May 06, 2022 / Interiors
O.H Residence by Republic Design

O.H Residence is a minimal apartment located in Taipei, Taiwan, designed by Republic Design. The building was built in the 1990s and is located in a quiet area in the heart of Taipei City. The residence is owned by a married couple with a daughter. The core concept of this minimal residence is inspired by the Japanese clean minimalist, expresses through clean lines and geometric structures. The studio tried to deliver a warm and clean interior with warm materials such as oak wood and stucco. The original floor plan was really unfriendly and illogical for a family with three members. Thus, they tried to create a house that is really open but also provides the possibility of privacy. The minimal residence is given 56 square-meter space, is very narrow and had limited space for the family. The designers created a big square box that contains most of the storage, which separated the private and public areas. The dining table is placed in the middle of the space, inspired by the round table concept as the core and the circular concept in the eastern, serving as the centerpiece of the house which connects the activities between the living area and kitchen.