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Marty Chou’s Austere KOA Apartment In Taipei Reflects The Pared-Back Lifestyle Of Its Owners

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Director of the eponymous firm Marty Chou Architecture, Marty Chou has designed an ultra-modern, open-plan apartment in Taipei: ‘KOA Apartment’ presents a monochromatic interior, inhabited by a young family of four.

The geometric home consists of a single rectilinear volume, with large windows running along its long side that frame city views. This multifunctional section is separated by partition walls that create separated spaces to relax: during the day, they comprise part of the living area, while at night time, they become the sleeping quarters. The kitchen features sculptural furniture with warmer tones that offset the home’s austere aesthetic, with a curving, asymmetrical wooden bench and geometric seating. “At this stage of our life, the space for sleeping, seating, and eating can be stripped down to the bare essentials,” explains a statement from the owners. “We wish to have more space for our children to run freely and a big table for everyone to be around. We wanted to live in a modern gallery; simple, calm, and filled with light, so we can fill it with our life the years ahead.”

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