Sustainably harvested wood from managed local forests, recycled resin, and energy efficient appliances are used. In addition, demolition is kept to an absolute minimum and materials are reclaimed and recycled. The majority of new insertions take the form of custom cabinetry pieces in local walnut and strand woven bamboo. These make up the kitchen volume and storage elements. Inexpensive and efficient fluorescent strips are used as lighting throughout and are located in coves, cabinetry pockets, or are diffused by resin panels to create a warm glow.
The plan can be configured to create a loft like space with a high degree of visual porosity that affords a view from one end of the apartment to the other, and can alternately be closed off to create more private regions. The organization of the plan is such that the apartment is also dividable into a parents’ apartment to the east and a children’s apartment to the west with the kitchen in between.