Design concept:

Since ancient time, there have been two choices for the rich and established; to flaunt wealth and fame, or to keep modest and low-profile; which partly reveals one’s view of life. For the owner, an elder with great fortune and rich experience, the definition of “home” is more about a delicate balance, a tender atmosphere, and “a piece of pure land”.

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Red, yellow and blue are the colors that win huge popularity for traditional royal favor. Instead of the more chosen red or yellow, designers deliberately set the spatial tone with blue, as its quiet elegance and deep sensibility perfectly convey the owner’s state of contentment, spiritually other than materially.

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Widely used gray-level materials, such as exposed cement, gray-black veneer, together with colors of low-brightness and low chroma, are seen in the structural space, showing imperfect perfection and irregular order. Perfect or not, it completely depends on the standard in one’s heart. So does the earthly troubles and the inmost peace!

Design description:

Habitation, should not just be the designer’s arena, but the expression of habitants’ deep inside.Technically speaking, the rationality of modernism is the main axis in the overall planning of space; while from the perspective of spiritual essence, it interprets “Zen” and “Wabi-Sabi” based on Confucianism, Taoism and Buddhism; where simplicity of Song Dynasty aesthetics is integrated in the treatment of details.

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The entrance is extended to the restaurant, where a large blue wall in the shape of Chinese character “ㄇ”forms uneven changes of shadeswith irregular layers of bumps in the lacquer surface. The partition wall is thickened symmetrically, which is not only the spatial division, but also the spiritual boundary, as if earthly life and pure land are separated by a line

Based onmodernism, the division and volume areprecisely proportioned.

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With handmade touch, the blue wall presents various gradations in single color.

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Function as boundaries.

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The exposed concrete walls are like backgrounds of canvas, where color blocksof black (TV) and red (storage cabinet) are dotted.

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The opening and closuringcreate different effects of light and shadow, thusPandomo appears like water ripples inlandscape painting.

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The use of candlesticks enlightens thoughts on environmental protection and sustainability

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Project name: Boundary
Space type: Residential
Design firm: Wei Yi International Design Associates (www.lw-id.com)
Project location: Taiwan
Project area:270 m2
Design time: 2016.9 ~ 2016.10
Construction time: 2016.11~2017.3
Photographer: Hey! Cheese
Basic materials:
Oak steel brush veneer dyeing paint, Red and blue special touch paint, Special cement coating imported from Germany, Cold spray, Titanium, Blackboard paint imported from Belgium, Gray glass, Pandomo imported from Germany, Oak compound wood floor



Wei Yi International Design Associates

Wei Yi International Design Associates was founded in 2003. For multi-directional extension of the design concept, the brand Newspaper was set up in 2009. Brand symbol N is presented in the way of “Po Bi” of Chinese calligraphy in oriental culture; it implies the design concept of Wei Yi International Design Associates.

設計師方信原畢業於國立臺灣藝術專科學校,曾任職於大元聯合建築暨設計事務所及李肇勳室內設計顧問有限公司;常透過對城市旅遊的方式,進行城市人文的觀察及研究。事務所致力於將低度設計運用於住宅規劃、研究,並探討人們居住在這樣低度的空間裡,各層面所產生的影響。作品曾登上多家國內外媒體,如德國《PLACES Of Spirit》、義大利《Marie Claire Italy》、紐西蘭《Home Living》等刊物;並獲得如臺灣TID獎、臺灣金點設計獎、香港APIDA亞太室內設計大獎、中國IAI、新加坡INSIDE World Festival of Interiors、德國iF設計大獎及德國設計大獎German Design Award、德國紅點Red Dot設計大獎、義大利A’DESIGN等獎項。於未來設計的方向,仍以低度設計為主軸,將文化、藝術、環保、經濟等相關元素,整合運用於設計規劃。
Designer Fang Xin-Yuan graduated from National Taiwan University of Arts, and served in Kris Yao Artech and SL+A International Asia. He always observes and studies urban humanity through travelling to different cities. Wei Yi International Design Associates is committed to applying low impact design into residential planning and research, and exploring the influence on every aspect of living in such low impact spaces.His works have been featured by many media both at home and abroad, such as 《PLACES Of Spirit》in Germany, 《Marie Claire Italy》in Italy, 《Home Living》in New Zealand etc.. He has won many awards, among which there are TID Award(Taiwan), Golden Pin Design Award(Taiwan), APIDA(HK), IAI(China), INSIDE World Festival of Interiors (Singapore), IF Design Award(Germany), German Design Award, Red Dot Design Award(Germany), A’DESIGN(Italy). For future design, invisible design will still be taken as centerpiece, and related elements such as culture, art, environmental protection and economy will be integrated and applied in design planning.