Project name： Days in the mountain
Built Area：195 m2
Location：New Taipei City, Taiwan
Design Office：Soar Design Studio
Photographer： Hey! Cheese
Description from architect Soar Design Studio:
How can the lifestyle in the mountains reflect the natural urroundings is what we care about the most in this project. In Taiwan, weather in the mountainous areas is mostly humid and capricious. We intend to solve these problems by leveraging interior designs. Therefore, “transparency” and “gap” become the core concepts, upon which we hope to build a carefree lifestyle in the mountains.
The view of the valley sets the living room. The enclosed walls are released to allow light, air and the scenery to flow. We also leverage migration routes to create a more relaxed feel of the space, so that along the path indoors, as you walk, you can observe the changing sceneries outside, capturing a sense of nature and extending the indoor space and experience outwards. At the same time, we leverage light from different angles and positions to create different feelings in each space. There is also a wooden platform serving as an intermediary space between indoor and outdoor, adding more layers to the space as well as lifestyles.
At the same time, we use “multiple advancement” concept to depict the public and private feels of the space, enriching multiple layers. We are also committed to incorporating the outside mountain view inside in this case. As we look forward to integrating the outdoor landscape, the interior design needs to reduce the weight of the object as much as possible, and design more penetrating gaps, while using the earthy colors for a comfortable atmosphere.
The mezzanine is used to expand the corridor space on the second floor, which provides various possibilities for family members to get along. It becomes an extension of the living space on the first floor and an intermediary space bridging the private and the public. The gaps in between create a more interesting shared place for the family. Living together in various intermediary spaces and public spaces allows more diversity and happier expectations for the life in the mountains.