With the technology evolution, lifestyle changing, and many other transforms through times, living experiences of the younger generation in the 21st century have been poles apart from before. The configuration of a nuclear family in limited space had set a new lifestyle, which promotes the interior and furniture design tapping the potential of space usage, and further driving the whole industry to innovate.
This project is the very first home of newlyweds and their newborn child, located in the suburbs of Taipei City. Facing the birth of a new life, the newly-married hosts put a lot of effort into this future residence, expecting it to satisfy the unadulterated living functions with simple but textured, and enable them to accompany this new family member to grow up.
Open Space — Creating the Variability in A Limited Scale
“Open living space,” as the core meaning of this project, led the CHU-Studio to reconsider the connections and boundaries of the living room between master bedroom and kitchen, responding to the lifestyle of the nuclear family and shapes a new type of residential spatial.
A. Open living room
The open living room applies unique furniture and composite seats to configure the space, instead of the traditional sofa set and end tables. This method reduces the furniture occupancy area by changing the sitting direction and other ways, providing the central space of the living room for children to crawl and play freely, shaping the space with a sense of life.
B. Open Master Bedroom
The open master bedroom, on the other hand, has also focused on children’s activities. While the glass-made sliding door served as a transition between the master bedroom and the living room, it endowing the connectivity within the small house, expanding the visual boundary of the residential territory, and also enlarges the sense of broadness in the limited space. This method gives a different potential of space usage, such as letting kids to shuttle around the area, enjoying shows on big-screen TV lying in bed, and even more possibility.
C. Open Kitchen
The open kitchen replaces the traditional dining set with a kitchen island so that the dining table could be used as furniture, a divide, and also a functional desktop to adapt the house owners’ nature of work.
Be Different, but Same — The Vision beneath 45 Centimeters
Being the leading color tone of the interior room and it’s extension components, the “white” has presented in many different materials, from back-painted glass, wallpaper, paint, marble, artificial stone to leather, emerging various temperatures and aspects of one color. This design can meet the simplicity aesthetic with a refined yet lithe texture while matching the preferences of homeowners, and the budget could also be effectively controlled.
Besides, considering the growth of the child would become the core of home life, we divided a unique vision field from the perspective of children crawling, which is a 45 centimeters height, to build a whole different world with its materials. Children could cross, move, and play as their wish through those low tunnels and openings we created and could also painting and doodling on the back-painted glass. The consistency within the 45 centimeters boundary has fully embodied while satisfying these different purposes. Among all ”different” materials, we set a “same” white tone; within a “same” 45 centimeters area, we set those “different” behavior models.