沁光．顯影 Refreshing Light – Developing Shadows
This is the renovation of an old single-storey residence, with an indoor area of around 150 square meters.
After undergoing the comprehensive fundamental engineering renovation, the diagonal line going from the upper left to the lower right and inward from the foyer clearly separates the nature of the spaces, where one side includes the living and recreational units of the public domain, such as the lounge, the dining room, the kitchen, the light-food area, the audio-visual room, etc., while the other half contains the private regions of the three bedrooms and the two bathrooms. If observing from the functional aspect, the deliberate arrangement of gathering regions such as the kitchen and the two bathrooms with the need for water in corresponding to the location of the pipelines not only allows for low consumption and stringent planning of the hidden pipelines, but more efficacy is also provided to the spatial utilization!
Due to the restriction of natural lighting on a single side, the lounge and the three bedrooms with the highest frequency of usage are lined up along the windows through the rearrangement of the layout and the circulation, and the next is the dining room, the kitchen and the audio-visual room, while the arrangement of the main color tone settings, including soft white, pale grey and warm wood colors, provides the residents with optimized panoramic views and the sense of brightness.
There are functional volumes featuring exquisite details, practical objectives and design taste, starting from the foyer, where on the one hand, these collaborate with the difference in flooring materials, the structure of the simple lines between the ceiling, the walls and the floor, as well as the ceiling with different heights to define the nature of the different spaces, while on the other hand, sculpting the charming end view highlight. These mutually corresponding carriers of life all feature their own themes, for instance, the light foyer high cabinet and the thick multi-directional wooden countertop with a sink integrated into the cabinet, which complement the adjacent light-food kitchen island, where the overlapping glass sliding door with a minimal sense of existence is installed by the kitchen island, effectively preventing smoke from filling the kitchen when cooking. The closely related ingenious ideas with the techniques and the integration of craftsmanship create the exclusive residential style.