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HAO Design Creates a Cohesive Taiwan Apartment to Suit a Family’s Needs

June 1, 2020
PROJECT NAME Taiwan Apartment
LOCATION Kaohsiung
FIRM HAO Design
SQ. FT. 1,830 SQF

Designing this 1,830-square-foot flat in the city of Kaohsiung, south of Taiwan, required combining the lifestyles and tastes of three people: a husband and wife, and their son. The husband was interested in highlighting the rugged quality of concrete; the wife wanted some space to make handicrafts, especially patchwork (a hobby that is reflected through some design elements); and their teenage son needed a large table to study.

All of these requests were part of the initial brief for HAO Design, the Taiwan-based studio that succeeded in creating a contemporary home with pure lines, a few colorful elements, and bespoke pieces. “As the owners like the warmth of wood, we carefully selected local workers to handmake some of the furniture,” says Ivan Chen, founder of HAO Design. Architecturally balanced and aesthetically cozy, this apartment visually reflects the quiet daily life of the family that resides in it.

GODI Furniture in the teenage son's room. Photography courtesy of Hey! Cheese.
The shelves are bespoke. Table and chairs from HAAP Furniture. Lighting fixture fromMETA Design. Photography courtesy of Hey! Cheese.
  1. The Jupiter armchair is fromArketipoand the sofa is fromB&B Italia. Photography courtesy of Hey! Cheese.
In the kitchen, cabinet, table and chairs from HAAP Furniture. Lighting fixtures from META Design. Photography courtesy of Hey! Cheese.  
The bespoke bench in the entry is used by the dwellers to put their shoes on and also serves as a platform for the aquarium while providing storage on the other side. META Design mirror. Photography courtesy of Hey! Cheese.
    1. Cabinet from HAAP Furniture. Photography courtesy of Hey! Cheese.
    1. In the living room, a B&B Italia blue leather sofa with white stitches. Photography courtesy of Hey! Cheese.
    The master bedroom is furnished with a wooden lamp, nightstand, and crafts table adorned with floral motifs to reflect the changing natural landscape. Headboard and desk from HAAP Furniture. Bed light from META Design. Chair fromLo Lat Furniture & Objects. Photography courtesy of Hey! Cheese.
     
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Designing this 1,830-square-foot flat in the city of Kaohsiung, south of Taiwan, required combining the lifestyles and tastes of three people: a husband and wife, and their son.
2020/06/10 20:24
The husband was interested in highlighting the rugged quality of concrete
2020/06/10 20:24
the wife wanted some space to make handicrafts, especially patchwork (a hobby that is reflected through some design elements)
2020/06/10 20:24
their teenage son needed a large table to study
2020/06/10 20:24
All of these requests were part of the initial brief for HAO Design, the Taiwan-based studio that succeeded in creating a contemporary home with pure lines, a few colorful elements, and bespoke pieces.
2020/06/10 20:24
“As the owners like the warmth of wood, we carefully selected local workers to handmake some of the furniture,” says Ivan Chen, founder of HAO Design.
2020/06/10 20:24
Architecturally balanced and aesthetically cozy, this apartment visually reflects the quiet daily life of the family that resides in it.
2020/06/10 20:24