The Second Floor / Atelier Boter

The Second Floor / Atelier Boter

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Kaohsiung, China
  • Interior Designers: Atelier Boter
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  200
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2017
  • Photographs
    Photographs :Milu Wang
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers :  Kreidezeit Naturfarben GmbH, LOTOS, Mexin

Text description provided by the architects. The Second Floor, as it’s named, is situated on the second floor of a teak furniture show house. It is the residence of the show house owner, overlooking the show house on its balcony.

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dining_kitchen. Image © Milu Wang

The space is designed to emphasize the teak furniture as the residence also acts as a platform to showcase how their furniture is accommodated in a living space. Light coloured materials are used as a background to highlight the dark brown colour of teak. 

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living. Image © Milu Wang

As the original structure is of steel with iron sheet cladding, trapping undesired transferred heat in the space, the roof and exterior walls have been strengthened with heat insulation, with added wall openings on the south and north sides, in response to the high heat of summer. 

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corridor. Image © Milu Wang

The layout of The Second Floor allows cross ventilation albeit having partitions along the south side. Utilizing the height of the space, the height of the bedroom walls has been compromised with a gap on top, allowing south-north airflow even when the doors are closed. 

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plan
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bedroom1. Image © Milu Wang

An offset along the bedrooms is given in order to allow airflow in the east-west direction. It allows an extended semi-private space for the bedrooms, expanding their space physically and visually. 

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bedroom2. Image © Milu Wang
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partition. Image © Milu Wang

The selection of materials for the roof and walls is according to different spatial requirements. The ceiling, of locally made wood wool cement board, performs good sound insulation for the open dining/living/tea tasting space; diatomite wall finish is used for the tatami room in order to mediate the humidity in the closed space; OSB boards are used as a wall finish at the stairs combined with colours that give depth to its height.

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stairs_wall. Image © Milu Wang
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tatami room. Image © Milu Wang
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dining_tatami. Image © Milu Wang
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entrance. Image © Milu Wang

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Address:Daliao District, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, China

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Cite: "The Second Floor / Atelier Boter" 30 Apr 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/871272/the-second-floor-atelier-boter> ISSN 0719-8884

dining. Image © Milu Wang

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