Apartments in Taipei, Taiwan have a reputation for being cramped and enclosed. But a remodel for one such apartment by Archlin Studio deviates from this common notion.
The apartment is located on the cusp of the city near Yangming National Park, which lends amazing views of the picturesque Mt. Shamao nearby. The designers made sure to frame these views in the remodel, as they were deemed the biggest asset of the apartment.
An important consideration was how to bring in the outdoors. Prior to the remodel, the apartment had walls and columns that obstructed the flow of the home, and the views. Designers made use of natural materials, maximized natural light, and made the home feel more open and less fragmented.
Solid walls in the living area were removed and movable see-through bookcases were added between the study and the kitchen to make the space feel less restricted. Two bedrooms in the rear of the apartment received similar treatments, as doors were replaced by sliding timber panels.
Earth tones and natural interior materials were used throughout to mimic the picturesque surroundings just outside the apartment, while creating a more tranquil space.