When Mr. Xiao—a man of many interests—approached KC Design Studio to renovate his apartment in Taipei, the Taiwanese firm was mildly concerned that a living space of just 500 square feet wouldn’t possibly be enough room to accommodate his numerous demands.
Yet, with clever space-saving strategies and smart style choices, the designers have succeeded in crafting a chic, multi-functional home that flexibly accommodates all of their client’s needs.
Dubbed Apartment X, the contemporary one-bedroom residence was completed for a cost of approximately $84,000 USD.
A close client-designer relationship helped immensely in the process. "The client trusted us completely and gave us lots of freedom to design," says the firm.
Formerly a large empty space, the apartment was divided into three split-levels to clearly define rooms without relying on constricting walls.
The open-plan kitchen, dining area, and living room take up half of the apartment. On the other half is a sunken office with a full bath and a storage-integrated staircase that leads up to the loft bedroom and closet.
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In spite of a dark color palette, Apartment X feels surprisingly bright and airy thanks to its corner building location that provides access to windows on two sides for plenty of natural light.
Interior Designer: KC Design Studio / @kcdesignstudio
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