borrowing the art of fragrance from manufacturing brand mad et len, waterfrom design has recreated this 119 sqm apartment as a physical manifestation of a travelling aroma. in other words, the space turns into a fragrant art ‘where the warmth of life becomes the best way to extract the smell of memory, and allows the habits of the owners, such as triathlon and reading, to become ethereal and spread into the air’. 


living room and kitchen

 

 

following the continual refinement of the mad et len bottles to create free forms, the main interior lines are taken by waterfrom design and geometrically changed into light strips of horizontal and vertical axises. this offers an array of guidelines dividing and lining up, transforming structure and blocks, hiding the condensed black and yellow colors in the minutiae and leaving behind the thickness and layering of the actual lines. stacking layers upon layers, a linear book wall was reduced to extreme simplicity in the living room. the set up between the color hopping and the layering creates a humorous trick of spatial displacement.

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study room with the meshed screen filtering light

 

 

on the other hand, simple colors and handmade works by artisans – like hand painted and steel brushed veneer materials – replace the clean mechanical feel with a more personal touch. this simplicity is apparent on various white backgrounds, were lines and color blocks are joined to create a minimalist impression with a division of order and spatial displacement.

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the raised multi-layer bookshelf wall

 

 

in addition to its strong focus on linearity, the home is brushed with a flowing rhythm of patterns created by parallel laminates and meshed screens. once the sunlight filters into the apartment, the rays pass through the motifs and generate an incredible array of virtual images and reflections. 


multifunctional wall set for reading and triathlon


artisanal and simple colors


view from the kitchen island


clear-cut horizontal and vertical axises


living room with light patterns intersecting


linear book wall 


the bookshelf spans over two levels

 

 

 

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: lea zeitoun | designboom

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