Key Dates

14 July 2022 - Launch Deadline
19 October 2022 - Standard Deadline
13 January 2023 - Extended Deadline
17 January 2023 - Judging
9 February 2023 - Winners Announced


Project Overview

The project is a 19-year-old pre-owned apartment with 122.3 square meters, with four rooms, a living room, a dining room, and two bathrooms. The designer replans the layout, taking the concept of a space capsule, and uses curved lines to outline the areas to create a new look for the old apartment.

Project Commissioner

Light House Design

Project Creator

Light House Design


Noverta Chou

Project Brief

The flow of love reverberates through the space. Happiness comes from warmth and the intention of pursuing comfort. The designer was attracted by the sincere love between the two clients and translated this story of tolerance and love through interior design. The designer hand-paints the walls with art paint to bring out the loving hues. Black baking glass serves as a guard door for the wine glasses on the side of the center island, while green baking glass serves as a guest bathroom partition wall echoing Moroccan-style tiles. The Caribbean collection by American graphic designer David Carson in collaboration with Spanish tile manufacturer CAS is applied in the foyer, with blue sea creatures on a white tile background. Inside, a corner of the living room is covered with green and white tiles, with fresh floral patterns that tempt people to explore. In the kitchen, blue cabinets with gold and white tiles showcase a touch of luxury. On the other side, the door of the yoga room and reading room is made of iron with semi-transparent glass for light and ventilation. Light and ventilation are well-planned in this space. When the light falls, the scene is so vivid.

Project Need

The project focuses on the needs of people and the lifestyle of pet cats. The designer simplifies the original guest bathroom into a restroom with beautiful North African Moroccan floor tiles, and the extra space became a bathroom for the cats (where the cat litter box is placed). A small arched archway for cats is also created on the wall of the master bedroom. The octagonal window in the living room is decorated with green and white tiles and a cat tree for the cats to enjoy. As for the planning for the people, in response to the humidity and rain in Taiwan, the interior walls of the living room, master bedroom, and guest bedroom are painted with moisture and heatproof base paint to reduce the risk of moisture in the old apartment. On the other side, the master bedroom is reduced in size to allow for a wider bathroom space to accommodate a bathtub and double sinks. Moreover, the designer separates the original piano room into a yoga room and a reading room, and the small part of the space freed up is combined with the entrance to create a shoe closet and a storage room.

Design Challenge

The challenge of the project is to create a diverse look with the concept of a space capsule. To avoid the feeling of confinement caused by the shape of the capsule, some of the compartments are connected by the glass. With the flow of light, the atmosphere becomes warmer and more harmonious.


The project site is well-lit by natural light, and the designer brings as much natural light into the interior as possible. In this way, most of the space does not need to be lit by artificial lighting at all during the day, which contributes to sustainability and carbon reduction in the long run. The second is to install a whole-house dehumidification system in the ceiling. Automatic dehumidification is important for human health and the maintenance of building materials and furniture. Reducing the frequency of hardware replacement is a crucial part of environmental protection. In addition, the designer also pays equal attention to ventilation. The project installed a whole-house air purification system in the ceiling, which takes positive and negative air pressure to create a flow of fresh air from the living room to each space and then discharges it to achieve a clean air circulation effect.

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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