"Sunrise" is a real estate reception center project from late 2021, located in Nangang, Taipei. This project differs from the impression of previous reception centers. The exterior of the building, made of glass and wood, has a natural atmosphere and is the first attempt by the advertising agency to break away from the traditional conventions. Several entities working together shaped the reception center. The exterior of the building was planned by OASIStudio, the interior space was planned by ST Design Studio, and the overall soft furnishing design was created by Appara. On this occasion, ST Design Studio's designer Tsai Si Li shared the process of designing the interior layout.
Regarding the origin of the design, Szuti revealed the overall goal was to create a memorable space beyond the sense of decoration. Therefore, from the glassy and lightweight exterior of the building to the interior, from the association of the wooden barn imagery to the integration of the social behavior of the salon, the aim is to create a free and relaxed social hall, allowing the behavior to occur naturally. The first floor features a parking lot and a reception room, the second floor serves as the main reception and sales area, and the third floor houses the actual products and a semi-outdoor viewing area.
When entering the reception room on the first floor, the white color provides customers with a sense of crispness. Walking upstairs along the wooden wall with a sense of time, one comes to the reception area filled with beige tones, where the light and elegant colors of the matte surface are relaxing. Upon entering the sales area with glass partitions, the warmth of the wooden walls, tables, and chairs with green plants echoes the relaxing street scene outside the window, conveying a vacation-like atmosphere and settling the mind. In addition, a semi-outdoor balcony space is reserved at the bottom of the second floor, with wooden flooring and cobblestones to create a garden-like relaxation while selling, overlooking Taipei 101 and feeling the flow of the city, which effectively realizes the connection between space, architecture, and the environment from the inside out.
The interior color and material plan utilizes low-color mineral paint and recycled pine wood to combine texture and an elegant sedimentary atmosphere. "A painting in the right place can supplant many items," remarks Szuti of the arches, old urns, and paintings in the space, resembling cotton and iron balls, rendering the entire wall with a single detail creating a corner end view. In summary, the real estate reception center is a function-oriented space that aims at sales. Under Szuti's design arrangement, the structure of the area becomes a background, imbuing a kind of vibe to the ongoing activities, just as Wabisabi accomplishes a scene with consciousness, transcending the conventional, enabling all visitors to experience a moment distinct from their daily lives.