Urbane Design Studio Use Sliding Doors to Create Borders Between Open and Private | NONAGON.style
Urbane Design Studio Use Sliding Doors to Create Borders Between Open and Private

Urbane Design Studio Use Sliding Doors to Create Borders Between Open and Private


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NONAGON.style Team
on September 14th 2017
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Stratification & Border


According to the Taiwanese Urbane Design studio “life is an aesthetic value with introspection rather than the popularized collective consciousness”. That is to say, go with what you like; you don’t need to follow trends. These are also the feelings expressed by the woman who owns this 209 square meter home.


She enjoys living in beautiful surroundings, daring to try everything; engaging in travel around the world and wanting a home that reflects her independence and free lifestyle. This home project is called Stratification & Borders, as it plays with the dynamics of the rooms between open and private.

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Open plan living is becoming emblematic of our small size dwellings, and trying to fit everything together. We all know the story of homes with blurred boundaries; walls being taken down and bringing together the dining room and kitchen, along with the living area.


Once more we see a delicate balance of blurring borders between open space and private areas in this home. The woman who lives here loves having her space to herself. Different elements and aspects of her day can be transformed accordingly with the variation of change between opening and closing doors.

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Now we see a calm stone gray palette for the furniture, bringing dark and white walls together, with the occasional burst of color. The pillar in the center of the home provides an axis point; between the open space of the living room, kitchen, dining area and study.

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The first blurring of boundaries is presented with the sliding doors that take you from lounge to home office. A desk and chair show the demarcation from public space to private.

Taiwan home office with sliding door divisions | NONAGON.style

Moving outwards from the home office space we find ourselves in the bedroom, once again blurring the spatial borders between functions.

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According to the designers from Urbane Design, “the visual balance in the space is achieved with the contrasting colors, materials and unreal-real relations.” Meanwhile, the open free plane enriches life with every opening or closing of doors by emphasizing the freedom of movement.

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The space is divided into two segments with the use of different flooring materials. The living room, study and master bedroom are arranged on one side with fumigated oak wood flooring, segmented by amber glass sliding doors. On the other side, a pale stone material is used to help “frame the landscape”.

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The richness of the fumigated oak provides an anchoring effect compared to the lightness and floating vision of the mirrors and sliding doors.

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White walls are the neutral point for the spaces, to balance the dark shapes and patterns. A round table breaks up the sharp lines, making the space more comfortable.

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Desk or vanity table? Urbane Design | NONAGON.style

Bedrooms are fit to the brim with storage opportunities; floor to ceiling wardrobes make it easy to keep things tidy. A vanity table in this room matches the one from the study, further emphasizing the criss-cross framing of the table base with a tripod style golden lamp.

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Sophisticated bedroom with light colors | NONAGON.style
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All bedrooms benefit from large scale windows, to bring in maximum sunshine.

Charcoal bedsheets accentuated by the deep wooden floorboards | NONAGON.style

Whether it’s windows or walls, the borders between spaces in this Taiwanese home are offering the freedom between public and private areas. This gives the homeowner a feeling of luxurious amplitude, or the coziness of close quarters. If you want to see more Taiwanese home design, look no further than this Taichung home mixing materials for stunning wall backdrops. We also featured this gorgeous Xie Residence home that focuses on feng shui for harmony and balance.


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Open plan living room in Taiwanese apartment | NONAGON.style

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