Daisuke Nagatomo and Minnie Jan Sylvan Residential Apartment
Sylvan Residential Apartment is Iron Design Award winner in 2018 - 2019 Interior Space and Exhibition Design Award Category.
Sylvan Residential Apartment

“Treasure in a forest” is an apartment interior project, which emphasize the texture and color of natural material. The space is located in Miaoli City, Taiwan, where still remains mountains just outside of city. The design inspiration comes from those experiences through the walk through a nature and find a comfortable space to rest. It is almost as finding a treasure. When the visitor enters the apartment, the gently curved wood surface welcomes the guest to sit and take off their shoes, while the front wall is cladded with dark stone to give warm natural feeling.

Sylvan Residential Apartment
Daisuke Nagatomo and Minnie Jan Sylvan
Daisuke Nagatomo and Minnie Jan Residential Apartment
Daisuke Nagatomo and Minnie Jan design
Daisuke Nagatomo and Minnie Jan design
Daisuke Nagatomo and Minnie Jan

Daisuke Nagatomo graduated from Meiji University in Tokyo, and decided to pursue his passion of architecture at Columbia University, where he received master degree in advanced architectural design. Nagatomo began his career in the metropolitan New York area with architecture firms, including TEN Arquitectos and Design Office for Research and Architecture. He was the invited researcher for FabLab House project at IaaC, Barcelona from 2009 to 2010 where he holds research diploma. Nagatomo is currently the assistant professor of National Chiao Tung University in Taiwan as well as adjunct faculty member of Tokyo Denki University. Nagatomo has taught several schools including Pratt Institute (New York), Tokyo University of Science, and Keio University.


MisoSoupDesign is Taipei based design Studio let by Daisuke Nagatomo and Minnie Jan. Their design incorporates new ideas with digital tectonics and sustainability technologies. They also apply the systematic way of thinking in design, and discover the surprising moment when form meets function. MisoSoupDesign produces diverse area of design for architecture, interior, furniture/product and corporate branding. MisoSoupDesign has won several international design competition and design awards, and published on books and magazine around the world