Taipei Apartment, Zhuwei: Blue Eye, eye of the ocean

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Taipei Apartment – Blue Eye, eye of the ocean

Contemporary Residence in Taiwan – design by Wei Yi International Design Associates

29 June 2019

Taipei Apartment

Architects: Wei Yi International Design Associates

Location: Zhuwei, Tam.sui, Taipei, Taiwan

“The space reveals the mindset of the resident.”

Blue Eye, eye of the ocean 》by Wei Yi International Design Associates

Taipei Apartment, Zhuwei: Blue Eye, eye of the ocean

An inspiration, a small idea, like a drop on the ocean, spreads and accumulates and finally forms a perfect picture. The concept of Blue Eye originates from the ocean, where all things are nurtured; and this small concept leads to such a space.

Taipei Apartment, Zhuwei: Blue Eye, eye of the ocean

This is a project in Zhuwei, Tam.sui (Taiwan) with a floor area of 270 m2. The condo faces the estuary of Tamsui River and sits against Mt. Datun. The neighboring mangrove forest is a precious wetlands reserve, while the Guandu Bridge forms a conspicuous landmark.

Taipei Apartment, Zhuwei: Blue Eye, eye of the ocean

With geographic and cultural advantages, the designer is able to adopt an artistic perspective as the core value of the project. The explorative artistic creation and structural artistry allow the spatial design to influence the vitality of the space through the changes of light and shadow.

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Within the spatial structures, there are two walls designed with the techniques of fissures and twists used in paper cutting. While the sunlight pours onto the floor and walls as time flows, the space exhibits diverse changes and tension of life.

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In this space with such tension of life, the designer uses explorative artistic creation to instill more cultural elements into life. Blue Eye is inspired by the wetlands conservation; the work attempts to make people value and appreciate the preciousness of nature. Molding clay is used to create the undulating shapes resembling the geological features of wetland forests.

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The creator uses multiple composition materials to picture the geological features and texture the builder could not see. “Blue” means ocean, and also implies the tears of the Earth. The work signifies the preciousness of nature; if we fail to protect it proactively, perhaps the next generation will only be able to learn about wetlands through data.

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Structural artistry is also a focus of the spatial design. The linear and network-like structures are regularly and irregularly intertwined. The mass constructed by mesh networks allows display and storing of objects without complete isolation.

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The visual changes created by the intertwining of structures give the user a magical feeling when he/she moves within the space. In the meantime, the entire grey area features an obvious yet congruous burgundy pendant light inspired by the local landmark, Guandu Bridge.

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The elegant lines of the steel panel undermine people’s knowledge about steel as a cold material. The stainless burgundy color faithfully presents the texture of the steel material. Whether it is a carefully crafted artwork or a functional lighting fixture all depends on the viewer’s state of mind.

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The presentation of space mostly reflects the needs and mindset of the resident. In the Blue Eye project, the rustic characteristic of cement is used as the main feature for shaping the overall atmosphere, reflecting the resident’s pursuit of serenity. The art collection at the entrance is a hundred-year-old carpet from Uzbekistan. This hemp carpet, displaying the long traces of time, adds glory to the Taiwan cypress that once contributed greatly to Taiwan’s architecture.

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Meanwhile, materials such as copper and iron appear subtly in the space, giving rich diversity to the serenity. The use of wood and stone also adds more smoothness and exquisiteness to the space. The use of cement and water-resistant moiré coating in the master bathroom again silently shows the resident’s pursuit of pure tranquility in the living space.

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The resident’s mindset determines where he/she lives. The pursuit of tranquility as well as exploration and expectations of the future environment may serve as the best interpretation of a Blue Eye resident’s state of mind.

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Blue Eye, eye of the ocean Taiwan – Building Information

Project Name: Blue Eye, eye of the ocean
Project Type: Private residential apartment
Completed: October, 2018
Location: Taipei, Taiwan
Area: 270 sqm

Main Materials: Cement、stucco、special art painting、wooden fence structure in original finishing、dark blue wall paper、wallpaper in special finishing、mold clay in grey finishing、Carrara marble in matt finishing、wooden floor、metal panel、iron in brass finishing、quartz

Design: Wei Yi International Design Associates
Designer: Shin-Yuan Fang
Photo credit: Wei Yi International Design Associates

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Contact Information
Website: http://www.lw-id.com/
Email: info@lw-id.com

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