Lien-Wu Chen-Between Doors and Walls Residential Apartment

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Interview with Lien-Wu Chen : Frank Scott: What is the main principle, idea and inspiration behind your design?. Lien-Wu Chen : It's inspired by a good traditional chinese landscape painting ,that is worthy of a stroll; then some, a view; yet some, a tour; and some, a stay. .Frank Scott: What has been your main focus in designing this work? Especially what did you want to achieve?. Lien-Wu Chen : This apartment is located between city and hills. Intend to create several layers of space lights and shadow and outer views by sealed walls and opened or closed doors. Divided the space into three areas with circled movement and let air and light could go through smoothly. At the end of each spaces has personal art collections which make art become a part of daily life and enjoy it. The use of material, stone, wood, steel and glass blend in with architecture. Doors and walls are not obstacle but the extension of visual and spirite. .Frank Scott: Is your design being produced or used by another company, or do you plan to sell or lease the production rights or do you intent to produce your work yourself?. Lien-Wu Chen : NO. .Frank Scott: Where there any other designs and/or designers that helped the influence the design of your work?. Lien-Wu Chen : No .Frank Scott: How did you come up with the name for this design? What does it mean?. Lien-Wu Chen : The name came up with the interior space. Because the entire design is using doors and walls to make the air and walking path flow smoothly. Open the door and lead a way to a path. And close a door makes it become another room. Doors is the wall and the wall is the door. .Frank Scott: What is the most unique aspect of your design?. Lien-Wu Chen : Put Chinese landscape painting from one dimension to four dimensions. .Frank Scott: What are some of the challenges you faced during the design/realization of your concept?. Lien-Wu Chen : There are four main challenge for this project. Firstly, the apartment is a combined unit, as a whole space is incomplete and concave. The two main columns become obviously in the middle of the room. To weaken the sever visual obstacle, we design a foyer and reading area in the middle and create a circled movement in the space. (Stroll). Considering both hill and city view are the second challenge. Unlike normal interior design dividing into two, we opening up the entire space. And make light, air, and view could flow through all space.(View). Thirdly, finding proper positions for personal collections and hide massive sundries. At the end of each spaces has personal art collections which make art become a part of daily life and enjoy it. By using invisible door, hide massive sundries into walls.(Stay). Final challenge is to coordinate architectural appearance and inner space to establish the east culture atmosphere. Using the same material as architectural appearance, but polish or paint the material to make it more delicate and suitable for inner usage. Meanwhile, outer environment become the extension of the inner space and keep a low profile of orient landscape taste. (Tour). .

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