In 2006 a construction company in Central Taiwan asked us to design and construct an interior for a sample house in a newly constructed housing complex.
Bringing a touch of the modern to a very traditional part of Taiwan, the interior of this house is different from normal sample houses in that it is created with a real – though hypothetical – family in mind. It was thus designed not primarily as a show house, but a sample house to be lived in, i.e. around the everyday life of a typical family. Built to be both practical and elegant at the same time the spaces, materials and techniques are typically Taiwanese, but the feeling of the resulting home has a very strong Scandinavian flavour.
That these ideas were valid and attracted customers to buy homes in the community was proven by the fact that upon opening of the finished sample house, several families immediately bid to buy it. This lead the construction company to consider selling not only empty house shells as is customary in Taiwan, but interior design and interior construction as a total package.
In detailing the design, we aimed to keep the rooms simple and clean, with as much air and as much connection between the spaces as possible. By focusing on the built-in storage and the flow of the ceilings we have created an integral interior with a real feeling of human scale and integrity. As in our other architectural design, this interior follows our slogan for Scandinavian Design: “Elegant Simplicity”.
Scandinavian HomeMakers® both designed and constructed this house.