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  • Lumiere Residences   Taipei, Taiwan, 2011


    CLIENT

    Phoenix Property Investors 

    AREA
    25,000 square feet

    SCOPE
    Architecture, Interior Design, Furniture Design 



    A renovation and conversion of an existing apartment building into condominiums in a prime residential district of Taipei.

    The façade is stripped of all decorative metal work and is de-cluttered. The materials of the façade are harmonized with a few strategic subtractions and additions, including the addition of translucent glass light features that elevate the presence of the building at night.

    At the base, the fragmented and disjointed landscape areas surrounding the building are unified into a landscape with planted edges replacing guardrails and barriers and a bamboo forest to create private outdoor areas. The hard surfaces surrounding the primary drive entrance is transformed into a lush green private court.

    The social amenity spaces at the ground floor are separated and joined by folding screens and mix modern material sensibilities with traditional Taiwanese Arts and Crafts made by local Taiwanese artisans. These areas expand the realm of private entertaining beyond the apartment interiors.

    The apartment interiors are renovated to address modern lifestyle preferences with generous open kitchen and living areas for entertaining, large master bathroom suites and a convertible third bedroom and study area.

    This apartment building located in Taipei includes 9 apartments and a range of resident amenities including lounge, banquet room, library and game room, gym, penthouse event space and terrace, and exterior space amenities.
  • PHOTOGRAPHY BY INGMAR KURTH