The uniqueness of Yhousedesign's office lies in its ability to effectively convey the brand's key points through spatial expression, the positioning of beams, and the interplay of light and shadow. By removing partitions, the design team has enlarged the horizontal space, creating a sense of openness and freedom. The exposed ceilings not only add a touch of industrial charm but also preserve the distance between the ceiling and the floor, enhancing the overall spatial experience.
The design team has carefully selected a range of building materials to bring their vision to life. Benjamin latex paint, system cabinets, iron parts, moru glass, matte glass, clear glass, silver glass, and terrazzo are just a few of the materials used. The light tones of these materials create an illusion of an enlarged space, while the four different types of glass partitions create a beautiful ripple effect of light, maintaining privacy while allowing natural light to permeate the environment.
Yhousedesign's office is located on the second floor of a pre-owned apartment, spanning 49.5 square meters. The open plan design features two separate areas for discussions. One area boasts a wooden dining table, perfect for brainstorming and presentations, while the other area features a bar-style terrazzo tabletop, ideal for project discussions. These areas deviate from the traditional formal meeting rooms, fostering a more relaxed and creative atmosphere. Additionally, the office includes separate partitions for staff offices and storage, ensuring comfort, privacy, and ample space for the team.
One of the key aspects of the design is its interaction with natural light. The strategic placement of two open areas by the windows allows an abundance of natural light to flood into the office space. Glass partitions further enhance the brightness, creating a bright and inviting atmosphere. As guests ascend the stairs, they are greeted by the sight of natural light streaming in through the floor-to-ceiling windows, setting the tone for a fresh and relaxed experience.
The Yhousedesign office project was completed in July 2021 in Taiwan. The design team drew inspiration from the brand's logo, which represents spatial expression, beam positioning, and the play of light and shadow. By incorporating these elements into the office space, visitors can catch a glimpse of what their future home could look like, creating a sense of anticipation and excitement.
The restoration of the office space presented a significant challenge for the design team. The original site was a cram school, with numerous partitions and walls covered in foam residue and holes. However, through meticulous restoration efforts, the team was able to transform the space into a clean and inviting canvas. Retaining the large floor-to-ceiling windows allowed the team to leverage natural light and shadows, enabling them to unleash their creativity.
Yhousedesign, which means "wish come true" and "home" in Chinese, embodies the team's desire to create a future home for their clients. By integrating this concept into their office, first-time visitors can experience and connect with the brand's message, gaining a deeper understanding of what their future home could look and feel like.
The Yhousedesign office project has been recognized for its outstanding design and creativity. It was awarded the Bronze A' Design Award in the Interior Space, Retail, and Exhibition Design category in 2023. This prestigious award acknowledges designs that demonstrate ingenuity and resourcefulness, incorporating best practices in art, science, design, and technology. Yhousedesign's office exemplifies these qualities, contributing to the improvement of quality of life and making the world a better place.
Project Designers: FAN-YU SHEN, ZOEY WU
Image Credits: yhousedesign
Project Team Members: Fan-Yu Shen, Zoey Wu
Project Name: Yhousedesign
Project Client: FAN-YU SHEN, ZOEY WU