Chang’s Apartment - architecture and design

Chang’s Apartment



Lead designer Jeff Weng, alongside Taiwan-based studio 2BOOKS DESIGN, have created this apartment-style condominium located in an old residential community in Taipei City. The 40-year-old property features a fresh interior that relies mainly on the front of the apartment for daylighting surface. However, the former owner extended the balcony towards the outside, which greatly reduced the daylighting surface available. In order to ensure there would be a sufficient amount of natural light in the house, the architect?s first step was to restore the balcony to its original state, so that light could enter the house without any obstruction.
With an objective to transform the interior of the apartment into a studio and dwelling space, 2BOOKS DESIGN changed the living room with its original layout into a studio. With this approach, the owner would be able to enjoy natural light while working during the day time. For the interior partitions, glass was the material of choice, which were installed between the main bathroom and the studio, the guest bathroom and the dining room, the dining room and the bedroom, and the bedroom and the main bathroom. All with the purpose of allowing more natural light to penetrate into each space, making them brighter. We hoped to make a distinction between the public and private areas, that is the work and the dwelling area, through a narrow corridor, which would not only make a distinction to some extent, but also maintain the spatial coherence for ...
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