Dance of Light and Shadow
Humanities be extracted in the ancient city of Tainan, with it's historical background, as time goes by, the complex buildings of new and old era, constitute a unique urban landscape. In the center of the city, a five-storey concrete structure stands out from the clear, straight, proportioned lines, overhangs and sidewalls on the wall of the scattered circular openings, so that shadow enriched the design vocabulary, space and the pines in the yard create a dialogue with nature, as telling the story of the extraordinary life of the building.
UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
Open the entrance door, a club-like space, with its elegant, timeless gesture greeted. Continuation of Shimizu mold appearance, the designer use the post-made Shimuzi mold covered the first floor and the staircase wall, creating a low-key and modern space, with one side of stone collage display wall, wood and iron, mix-and-match furniture, delicate and magnificent form of bonsai, all perform the modern oriental culture, low-key elegance, and a very stylish social fields.
OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
Home - a place that will be in contact, presence, and use throughout life, an emotional bet, a flow of thoughts, rest, and meditation.
PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
The project finished in November 2015 in Tainan City, Taiwan.
FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Interior Space and Exhibition Design
PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
Cantilever staircase, from the first floor through to the top vertically,
Natural light is introduced from the top of skylight, the falling down light with Shimizu mold and teak steps become the collision of unique style of light and shadow. The second floor is composed of living room and kitchen space, and is the main public area for family activities. The designer arranged a wooden floor and display closet, creating a sense of homey living. The hollowed cast iron compartments made by special metal texture express a visual transparent atmosphere, and connect the entire public area into one. Large French window, the branches of pine trees cut the screen , and the terrace planting at opposite side, constitute a unique green landscape.
SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
720 square meters
Humanities be extracted in the ancient city of Tainan, with it’s historical background, as time goes by, the complex buildings of new and old era, constitute a unique urban landscape. I
Simple and modern oriental style extends from the public area to the third floor above, which is the private use space, as the living room and multi-functional space on the top floor. In particular with light-colored wooden floor, composite closet bar and couch, the lines of the complex pattern of transparent windows, stack a soothing and quiet decompression atmosphere. Design from the space, surrounded by nature, combined with modern functional aesthetics and the classical elegance of humanistic texture, to build the ingenuity of warm place.
TEAM MEMBERS (2) :
Yuan-Ting Chuang and Jui-Wen Cheng
Photo by NIKE