HAO Design strives to achieve an optimal balance between space and lighting of a 160 square meeter home


https://www.caandesign.com/hao-design-strives-achieve-optimal-balance-space-lighting-160-square-meeter-home/

HAO Design strives to achieve an optimal balance between space and lighting of a 160 square meeter home

Architects: HAO Design
Location: Pingtung County, Taiwan
Year: 2015
Area: 1.722 ft²/ 160 m²
Photo courtesy: Hey!Cheese
Description:

“HAO Design strives to achieve an optimal balance between space and lighting, which is why we chose to employ design methods that address the various limitations of the building.

hao-design-strives-achieve-optimal-balance-space-lighting-160-square-meeter-home-01

First, the partition walls of the mezzanine were removed, so that the 1.5-story floor height became the visual divide of the entire interior space. The upper floor was transformed into an open library, so that light that is introduced by taking away the partitions can stream into the ground-level living room.

hao-design-strives-achieve-optimal-balance-space-lighting-160-square-meeter-home-02

The large window framing the dining area affords maximum lighting, while the rescaled and leveled window ledge naturally evolved into seating for the dining table.

Advertisement

hao-design-strives-achieve-optimal-balance-space-lighting-160-square-meeter-home-03

The team’s second challenge was the staircase. The original stairway, which occupied the entrance of the house, was relocated to the back where the kitchen used to be. Translucent materials were utilized to replace the roofing above the kitchen so that light can penetrate and guide the direction of the stairway.

hao-design-strives-achieve-optimal-balance-space-lighting-160-square-meeter-home-04

This also acts as a transition between the open space of the ground floor and the privacy of the second floor. Upstairs, the light connects the master bedroom to the open bathroom. Window designs identical to the first floor accentuate the natural flow of both light and air.

hao-design-strives-achieve-optimal-balance-space-lighting-160-square-meeter-home-05

Even though the house is divided into several rooms, the deep sense of connectedness between the various spaces and their different functions created by the well-placed stairway enables household dwellers to move freely around the entire structure.

hao-design-strives-achieve-optimal-balance-space-lighting-160-square-meeter-home-06

Elevations and depressions in the flooring not only create convenient tables and seating but also differentiate between rooms with varying functions and elements. When light illuminates the interior of the house, shadows accentuate flow of movement, creating a space in which dwellers seated at various heights across the floor may engage in intimate, animated communication.”

hao-design-strives-achieve-optimal-balance-space-lighting-160-square-meeter-home-07hao-design-strives-achieve-optimal-balance-space-lighting-160-square-meeter-home-08hao-design-strives-achieve-optimal-balance-space-lighting-160-square-meeter-home-09hao-design-strives-achieve-optimal-balance-space-lighting-160-square-meeter-home-10hao-design-strives-achieve-optimal-balance-space-lighting-160-square-meeter-home-11 hao-design-strives-achieve-optimal-balance-space-lighting-160-square-meeter-home-12hao-design-strives-achieve-optimal-balance-space-lighting-160-square-meeter-home-13hao-design-strives-achieve-optimal-balance-space-lighting-160-square-meeter-home-14hao-design-strives-achieve-optimal-balance-space-lighting-160-square-meeter-home-15hao-design-strives-achieve-optimal-balance-space-lighting-160-square-meeter-home-16hao-design-strives-achieve-optimal-balance-space-lighting-160-square-meeter-home-17hao-design-strives-achieve-optimal-balance-space-lighting-160-square-meeter-home-18hao-design-strives-achieve-optimal-balance-space-lighting-160-square-meeter-home-19hao-design-strives-achieve-optimal-balance-space-lighting-160-square-meeter-home-20hao-design-strives-achieve-optimal-balance-space-lighting-160-square-meeter-home-21hao-design-strives-achieve-optimal-balance-space-lighting-160-square-meeter-home-22hao-design-strives-achieve-optimal-balance-space-lighting-160-square-meeter-home-23hao-design-strives-achieve-optimal-balance-space-lighting-160-square-meeter-home-24hao-design-strives-achieve-optimal-balance-space-lighting-160-square-meeter-home-25hao-design-strives-achieve-optimal-balance-space-lighting-160-square-meeter-home-26hao-design-strives-achieve-optimal-balance-space-lighting-160-square-meeter-home-27hao-design-strives-achieve-optimal-balance-space-lighting-160-square-meeter-home-28hao-design-strives-achieve-optimal-balance-space-lighting-160-square-meeter-home-29hao-design-strives-achieve-optimal-balance-space-lighting-160-square-meeter-home-30

Thank you for reading this article!

 

發表迴響

在下方填入你的資料或按右方圖示以社群網站登入:

WordPress.com 標誌

您的留言將使用 WordPress.com 帳號。 登出 /  變更 )

Twitter picture

您的留言將使用 Twitter 帳號。 登出 /  變更 )

Facebook照片

您的留言將使用 Facebook 帳號。 登出 /  變更 )

連結到 %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

【◎心靈研磨坊 - 曼陀羅藏◎】

《心靈研磨坊 ─ 身心體能極限的突破,放慢步調,邁開腳步,輕鬆地悠遊著....》

%d 位部落客按了讚: