Located in a 30-year-old house in the downtown area of Taipei, the residence with the area about 65 square meters, due to the large exposure of nature light, we only design one partition wall between the study area and kitchen, that make the sunlight can smoothly penetrate into every corner of the space. With careful chosen of lighting area which moderately dispersed in the space, so we provide the opportunity for the natural light to spread in the space, creating the beauty of the harmony of natural light and man-made light. Ingeniously use the design language of the interface between spaces to intersect “void” and “solid”, and then redefine the boundary between spaces. We are looking for a strong contrast and styles to manipulate the space of void and solid, with black and white color interface, orange and blue furniture decoration.
We abandon the excessive decoration, applying pure contrasting colors and simple and clear lines, integrate into the space division, and create a powerful but gentle design treatment with conciseness and modernity. Through the area of the entrance porch, black and white extend from the living room to the walls and doors of the dining room, master bedroom, study room, and bathroom, which adopt a contrasting color system and create distinguish the space characteristics.
The hidden sliding door is used as a compartment to create the interface to substitute the solid wall. The cabinet with the black and white frame act as the divider of the space. With the integration of storage and display, we make home a venue for exhibitions. The dining table with ink painting texture makes the black and white contrast and a focal point of the dining room.
The contrast between the main wall and the study room wall create the layering of space. The movable glass sliding door separates the physical space with a void element to achieve visual and spatial extension. In terms of style, the materials are simple and contrasting in color. The white space is accompanied by pure design vocabulary, with simple and bright atmosphere without too much decoration. We achieve the multi-functional space with simple and pure spatial essence.