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Arch Design Award 



Interior Design Category


Less is More

Designed by

Yu-Han Cheng, Chen-Han Tsai / Ping Shin Interior Design






Team Members:

Less is More

Residential Architecture

New Taipei City, Taiwan

Yu-Han Cheng, Chen-Han Tsai / Ping Shin Interior Design

Photo Credits:

Ping Shin Interior Design


Ping Shin Interior Design

This is an interior design project for a commercial space. Upon careful examination, one can appreciate the designer's meticulous planning that has artfully blended three distinct functions - gathering, creation, and accommodation - into a single space. This is a bold departure from the conventional approach of having a space serve a single purpose. The design philosophy is inspired by the famous quote "Less is More" by modernist architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, which is evident in the overall simplicity and unclutteredness of the space. The designer has skillfully integrated multiple functions without compromising the overall cleanliness and minimalism of the space. The final result is a serene and calming environment that encourages people to pause, relax, and reflect on the true essence of life.

The designer has done an excellent job in creating a space that is both flexible and diverse, allowing the owner to make the most of it. The layout of each area has been meticulously planned and organized to provide the best possible use of space. Sliding doors and cabinets have been used as partitions to bring a range of functions into the space, while maintaining the smoothness of movement and creating independent or open use of the available space. The designer has also incorporated various lighting fixtures, providing users with the ability to adjust the lighting as per their contextual needs. Overall, the designer has successfully created a space that is functional, aesthetically pleasing, and well-suited to the owner's needs.

The designer opted for an open layout to integrate the work area, couch area, and bar area in the interior space. This expands the scope of the activity space, making it suitable not only for gatherings with friends and family but also as a small world for the owner to create on weekdays. One side of the office desk has a projection screen installed on the ceiling, which saves space that would have been occupied by a traditional TV.

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