In this case, the house, with mountain walls standing at the back, is facing the Keelung Port where ships from all around the world come and go. The old building with over 40 years of history is standing firm, exhibiting to us its historic mottled concrete walls and aged wires and pipes.
Design Director: Angelo Cho
Project Director: Nomas Chen
Project Team: : Jack Cho
Photographer: Angelo Cho
We preserve the mottled concrete wall to go along with the historic ancient style of the old house; performed molding and grouting on the original structural column to form the base of the sofa; and under the sofa there spread the “carpet” floored by pebbles. Behind all these is a bar built with pre-cast concrete, creating a scene that contains the roughness that concrete material provides while also shows the simple and neat style.
With a cup of traditional English breakfast tea, lying on the deck-style balcony besides the living room, barefooted, and feel the rough texture of the solid wood flooring. A yacht is sailing on the blue ocean under the sun, making one to imagine the magnificent, surprising adventure waiting at the next harbor.
After the mountain wall being reorganized and greened, we made the bold decision to place the bathroom at the mountain side and relieved the space from the boundary of the wall; not only this brings the scenery of the mountain in the four seasons all the way to the living room of the house, but also provides the owners with a bathing space that very similar to outdoor hot spring in the mountains.
The old building with over 40 years of history is standing firm, exhibiting to us its historic mottled concrete walls and aged wires and pipes.