Wang’s Mansion, Chiayi
DURATION / LOCATION
This case is located in Chiayi City, completed in 2019.
INSPIRATION / IDEA
許競文 Ching-Wen, hsu
The proprietor is relatively sedate in age and personality, so he hopes to maintain a sense of calmness and stability in the home space.
The first generation of proprietors introduced refined designing into the room, decorated the storage cabinets with thick metal, and made festive arc-shaped decorations with a thin metal, which stretched out from the wall to the ceiling, creating a pleasant and relaxing private atmosphere.
The second-generation owner’s room tends to be American style with a high sense of coldness. The bed’s backboard is made of greyscales to create a sense of layering; the side-cabinets used wooden veneer to continue the feeling of neutral colour. The seemingly unique style of the roof shades the central beam, preserving a more comfortable indoor height, ingeniously created a smart lighting way within the arc-shaped design.
All the stairs are made of glass partitions, which is convenient to ensure the safety of walking, and on the other hand, it maintains the permeability of airflow and lighting. The handles of the stairs continue the image of golden iron pieces, and the crystal lights pour down from the fifth floor to the first floor, symbolizing the aura continued to stream in one go.
Proper use of natural energy and reducing over-reliance on artificial power is essential in the current green building planning. In this case, the attic space is reserved in the children’s room;the balcony is extended to provide sufficient natural lighting and unobstructed ventilation in the room.Thereby reducing the frequency of indoor air conditioning and artificial lighting cuts off unnecessary power consumption. It achieves the natural effect of energy-saving and power-saving as much as possible, the best protection for the environment.
As the owner has a hobby in collecting fine wines, a luxuriously tuned golden penetrating wine cabinet porch screen with precision iron parts was designed. It is used as a basic entrance image, a screen for the living space, and creating a sense of uninterrupted aura flow feeling through the design, making the lighting and air in the general area are still transparent.
To maximize the use of the living space where the three generations live together, the original patio of the house was specially incorporated into the room to increase usable square feet. The additional top-floor space is planned to use as the laundry room and the study room. Meanwhile, adding ingenuity to the top patio, the covered attic is connected with a slide that extends to the fourth floor, making the home the happiest playground for children.
When first receiving the case, it was only a rough house with many imperfections left on the scene. Before the decoration team officially enters the site, the house requires cleaning, causing a lot of effort in the early stages of repair.
The roof patio on the fourth floor is covered to incorporate the original outdoor block into the room. To prevent water leakage in advance, the structure required readjustments. The solution is to add a wing-like extended shielding structure at the joint of the cover, then re-implement the water cutting device; the skylight was also waterproofed to prevent chances of water leakage.
The most important thing for a big family to live together is to plan enough space for activities. Therefore, small family spaces were contained in each private area. There is an audiovisual room in the basement where the family can interact easily. There is also a pool table and a small bar so that the family’s emotions can be in deep touch.
The third-generation children are high-valued young owners. The children’s room uses bright colours to preserve the visual image for the kids. Additional safety designs were strengthened; the corners of the dressing room were replaced with a triangular sloping board to avoid children getting injured by accidental collision duringindoor activities.
The proprietor prefers a relaxed and low-key designing style. Based on simple and clean modern Americanism, neutral colours such as black, white, grey and others were combined with the colours of the wood; then, introduced golden iron parts to enhance the sense of luxury moderately. Overall maintains a clean base element, creating an elegant environment atmosphere. With the elegance of American line boards, a three-dimensional effect is stacked up to increase the sense of hierarchy in the area.
The ceiling is specially designed with high and low gradients, in which linear buried lights are made. When the lights are lit, it seems that several guiding lines point condenses towards the room, creating a warm atmosphere of reunion at home.
For children, home is the most secured fortress; the best memories started in childhood. The fourth floor is a dedicated family space for children. The patio is incorporated into the room to createa small attic; children can slide freely in the area and look up in the sky and the stars through glass windows through the attic, making home a happy castle.