Holistic Interior Design By Awork
Welcome to our gallery highlighting the rich interior design work of Taiwan-based firm Awork.
Completed in 2012, this home is located in a Taipei high rise. The most immediate feature is its abundance of varied shades of natural wood, deployed throughout.
The singular emphasis on natural wood hues and textures has allowed for a meticulously unified sense of style within this home, with the range of detail and layouts allowed to complete a cohesive picture, when taken together.
The interplay between lighter and darker tones of natural wood creates a light contrast and textural richness, connecting the varied rooms and highlighting the varied elements within them.
One of the more particularly stunning details seen within the home is the extensive and subtle use of recessed lighting. Visible upon the ceilings and shelving in the living room, seen above, the lighting scheme adds immeasurably to the space.
One of the more unique design choices is the inclusion of sliding screened panels to separate certain rooms, evoking traditional Japanese home design. These visually separate spaces without completely closing off the visual space.
Speaking of individual spaces, the open-plan nature of the home design allows for a continuous flow between the varied rooms, and a large central area that acts as a hub for the private bedrooms.
The holistic approach to design has resulted in a luxurious, practical, and essentially cohesive home design.
The living room is lit by elegantly subtle recessed lighting in the ceiling edges and built-in shelving. Natural light fills the space as well, via full height windows at the far end.
The rich hardwood flooring expands throughout the open-plan space, connecting the various neutral-toned areas within the home. Contemporary furniture combines with traditional artwork for a timeless style.
In the entryway, a slim marble floor segment highlights the bespoke arrangement of dark wood and sleek paneling.
Moving further into the home, we see both a central wall lightly separating the living room and spaces beyond, as well as the transparent sliding panels that close off certain spaces.
Seen from the other side, with screens fully retracted, this home office space becomes a fluid part of the large open-plan design. A sleekly minimalist desk is joined by a pair of old fashioned wooden chairs on a decorative area rug, at right.
Built into the wall is a room-size cubic shelving system, fitted with a pair of large sliding panels to obscure the storage when not in use.
With the screen partially closed, we can see how light dances through, allowing for a bit of privacy within the open plan design.
Intricate, detailed touches like this minimalist window seat bench add a sense of rich personality to the home. Full height windows drop sunlight across the interior.
Pulling back a bit, we see the living room and home office across the dark wood dining table, highlighting the interconnected nature of the interior design.
The living and dining room spaces are separated only by the expanse of rich hardwood flooring. The dining table and chairs feature a similarly minimalist, contemporary look as the living room set.
A trio of shaded lights hangs above the dark wood dining table, while at left we see rich dark wood wall paneling with several inner-lit shelves built in, for the display of traditional artwork.
The central, light hued wall dividing the living room and home office is a free standing structural element, offering a mental divide without completely separating the spaces. The sleek, contemporary furniture highlights the unfussy design philosophy.
Here’s a wide scope look at the largest open space in the home, with the wall details and furniture arrangements helping define the living and dining areas.
The dining room itself centers on the lengthy dark wood topped table, surrounded by sympathetically dark hued wall paneling and shelving. To the left, the kitchen is obscured behind more sliding transparent panels.
Moving down the central hallway, we see a cozy bedroom opened at the far end, with a more traditionally styled armchair at center. Wall art and a simple area rug add texture and detail to the space.
The master bedroom is decked out in mostly ornate, traditional furniture, acting in contrast with the rest of the minimalist, contemporary styled home. More full height windows inform the space, here closed off via rich draperies.
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