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The residential occupants are a Japanese couple who are returning from studying abroad. They are traditional Japanese intellectuals who enjoy a simple and quiet life; they do not watch TV, don’t like noise, and their greatest interest is drinking tea and reading here in their home. Their way of life has helped to gradually inform our vision of the house’s appearance.
We believe that a good house doesn’t have any standard requirements, and that the occupants breathe life into their own home. We have brought in plentiful sunshine through the large French windows at the southwest and northwest sides, and installed a long dining-table, as opposed to the traditional grand sofa. This is a most inviting feature for the home’s owner.
Parting with the traditional household demands of Asian society, we combine multiple functions in single spaces, which reduce the partitioning of space and strengthen the penetration of floor space. With adjustments like rotation and pushing, the functions of the spaces can be altered. This generates a greater sense of space, making a relatively small home no longer feel small.
As for the combination of materials, we seek a natural feel, rather than so-called perfection. We collect and make use of the original walnut that lumber factories discard for a more natural texture, and leave the materials unpainted so they can breathe. Combined with a large amount of oak veneer as the base color along with linen-textured fabrics, an unintentional naturalism is conveyed. Natural marble, oil-stained wooden floors, pure silk wallpaper, and other fine but low-key materials echo the essence of the occupants, and also expresses the designer’s concept of luxury through simplicity and nature.
By taking an unpretentious approach, we hope to generate a sense of mutual dependence between nature and occupants, and to create a house that is as inviting as it is beautiful.
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No. 41, Ln. 78, Sec. 1, Anhe Rd., Da’an Dist., Taipei City 106 Taiwan (R.O.C.)