Comprising a trove of zany built-in features, contrasting materials, rose-tinted glass partitions, and a collection of manga and cartoon inspired figurines and artwork, the house is a marvel of bespoke design and fun. Designed as a holiday house for the owner and her 3 felines in Zhunan in the northwest of Taiwan.
Designed by KC Design Studio the house is a playful and whimsical catering for all its occupants.
On the lower level, an open-plan living and entertaining area is notionally separated into a sitting area, dining and kitchen zone by a breakfast counter and dining table that are aligned to form a two-part kitchen island. A timber-clad archway backed by a gauze pink curtain cleverly conceals the kitchen’s cupboards on the one side and the guest lavatory on the other, while an L-shaped suede sofa dominates the sitting area.
The use of a pink mineral paint for the walls and ceilings sets the tone for a candy-hued palette of rose, watermelon and peach colours complemented by light wooden floors, white terrazzo with large pink and grey flecks and rose-gold details.
Contrary to the candy-infused utopia of the living and sleeping quarters, and the graphic bastetball practice area outside, the multi-functional top floor is a much simpler space of concrete surfaces, dark timber flooring and black furnishings that opens out onto a rooftop terrace. While the use of natural materials seamlessly blends the interior and exterior while echoing the natural landscape that extends below, more than anything the top floor studio offers a chromatic respite to the bubble gum merriness of the rest of the house.