The new homeowners’ interpretation of the “living” space resulted in a Scandinavian & Japanese minimalist entertainment setup. To the window sits a Tatami platform with a hidden tea table, next to it a sleek dining set & a play pit for kids. Guests & friends visiting with young children get to watch over them easily without missing out on any conversation.
The plan to combine two rooms into one is designed for the family of four. The cushy & natural igusa Tatami mats offer a safe & open playroom for the new baby & his sibling, aged two. The large elevated Tatami platform makes co-sleeping & nursing the kids easier while providing plenty of room for rolling about, learning & rest.
From the kitchen just next to the entrance way, the living space in the middle & the balcony at the far end, space flows together to form a feeling of openness. As avid travellers, the young couple agrees that there is no better place to indulge in ambience music while working remotely.
To remind her of her hometown in Japan, the owner has chosen the ensemble of a low custom-fitted Tatami platform, sleek shelving & personal mementos to serve as the centrepiece of her 1950s post-war HDB flat’s living space.
Taking down the walls of the extra bedroom, erecting a custom-built wardrobe, gaming desk & a Tatami storage platform avoid vertical interruptions to the flow of the family space.
Integrating a Tatami platform into a study room creates a sense of quiet that inspires focus & clarity. The extra hidden storage within the platform also encourages better organization of personal belongings & decluttering of the common space.