Our Place: A Pet-Friendly Modern Residence Designed by Louis Liu

Creating a Harmonious Living Space for People and Pets

The project serves two women who keep 12 cats and one dog. The space planning combines the living room, dining room, and kitchen, and the open-plan public area is shaped into a residence for people and pets to live together. The whole space is light-colored modern style. Large floor-to-ceiling windows bring in natural light to add warmth to the cool color palette. The storage cabinets are arranged on the facade to reduce the visual barrier, while the capped design satisfies the storage needs.

Our Place, designed by Louis Liu, is a unique and innovative residence that caters to the needs of both people and pets. The project revolves around creating a harmonious living space where humans and animals can coexist comfortably. The open-plan design combines the living room, dining room, and kitchen, allowing for seamless interaction and movement between the different areas.

One of the standout features of Our Place is the TV wall, which is made of gray stone. The vertical lines of different shades create a sense of visual hierarchy, making the open-plan space look more spacious than it is. The TV wall also incorporates hidden storage cabinets, maintaining the consistency of the wall while providing ample storage space. The bottom of the cabinets is hollowed out, creating a cat-friendly walkway and allowing for the cooling of running electronics.

The dining room wall opposite the TV wall utilizes hidden doors to maintain the integrity of the facade. The gray wood grain continues the natural texture found throughout the residence, adding warmth and visual interest to the space. The use of natural materials, such as marble and wood veneer, further enhances the overall aesthetic and creates a sense of harmony.

Our Place is not only visually appealing but also highly functional. The design incorporates various materials and technologies to bring the vision to life. Building materials such as sheet tile, marble, art paint, spray paint, natural wood veneer, stainless steel, stretch ceiling, and titanium plated metal were carefully selected and utilized to achieve the desired look and feel.

The project is a newly completed apartment with 102.4 square meters of space. It features three rooms, including a master bedroom, study, and dressing room, as well as a living room, dining room, and kitchen. The layout and design of the apartment were meticulously planned to maximize both public and private spaces, allowing for comfortable living for both humans and pets.

The public area of Our Place is particularly impressive. The large area of lighting and the white color palette create a comfortable visual experience. The white sheet tiles, with their unique natural texture, not only add visual interest but are also easy to clean. The closed-top cabinets provide a sense of integration and color layers, further enhancing the overall aesthetic.

Our Place was completed in December 2010 in Taiwan. The design was the result of extensive research and careful consideration of the needs and preferences of the clients. The designer aimed to create a space that would allow people and pets to live comfortably with each other and independently. The use of natural textures, modern style, and pet-friendly features all contribute to the unique and innovative design of Our Place.

Our Place, designed by Louis Liu, is a testament to the power of thoughtful design and the seamless integration of art, architecture, and technology. It is a space where people and pets can coexist harmoniously, showcasing the endless possibilities of modern living.

Image Credits: Reflexion Interior Design

Awards and Accolades: Our Place was awarded the Iron A' Design Award in 2023 in the Interior Space, Retail, and Exhibition Design category. This prestigious award recognizes well-designed, practical, and innovative creations that meet professional and industrial requirements. Our Place stands out for its integration of industry best practices, competent technical characteristics, and its contribution to a better world.

Project Details and Credits

Project Designers: Louis Liu
Image Credits: Reflexion Interior Design
Project Team Members: Louis Liu
Project Name: Our Place
Project Client: Louis Liu

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