Taipei's Shilin MRT station is surrounded by an abundance of food and coffee shops, and is always bustling with life. However, when you turn into the alley in the direction of Dadong Road, it is a very different scenery, and the sound of bustling traffic becomes the background sound of life. CA Interior Design's studio is located in this area. Located on the third floor, the spacious interior space is further enlarged by the large window view, which looks out onto the branches of the green trees on the street, with their luxuriant treetops swaying under the blue sky, attracting designers Cheng Hao-Chien and Chen Yu-An.
The orientation of the space is east-west, so the windows on the left and right sides will welcome the morning sun in the morning and bring the afterglow of the sunset in the afternoon, satisfying the necessary conditions for the two people to find a place to be. In addition, Cheng Hao-Chien smiles and says that there is another reason for choosing this location, because the design and decoration of the space are closely related to "wood", and the studio is located at "Shihlin Dadong Road". If we look at the Chinese characters, there are three blocks of wood inside, so it's perfect!
After they decided to settle down, they started to plan the interior layout from scratch. Except for the two toilets, there are no partitions in the interior, which is exactly what the designer wanted to present as an "open" space. There are no actual wall lines, only object configurations to create field clarity. A straight corridor extending from the entrance divides the space on two sides. Through open shelves, furniture and large volumes such as the center island, the work area is defined as the material and meeting area and office area on one side, while the relaxation area with the center island bar and sofa on the other side. In the eyes of CA Interior Design, when people are in today's era of information explosion and external influences are beyond their reach, home or studio is an important place to settle the mind. Therefore, the studio eliminates too many colors and uses pure white as the base, eliminating the overall layout and line planning, and combining pure colors to bring a sense of comfort, and actually showing the owners what the future space may look like.
The minimalist space is organized by the designer's choice of furniture and lighting to form a number of elegant end views. Wooden single chairs specially ordered from Denmark create a formal but unrestricted atmosphere in the meeting area, and the integrated sofa area presents a homey feel.The DEW cantilever chandelier on the conference table cuts a simple but powerful slope from the wall, breaking the balance of the square frame. The yellow table lamp on the office table is a small art piece. The black wall sconce on the wall of the water area at the bar also radiates light on the mosaic tiles, accompanying countless nights of relaxation after work. In the space, most of the furniture, such as the center island, countertops, and table tops, are kept at a height of 90 cm above the floor, making use of the leveling of the horizontal view to make the atmosphere of the space feel more streamlined.
The pure white space not only brings inspiration to the designers, but also has a high degree of inclusiveness. On the wall display are many magazines and books of the two designers, and behind the center island is an oil painting with a coppery yellow glow, reflecting the evening sunlight coming into the room in the afternoon. The yellow light echoes from the outside to the inside, as do the green plants standing quietly around, adding a natural expression to the pure white space. As the days and nights change and the seasons flow, the creative inspiration of design flows with the light and shadows, depicting more space beauty by combining life and design.