DEEP BLUE VALENTINE

湛藍滿屋

558 sq.ft I Monterey, HK I 2019

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The Elegance of Deep Blue And Bronze In Aesthetics of Film

刻劃靜謐湛藍與雅緻古銅的電影美學


The deep blue color has always existed, but it is the color that is named at the latest. It also makes this kind of color that is inherently sad, and so people have much sympathy on this color. The client of this project is a young couple who are newly married, their love for deep blue is derived from an American love movie "Blue Valentine" in 2010: the realistic plot of romantic and realistic alternation in the film, and the main theme of blue tone drove the couple to expect the new apartment design that create a space with its movie’s asthetics atmosphere. Sim-Plex repeatedly studied the plot of the film, and after many discussions with the couple, he finally decided to use the art in "Blue Valentine'" as a blueprint in designing the new apartment.

湛藍色一直存在,卻是最遲命名的顏色,亦令這種與生俱來淡淡憂傷的顏色,份外惹人憐愛。本案户主為新婚不久的年輕夫婦,他們對湛藍色的喜愛源自2010年的一部美國愛情電影《藍色情人節》:片中刻劃浪漫與現實交替的寫實情節,及以藍色為主調的畫面,驅使户主期望將新居打造成具其電影氛圍的空間。Sim-Plex反復研究電影的情節,亦與户主多次商討後,最終決定以《藍色情人節》中的美術為藍本,編寫出具其電影氛圍的新居。

Anti-Romantic Movie Contrast By the Love of the Moment

"Blue Valentine" describes the romantic moment of the pasts and contrast by the feeling fades as the time passes. the plot is alternatively presenting the situation of the past and now. The critique of romance in the downright, and even the real cruelty, made the couple feel more pitiful and sympathetic. The film aesthetics such as the blue west of the male is assembled with the red collar, which is the abbreviation of romance and reality in the play. This aesthetic element has become the main theme of the project: the strong contrast between the blue wall and the bronze stainless steel; the marble tiles wall and the classical picture frame; the white cabinet and the occasional dark wood color. These elements echo to the film atmosphere.

反浪漫電影卻彰顯當下的愛情

《藍色情人節》描述一對夫婦浪漫的過去與索然無味的現在,情節新舊交錯。徹頭徹尾對浪漫的批判,甚至道出現實的殘酷反使户主夫婦更為憐愛,亦藉此引以為鑑。其中的電影美學如男主角的藍色西裝配以棗紅色的領呔,那強烈對比正是戲中浪漫與現實的縮寫。這美學元素便成為本案的主調:湛藍色的牆身與古銅色不銹鋼的強烈對比;雲石磚景牆與古典花線框的調劑;雪白的櫃身與偶有出現的深木色,這些也素造了本案呼應其電影氛圍的重要元素。

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The Window of Window As The Hub Of Daylighting

Hong Kong has building regulations for residential window openings, which ensure that there are enough windows of different rooms. "Although the lighting area of windows must meet the regulations, most of the Hong Kong developers make windows generally only meet the requirements so as to maximize their profits.” said Patrick, founder of Sim-Plex. The window of the window is to introduce additional daylight into the apartment. Between the guest room and the living room, a two-meter by two-meter large glass window is opened with a bronze window frame; the position of the window not only introducing the outter view into the house, but also extending the view of the marble stone walls to the guest room and corridor.

窗內窗成家中採光的樞紐

香港對住宅採光有建築條例的規范,確保住宅各獨立空間均有窗户。「雖然窗户的採光面積必須符合條例要求,但大部分香港發展商為把利益最大化,窗户一般也是僅僅滿足要求。」Sim-Plex 的創辦人Patrick說道。本案的窗內窗便是在已有的窗户限制中再引進光線。在客房與客廳之間打開了兩米乘兩米的大玻璃窗,配以古銅色的窗框,形成家中光的樞紐;窗户在梳化背的位置除了把屋外的景致引進屋內,亦同時在視角上把客廳雲石景牆伸延至客房及走廊。

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Marble Wall And Classical Picture Frames Shape The Aesthetic Atmosphere

The living room has a three-meter-high marbled stone wall with stainless steel bronze edges on both sides; under the TV is a four meters long white wood cabinet, which extended from the living room to the dining room, and the bottom is contrasted by dark wood to highlight its horizontal sense; There are narrow and long classical picture frames at the top, which is contrasted with the deep blue wall and mirrored shoe cabinet. The master bedroom wardrobe is mainly made of light grey stone finish with bronze handles, and with decorative hollow space underneath; the back of the bed is a blue wall with light grey cushion and a dark wooden platform which extended to the window.

雲石景牆與花線框塑造美學氛圍

客廳電視背牆身有三米多高的雲石景牆,兩邊有不銹鋼古銅色邊框;電視下是共四米長的白木色櫃,一直從客廳伸延至飯廳,底部是深木色以突出其橫向感;櫃的上方有窄長不一的花線框,與玄關位的湛藍牆身及鏡面鞋櫃形成強烈的對比。主人房衣櫃以淺灰色石紋理為主,配以古銅色手抽,下方有中空裝飾位;床背是湛藍色牆身,有淺灰色點紋軟墊,配以深木色的地台床,一直伸延至窗邊。

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The warmth of the space is often determined by the distance with people. This project “Deep Blue Valentine" explores the movie stories that are loved by the clients. After many researches and reinterpretation, the art in the movie is dig out and try to be integrated into the interior design. This aims to establish a deeper mental connection between home and end users.

空間的溫度往往是取決於與人之間的距離,本案《湛藍滿屋》所探討的是透過户主夫婦喜愛的電影故事,經反覆研究並重新詮釋,把內裹的美術實體化,呈現並融合在本案的美學當中,以建立與住户者之間更深層的連繫。