Emotional extension of home: old mansion. Re-born 老宅 新生

367m² / Pingtung,Taiwan

A traveler left home at his ignorant teen age. Twenty-five years have gone by when he was driven by his memories of home and decided to return to his hometown. He re-interpreted the store of “home” and passed it down from generation to generation.


When we look back at this 30-year-old mansion, we remember it was an extremely old but long-standing building with a leakage problem. The leakage and insulation problems were fixed by building iron huts on top of the original structure. The patchwork of building layers and layers of iron huts over the years resulted in outdated aesthetic concept. How to modify the pre-existing element and external appearance of iron structure under the original architectural framework and recreate a landscape in sync with the urban environment generated a brand new design proposal for the urban and rural setting. In addition, how to introduce lights and winds into the house to re-energize the old interior space in order to renovate the old mansion with a new thinking.


We reconnected men and environment through architecture by introducing lights and winds, which also extends to the view of indoor space. You can see hand-brushed texture tiles everywhere, complemented by wooden floor and warm veneer, presenting a spatial feeling of natural environment. All of these details gave the old mansion a transformed existence.