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Living with Plants: A Family Apartment in Taiwan

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Living with Plants: A Family Apartment in Taiwan

January 15, 2021

For a young family in an apartment with no outdoor living space in the Taiwan port city of Kaohsiung, Taiwan-based HAO Design designed an indoor garden and playground.

Thanks to a few artfully placed house plants and the judicious use of green paint and accessories, the apartment feels as open and airy as the great outdoors:

Photography courtesy of  HAO Design.

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Above: The heart of the 1,450-square-foot apartment is a large open room—for cooking, dining, playing, and lounging—where the family spends most of their time.

A playroom nook with a reading area is tucked into a corner behind the dining area.
Above: A playroom nook with a reading area is tucked into a corner behind the dining area.
Visible play equipment, including a slide, is part of the design.
Above: Visible play equipment, including a slide, is part of the design.
A tiled indoor patio (which can be hosed down) is brimming with greenery. Reinforcing the garden theme is a green Ikea rattan chair and a child&#8
Above: A tiled indoor patio (which can be hosed down) is brimming with greenery. Reinforcing the garden theme is a green Ikea rattan chair and a child’s swing (stored flat against the wall when not in use).
The removable slide disappears when not in use and the swing can be suspended from the ceiling.
Above: The removable slide disappears when not in use and the swing can be suspended from the ceiling.
Seen from above, the dining table has a built-in trough just the right size to hold tiny house plants.
Above: Seen from above, the dining table has a built-in trough just the right size to hold tiny house plants.
A chalkboard wall in the entryway is painted green (instead of a traditional black) to evoke nature.
Above: A chalkboard wall in the entryway is painted green (instead of a traditional black) to evoke nature.
Keeping company with kitchen equipment on a hanging rack are potted vines.
Above: Keeping company with kitchen equipment on a hanging rack are potted vines.
A storage and bookcase wall has a recessed nook, making the piano&#8
Above: A storage and bookcase wall has a recessed nook, making the piano’s bulk seem unobtrusive.

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