Project Overview

The interior is based on shades of black and white, while wooden-tonal SPC floorings and natural lightings are drawn to add transparency and vitality to the space of simplicity. Through exquisite selections of colors, the owner’s expectations are fulfilled: a dear, pure living space. At the same time, the simplicity and neatness of the blacks and whites are used in the space; the two primary colors have also divided each area secretly. The transparent and distributed spatial tonal supplemented by natural advantages has reflected the owner’s ideal living of “less is more.”


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Project Brief

This project is located in Beitou District and is a residence built 25 years ago on the 20th floor. To practice the owner’s keenness for simple designs, the open-end method applies to the public area. The staggering colors of whites and blacks, the ingenuity to remove doorknobs and frames, and the application of floorings in warm wooden tones have together highlighted the simplicity and circulation of the space. The original advantages of the transparent lightings have also allowed the residence to be soaked in brightness and nature during daytime.
The ivory sofa area, the wooden tonal dining area, and the black countertops of the kitchen have called attention to the three basic tones of the space in low-key. At the same time, the open-end arrangement has allowed the space to be placed with more cabinets, which gives more flexibility and functionality to the owner. As for the master bedroom of the private area, the doors are lined up symmetrically within the square-shaped spatial, showing the aesthetics of simplicity and neatness. All areas have practiced the theme of “pure” and have delivered a plain and elegant atmosphere together.

Project Need

This interior design applied modern, simplicity, and neatness as the critical elements. Shades of white, black hardware, door handles, and wooden tonal are used in many ways; the cabinets are specially designed with press-type door panels to decrease the complex from handles. At the same time, the open-end spatial arrangement has allowed the dining table to function for reading or resting. With FENIX white laminate hard plastic sheets spreading out that contrast with the black FENIX being used at the countertops, the overall appearance is linear-less and simple. Furthermore, the cooking area is applied with weathershield paint; the material has divided the area with others while achieving practical effects such as anti-fouling and waterproofing. The public and private areas have followed the guideline of simplicity, showing the unique taste of “less is more.

Design Challenge

Due to the age of the building, the initial space has issues of an incomplete pipeline system that lasted to this project. At the same time, the bathrooms are rearranged and gathered into the same spot to give the owner convenience while eliminating the original incompleteness. Furthermore, the residence is located on the 20th floor of the 23-story building; therefore, there were natural issues caused by the strong wind that must be solved. The designer adopted anti-wind pressure windows, high water tightness, and sound insulation in public and private areas to avoid any dangers that may occur.


With many natural lightings and glass windows setting up, the overall, including the public and private areas, is allowed to retain brightness and transparency. These advantages can decrease electricity usage during the daytime that further achieves energy saving and carbon reduction. Furthermore, water base paint,
gypsum boards, calcium silicate, and other essential materials have met the standards of green building materials. By using carefree materials from the basics, the designer has built a healthy environment for users to live in.

Open to all international projects this award celebrates innovative and creative building interiors, with consideration given to space creation and planning, furnishings, finishes, aesthetic presentation and functionality. Consideration also given to space allocation, traffic flow, building services, lighting, fixtures, flooring, colours, furnishings and surface finishes.  

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