Between the Whitespace
Gazing out of the window, one finds low-rise houses harmonizing with trees, while in the distance stretches the Yangming Mountain range.
Despite being situated in a bustling metropolitan area, this community emanates a tranquil and unhurried atmosphere, fostering a sense of refined living.
It serves as a gentle reminder for urban dwellers to adjust their pace and attentively appreciate the beautiful details of the cityscape.
The ambiance of the community also influences the everyday life within the homes,
creating a simple and pure environment that encourages introspection and finding a balance between work and daily routines.
Having worked abroad for an extended period, the two homeowners made the decision to settle in this vibrant community upon their return to Taiwan. The low-rise buildings and lush trees outside the window offer a rare urban landscape in Taipei, and through the three-sided windows, they are seamlessly connected into a panoramic cityscape. The interior space engages in an unobstructed dialogue with the city, mountains, and natural light, thanks to the openness of the communal areas and the well-positioned furniture with elegant lines. The living room, dining table, and workspace form a linear space, abundant in natural light from three directions. The arrangement of furniture provides freedom and flexibility, creating a smooth flow and a simple, airy environment that allows the two homeowners, who spend long hours working from home, to enjoy a natural and unburdened space.
From the floor plan perspective, the division of the layout resembles two interconnected parallel blocks, with an open kitchen area embedded within another column. The inner side is blessed with two balconies, one of which is shared with the stairwell, appearing as an incomplete corner of a balcony filled with planted trees. At certain moments, the interplay of light and shadow brings the shapes of leaves and branches into the interior, allowing the soothing presence of nature to grace the minimalist kitchen and textured flooring. This space provides a gentle escape for the homeowners who enjoy cooking, alleviating work-related stress. Adjacent to the kitchen, within a curved volume, is a guest bathroom and the functional space for the master bedroom. The arrangement in the sleeping area is clean and uncluttered, with wall surfaces adorned with Japanese woven materials, creating a soft and tranquil ambiance that fosters restful sleep.