design + architecture
OVIOD - APARTMENT
TOKYO , JAPAN
The apartment is for mid-aged newlyweds whom are planning to have a child in the near future. The concept is two-fold, first to cater a temporary translucent ovoid `egg` shaped incubator placed as a nucleus of the entire apartment space to monitor the growth of the child. Within the ovoid contains a study and rest area for the child. Second fold is to furnish the surrounding walls with daily necessity for the family, in which contains furniture and hidden household appliances to give spatial flexibility of its use for different occasions.
There are three stages of spatial sequences; void, live/work, and rest. The positioning of the ovoid incubator divides the apartment space into public and private zones. With both zones being able to alter its use; either both zones become public or private. The void spaces give versatility of its use for any occasion. Live/work space furnishes both zones for daily practical use. Resting transformation offers configurative privatized space.
The flexibility of transforming into series of spaces prompts the dweller to concede the use of spaces freely. The flexibility is taken seriously into account for the reasoning of providing various activities for the child.