Filter Life

Filter Life

Architect
Waterfrom Design
Location
Taiwan | View Map
Project Year
2018
Category
Offices

Factories
Kuomin Lee

Filter Life

Waterfrom Design as Architects

The brand specializing in water dispenser production and sales was given a new younger and more fashionable image under the management of the second generation ownership. Waterfrom Design transforms the perspective of space in the 30-year factory as if it were water. Deconstructing the filtration cycle is a complex process, and layers are used to separate spaces based on the concept of “water filtration” in the water making process.

 

Light materials such as barcode glass and mesh are used for partitioning, and vertical and horizontal routes pass through and overlap like the water treatment process. Table lamps and railings are decorated with bright and saturated colors. The spatial direction and linear rhythm are guided through the layout of work tables, pipelines, and steel beams. The stainless steel block shaped structure at the entrance is polished by hand and glistens like water ripples. The reception counter and outdoor signboard wall are made from cement and have layers of water wave patterns. Along with the wall full of the filtering material activated carbon, as if they begin to tell the story of this space.

 

Rebirth
The base was originally storage space, the structure and layout of the old building was retained, and the light lemon yellow color of the fence reveals the ambition for a brand rebirth. Semi-transparent U-shaped glass has replaced the iron sheets and windows at the front, eliminating the common issue of factories being dark. The shifting lights pass through the glass wall and form a variety of rosy colors. Together with the rich colors of the factory wall next to it, they form a modern façade that is minimalism with aesthetic colors. The recycling structure made from transparent plastic sheets becomes a light emitting building when sunlight shines on it, performing the performance art of recycling in the front courtyard.

 

Fluid
The middle of the space is a laboratory built with glass, the laboratory’s table is made from steel, veneer, and hollow boards symbolize the corporate culture of innovation and research & development, showing the dynamic process through a circular route surrounded by lamps. Exposed gray pipes and colored glass that reflect on each other in the block-shaped office space above create a depth of view similar to filters, and increase the spatial depth and temperature of the second floor. The hand-painted curved wall of the hallway and lights hanging in the rest area deconstruct the symbols of water twisting, turning and overflowing.

 

Material Used:
pp plate sheet, U-shaped glass, aluminum sheet, cement

Read story in DeutschItalianoPortuguêsEspañol and Français

Project Credits
Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrand
ManufacturersAgglotech
ManufacturersPalram Industries
ManufacturersTGP
Product Spec Sheet
Manufacturers
Manufacturers
Manufacturers
by TGP
Featured Projects
Latest Products
News
Poppodium Nieuwe Nor offers a new landmark and hub for new music in the Netherlands
29 Jun 2022 News
Poppodium Nieuwe Nor offers a new landmark and hub for new music in the Netherlands

  In the city center Of Heerlen, Poppodium Nieuwe Nor by diederendirrix is a unique new landma... More

Izar Houses in Mexico celebrate the natural landscape, light, and rainfall
29 Jun 2022 News
Izar Houses in Mexico celebrate the natural landscape, light, and rainfall

On a steep site in Mexico, Izar Houses by Taller ADG Alonso de Garay pay exceptional attention to en... More

25 best architecture firms in Madrid
27 Jun 2022 News
25 best architecture firms in Madrid

Madrid is a center of gravity for European architecture. Spain’s capital city is host to an am... More

Lviv’s Radio Garage offers an experimental space for temporary exhibitions with a focus on radio, sound art, VR-art, and interactive media
25 Jun 2022 News
Lviv’s Radio Garage offers an experimental space for temporary exhibitions with a focus on radio, sound art, VR-art, and interactive media

In Lviv, Radio Garage is a media art centre and an experimental gallery for temporary exhibitions wi... More

Urban infill project Manifesto Market Andel activates an underutilized gap in Prague’s urban fabric
25 Jun 2022 News
Urban infill project Manifesto Market Andel activates an underutilized gap in Prague’s urban fabric

Located in Prague’s Andel District, Manifesto Market Andel is an urban infill project activati... More

Amsterdam’s iconic Droogbak building transformed into a 21st-century office space for a prestigious law firm
24 Jun 2022 News
Amsterdam’s iconic Droogbak building transformed into a 21st-century office space for a prestigious law firm

An iconic 19th-century building next to Amsterdam Central Station, Droogbak has been transformed int... More

Renovated hacienda-style villa in Belgium respects its history while exploring form and materials
24 Jun 2022 News
Renovated hacienda-style villa in Belgium respects its history while exploring form and materials

House VD-B by Graux & Baeyens architecten is a renovated hacienda-style villa in Evergem, Belgiu... More

Landmark urban renewal project comes to the heart of Bruges with the completion of The Bruges Meeting & Convention Centre (BMCC)
22 Jun 2022 News
Landmark urban renewal project comes to the heart of Bruges with the completion of The Bruges Meeting & Convention Centre (BMCC)

In the heart of the historic city of Bruges, The Bruges Meeting & Convention Centre (BMCC) is a... More