With CC Residence, Taiwanese design studio ECRU Studio was allowed to do what they do best: transform a space into a cosy home. The result is a rustic, primitive yet modern space, where simplicity and harmony are key.
After a career in the music industry, Jin Chen decided to change course. He went to work on his second passion, design, and eventually founded ECRU Studio. The design studio creates pure and timeless interiors with a strong focus on materiality and a balanced combination of classic and contemporary design. You can read more about that here, or we can just show you one of their latest projects CC Residence.
Contrast and symmetry are important principles in the design.
The owner of the house was looking for a natural environment for his wife and their two children after nine years in Canada. He immediately fell in love with this place, in Taipei's Da'an District, a quiet residential area with many schools. The ground floor looks out onto the garden, and the ceiling of both this floor and the basement is 3.6 metres high, a privilege in Taipei.
The design process is described by the studio itself as adding layers, but at the same time the design had to be kept to a minimum. Thus, the necessary simplicity and sense of harmony were created, the result being a home in a decorative minimalist style. Contrast was an important starting point in the final finish. Different materials, colours and textures were mixed: think wood and white beams, an antique limestone floor and a new oak floor, and contemporary furniture with vintage pieces.
But symmetry was also a focal point in the house, as demonstrated by the symmetrical gallery between the living and dining room. Black glossy oil-based paint was used for the frame and two custom-made wall lamps, which create a great contrast with the rough plasterwork throughout the house. Once again, a successful project by ECRU Studio! Photography by Suiyu Studio