Budapest’s batlab-designed "Youth to Youth" shows just how much the idea of what a young couple’s dream home should look like has changed. In place of a sprawling residence with a picket fence and green lawns, there is one bedroom and a loft space where staircases are the centerpiece, divided by "masculine" and "feminine" sides. According to the project’s architects, “the idea of the two-staired bedroom-loft [tries to] validate design and functionality equally... as well as incorporate male and female differences."

The designers accomplished the melding of design and functionality by placing the loft’s bed directly above the main door (per the client's request). Doing so cultivated a zig-zag  design whose geometrical shape they used to visually break up the apartment’s white space with light that gives the illusion of a continuous ribbon. On the “male” side of the loft, the architects also placed sheet metal planes on the steps and embedded shelves. For the female side, they left the steps exposed and installed a hidden storage to preserve the apartment’s minimalist aesthetic. The design of the shelving system is particularly clever in that its edges mimic the appearance of stairs, further tying the design motif into the room’s focal point. We can only hope an apartment this cool will come with our own nuptials.

  • Source:ArchDaily

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