Gold Award / by Leaves Architecture + Interior Design
Tang Zhan 湯棧
Leaves Architecture + Interior Design
The building of TANG ZHAN was renovated from an old metal sheet house regularly observed on the streets of Taiwan. The building renewal plan covering the previous metal sheets with tiles and thermal insulation materials properly solves the common issues of stifling heat in the house, and reduces the energy consumptions in the meantime. The new appearance of building on a busy street, therefore, figuratively adds a new low-profile impression. The slant roofs with large tiles integrate the composed and magnificent attraction, of which the alternatively inconsistent feelings are imposing to the public as well.
The long building façade adds a low-key impression, and the recessed entrance deliberately brings out the light textures of woods. The contrasts of colors manifest the theatrical effects, making every customer become an actor/actress in every theatre scene.
The reflections of lights on the slowly flowing big pool alongside the outdoor reception counter connect the indoor and outdoor scenes, thus obscuring boundaries, magnifying spaces, and diversifying design effects.
Though the low eaves extended outwards from the indoor space, the wood trusses increase sufficient heights that effectively expose the delicate space characters by creating the differences of heights. The lights filtering through the wood grilles decorated in the lobby manifest the vivified scenes and the see-through effects.
The original tall pillars and columns remain unchanged. At the reception counter in the building, the differences of heights between the wood grilles and wood trusses are dramatic as appealing as a house in a house.