Located in Tainan, the historic city of Taiwan, JJJ house is a newly renovated home for three generations. The house transformed the original (forty years old) house from its dark interiors to a sun-filled home for a family of four and a grandfather.
JJJ House is a compacted four-story house with limited space (70m2 site) for three generation living. Therefore, the design also aims to create a more versatile style of living, allowing the ground floor space to become the family’s “common space”, including dining, cooking, the bedroom for the grandfather, and a small garage that can also double up as the family storefront in time.
The first floor has a shared living space with tatami, to generate an adaptive space for various family activities. This floor also has a suite that caters for the young couple, with a “cabinet-like” small door that connects between the bathroom to the staircase for family use. The second floor is the children’s quarter with large sliding doors that allows for flexible arrangement between the privacy of “rooms”. The lower part of the sliding divisions is also glazed intentionally to create a view of the house as if seeing through a child’s eye, giving an interesting perception of scale of the house.
The playful design approach is seen through the interactive forms of “J” at different architectural scales and their functional adaptations, and it also extends into the design of openings. The façade openings frame the street view between small and large windows. The rooftop space has a semicircle opening that allows the sunlight to pour in vertically between each level, producing an interesting sun-shadow on the wall that elongates overtime.
如都市山葵 / URBANWASABI一複合字，經常介於人造與自然，是建築也如同植物的抽象具象之間，期待在環境之中的創作，不斷以新的空間體驗為主題，創造出有如山葵之於料理的絕妙靈魂佐味，令人回味無窮的建築。
2022 德國 iF Design Award 金質獎
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