KOA Apartment | Marty Chou Architecture
Taipei City, Taiwan
Photo credit: Kyle Yu Photography
Project: KOA Apartment
Location: Taipei, Taiwan
Design Firm: Marty Chou Architecture
Photography: Kyle Yu Photography
This is an atypical home. It is a space that reflects the life of a unique urban family in its current stage. The entire area of 90m² is completely open, with hidden cabinets and a strip of deep-recessed windows surrounded on four sides. At the center, a 3.5-meter countertop is the anchor of the space, serving as a multi-functional table. The recessed windows receive constant northern-light by day, and transition into private sleeping quarters when closed at night. The sanitary space and its components are a play of geometrical volume and framed-view composition. The countertop and furniture, with their abstract appearance, resemble stone slab, woodblock, and clay. The architects treated them as sculptural pieces within the space. There is no definite spatial division within the space.
The owner is a young couple with a young child and a newborn. Their wish was to have a home that is free of the norm, and is defined by their notion of how they wish to live.