Seated on the floor in the tea room, I habitually enjoy the gentle rotation of a vinyl record on the turntable, playing the melodies of Ryuichi Sakamoto. The serene tones of the cello fill the space, and sunlight filters through the swaying tree shadows, while the woven mat exudes its distinctive fragrance. Closing my eyes, I sense the breeze from the south, brushing over me, and envision the grass gently swaying in the warm sunlight. It's my favorite moment of the day.
Design Director: Angelo Cho
Project Director: Nomas Chen
Project Team: Jeff Cheng
Photographer: Angelo Cho
From the moment of entry, the entrance jumps out of the standard placement of shoes and chairs, and the designer tries to weaken any stereotypical symbols as much as possible, but instead precipitates the atmosphere of the area through the steady temperament of two solid wood blocks, and the large ink hanging painting on the background is as quiet as a majestic river and like a cloud. Since the entrance is regarded as the starting point of home, the ample range of activities in this area allows the male and female owners to place their sense of belonging at home, pin their feelings on the action of taking off their shoes, and enjoy the process well and leisurely.
The tea room,located at the end of the public area, is a world where the male host is fascinated by tea art, which simplifies the traditionalJapanese Japanese room shape, retaining only oriental elements such as pillars and tatami mats, in which two steps are raised to create spatial layers, which change behavior and mood through height, and then inject some rituals into life. In addition, electric roller blinds are hidden between the columns and the ceiling, which makes good use of the convenience of smart home appliances, and gives residents the freedom to enjoy the spacious exterior at times.
“Ars longa，vita brevis.”