A 1940s Building In Shanghai Was Redesigned To Become A Bright And Airy Home For A Family

Design firm RIGI have recently completed the renovation of a building and transformed it into a bright and modern residence in Shanghai, China. #ModernHouse #HouseDesign

Photography by Fangfang Tian

 

Design firm RIGI have recently completed the renovation of a building, transforming it into a bright and modern residence in Shanghai, China.

Dating back to 1947, the building is made up of 3 floors that measure in at 18 feet (5.5m) in width, and about 49 feet (15.2m) in depth.

 

Design firm RIGI have recently completed the renovation of a building and transformed it into a bright and modern residence in Shanghai, China. #ModernHouse #HouseDesign

Photography by Fangfang Tian

The white entryway and wood door stand out against its concrete and vine surroundings.


The white entryway and wood door of this modern house stand out against its concrete and vine surroundings. #ModernHouseEntry #FrontDoor

Photography by Fangfang Tian

The front door opens up into a private courtyard. A wall of black-framed windows and doors blurs the boundary between indoor and outdoor. Inside, there’s a small sitting area with storage and on the opposite side of the space is an area filled with plants.


In this modern house, a wall of black-framed windows and doors blurs the boundary between indoor and outdoor. Inside, there's a small sitting area with storage and on the opposite side of the space is an area filled with plants. #ModernInteriorDesign #Windows #Courtyard

Photography by Fangfang Tian

Next to the sitting area is a large open space that’s home to the living room, dining area and kitchen. A large couch sits against the wall, while hidden lighting brightens and highlights a display area.


This modern house has a large couch that sits against the wall, while hidden lighting brightens and highlights a display area. #ModernLivingRoom #ModernInterior

Photography by Fangfang Tian

Opposite the couch is a modular furniture wall that the designers have called “life board”. It can be decorated or assembled by accessories in a variety of ways, changing as the family’s needs change.


This modern house has a modular furniture wall that the designers have called "life board". It can be decorated or assembled by accessories in a variety of ways, changing as the family's needs change. #DisplayWall #Shelving #Design #Furniture

Photography by Fangfang Tian

Beside the living area is the dining area and kitchen. Simple light wood furniture keeps the space bright and complements the kitchen design. On one wall, there’s a separate vanity area, while on the other wall and underneath the stairs is a small home office area.


Simple light wood dining furniture keep this modern interior bright and complements the kitchen design. On one wall, there's a separate vanity area, while on the other wall and underneath the stairs is a small home office area. #ModernKitchen #InteriorDesign #HomeOffice

Photography by Fangfang Tian

Center to the home is a skylight and staircase that connects the three floors of the house. The steel stairs have punched holes, allowing the light from the windows and skylight to travel through all of the floors.


Center to this modern house is a skylight and staircase that connects the three floors of the house. The steel stairs have punched holes, allowing the light from the windows and skylight to travel through all of the floors. #SteelStairs #ModernStairs

Photography by Fangfang Tian

On the second floor of the home is a child’s bedroom with a built-in bed, desk and storage. Hidden lighting and soft colors create a calm environment for the room.


In this modern child's bedroom with a built-in bed, desk and storage. Hidden lighting and soft colors create a calm environment for the room. #KidsBedroom #BedroomDesign #BuiltInBed #HomeworkStation

Photography by Fangfang Tian

Also on this floor is a guest bedroom and a bathroom. In the bathroom, white hexagonal tiles have been used to keep it bright, while black accents create contrast.


 In this modern bathroom, white hexagonal tiles have been used to keep it bright, while black accents create contrast. #WhiteBathroom #ModernBathroom

Photography by Fangfang Tian

Throughout the home, the doors, like this one to the master bedroom, are arched, adding a curved element to the space.


This renovated home has arched doorways and small triangle shaped windows. #ModernDoor

Photography by Fangfang Tian

Directly inside the master bedroom is the master bathroom. Similar to the other bathroom, black accents have been used to contrast the white walls, ceiling and floor.


In this modern master bathroom, black accents have been used to contrast the white walls, ceiling and floor. #ModernBathroom #BathroomDesign #WhiteBathroom

Photography by Fangfang Tian

In the master bedroom, the designers kept the sloped ceiling structure of the original building. Wood wraps around the lower part of the room, and on the wall opposite the bed, there’s a display wall which can be changed up, much like the wall in the living room.


In this renovated master bedroom, the designers kept the sloped ceiling structure of the original building. Wood wraps around the lower part of the room, and on the wall opposite the bed, there's a display wall which can be changed up, much like the wall in the living room. #ModernBedroom #MasterBedroom #Shelving

Photography by Fangfang Tian | Design Company: RIGI Design | Chief Designer: LIU Kai | Participating Designer: YANG Junyi

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