Interior is the soul of architecture, the connection between human and environment, and the combination of human art and material civilization.
The living space should be where one can receive full strength spiritually. FF's new design continues the modern minimalist style as usual, in which a lot of space is left white for the 120 m³ single apartment, which not only reflects the philosophy of “less is more”, but also makes full use of the minimalist block design and combines with the original conditions to create a bright and open space.
在業主 Be Loyal to Himself 的自我實現下，原先的兩室改了一室，因為是一人居，公私空間不做封閉，運用不同塊面在空間中交錯、疊加、鏈接，巧妙地塑造各區域的介面關係，恰如其分地營造出舒適而內斂的居住氛圍。
Under the self-realizing guideline “Be Loyal to Himself” of the owner, the original two bedrooms are changed to only one bedroom, and since it is a one-person residence, the public and private spaces are no longer enclosed. Different blocks intersect, overlap and link with each other, cleverly shaping the relationship of different areas and appropriately creates a comfortable and restrained living atmosphere.
The spatial pattern of turning the complexity into simplicity allows a restrained addition on top of the minimalist foundation from the beginning of the entrance. Opposite to an almost-invisible mirror on the left side are the various colors intertwined bit by bit, and then reflected into the space, which not only does not hinder the tranquility and order of the space, but adds the strength and beauty from this collective structure.
Design director Fitch boldly moved the "polyline" theme that is commonly used in landscape design into the interior design, and innovatively applied it to the lighting design from the living/dining room to the balcony. The creative lighting design spanning the entire public area as if presents a glamorous game of chasing light in a quiet public area.
For the “gray space” that is not good for lighting originally, FF did not insist on the high brightness of the space in this design, except from opening up as many natural lighting surfaces on both sides of the LDK space as possible. Instead, FF followed the nature of the space and brought the “gray space” into the new “gray house”, and the transition between inside and outside emerged spontaneously, as if they were two worlds.
Grays of different brightness and refractive index are matched with a small amount of metal, glass, and logs. With minimal tones and comfortable colors, the home becomes a warm world of gray. A warm yellow invisible light strip is embedded in the corners of the ceiling, which outlines the space while emitting continual smoothing light. The soft atmosphere makes people feel cordial.
The sofa wall was originally planned to be divided by stones, but because of the installation need of capillary air conditioner, it could only be replaced with a monochromatic microcement finish and vivid huge paintings breaking the monotony. The black and white color scheme does not hinder the expression of space design.
The balcony makes full use of the environmental conditions to establish a light-transmitting order. Abundance of daylight is introduced from the floor-to-ceiling windows, capturing the seasonal changes through the transparent surface, allowing the natural landscape to penetrate into every corner without hindrance.
The customized F+ TV wall can be for storing on both sides, and the traditional whole wall design is replaced by a multi-body interspersed structure design. The left and right sides are separated by glass partitions that allow light to go into the bedroom and the in-wall sliding door that opens and closes smartly. The overall design satisfies the need of structuring and functioning, because the space is continuous though separated, so the integrity can be preserved, and the pets can also move freely.
The open dining room and kitchen surround the white load-bearing wall to form a flexible continuous line, enriching the spatial levels in the meanwhile. The dining table and the shoe-changing stool each stand on one side, which is interspersed with links, high and low. It also releases the deconstruction of architectural aesthetics in the residential space, awakening a special aesthetic consciousness that belongs uniquely to this place.
The cabinet extends to the balcony. The space half-enclosed by the cabinet is simply a "bathroom" for pets, and the remaining ground is used as a raised platform for the owner to bathe the pet in the future. The switchboard of the capillary air conditioning network of the whole house is hidden in the white cabinet above the bath.
In the sideboard lie the Coke the owner specially customized for FF and the medals mostly in the middle. On the right is the invisible sliding door to enter the cloakroom.
The abstract structure is transformed into simple geometric forms, dismantled and misplaced, and finally achieves the most comfortable fit between people and space. The extravagant lighting from the balconies on both sides makes the continuous LDK space concise and thought provoking.
The bedroom uses a large area of dark gray that looks precise and spectacular, matching warm yellow indirect lighting, which presents a quiet temperament, making people feel close and comfortable, calm and peaceful.
There is no fear of privacy in the one-person space, so a narrow glass partition in the guest bedroom not only enhances light transmission but also is naturally fit. The thin board table top is independent by the window, calm and restrained, matching with the scenery and natural lights.
The original guest bedroom is changed to the location of the bathroom and cloakroom. In this way, a white box is embedded in the dark gray space. So, the floor is adopted as the same material to avoid breaking the continuity of the space. While realizing the top-level hotel experience, it blends into a feeling of life.
In the gray and black space, the pure white bathroom is the most soothing place, which is partitioned into four parts on both sides of the aisle.
The jacuzzi and the washbasin are open, with different height; the shower and the toilet are on one side, and there is a shared mirror sliding door. The mirrors face each other, magnifying the space exponentially. A steam sauna is customized in the shower room to maximize the comfort of living in every detail.
Behind the black wooden grille, the cloakroom customized by F+ is exquisite and spectacular, which isolates the complexity from life. The cabinet structure designed according to the owner's habits is more considerate than the appealing appearance.