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Frontiers in Art Research, 2021, 3(5); doi: 10.25236/FAR.2021.030511.

Re-designing a Small Apartment for Two-child Families in Changchun, China


Ge Lin

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Ge Lin

Changchun, Jilin Province 130012 China


In China, many families living in small apartments are facing the problem of insufficient living space, especially since the implementation of the two-child policy. This project is based on this problem, targeting families in northern China to provide them with possibilities for small apartment living with their two children. At the same time, a malleable design was made for this apartment, that is a design that accommodates changes in the patterns of family life over time. This study explores how to increase the capacity of an existing apartment to meet the needs of Chinese family. Through the analysis of the life phase of each of the family members, the final result is a phased design of two modes applicable to the family. The two phases are: 1) the family model before the second child, 2) the family model after the second child. The final design uses movable walls, multi-functional furniture and increased storage space, satisfying the family's changing needs and offering a sense of spaciousness in a relatively small existing apartment.


small apartment design, Chinese two-child families living space, small living space design

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Ge Lin. Re-designing a Small Apartment for Two-child Families in Changchun, China. Frontiers in Art Research (2021) Vol. 3, Issue 5: 50-67. https://doi.org/10.25236/FAR.2021.030511.


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