors also resonate with the ceiling's curve with a curved corner on the door. The children's room is an “empty canvas” for flexible furniture to fit in. It has an openable folding partition to extend the play area into the corridor, effectively eradicating the apartment's dead space.
“Light-filled, minimalistic surfaces and subtle textures form the white-ish backdrop of an Instagram-able space for this dynamic family residence,” says Lorène Faure, co-founder of Bean Buro.