Derrick Wang Current-Newswire The Mansion Oriental (Nanjing
Taipei-based design company T.K. Chu Design Group with their latest interior design work : The Mansion Oriental, a 500 square meter three-story show flat located in the Central Business District area of Nanjing, China.
The villa, is distributed on five levels, two underground and three above ground. The upper unit is more private, with an elder suite, two children’s suites and a generous master suite on the top floor. Whereas, the lower unit is configured as a completely open space with a living room on the ground floor; the basement, lit by light wells and sunken courtyards, accommodates a kitchen, dining area, chess room, reception room
T.K. Chu Design
Limited by architectural structure, the area of a single storey is just 100-square-meter. Excessive load-bearing walls made the space narrow and dark. In response to the existing condition, the original staircase leading to the basement is replaced by a sunken courtyard, embellished by water curtain wall, creating a sense of space inside and out.
Internal walls and partitions are removed as much as possible, letting furniture and the ornament of floor and ceilings become the focal points separating spaces, as do several translucent screens.
On the first floor, an asymmetrical screen stands out on entry, angled in such a way as to avoid direct views into the space, with residents greeted by a Pop Medusa Occasional Chair from Versace, that blurs the line between functional objects and artwork
Project specs Principal architect: T.K. Chu, Chin-Hsu Jiang, Huei-Chun Chen Design team: Wei-Hsin Lin, Yu-Gu Chang, Tiff Tsai, Shu-yun Bai, Pei-Ju Tu, Jin-Ying Liu, Yen-Chen Lin Project manager: Xiaodong Zhu and Tianyao He
T. K. Chu
T.K. Chu is an architect, interior designer and product designer, who graduated from the Department of Architecture in Tamkang University in Taiwan (China). Prior to the founding of T.K. Chu Design, he worked for Ms. Xiu Ze-Lan as an architect, during which he was involved in the design of Yangmingshan's Chung-Shan Building project and many other famous architectural projects. In 1985, he established T.K. Chu Design and shifted from architecture to interior design.
T.K. Chu is an architect, interior designer and product designer, who graduated from the Department of Architecture in Tamkang University in Taiwan (China).