Jade Apartment: a high up location and spaciousness is the main intent behind the design

Architects: Ryan Lai Architects
Location: Taiwan
Year: 2016
Area: 1.894 ft²/ 176 m²
Photo courtesy: KyleYu Photo Studio
Description:

“The project is easily accessible via freeways and highways. Advantageously, it is located high up, resulting in a scenic city view and the evasion of some noise pollution.

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The feeling of spaciousness is the main intent behind the design. Therefore, the space in the house is divided with a symmetrical concept. Complicated lines are also pared down to promote ease of motion. Additionally, high quality materials are utilized so that it is appealing from afar and is a feast for the senses up close.

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We value the wellbeing of the residents, therefore, a number of features have been implemented with this in mind. The basic wooden structure and adhesives have a very low concentration of formaldehyde. Walls are built with architectural concrete, anti-bacterial and mold resistant paint, and green building materials. On top of that, a heat recovery ventilation system is installed to maintain the air quality and inhibit noise.

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This is a smart abode that boasts connectivity and remote control at one’s fingertips. Just utilizing smartphones and tablets, one is able to configure the lights, curtains, air-conditioning, surveillance system and home theater, etc. It is both modern and practical.

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“Less is more” is the concept behind the design of the ceiling. Facilities such as lights, ventilation and smoke detectors are integrated to give the ceiling a clean and less crowded aesthetic. The lighting for the living room is an irregular double quadrilateral design. Open space lights can be controlled remotely due to the aforementioned smart system.”

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