Description by Tai & Architectural Design:
Tsai Residence is our first interior project in Taiwan and the context of this project should be addressed.
Nowadays, in many city such as Hong Kong, Tokyo, Taipei even London, the “young people” cannot afford to buy a property to settle down as a “home” because of the high price of the house.
The is the phenomenal young people have to face, and we believe in this situation, the architects have to take the responsibility to control the budget and also keep the quality of the space.
We tried to explore the possibility to design a rental property as a good place to live in for young people.
The apartment is being rented by a couple working in the city centre, who asked Tai & Architectural Design to create an interior that can be reverted once their lease is up.
This property can be only rented for five years from the government and the user needs to return it in the same condition.
We kept this apartment as minimal as possible so it can be easily reverted to its original state.
All the surfaces are painted white to keep the space bright and clean, including the ductwork and electric cables exposed across the ceiling.
Design Office: Tai & Architectural Design
Location: Taipei, Taiwan
Photographs: Kyle Yu