The inspiration for Deep Root came from the desire to rearrange the layout and overcome the limitations of the original single-storey space. By maximizing the potential of the multi-storey building, Chien Yu Liu was able to create a home that not only meets the current needs of the family but also allows for future adjustments. The goal was to transform the client's childhood home into a place of emotional sustenance that is deeply rooted and passed down through generations.
What sets Deep Root apart is its transformation from an open store into a residential house. The overall space was reconfigured to accommodate the growing family, making it a unique and personal space that holds sentimental value. The design aims to create an environment that fosters a sense of belonging and continuity.
The realization of Deep Root involved the use of various materials and technologies. Solid wood, pottery board, imported tiles, and high-efficiency soundproof firewalls were utilized to ensure functionality and comfort. Customized soundproof doors and high soundproof airtight windows were installed to create a peaceful and serene living space. The use of imported bathroom fixtures, super wear-resistant wood flooring, and beveled artificial stone added a touch of luxury to the design. Additionally, low formaldehyde system cabinets, marble, iron, stainless steel titanium plating, imported wallpaper, bamboo charcoal healthy latex paint, and paint were used to enhance the overall aesthetic appeal.
Spanning across 498 square meters, Deep Root offers a well-designed and practical layout. The first floor features a barrier-free bedroom, a living room, a kitchen and dining room, and two bathrooms. On the second floor, three bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms provide privacy and comfort. The third floor houses a gym, a guest room, and a garden terrace, offering additional recreational and outdoor spaces.
The interaction within Deep Root is carefully considered to create a harmonious and serene atmosphere. Natural lighting takes center stage, supplemented by deep low chroma elements. Oak elements are used throughout the space to provide a warm and inviting texture, while titanium-plated details add a touch of elegance. The mix of materials and proportions reflects the individual tastes and preferences of each occupant, resulting in a simple and restrained humanistic space.
The Deep Root project was completed in September 2020 in Miaoli, Taiwan. Throughout the design process, the vertical distribution of the space was carefully planned to ensure the comfort and privacy of each user. Balancing landscape views with privacy, different window openings and wall arrangements were utilized. The smooth visual experience and separation of spatial moving lines were achieved, creating a simple, elegant, and quiet living environment.
Chien Yu Liu, the mastermind behind Deep Root, successfully overcame various creative, technical, and research challenges. The reimagining of the exterior balanced views with privacy, while the readjustment of the layout created a functional and flexible living space. The result is a residential house that seamlessly blends modern design with traditional values.
Deep Root has been recognized for its outstanding design and was awarded the Iron A' Design Award in the Interior Space, Retail, and Exhibition Design category in 2023. This prestigious award acknowledges the well-designed, practical, and innovative nature of Deep Root, which meets professional and industrial requirements. The design is respected for integrating industry best practices and competent technical characteristics, ultimately contributing to a better world.
Project Designers: Chien Yu Liu
Image Credits: SimpleUtmost Design
Project Team Members: Chien Yu Liu
Project Name: Deep Root
Project Client: Chien Yu Liu