apartment Hua
  • Location
    Taipei, Taiwan
  • Area
  • Project Year
  • Project Leader
    Chun Ta,Tsao / Kuan Huan,Liu
  • Building materials




    In order to gratify the modern concept of “as form follows function”, we have tried to remove the fancy and decorative coats and layers of the house in restoring the original, the simplest and most unsophisticated, space structure. The habitual lifestyle of the owner, the requirement of which we shall blend into the 185-square meter space, is the fundamental idea utilized for this interior design. Based on the rectangular pattern of the house which may carry a certain kind of limitation, we have proposed to design its traffic flow by applying the concept of a rather flexible structure instead of employing the traditional shape of some branch units. As a result, we can create an interesting sense of multi-level within the space, on the other hand, which is most important of all, a smoother traffic flow and more convenient and efficiency paths in the house can accordingly be formed.

    Considered that the owner has his preference and conception for a room separation, we have offered a proposal of space division when making the plan. We divide the dimension into two circles, one of which being private, and the other is relatively public. The thought for the private sphere is to achieve the maximum possibility of the space usage, the ideal of which is that it can be used as a single big room, or as various independent existences at the same time, without any potential disturbances. The typical private area should include, a gymnasium, a dressing room, a bathroom, and a main bedroom. As for the public circle, being inspired by the perception of human relationships, we tend to join the space of living room and dining room, together with a light-food corner so that the interactions between family members can therefore be increased.

    Through dislodging the unnecessary claddings for the ceiling, the transformed space gives a higher and wider impression on both visual and physical aspects. In addition to taking the illumination into account, the task we have to accomplish is thinking through carefully over the issue of how the new ceiling design matches the original floor slabs, beams and columns when dealing with ceiling arrangements. In this process, we have presented the concept of folded plate structure. Profit from the huge elevation difference between the slabs and the beams, we are thus able to demonstrate a unique style of folded plates for this public sphere by means of harnessing the plates which can cut across and separate the space of the area into many individual partitions at different heights and angles with extensive lengths and diverse breadths. Moreover, the completion of the folded plate structure also has got to include the combination of both the upward and downward lighting in the dimension so as to provide multi-functional applications on the lighting section. And last but not least, we have chosen to constract the ceiling floor by using mosaic parquet method, whose display is of a rustic mode, and integrate three interweaving iron nets with different densities into rectangular folded plates to add interest and practicability to the space ceiling.

    The appearance of the space manner is principally aimed at both rural and urban (rather industrial) features, which the owner of the house has aspired to. Hence, we have attempted to mix the both - the idea of rustic mosaic parquets and wood textures engaged with steel, iron materials and glass partitions, that eventually leads to building a particular style of modern architecture that reveals the exceptional taste of the owner.