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Sleep & Store

A bedroom is used both as a sleeping area and as a storage space. Today, a separate dressing room is usually designed to increase the storage space, not to separate the storage space from the sleeping area. Moreover, there is not enough space for a separate dressing room in small-square-meter residential designs. In a standard bedroom, the sleeping area, the bed, is placed next to a wall, and the remaining space is used to solve the storage need. However, this standardized method puts the sleeping area in the second plan. A fragmented storage(- cabinet-dresser-bedside table) system increases the traffic in the bedroom. It also creates a visual occupancy for a user who is in bed to rest.

The time we devote to sleep covers one-third of the day and the sleeping area is the area where we spend the most time at home and our need to be comfort- able. The comfort of this space should be of a nature that cares about privacy. The “bed”, which is the most important element of the sleeping area, should not be divided by the need for storage. It should meet the needs of a person sleeping, relaxing, thinking, etc. The storage area in the sleeping area is generally used for dressing-related functions and is solved with separate furniture. However, this separation restricts accessibility in the room, increases traffic, and causes to spend more time and effort. Within the scope of the competition project, a new design element is proposed which meets all the needs of the wardrobe, bed headboard, and a commode.

All clothing needs of an individual are sorted. The volumes required for all the needs were deter- mined one by one and suitable size cabinets were created for each. Later, these cabinets were brought together considering the frequency of use and the relationship of functions to each other. The most used needs of an individual, such as underwear, socks, are placed to lower to make easily be accessed. The less-used needs such as luggage storage, hat, and spare coat are placed higher. Thus, it is aimed to reduce the time spent by the person to find the item they need and therefore to get dressed. Access to the items placed in the above cabinets was provided by opening the lower three mobile cabinets and transforming them into a ladder.

Project Info

Issuing Authority: Koçtaş
5.Koçtaş Açık Fikir İç Mekan Tasarım Yarışması

Theme: Design of the sleeping area and storage elements

Award: Honorable mention

w. Tuğçe Kuruçay

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