Weng's House 翁宅
設 計 者／翁梓富
參 與 者／許媁甯
攝 影 者／墨田工作室
This project is an old apartment located in Taipei. The original layout, in terms of spatial configuration, sacrificed the space in the kitchen and dining room to meet the need for three bedrooms and two bathrooms. Thus, it was impossible to place the refrigerator in the kitchen, and it could only be placed in the dining room. However, this compressed the dining room space, and it was then not possible to place a four-person dining table in the dining room.
In this regard, we hope to improve the problem of narrow kitchens and dining room space. Therefore, we will scale down one bedroom and allocate that space to the kitchen and dining room, making the space more flexible and allowing sufficient space in the kitchen for a refrigerator and dining table. In addition to more efficient use of the kitchen, the dining room can also fit a full-sized dining table with chairs, while the living room will have more working space.
In the execution process, in addition to solving the current problem of the unmet functional needs, we tried to focus on the preferred style of the homeowner. We discussed with the homeowner, in as much detail as possible, their impressions of space and home from their childhood . We hope to base the design of the home furnishings and environment on that which the homeowner grew up around and what feels familiar.
Later, we included some elements that resonated with the elements from the homeowners’ impressions and integrated these. First, brick walls were used directly as a surface material without any modification when rebuilding the interior compartment. Second, cement floors, wall decals, and pine plywood were used to construct a familiar residential atmosphere. Finally, we also tried to reduce decorative designs as much as possible and strived to present a sense of simplicity so the materials could express our initial intentions through their own properties.
Designer/Jeff Weng (Weng Zifu)
Nature of Space/House
Location / Taipei City, Taiwan