The owners of this home is a couple with a young son. The husband is a doctor who needs to spend long hours reading and working at home. The wife is a child psychotherapist who values family relations and hopes that children can participate in and learn from household chores from an early age. The son, nicknamed “Toast”, is hospitable and lively. He is at an age when he takes great interest in all objects. He freely expresses his curiosity from within his little kingdom.
▼开放的室内空间，具有视觉上的穿透性，the open interior space with the unbroken line of sight
Enlarging common space to promote exchange between family members
Because of the long time spent indoors and the importance of the parent-child relationship development, it was decided to remove the extra compartments and focus on the overall functional planning of the common space. Immediately upon entering the home, one can see that the living room, the play area, the desk / dining area, and the open kitchen are interconnected. Furniture is used to divide the functions of each area. Whether one is preparing food on the kitchen island or working at the main desk, it is possible to face the play area to keep an eye on the child and stay in communication with him at any time. The disorderly appearance that might be caused by the unbroken line of sight is remedied by relying on a collection cabinet tailored for the wife. This keeps the space consistently nimble throughout the line of sight.
▼客厅兼餐厅，拱形的玻璃后门直通阳台，the living and dining room, the back arched glass door leads to the balcony
▼客厅兼餐厅局部，partial view of the living and dining room
Both beautiful and practical, with maximum storage space
▼住宅入口右侧的儿童游戏区，墙面开孔让行经的大小面孔仿佛一幅幅独特的挂画，the children’s play area at right side of the entrance, the wall openings transform the passing faces into unique hanging pictures
The small foyer holds the accessories needed for entering and leaving the home, and also cleverly hides a full-body mirror. The right side of the entrance is designed as a children’s play area. Like a secret base, the arches and climbing stairs allow children to shuttle freely. Under the platform, there is a space for putting baby carts, walkers and other outdoor and practical goods. This supplements the storage function of the foyer. The wall openings transform the passing faces into unique hanging pictures and present them in the most authentic way.
▼儿童游戏区里的拱门造型与爬梯，犹如秘密基地，the arches and climbing stairs acting as a secret base in the children’s play area
The ladder of the play slide adopts a foldable design, and the ladder is precisely connected to the incline so that the space of the whole common area can be enlarged and retracted without any effort. The horizontal bars used to strengthen the structure allows playtime to be more varied.
▼儿童游戏区里的滑梯，采用可收纳式设计，阶梯与斜面精准密合，the play slide with a foldable design in the children’s play area, the ladder is precisely connected to the incline
Compound desktop with large functions: The inner one-way drawer can quickly empty the desktop to meet the needs of office and dining, and the special socket for laptop and phones is aesthetically pleasing.
▼餐厅，对内单向抽屉能迅速清空桌面应付办公及用餐需求，the dining area, the inner one-way drawer can quickly empty the desktop to meet the needs of office and dining
▼餐厅，笔电手机专用插座位于桌子的下底面，保持俐落美观，the dining area, the special socket for laptop and phones is at the bottom surface, maintaining an aesthetically pleasing look
▼厨房，柜体门片皆可完全收纳至两侧缝隙，the kitchen, the kitchen cabinet door can be fully accommodated to both sides of the gap and
The kitchen cabinet is divided according to the workflow customarily used by the wife. The sequence being: the dry goods area, small household appliances, and installed electrical appliances. The kitchen cabinet door can be fully accommodated to both sides of the gap and, when opened, it does not affect the overall movement line running back and forth while food is being prepared. The back door leading to the balcony is decorated with door patches to make the whole wall style consistent. Besides being livelier visually, the diamond opening also achieves the effect of ventilation.
▼开放式厨房，中岛备料区亦可作为用餐区，the open kitchen, the kitchen island can serve as the dining area
▼厨房的柜体收纳，the storage cabinets in the kitchen
▼厨房局部，partial view of the kitchen
The new layout means the wife no longer stays alone in a small space burdened with endless chores while trying to divide her attention between childcare and tedious housework every day. Instead, now she gracefully and freely accompanies her child to find joy in every object and participate in every moment of life with all her heart. A space can have its own personality and be injected with some aesthetic feeling. Ultimately, our consistent response to customer needs is to achieve both psychological and physical comfort for all family members when they are in the space.
▼主卧室，the master bedroom
▼主卧的更衣室（左），主卧的卫生间（右），the dressing room of the master bedroom (left), the bathroom of the master bedroom (right)
▼小孩房，the kids room
Interior Design: HAO Design
Location: Kaohsiung city, Taiwan
Project Type: Residential space
Main Materials: Vintage Italian tiles, special earth coatings, white dye for solid wood, birch panel dye for the play slide, beige-colored solid wood painted kitchen cabinet, DuPont imitation stone with stone texture and MASTER ultra-wear-resistant wood flooring