Haptic is the architectural studio behind this innovative design of an Oslo apartment (Idunsgate) which created a buzz in the interiors bloggersphere last year and was recently listed as one of the top ten interiors of 2014 by influential Architecture and Design Magazine Dezeen
The word Haptic relates to the sense of touch, and the architects are aiming to reflect the user experience through both the sensory and spatial needs of the space.
The owners of the Idunsgate Apartment bought additional space in the loft above, and the design benefits from the double height expanses, and is conceived through viewing the space as one overall spatial residence and not as two separate floors.
Integral to this is the stunning suspended staircase which winds its way through the centre of the main living and dining space providing access to above as well as offering a type of room divider without being intrusive.
Cleverly the staircase culminates in the lower treads being multi-purpose, as they culminate in a combined storage/seating unit, with the upper treads being open to allow light and space to flow.
The kitchen was relocated and a small fireplace incorporated here, emphasising this as the heart of the apartment.
We absolutely love the exceptionally matt quality of the cabinetry, lights and walls here. The upholstered dining chairs in this subtle colour palette give a softness to the space (these are from the About a Chair series AAC22/23 from Danish design studio Hay see more here).
The bathrooms are multi-level spaces as well, with large-scale tiles ensuring this spatial expanse is emphasised and not broken up.
A small roof terrace has been carved out of the available space with large windows illuminating as much of the interior of the apartment as possible.
Can you see yourself descending this one-of-a-kind staircase each morning after waking up? This apartment certainly respects the overall space, light and tactile needs of it's owners! Lucky them!