Impressions of the City, designed by Liang Chih Chu, is a remarkable example of how creativity and innovation can revitalize space and inspire productivity. This office design project, located in Taipei City, Taiwan, demonstrates the designer's ability to integrate contemporary functional requirements with existing buildings, resulting in a unique and visually striking workspace.
The facade of Impressions of the City is a collage of white wave boards and stained glass bricks, creating a visually captivating exterior. This design choice not only ensures privacy for the occupants but also allows ample natural light to filter in, creating a bright and lively atmosphere. The use of white as the predominant color adds a sense of elegance and design, making the office a standout landmark in the community.
One of the standout features of this office design is the multicolor tiled glass brick wall. This vibrant and visually striking element serves as the focal point of the conference room, adding a touch of creativity and energy to the refined interior. The combination of light and color creates a strong visual impact, enhancing the overall aesthetic appeal of the space.
The realization of Impressions of the City involved a combination of design techniques and materials. The exterior features off-white washed stone walls, transparent glass brick low walls, and sandblasted walls, all carefully crafted to create a harmonious blend with the surrounding urban environment. The hexagonal collage floor tiles, inspired by the company's logo, add a touch of uniqueness and serve as a visual connection throughout the space. Natural light, filtered through foggy sunshades, further enhances the ambiance and adds a touch of greenery to the office.
Impressions of the City spans a compact area of 70 square meters, making efficient use of the limited space available. The design team, led by Liang Chih Chu, strategically distributed different functional areas across the three floors of the office. From the welcoming area to the meeting room, office area, tea area, dressing room, and supervisor's office, each space is carefully designed to maximize functionality and create a professional and comfortable working environment.
Despite the challenges posed by the old condition of the building and the narrow floor plan, Liang Chih Chu's innovative approach and thoughtful design solutions have transformed Impressions of the City into a truly exceptional office space. By reimagining the possibilities of space utilization and incorporating contemporary functional requirements, the designer has created a beautiful scene in the heart of the city.
Impressions of the City has been recognized for its excellence in design and functionality. The project was awarded the Iron A' Design Award in the Interior Space, Retail, and Exhibition Design category in 2023. This prestigious accolade is a testament to the well-designed, practical, and innovative nature of the office, which meets professional and industrial requirements while contributing to a better world.
Project Designers: Chu Liang Chih
Image Credits: Chu Liang Chih
Project Team Members: Chu Liang Chih
Project Name: Impressions of the City
Project Client: Chu Liang Chih