This is a newly built multiple-layer residence specially designed for users who are about to retire. The vertical flow concept has been actively used to connect multiple layers. First of all, the public area that has been most frequently used by family members – including the entryway, living room, restaurant and kitchen – are located on the first floor; second floor is divided into three independent bedrooms; and the attic with double inclined roof is set as the multifunctional video room that offers multiple entertainment options.
People advocating a healthy lifestyle generally love to explore the nature in order to absorb the healing and soothing energy that is good for their body, mind and spirit. This project has actively created a sense of nature with great affinity by integrating the constant temperature effect of woods and stones into the residence, creating an elegant and stress-free living space.
To meet the space ratio, this design has used a large amount of warm woods and bricks with clear texture to present the principal elements of functional volume and façade modeling of the entire residence. Classic Japanese style vocabularies, such as “architectural concrete”, “Shoji Door” and “wood grating”, have also been used to create a self-effacing and charming modern Zen style.
Due to the height advantage, a large wooden ceiling is specially designed in the public area on the first floor, right between the TV wall of the living room and dining area. The purpose thereof is to embellish the original huge structural beams and use the same modeling vocabulary to optimize the side view design of the TV wall for an even more complete visual experience. Moreover, the triangular areas on two sides of the attic are both developed into a large storage space.
The attic video room is like a treehouse secret base. Apart from the height limit of the double inclined roof, the attic also has a protrusion structure with a great gap on the floor. Due to its shape that goes down, a soft sleeping area is designed in the middle of the attic. The stairs that extend to two sides from the highest point of the protrusion structure also become a leisure platform for sitting and lying, as if it is the playground for family members at all ages.
As the saying “an inch of land, an inch of gold”, the residence has its price calculated based on “Ping”. By haggling over every penny, the attic has been recreated to create a large storage space for the owner and to create great fun and interaction in the family.