Jade Residence: zen interiors that blend Chinese and Japanese styles
Wednesday 07 June 2017
Elegant, contemporary spaces achieved with the right mix of tactile Marazzi collections
Taipei, the capital of Taiwan, is the location of the luxurious Jade Residence residential centre, designed by architect Ke Hung Tsung and interior designerYao Len Lu.
The building, many storeys high, contains public areas such as the lounge bar, the poetry room and a verdant roof garden, as well as the residential units. These communal spaces are conceived and designed to simplify daily life and provide residents with additional amenities.
TheZEN sensation that pervades the communal areas is freely inspired by a modern Chinese and Japanese style. The designers sought to create elegant, contemporary interiors, achieved with a skilful mix of Marazzi collections.
Calm, comfortable places decorated with tactile covering materials such as the Mystonestoneware stone-look collection (Pietra di Vals, Gris Fleury, Pietra Italia), an interpretation of natural stones that provide a perfect combination with ceramic technology. The Mystone collection is ideal for indoor and outdoor use, in residential and heavy-use commercial settings. What's more, its different structures and extra-thick tiles allow seamless installation between indoors and out.
For the poetry room, the Mystone collection Pietra di Vals Antracite 60x60 was combined with the warmth of Treverkcharme wood-effect stoneware, installed in a herringbone pattern.
So the project does not only use stone-effect materials: the Jade Residence's designers also opted for the warmth of wood-effect stoneware, choosing not only Treverkcharme but also the Treverkchic and Treverkmood collections.
With its hand-crafted, creative look, Treverkchic is inspired by the material's natural beauty and is ideal for use on the floors of residential interiors such as living-rooms, kitchens, bathrooms and bedrooms, as well as light commercial applications. The designers decided to mix two different tactile effects in the building's foyer, combining Mystone Pietra Italia with Treverkchic plank tiles in Noce Italiano colour.
Treverkmood is inspired by salvaged materials, such as the surfaces of vintage furniture, creating a highly original overall effect, with the pronounced variations in shading typical of old wood, which only grows more beautiful with age. In this project, Treverkmood wood-effect stoneware was installed in a coffered layout in combination with concrete-effect tiles from the Block collection in the 75x75 size, for an original mix and match look.
The key material in the garden is Mystone Gris Fleury20 extra-thick stoneware, the ideal collection for outdoor and high-stress indoor areas.
The swimming-pooland changing-rooms were also finished with Marazzi stonewares. The bottom of the pool, in Treverkchic wood-effect stoneware, dialogues with the Evolutionmarble Calacatta Lux marble-effect material used to finish the mirror pillars. Bisque terracotta-effect brick tiles in the 15x30 size were chosen for the changing-room floors.
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