This eclectic apartment designed by House Design situated in Kaohsiung City, Taiwan is planned to create a family welcoming home. The center of attention in the apartment is the open kitchen, which is also a part of the living room, allowing the residence to communicate with each other. The traditional Taiwanese kitchen is usually separated from other sections, crowded, dark and without a view. In this case the architect breaks the rules of tradition to create a more modern approach to the concept of living together. Therefore, family members in different spaces, not only can feel and talk to each other, but also sharing the smell of the food, sunlight, and view.
The use of industrial style materials ad furniture gives the feeling of eclecticism. The walls in the living room and the kitchen area are mostly left untouched and have that industrial concrete look, whereas using the tones of green and blue softens the opposite walls. The entrée has been separated from the living area by using different patterned tiles and a decorative pipeline, which behaves as a dividing panel and a pouf.
The glass cabinet, which is also, a shelving unit operates as a hallway divider, creating a gallery like hallway leading to the other parts of the apartment.
Date: 2014Location: TaiwanDesigner: House DesignPhotographs: Hey! Cheese