2023 UDAD 🏆 Awards

Silver Winner – Urban Resort by Snuper Design Inc.

A staircase design has surprisingly transformed the inanimate layout of the old house into a refreshing residence, introducing the city’s greenery into the interior space. Eloquently, the enlivening and harmonious earth-toned color scheme has demonstrated the owner’s modesty, confidence, and extraordinary taste.

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Silver 🏆 Winner
Urban Design & Architecture Design Awards 2023

Urban Resort
Residential Interior (Built)

Snuper Design Inc.

Lin Cheng Wei

Design Team
David Chen

Taipei, Taiwan


©Kuomin Lee

Situated in the heart of Taipei’s metropolitan area, this interior design project is a high-ceilinged top-floor residential unit with its disadvantaged nature of the low beam line and the half-circle architectural form. However, with a thorough evaluation and resourceful planning, the designer has overcome all these obstacles by redesigning the staircase’s direction, redirecting the upper light source to the lower space, along with compressing and releasing the spatial focus. Accordingly, these remodeling procedures offer the old building a brand-new vision. On the other hand, the architectural aesthetics of “spectacular walls and columns” has been brilliantly carried out by the design team. To elaborate, the concept has been well-executed in the design of the hollow stone stairs, the cutting of beams and columns, and the TV wall that extends upward.

Furthermore, the five-meter-long open kitchen island has become the spatial focus. The transparent and smooth living space continues in harmony with the outdoor greenery terrace, highlighting the underlying constructional relationship between the inner space and the outer base. In addition, the unique one-half circle architectural form has been converted into the main feature of the bathing space. Cleverly, the designer has rechanneled the light from the curved wall’s opening cut, guiding it through the neat lacquer surface. This wise arrangement discloses a sense of lowkey sacredness and tranquility as if the time and the space have been internalized in its most beautiful moment.

With the unique charm of the new generation, the designer has created a one-and-only residential space that comes with the statement of being compatibly wild, bold, and sentimental. This residence is a motivated changer, a courageous risk-taker, and a wild transformer that embodies the most essentially beautiful quality of the modern world.