Sonus Fortium: A Masculine and Stylish Apartment Design

Creating an Enveloping Comfort Away from the Modern World

Picture a space where individuals can take off their armor, sheath their weapons, and shut out the overstimulated world outside. Kevin Hsieh and Yunshuang Lin have manifested an interior design in the Sonus Fortium apartment that allows clients to step into an opposite realm of enveloping comfort and away from the disarray of the modern world. The interior is dominated by a dim color combination that induces a stylish finish, reaching every stretch of the room.

This design relies on the well-known color theme of gray and black to amplify the masculinity and power of the room. Combined with color utilization, unique textures are used to further enhance the visual aspect of the room and create a balanced atmosphere in pair with natural earth and leather colors. Through playful and proper furniture and decor placements, shadows and light become genuine accomplices for the beautiful home.

The interior of Sonus Fortium is presented with long vertical lines and edges along most surfaces, ranging from wall decor to geometric grid-like shelves, ceilings, and open-style closets. These clean and sharp edges are pleasing to the eye and create a resounding balance between comfort and functionality. A low obstruction TV wall is installed, protruding from the walls and separating the rooms with minimal obtrusion. The wooden floor adds warmth and a modern, stylish finish to this therapeutic home.

The Sonus Fortium apartment spans 110 square meters and features three bedrooms, an open study, a living room, a dining room, a dressing room, and three bathrooms. The design team, led by Kevin Hsieh and Yunshuang Lin, carefully considered the technical specifications to maximize the use of space while maintaining an open-style design with minimal blockades and hidden compartments.

In tandem with dark and light colors and inconsistent line designs, depth and layers are formed in Sonus Fortium. Eye-pleasing appearances begin to emerge as the dark walls and light-colored ceiling and flooring are used to illustrate the height and depth of the rooms. Large beams with resounding strength that support the infrastructure and the soul are combined with arc-like designs to create a buffer zone between the ceiling and walls, smoothing out the atmosphere and bringing equilibrium.

Located in Taoyuan, Taiwan, the construction of Sonus Fortium began in January 2021 and was completed in May 2021. Throughout the design process, the team conducted extensive research to find alternative methods with equal quality but lower cost to combat expensive material prices. The decision to use high-quality and diverse wallpaper selections instead of authentic stone materials opened up numerous possibilities, significantly reducing costs. The diversity in wallpaper selections and varied wall textures allowed for a refreshing appearance.

The Sonus Fortium project presented its fair share of challenges. With a limited area of 110 square meters, the design team concluded with an open-style design that maximizes the use of space by minimizing blockades and incorporating hidden compartments. The closets also adopt the unbarred design concept, removing door panels while using dark steel frames to support and maintain a consistent aesthetic. The unbarred design allows for visual freedom, easing the occupant's mind.

The Sonus Fortium design consists of dark colors as the primary color, combined with soft earth and leather colors and textures. The interior retains a low-key, dim atmosphere but remains adequately visible due to the unbarred design. The combination of light and shadow creates consistent aesthetics in tandem with the color schemes. The interior decor uses sharp edges and geometric shapes to define the rooms, making them visually expansive.

Form Space Design holds the copyrights for the Sonus Fortium design, which was awarded the Iron A' Design Award in 2023. This prestigious award recognizes well-designed, practical, and innovative creations that meet professional and industrial requirements. Sonus Fortium is respected for integrating industry best practices and competent technical characteristics, providing fulfillment and positive feelings, contributing to a better world.

Project Details and Credits

Project Designers: Kevin Hsieh
Image Credits: Image #1: Photographer Hezi Studio, Sonus Fortium, 2022. Image #2: Photographer Hezi Studio, Sonus Fortium, 2022. Image #3: Photographer Hezi Studio, Sonus Fortium, 2022. Image #4: Photographer Hezi Studio, Sonus Fortium, 2022. Image #5: Photographer Hezi Studio, Sonus Fortium, 2022.
Project Team Members: Chief Designer: Kevin Hsieh Chief Designer: Yunshuang Lin
Project Name: Sonus Fortium
Project Client: Kevin Hsieh

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