Lumiere Residences Taipei, Taiwan, 2011
Phoenix Property Investors
25,000 square feet
Architecture, Interior Design, Furniture Design
renovation and conversion of an existing apartment building into condominiums
in a prime residential district of Taipei.
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
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.
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 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.
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