22nd June 2022 | IN HOTEL DESIGN | BY SBID ShareTweetPinterestLinkedIn This week’s instalment of the Project of the Week series features a spacious feng shui-inspired house design by 2021 SBID Awards Finalist, 7K Design. SBID Awards Category: Residential House Under £1M Design Practice: 7K Design Project: Circle of Life Location: Ontario, Canada What was the client’s brief? The client wanted to change the lifestyle of their home because it had not been changed in over 20 years. Their home was not built with the intention of maximizing space functionality and flow. The client desired a change and wanted to revitalize their spaces not just to make them more practical and flow better, but also to ensure that each space was created with feng shui in mind to bring the family good fortune. What inspired the design of the project? As the circle was an important cultural symbol, feng shui was an important component that we wanted to incorporate into the design. It represents yin and yang harmony, as well as the balance of nature. What was the toughest hurdle your team overcame during the project? There are precise feng shui principles for each house, and we must incorporate those criteria into our design while still maximizing space, flow, and staying within budget. Feng shui goes beyond comfort and aesthetic. We had to have a very good understanding of what elements to bring into the space without causing the project’s integrity to be disrupted. What was your team’s highlight of the project? The team’s highlight of the project is designing the custom spiral stair bookcase. The bookcase incorporates important elements of feng shui: the garden that signifies the growth of life, and the book case signifying growth through knowledge. Why did you enter this project into the SBID Awards? We are hoping that SBID will aid in raising awareness of the importance of incorporating cultural identity into designs. Questions answered by Fianne Zi-Yan Yu, Principal Designer & PM, 7k Design. View the project We hope you feel inspired by this week’s design! If you missed the last instalment of Project of the Week, featuring a spacious hotel lobby design by Bishop Design by Paul Bishop, click here to read it.