Book of life will open

DesignerRyan Kuo
Entry Description

In traditional China, there is a common paean: "A book holds a house of gold, a book holds a fair lady". To be more traditionally Western, many would claim that “I read, therefore I am.” For this project, the owner is a professor. He is also an avid. Reflecting the importance of books in both his professional and personal life, we placed books at the center of the design concept for the house. We want to build a scholarly but comfortable atmosphere. The core colors of reading, black, gray and white, dominate the design, while natural wood colors harken back to traditional libraries while hinting at scrolls and book covers. Book lovers talk about the smell of a new book, about the excitement that comes from creasing the book to protect the binding. The eagerness and promise of the coming read. Knowing how intimately bibliophiles examine books, the design incorporates all of the aspects of the physical object. The core shape, a rectangle, can be found repeatedly. The spine of the book, the foundation of the structure, can be found in the chandelier for the eating space. Books are not only 90 degree angles – they contain curves as well. The curves and arches in this space are the same as found in an open book. Open a book, and you are drawn into the pages found there. As you turn the pages, you see different angles as light is refracted. The paper page can be found throughout the design. Light through the windows streams through as if through paper. The translucent screens recreate this effect as do the lamps and different layers of light in the master bedroom. The side of the chandelier and the curtains both reflect the look of a closed book. Paper, of course, can be folded. This usage of paper to create art is traditional in Asian culture. To create modern feeling furniture, while maintaining the book theme, we used shapes that felt like folded paper. The television stand, the dining table, the coffee table legs and many other aspects of the furniture use this design approach.

About Designer

Eco Natural X Contemporary Art X Humanities Fashion Design focused on the overlap between "sight, touch, hearing, taste, and smell" ─the five senses of life. Ryan Kuo’s designs have won many international awards such as the Andrew Martin International Interior Design Award; Golden Award from France IDS•La Créativité Pierre International Green Space Category; Golden Award from US IDA International Design Awards of INTERIOR DESIGN-RESIDENTIAL (the first designer from Taiwan to win this prize); the Germery IF Design Award; The American Architecture Prize Winner;The Itality A’ Design Award.

Awards and Prize

2018 Hurun Interior Designers List 2018 2017 USA The American Architecture Prize Winner-THE FIRM OF THE YEAR AWARD 2017 UK INSIDE World Festival of Interiors-Residential 2017 Finalists 2017 World Architecture Festival and Awards 2016 USA Best of Year awards 2016 China Asia Interior Design Award 2016 CIDA Asia International Interior Design Award- Golden Prize 2016 Germany iF DESIGN AWARD 2015 USA Annual Cover of ” INTERIOR DESIGN” magazine 2015 UK Andrew Martin International Interior Design Awards 2015 France IDS La Créativité Pierre - Green Space Catgory - Golden Prize 2015 France IDS La Créativité Pierre - International Design Communication Award Influential Figure 2015 Taiwan The TID Award of Residential Space/ Single Level - TID Award 2015 China Golden Pin Design Award 2015 China APDC Asia Pacific Interior Design Award 2014 China International Space Environment Art Design Competition - Nest Awards - Golden Award 2014 China International Space Environment Art Design Competition - Nest Awards – Excellence Apartment Design 2014 Italy A’Design Awards - Commercial Space - Silver Award 2014 China International Space Environment Art Design Competition - Nest Awards – Excellence Villa Space 2014 China CIID Interior Design China Award - The Best Material to Use - Golden Award 2014 China CIID Interior Design China Award - Residential - Excellence Award 2014 China International Architectural Decoration Design for Elite - dea Stone Award - Annual Influential Designer 2014 China International Architectural Decoration Design for Elite - Idea Stone Award - Gold Award Nomination 2014 China International Architectural Decoration Design for Elite - Idea Stone Award - Gold Award Nomination 2014 Taiwan The TID Award of Working Space - TID Award 2014 Taiwan TdA Taiwan Design Alliance - Beneficence Design 2009 Germany iF DESIGN AWARD