Welcome to our gallery focusing on the unique At Will project, a home crafted by Ganna Design.
This home is a single family high rise residence designed for a single adult and their two teenage children, right in central Taipei, Taiwan.
The 8th floor location makes for expansive views all around, the perfect backdrop for such an expertly crafted interior.
Because the structure was such a blank slate, the designers were allowed all the freedom they wanted to realize any and all possibilities. The original cement ceiling was preserved, while everything else is completely new.
The layout was designed for traffic flow to center on the open plan living room, with a circular movement that eases travel around the home. It’s designed to feel fluid and natural, connecting every space effortlessly.
You’ll notice an abundance of large windows because natural, passive lighting was a big part of the design process. The home enjoys distinct expressions of light at different times of day, aided of course by sufficient artificial lighting.
The home was crafted with two kitchens, with a smaller independent kitchen tied to the corner near the entrance. By moving a sliding glass door, the residents can keep things visually open while keeping the kitchen distinct. The kitchen island can double as a bar for gatherings.
That island is a conceptual centerpiece for the home, expressing both fullness and emptiness. Beneath the countertop is a bookcase open to the living room. The aquamarine coloring shimmers against the grey and white interior of the home.
Overall, the look of the home combines rough and delicate elements in a careful balance. Beginning with the cement ceiling and radiating outward, stylistically, the home manages to fold in an array of colorful, elegant components while retaining its solid, modern look.
We love how the home was so carefully crafted toward the family’s needs, including a special place for the teenage boy’s LEGO collection. The concept sofa comprises a set of pieces that can be reconfigured at will, mirroring the famous toy.
Photography: Siew Shien Sam /MWphotoinc
Here’s the central open plan room, flush with bright aquamarine accents against a greyscale backdrop. The dining area, kitchen, and living room spaces converge in a useful but cozy space.
Here’s a look at the same room from over the rich wood dining room table. Contrasting with the cool tones of the space is a chandelier framed in a glass barrel.
The bright aquamarine sofa set can be combined and rearranged in any way the owners see fit at a given moment. It’s the perfect piece of furniture to tie this open space together.
Here’s a look at the large kitchen island, with its aquamarine colors proudly aimed toward the living room side. Built-in shelving provides display space for art and other items, while an extended countertop turns into a table for in-kitchen dining.
Here’s a closer look at the dining room table, a rich natural wood minimalist design surrounded by curvy matching chairs. To the right of the unique chandelier, we can see the subtle shelving above the window, providing space for LEGO constructions.
Moving away from the living room, we enter the primary bedroom. The open design and careful attention to flow result in a seamless transition.
The bed is backed by a free standing feature wall, dividing the sleeping area from the open bathroom behind it. Dark furniture creates a nice contrast with the bright and open design of the home.
Here’s a better look at the feature wall and the open, shared design of the bedroom. The bathroom itself is tucked away, partially obscured, but completely open to access.
Peeking around the feature wall, we can get a close look at the intricate tile patterns and luxurious claw-foot bathtub. The large windows provide elegant passive lighting throughout.
This bathroom is equipped with a walk-in shower and large vanity space. The white walls and minimalist design of the home are contrasted by the intricately patterned blue tile here.
Here’s a secondary bedroom, designed for the teenage boy. Its sparse look is countered by an array of subtle colors not seen elsewhere in the home.
Here’s the other kitchen, positioned nearer the entryway. The island features a glossy countertop and built in sink, standing next to a large natural wood dining table that mirrors the look of the table seen in the dining room. Sliding glass doors and a small rooftop patio area provide a connection to nature.
Finally, we move back to the central open plan room, surrounded by massive full height windows for expansive Taipei views. A pair of bar stools provide seating in the kitchen space beneath a unique branch-styled chandelier.
The room has a wide, sparse layout but the furniture and decorations are packed with detail. On the table we can see one of many beautiful LEGO creations, this one a model of Jabba The Hutt’s sand barge.
Here’s a great look at the original, untouched cement ceiling. The sturdy, industrial essence flows from this element, informing the home’s design.
Finally, we see yet another configuration for the LEGO-like sectional sofa set. This helps make a truly transformative open design space.