Le Plan Libre / Waterfrom Design

Le plan libre / waterfrom design
© Sam Tsen

From the architect: As the architect Mies Van der Rohe proposes “Skin and bones architecture”, we try to keep all structure expose with two long horizontal sliding windows. Except for providing the house a spacious view and ample sunlight, the exposed frame and glass blur the line between indoor and outdoor.

Le plan libre / waterfrom design
© Sam Tsen

The cube extend from the facade is an intermediary space between indoor and outdoor. The stainless steel reflects the blue sky and merges the architecture with nature. On the roof garden, we designed a sink in the shape of giant milk box, which is toppled and sprinkled a pool of grass.

Le plan libre / waterfrom design
© Sam Tsen
Le plan libre / waterfrom design
© Sam Tsen

Pursue the principal of Le Corbusier’s 5 points of new architecture. Neat facade with nature texture of material is being used. With atrium in 4m*4m scale, we exposed the beam as a line in great strength to intersect the structure.

Le plan libre / waterfrom design
© Sam Tsen

To continue the principal of the free plan, we tried through the separation of the load-bearing columns from the walls subdividing the space. The column which in stainless steel and carrara becomes the visual points in the space. Circulation in the second floor flows like a square, across two bedrooms, study room and a game room.

Le plan libre / waterfrom design
© Sam Tsen
Le plan libre / waterfrom design
© Sam Tsen

The floor in garage is combined with three kinds of tile that is in different scale. In the end of the garage, we built a skylight on the top to present the linear beauty of modernism.

Project Details:
Location: Taipei, Taiwan
Area: 726 sqm
Architects: Waterfrom Design
Photographs: Sam Tsen

Aline Chahine
Aline is an international licensed architect currently practicing in Canada, she is the reason you are reading this right now, Aline founded the platform back in 2008 shaping the very foundation of Architecture Lab, her exemplary content curation process that defines the online magazine today.
Aline Chahine
Aline Chahine
Aline is an international licensed architect currently practicing in Canada, she is the reason you are reading this right now, Aline founded the platform back in 2008 shaping the very foundation of Architecture Lab, her exemplary content curation process that defines the online magazine today. Highlights Aline founded Architecture Lab in 2008 Lead editor of dan | dailyarchnews since 2019 Founded and Creative Director of DesignRaid Licensed architect with creative sales and marketing experience Experience As full-fledged architect, Aline's background involved a great deal of research that lead to the creation of Architecture Lab as an online database of exemplary design. Her experience snowballed into founding two architecture platforms, Architecture Lab and DesignRaid. Education Aline received USEK’s Master of Architecture in 2004 and BA in English from the University of Toronto
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