XS House Taipei/ Muzha Micro Flat

XS House Taipei/ Muzha Micro Flat

Location
Taipei, Taiwan | View Map
Project Year
2018
Category
Apartments
Hey!Cheese
Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrandProduct Name
Recessed ceiling lightsDelta Light
Couch, Bedding, ClockIKEA
Dining table and chairsBoConcept
Tile groutGrout360
Birchwood / custom-madeRAK CERAMICS

Product Spec Sheet
Recessed ceiling lights
Couch, Bedding, Clock
by IKEA
Dining table and chairs
by BoConcept
Tile grout
Birchwood / custom-made

XS House Taipei/ Muzha Micro Flat

Phoebe Says Wow Architects as Interior Architects

Phoebe Says Wow Architects was commissioned to design a 33 sqm guest house prototype for neutral genders who enjoys a smart living in a metropolitan city.  The site is compact with a partial double-height ceiling. A versatile storage wall was installed and connected to wardrobes on mezzanine level while extended to the kitchen at lower level.

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We conceived a movable ladder and a stair bench to connect different levels while giving a touch of playfulness and a sense of gathering to the flat. The design speaks a succinct and exquisite visual language by using two contrasting but coherent materials: birch wood and glazed tiles featuring cherry pink grouts.

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The target user of the space is expected to enjoy a spatial quality which satisfies one’s solitary moments and feel-like-party mood.  We acknowledged this narrative while carried out the design. Birch wood gives a sense of warmth and lives which calms people while the white glazed tiles is about pepping up spirits and rinsing one's mind.

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The spatial arrangement is however prepared for the social minds. The multi-level seating encourages a dynamic conversation within the flat. Our intention again is to create a cozy and fun living experience and to surpass clients’ expectation of an ideal home in an uplifted fashion. 

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What were the key challenges?
The space is too small to have a smooth construction. Things were often cramped on site. The simple line works are demanding on the carpentry and masonry since little tolerance was allowed.

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Hey!Cheese

What materials did you choose and why?
The target user of the space is expected to enjoy a spatial quality which satisfies one’s solitary moments and sociable soul. We acknowledged this narrative while carried out the design. Birch wood gives a sense of warmth and lives which calms people while the white glazed tiles is about pepping up spirits and rinsing one's mind. The spatial arrangement, on the other hand, encourages the dynamics of dwellers' interaction. The multi-level seating encourages a dynamic conversation within the flat.

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Hey!Cheese

Material Used:
1. Flooring: Birchwood / custom-made, RAK Glazed Ceramic Tiles, 
2. Tile grout: Grout360
3. Shelves/Closets/Wardrobes: Birchwood / custom-made
4. Interior lighting: Delta recessed ceiling lights
5. Interior furniture: Couch, Bedding, Clock/ IKEA, Dining table and chairs/ BoConcept

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