Summer Afternoon: A Japanese-Inspired Residence by Yhousedesign

A Rustic and Serene Retreat

As seen in the Japanese drama 'The Full-Time Wife Escapist', the Summer Afternoon residence by Yhousedesign captures the essence of a light, fresh, and wood-inspired Japanese style. With its unique design elements and thoughtful use of space, this residence offers a serene and rustic retreat for its inhabitants.

To meet the client's preferences, the design team at Yhousedesign carefully crafted an atmosphere reminiscent of 'The Full-Time Wife Escapist'. The use of wood grain and architectural concrete creates a warm and rustic feel throughout the space. The public area features a combination of grey tones and light-tone wood grain, creating a harmonious and inviting ambiance.

The design team maximized the use of space by incorporating sliding doors and windows, allowing for efficient utilization of every inch. In the private area, the master bedroom features a light green bedside wall, amplifying the visual effect and creating a relaxing atmosphere. Wood grain and plants further enhance the calming ambiance of the space.

Utilizing a minimalist concept, the Summer Afternoon residence incorporates a range of building materials, including special grey and green paints, wood veneers, system cabinets, architectural concrete, moru glass, and KD wood flooring. The colors and elements used in this project contribute to the fresh and Japanese-inspired atmosphere. The use of a special grey paint as the base in the public area, combined with the natural grain of the wood veneer, creates a truly authentic Japanese feel. In the private area, the addition of green as a color accent adds brightness and elegance to the environment.

The Summer Afternoon residence spans a total area of 92.5 square meters and is located in Taiwan. The design team faced the challenge of making effective use of every inch of space, while also dealing with the constraints posed by beams and stairs. The result is a seamless and visually continuous layout, with smooth curves guiding the eye and creating a sense of spaciousness.

Transparent partitions and wooden folding windows are key design elements that reduce visual breaks and create a sense of depth in the space. The sliding glass doors and windows not only divide the space gracefully but also allow sunlight to flow through the living room windows into the kitchen, filling the space with natural light. The combination of rustic wood grain and grey surfaces, bathed in beautiful sunlight, gives the residence a matte finish and a serene atmosphere.

The Summer Afternoon residence by Yhousedesign 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 the incorporation of best practices in art, science, design, and technology, as well as the contribution to quality of life improvements.

Step into the Summer Afternoon residence and experience the tranquility and beauty of a Japanese-inspired retreat. With its unique design elements, thoughtful use of space, and serene ambiance, this residence truly captures the essence of a summer afternoon.

Project Details and Credits

Project Designers: FAN-YU SHEN, ZOEY WU
Image Credits: yhousedesign
Project Team Members: Fan-Yu Shen, Zoey Wu
Project Name: Summer Afternoon
Project Client: FAN-YU SHEN, ZOEY WU

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