Architects: Hsuyuan Kuo Architect & Associates
Location: Taipei City, Taiwan
Design Team: Hsuyuan Kuo, Effie Huang, YaChun Tsai
Area: 1045.0 sqm
Photographs: Kuo-Min Lee
The site is located by a lakeside park surrounded by the forest in Chu-pei, Hsinchu County. Facing the lake in front, the building extends its space into the nature and captures the greenery into the room through its glass panels. To facilitate a better view, the designers raise the house one meter higher. At night, the glass box transforms itself into a luminous cube floating on the water.
“Space and Form”
The rooms in the plan seem randomly scattered. However, all of the rooms center around a huge cube suspended from the ceiling in the lobby. As the rectangular cube extrudes along the ceiling, and transforms into a floating pyramid in the sky, it invites direct sunlight into the space. Scattered around the open space at the lobby, the spherical lamps create an abstract cosmic atmophere.