A long library wall-unit snakes its way up the stairs of a duplex apartment, connecting living to sleeping – public to private and engaging the visitor midway at a split level entry vestibule. The unit transforms from a deep kneehole desk along the north light window to a shallow low bookshelf unit in the bedrooms area. White lacquered MDF vertical silhouettes, derived from Eadweard Muybridge’s ‘Nude Descending Stairs’ interlock with clear acrylic shelves. The fluid interplay of drawers, cabinets, and shelves along 25 meters comes to a pause here and there to feature objects in shelves and cabinets with linear and planar LED backlit colored lenses.
Design: PAD10; Partner-in-charge: Naji Moujaes; Project Team: Kawther al-Saffar, Raymund Yadao