The Element Apartment
This is a 80㎡ apartment in Taiwan. The client is a young couple with one child. They have simple request: 2 bedrooms, and living quality.
We want to capture the basic elements of living quality: sun light, natural material, and fluidity of space. Visual elements are reduced to create neutral ambience so that eyes only focus on the depth of space and variation of light. Wood and fabric are selected to punctuate or merge with the space and to provide warmth and intimacy; while steel, ceramic, and tiles are used where durability is required. Doors are set not only to divide rooms but to unite space; when opened, the full height panels disappear and make the entire unit one continuous whole. Walking in it feels as if roaming in an ever-unfolding space. Together, these elements create a calm and tranquil environment, a harbor of peace called Home.
若設計者能控制表現的慾望，讓設計退為背景，減少視覺干擾，也許就能讓人們的心靈感知更加敏銳。這時心將會安定下來，感受到空間的層次、看到光線的變化、摸到材質的紋理、聞到空氣的溫度、聽到時間的流動 ⋯ 並享受寧靜，體驗存在。