微觀曼哈頓 Microcosm in Manhattan
The owners are a couple working in the healthcare industry; the pressure of their work makes them long for the relaxation and healing of home. During the initial stage, we exchanged ideas to understand their preferences and pace of life, which led to the creation of a refreshing American style that is elegant, yet aptly understated, a residence with both personality and warmth.
This project is a new property and the original three-bedroom configuration meets the needs of a small family, so it is retained along with the kitchen and bathroom facilities to avoid wasting resources; we set out to integrate creative design techniques to create a whole new look. A display and shoe cabinet is set up on the wall behind the entryway foyer, followed by a warm and inviting dining room area. Considering the dominance of the structural beams in this space, the first step was to create a centered balance with a double-slanting ceiling and to highlight the core of the space with suspended dining lights and the placement of dining tables and chairs, while interspersed with partially black mirrors on both sides to have the additional effect of interplay between the virtual and real layers, which has the effect of raising the visual height. In addition, the second bedroom, guest bathroom and kitchen around the dining area are integrated with a ninety-degree continuous surface using elegant wood to enhance privacy and a sense of consistency.
Natural light is abundant in the living room thanks to the adjacent windows and the back wall is covered with faux wallpaper, complemented with a slightly vintage texture and a leather sofa. The TV wall, the highlight of the space, is based on simple symmetrical lines accentuated in dark green and gray, with a classic fireplace design in the center and mirrors on both sides to reflect light and shadow and enlarge the space. The left side of the main wall is the hidden entrance to the master bedroom. The master bedroom is soft and minimalist, providing an excellent setting for quality sleep, while the two children's rooms are respectively painted in apple green and pink-orange to fit their characters. The functional layout of three-dimensional space is deftly used to faithfully realize the original meaning of "design is borne from people."