品悅室內裝修 – 吳至剛
This project is a residential space in the old district of Hualien City, Taiwan, which is the owner’s and his wife’s retirement home. Given the cramped and narrow space of the original residence, it is expected that the needs such as abundant light and spaciousness can be incorporated into the new home to create a comfortable and enjoyable living space.
As far as the exterior is concerned, the building’s appearance is simplified, demonstrating a sculpture-like artwork towering over the base. The face of the main building is outlined through two curved lines. Besides, the solid construction is covered little by little and unfolded by the softly curved surface, just like a calla blooming quietly from the street block. From bottom to top, the building skin is slowly stretched, which makes the indoor area and the outdoor surroundings connected yet separated. Therefore, it has effectively eliminated the heat energy brought by the sun during summertime. When the night comes, the warm yellow light from the room reflects like a flute-shaped glass containing champagne, diffuses an elegant luster in the dimly lit neighborhood, and welcomes visiting relatives and friends to gather for a drink.
Considering the owner’s needs for barrier-free facilities, an elevator that can access each floor is installed inside the house. In addition, due to the reduction of the living area caused by this equipment, the designer has skillfully selected adjustable features such as sliding doors and revolving door panels to endow the space with variable usability. On top of that, the bathroom is planned at the external window on the top floor, so the beautiful scenery of Hualien is brought into the room, offering the clients a soothing and comfortable bath experience.
The designer has completed the entire planning with a simple yet resourceful strategy. It satisfies the owner’s expectations and meets the clients’ lifestyle of a minimalist. Over-the-top furnishings have been abandoned to create abundant storage space, and by doing so, the designer creates a sophisticated and neat residential environment.