Rethinking SpacesLadner, BC
The public spaces of a traditional 1980’s house are reconfigured to better suit the client’s current living patterns. The clients did not like the existing condition because the primary daytime living spaces were too divided off from each other. The result was that they occupied only a small portion of the space (kitchen and attached family room), and rarely used the ‘formal’ dining and sitting areas. The remedy was to open up the compartmentalized interior, reconfigure the uses, and build in cabinetry to connect and mediate between the uses so that they functioned nicely together. Media, home office, eating, cooking, visiting and quiet ‘reading’ spaces were incorporated while allowing each to operate at one and the same time. The cabinetry designed by gdp utilized a combination of standard and custom components to realize a truly unique kitchen design. The general result was a significant update to the entire public living spaces of the home.