The XS House in Taiwan may be small, but it’s designed to pack a mighty punch with everything a city slicker could ever need.
The XS House, an architecturally designed apartment in Taipei, Taiwan, is everything we’ve ever dreamed of in an inner-city abode.
It has a calming effect with natural birch tones, a delightful abundance in natural light, and a subdued pink feature that’s impossible to ignore.
The one-bedroom apartment was designed by local firm, PhoebeSayswow Architects, and is a prototype created to display just how easily and cleverly a resident could live within an urban city of more than 2.7 million.
The project packs three spacious stories into one bright room with a double-height ceiling. All up, the space is just 33sqm.
The living room sits within a pocket to the right of the entrance and is compiled only of a necessary grey lounge and three-legged coffee table.
The modern kitchen, dining area and bathroom can be found three steps below, while a simplistic white ladder acts as stairs to the spacious mezzanine bedroom above.
“The three-dimensional levels of seating encourages a dynamic conversation within the flat,” says Phoebe Wen, co-director of Phoebe Sayswow Architects.
The entire left wall is decorated with nifty storage solutions; box-style storage allows for the display of trinkets and books, and as you move further into the space, concealed cupboards in the same pale birch tone take over.
It’s hard to choose a favourite feature in this space, but a characteristic that we simply cannot ignore is the original use of white, square tiles that have been accented with a cherry pink grout.
The feature spans the entirety of the modern bathroom and seeps into the living quarters to cover the dining room floor and splashback in the kitchen.
It makes for a visually stunning and delightfully edgy element in what would otherwise appear as a neutral space.
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All images courtesy of Hey!Cheese.