Project Name: Jardín del Sol
Office Name: NestSpace Design
Firm Location: Taipei, Taiwan
Gross Built Area (m2/ ft2): 141sqm / 1518 ft²
Project location: Taiwan
Photo Credits: Hey!Cheese
Description from design firm NestSpace Design:
Living with greens: NestSpace Design proposed a sun-filled greenhouse apartment for a work-from-home family
Inspired by the idea of having a sunbath in the greenhouse together with plants and the work-from-home trend in the post-pandemic era, NestSpace Design proposed a scheme that breaks the lines between inside and out. The design team put a rectangular glass greenhouse in the house’s front area; the family would live with plants and let nature nourish kids. Children feel the touch of soil, grow up with greenery, understand the evolution and mystery of life. The garden brings vitality and relaxation into the house. When people work from home, they will have a place to rest and revive.
Greenery appears crucial that many specialists have proved nature is doing good for mental health. Considering the occupants usually work from home, which forms an additional character of the space. Apart from the idea that children grow up in greens, NestSpace Design also utilizes the indoor garden as a stress-free field while at work. They think it helps to have diversified and flexible spaces to work in different home office issues. Thus, they take working concerns into account during the layout design process. People have options to choose to work according to the mood or needs. It includes the area to boost productivity (the study behind the couch), meeting area (table), and leisure space (garden). Once the house provides choices for WFH-people, it will improve one’s work efficiency.
At first, they redistributed the layout to improve the basic and essential conditions. Welcome sunlight and air in, then every element will enter the house naturally. The next step was to redefine the functions of different areas through invisible lines. The designer uses glass sliding doors and cement-painted pillars to replace walls in the public area for well-lit and ventilation purposes. The kitchen is in dark hues because the color would extend vision. People feel the room is visually larger. On the other hand, that divides the kitchen as an independent off-time area as far as a home office is concerned. It will avoid blurring the place with the intermediate work area.
The greenhouse also encourages the owner to create their interior landscape. NestSpace Design designed a continuous planting notch equipped with separate wooden covers. Those covers serve as a bench with a storage function, making flexibilities for the household. The family can enjoy planting as much as they want without being limited. The glass door between the living room and garden opens the house to the outside. People seem to live indoors yet stay out simultaneously, which enhances the fun of the house.