We were told this place used to be a sewing machine factory.
Yes, for about a decade. The place was divided into three spaces but there was piled up fabric everywhere so it was hard to get a good look at it. I could barely picture the whole layout. I knew fixing it up would be tough but I had no choice but to take it since I had to leave my old place immediately. The first job was to make large circular holes on the partitioning walls that suffocated the whole place. I wanted each of the divided spaces feel like they were all connected. And as the workers drilled through an outer wall to create a window, the small park in the distance magically came to view. Above all, we’re all very much enjoying the rich sunlight that penetrates through it. The air that comes through that window, I think, links itself through the holes on the walls and creates a certain flow within this space. The wall that hasn’t been finished with its painting is left that way because a friend of mine suggested it, thinking it was nice as it is.
The floor is very interesting.
I’m very fond of designer Dieter Ram’s simple structures and his unique mixturing, and one day I came across a picture of his house that had a tiled floor which was quite inspiring. I couldn’t find tiles of the size that I wanted out in the market so I cut every piece of squared tile in half so I got rectangular tiles, which I lined up according to the long section of the space.