Project Overview

The designers focused on creating a "resort house" theme for this property, as the owner wanted a place to relax and unwind from their busy life, without having to travel abroad. As this is a high-rise hot spring view house with a stunning ocean view and hot spring baths, the design team incorporated Japanese style elements to create a "pseudo abroad" atmosphere. This provides the perfect space for the owner to escape and relieve both physical and mental stress.




Li, Zhi-Cheng
Han, Bing-Yu
Huang, Wen-Chi

Project Brief

In the room, the large floor-to-ceiling windows provide breathtaking views of the mountains and sea during the day, and the city night view and starry sky at night, creating a tranquil and relaxing environment. To maintain the panoramic view of the sea, the team deliberately minimized the number of partition walls. Instead, it used barricade sliding doors to define basic partitions, allowing users to adjust the space according to their needs.

Project Need

Furthermore, soft furnishings are kept to a minimum, and only material interfaces are used to conceal the basic function of each space, allowing the owner to define the use of the space as they see fit. Notably, a raised platform and Japanese room table are situated at the window, creating a "leisure pavilion" atmosphere, allowing users to work, read, dine, chat, unwind, or enjoy the view.

Design Challenge

The space layout for non-residential purposes is designed with an open plan of "one room in one hall," allowing for maximum flexibility in the owner's use of the area. Soft furnishings are not designated for a specific area, further enhancing the space's adaptability. The design concept of a "pseudo foreign country" is achieved by utilizing the spatial configuration and proportion of Japanese houses, incorporating elements such as wood, grilles, barricade doors, and Japanese-style tables. These features contribute significantly to the creation of the owner's perfect resort house.


This project is situated on a high floor with large windows and an open space design, providing ample natural light during the day without the need for artificial lighting. Additionally, the use of low-energy LED lights helps to conserve energy and reduce carbon emissions. Over 80% of the space is constructed from solid wood, including cypress panels, grille panels, sliding door frames, and steps. Solid wood not only provides a natural texture and warm vibe but is also more environmentally friendly than processed wood veneer panels. Some flooring is made from eco-friendly, low-formaldehyde composite resilient tiles that can be easily assembled without the need for glue or clips and can be recycled. Due to the proximity to the sea, humidity is a concern, so the team chose Diatomaceous earth as the wall material for its ability to regulate humidity. The addition of a hanging dehumidifier helps to maintain a fresh and comfortable environment.

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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