A modern, spacious single-family apartment in Taiwan presents a new living concept: sliding door systems made of wood and modular furniture connect and separate the individual areas from one another at the same time. In this way, the residents are guaranteed a certain degree of flexibility in the room design on a daily basis. The living space can always be redesigned according to personal needs. The Hao Design project is not only extremely practical, but also stylish. Wood, stone and metal create a relaxed atmosphere. The modern Zen aesthetic presents an exciting mix of traditional furnishing principles and contemporary industrial loft character.
Sliding door systems made of wood divide the living area
The single-family apartment is the new home of a family of four. Two little girls and their parents will live in 180 square meters of living space. Each family member not only has their own preferences and wishes, but also needs. The father loves a calming Zen atmosphere, the mother prefers modern loft facilities. The older daughter is a living child who is constantly on the move. The younger daughter, on the other hand, is more reserved and only needs space for herself.
With the ulterior motive of a comfortable living area, the designers tore up several walls in the apartment. Instead, the various areas are now visually separated from each other by sliding doors. When closed, the doors bring variety into the interior thanks to their different colors. They also separate the children’s room, a walk-in closet with adjoining bathroom and a guest room from the living room.
When opened, the boundaries between the different zones merge and the residents can enjoy open space planning with their guests. The uniform color scheme helps to seamlessly connect the individual areas, which are divided into a comfortable seat, a play room with an adjoining reading room, a dining area and a kitchen island, depending on their function. Neutral colors create a visual connection.
A metal screen separates the living area from the comfortable hallway in the loft apartment.
Sliding door systems made of wood and modular furniture in the children’s room
Wooden sliding door systems also create excitement in children’s rooms. The guest room, which also serves as a play area during the day, is not separated from the children’s room by a wall, but by a peculiar walk-in closet on two levels. On the floor level, each girl has her own wardrobe. Several drawers house the children’s toys.
Even more storage space is provided on the higher level. It also serves as a children’s house where the girls can play hide and seek. If desired, the doors can be pushed back and forth so that the two rooms are either partially or completely connected to each other.
On the other side of the guest room, the architects have installed another wardrobe – this time for the adults. Its handleless fronts allow it to fade into the background.
When the grandparents are not visiting, the guest room is used as a play room.
The light-flooded play area is generously proportioned – as are all the rooms in the apartment, by the way.
The color scheme in the nursery and play room is pink and blue. The pastel colors create a cozy ambience and spice up the otherwise simple, neutral color palette.
An ombre wall in sky blue serves as an accent. The beds with upholstered headboards promise the highest level of sitting and lying comfort.
In the adjoining reading room there is a large desk with two chairs and a bench. A large bookshelf system with drawers houses the growing collection of children’s books.
Not only the children are allowed to paint, read and play there. Parents can also look forward to the comfortable reading corner – after all, you are a scientist.
Otherwise, the living room is modern. From the seating area with a low sofa and rustic wooden tables, to the dining area with furniture made of recycled wood, to the marble kitchen island with pendant lights made of brass – the living area is simple, but super chic. In terms of materials and manufacturing, nothing was spared in order to create a comfortable and luxurious ambience.
Project by Hao design