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DID - architecture and interior design studio based in Taipei City, Taiwan. The company’s awardwinning project, Liang’s Apartment, called for elegance and tranquillity in its design with shades of light and an ambience of the East. In traditional Japanese residential spaces, there is a large area called the ‘Doma’. This is where cooking, family gatherings, playing and socialising with neighbours takes place. With the evolution of modern homes, the Doma has disappeared and been replaced by what is known as the foyer or hall. Although the pattern of residential living space is gradually becoming Westernised, the traditional way of life still revolves around the mother being the centre of the family.
Focusing on the essence of life being the interaction of people and their homes, JDID gave up the hall to reinstate the concept of the Doma for Liang’s Apartment. Breaking the traditional limitations of space, it reconstructs the framework and rearranges the vital elements of reception, gathering, cooking and playing in one consecutive stroke, allowing an uninterrupted flow of space. A nine-strip wooden divider at the apartment’s entrance can be opened to provide transparency throughout the space or closed to give privacy when required. At the end of the corridor, a throne-like seat has been positioned so that the father may sit here and watch his young daughter playing the piano on a raised platform.
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BEST INTERIOR DESIGN APARTMENT TAIWAN Liang’s Apartment by JDID Inc. Asia Pacific Property Awards