HAO design's blue apartment in taiwan balances family and social life
 
HAO design's blue apartment in taiwan balances family and social life
may 03, 2016

HAO design's blue apartment in taiwan balances family and social life

HAO design’s blue apartment in taiwan balances family and social life
all images © hey!cheese

 

 

 

the brief for this apartment was to create a home that has the right balance and caters for the couple’s family and social life. located in the taiwanese city of kaohsiung, local studio HAO design planned interiors of the apartment to allow the two aspects of their daily lives to coexist.

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the scheme named ‘blue and glue’ focuses on the communal area with an open kitchen placed facing the generously-sized living room; this enables the parents to gain a full view of the children, while they play. different shades of cool blues have been used on the walls, with timber grid paneling on the ceiling that serves as simple, harmoniously detailed spatial partition. the living room, used as their children’s designated play space, is furnished with lazybones style sofas and low-sitting furniture and round coffee tables to give the overall vision more of permeability.

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a ‘wintry coolness’ was the theme of the kitchen design

 

 

 

a subtle, contemporary style of the kitchen is illustrated. the island and back wall with black mosaic tiles have been chosen to color-coordinate with the grey fair-faced concrete ceiling, all of which to exude a ‘wintry  coolness’. to encourage the children to explore their creativity, secret niches or hiding spaces have been integrated across the home for them to freely engage in art.

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the island and back wall uses black mosiac tiles to complement the exposed concrete ceiling

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both kitchen and dining are structured with a variety of materials in gradations of blue

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built-in seating

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the kitchen is facing the lounge for the parents to keep an eye of the children while they play

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the wardrobe with house-shaped drawers give the space an interesting visual effect

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paneling on the back wall of the master bedroom

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the apartment has a good view of the city

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the ensuite and walk-in wardrobe of the master bedroom

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