Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.
Game – The joy of life comes from infinite extension in Taiwan, China by Wei Yi International Design Associates
January 22nd, 2018 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: Wei Yi International Design Associates
What home is? In addition to being a safe haven, it is a place that accommodates and extends all kinds of possibility and happiness. Besides meeting requirements of basic “living” function, the role it plays could be richer and varied. It could be gamelike,interesting changes could be generated from its shape, function or sense.
This project is one of the many among the urban concrete jungle. Yet,through mixing elements of boxes, flake-like structure and colors, and combining the big round bucket penetrates from the upper floor, the designer created aninteresting spacewithin this stereotyped and dull concrete frame.
Gerrit Thomas Rietveld, the designer of Red and Blue Chair said:”structure is to coordinate the constructions, to fully guarantee the independence and integrity among the constructions.”Samephilosophy is adopted in the design of this space, showing the space through its forms, to convey an image of free. Space function could be changed freely just by moving the pieces of the boxes. The piece shaped movable walls extend the space unlimitedly, and provide flexible use functions. It could turn from “open” to “private” in one minute.
In the open space, there are two big round buckets with different diameters, they cut through the floor and go down, becoming a large installation art in the space. The special paint finishing of the inner layer of the large round bucket shows the exquisite beauty of Oriental culture. It creates a kind of visual stimulation no matter you look top-down or bottom-up. And combining with lighting design, they work as light fittings. The big round bucket, small round bucket and the concave timer form an inverted triangle, making the usage of elements three-dimensional and interesting. Boxes and round buckets in the space have different meanings: boxes with straight lines represent the rational thinking of western science, while the round buckets represent perfection in Oriental humanistic spirit. The blending of eastern and western elementsopens up a harmonious dialogue here. The arrangement of furnishing is not limited by space, object or direction; multiple way of usage gives new definition to modern residence. Light is illumination as well as guide and signs. Through the guidance of light, you will see a space which is simple but full of oriental elegance. Wallpaper with classic oriental colors and textures, matched with copper wall lamps and blocks of light color, creates a bright, elegant and comfortable atmosphere.
The atmosphere of the whole space is just like a piece of music with high and low pitch notes, and a light song which is rich in rhythm. The collision of low-key rustic materials and exquisite craft shows a slight sense of luxury within the modest design. While the rough texture of cement presents a kind of perfection within imperfection–a kind of spiritual yearning.
Wei Yi International Design Associates
Wei Yi International Design Associates was founded in 2003. For multi-directional extension of the design concept, the brand Newspaper was set up in 2009. Brand symbol N is presented in the way of “Po Bi” of Chinese calligraphy in oriental culture; it implies the design concept of Wei Yi International Design Associates.