Humanistic Vision: A Blend of Luxury and Elegance

Creating a Gentle and Stable Living Scenery

Frank Lloyd Wright, one of America's foremost architects, once said, "Architects have to listen to the original voice to some extent." Tzu Hsuan Liu, the designer behind Humanistic Vision, took this philosophy to heart when creating a space that combines functionality, aesthetics, and a sense of belonging for its users.

Humanistic Vision is a residential design project that beautifully blends luxury and elegance with a touch of softness. The designer carefully considered the different aesthetic and usage needs of the male and female clients, resulting in a space that exudes a gentle and stable living scenery.

One of the standout features of Humanistic Vision is the entrance. To harmonize the boldness of the iron-sand galvanized steel door, the designer laid hexagonal tiles in the dust area and framed a full-length mirror. This combination creates a striking visual impact and sets the tone for the rest of the space.

The open kitchen design in Humanistic Vision is another highlight. The cabinets above the center island are a combination of iron hanging cabinets and small frames, eliminating the traditional doors that block the view and create a sense of oppression. The black ironwork echoes the calm gray of the center island, making it the focal point of the space.

What sets Humanistic Vision apart is the thoughtful use of materials. The designer took into account the male client's preference for cool colors like gray, black, and white, and the female client's love for Scandinavian wood tones. Different materials were used to match each other, creating a harmonious blend of colors and textures. The ceiling between the living room and kitchen is covered with wood veneer, making the beams invisible and separating the space. The flooring, made of stone plastic, adds brightness and warmth without being overly yellow.

Humanistic Vision is a 76-square-meter project that underwent a layout modification from three bedrooms to two plus one bedroom, two bathrooms, and a living room and dining room. The designer used ingenious techniques to soften the space and create a well-lit and quiet atmosphere. Beams and columns were integrated with system cabinets or chamfered to turn the space's shortcomings into advantages.

Throughout the design, the importance of functionality and user experience is evident. The master bedroom was extended by connecting it with the second bedroom, integrating the dressing room, study room, and guest room into one multifunctional space. A hidden sliding door allows for maximum use of the space, especially when guests are staying overnight. The designer also paid attention to lighting, placing the makeup table next to a window to meet the female client's preference for natural light.

Humanistic Vision was realized between February and June 2021 in Xizhi Dist., New Taipei City. The renovation of the 23-year-old building presented its own set of challenges, including repairing and renovating partition walls, thin flooring, and exterior trim. The designer also had to navigate low beams and numerous pipes while creating an open space with clear zoning. However, through careful planning and attention to detail, these challenges were overcome.

The simple lines and natural materials used in Humanistic Vision align with the clients' preference for simplicity. The designer used these elements to divide the space effectively, achieving a sense of partitioning without separation. Natural light was also a key consideration, with enhanced lighting in every section of the house.

Humanistic Vision, designed by Tzu Hsuan Liu, is a testament to the power of blending luxury, elegance, and functionality. It creates a space where people can live in peace and happiness, while also reflecting their unique personalities and preferences.

Project Details and Credits

Project Designers: Tzu-Hsuan Liu
Image Credits: Pinhsu Design
Project Team Members: Tzu-Hsuan Liu
Project Name: Humanistic Vision
Project Client: Tzu-Hsuan Liu

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