WhaHa. Great one.
The idea here is to create an easily accessible, less "student" type raised bed that is very space efficient due to the storage below it. The upper walls can be glass to let light through but might also have curtains on the inside to allow for the space to be made dark. The stairs have storage in them and there could be a number of large storage areas below, perhaps one of them could include a closet pole to hang your clothes. The wall by the bed on the inside might have cubbies to store books etc.
I have another version that would make the stair only half width until the last step. This would allow for more storage and would still allow half of a couple to sneak in and out of the bed without disturbing the other.
I think this scheme could go right on the northern wall with an entrance on the side of the entry door or on the other side by the window. In the latter, you might put the office by the bottom of the stairs and add a curtain so you can curtain off the bedroom and office for more visual and auditory privacy.
Very interesting thoughts. If you haven't already, I would really appreciate if you could take a look at our idea - I think we're very much on the same line of thought. We've even got a glass wall, although ours views directly into the kitchen (with curtain) with a slightly voyeuristic nod! In our case the steps up become part of a larger lounge seating area which is the centrepiece of the apartment and includes the guest bed. We also reached the decision to divide with curtains (think Shigeru Ban's Curtain Wall House), and place the office (and of course large monitor screen) at the bottom of the steps... we'd love to hear your thoughts and will be uploading some more fully realised plans/sections soon.
very nice !
Smart use of the stair to the bed; do you have specific uses in mind for these storage areas? ie, you probably wouldn't want to keep food there, but it does make sense for the other storage needs. Have you considered similar ideas for the kitchen area? I think it could create some neat space divisions using storage and height changes!
Where are the other Sketches?
Good morning Ghill.
I hope that this competition has not become a competition to see who makes the most beautiful 3D or video.
I hope that the original ideas are worth more than the beautiful drawings, also made a sketch like you did.
I hope that whoever took into account a low cost of realization will be rewarded.
And I hope that it is important that, if Graham wants to move house, can take away all the furniture and reuse it easily in the new apartment.
Do not you think?
i agree with this conceptually but the reality is that schemes that are easily understood are harder to ignore..so good 3d rendering can't help but make for a stronger presentation.
i don't think you need to be able to take your furniture. i think built-in furniture is smart.
Thank you Graham for your replay.
You're right: good 3D rendering attract attention.
Graham Sorry if I do a little 'controversy.
But really would you like to live in a house all white and all lined furniture with only the empty floor in the middle?
Please, discuss it a bit.
i agree. except creating a larger space(s) and hiding clutter away is positive in my mind.
This is also true...
See you soon and good work.
Do you know the 'samba stair'?
Samba stair + storage would be a good solution, and allows you to storage bigger thinks.
In my opinion, going to 4 feet from the bottom of the bed is not confortable at all. Think on it!
i do like the samba stair! good call.
please clarify the "going to 4 feet"..not sure what you mean.
Sorry, maybe it is a language problem! I'll try to explain it:
In your bed idea it is not possible to walk standing up on the bed, because of the ceiling height, so you need to walk on your feet and hands to get inside the sheets (like a cat?).
That is a good idea to have so many storages under the bed. but maybe you will feel tired to climb up the bed everyday. Is that ture?
My sibling's bed is somewhere near this design, making the stairs up to bed as storage space, the only major difference is that my sibling's bed is installed hanging from the ceiling wall (perhaps now, looking at this project we can even utilize the steel bars which helps to hang the bed as curtain rails or curtain connectors, i'm looking at my sibling's room design ) and we have some mini lounge space underneath the bed.
Graham, I had thought about a similar concept for the bed, but it does not work in section to raise the bed so much via steps. The height needed to store hanging clothes, for example, as in your sketch, is at least 4' above which you would have to stand. In my option, I raised the bed on a platform with some storage underneath, but low enough that you could comfortably climb on the bed. It is at the height of a desk, more or less.
On another note, fantastic competition! I look forward to seeing the results!
Hey I`m new in this forum but what if a bed is just a bed and storage is just storage.....
ha ha ha, we see it first time now, but i gess we have very close bed/storage design.
Even handles looks almost same:)
Now it's too late :)
Love the use of vertical space...it's odd to me that there aren't more designs submitted here that take advantage of that dimension.
a great space sever, tho i would never like to sleep pressed by two vertical surfaces. Should be bigger, according to me. Seems like someone put you in a box. But the sotrage space is smart, and you get another level in the room. i like it.