A’tolan – modern home in harmony with the natural landscape of Taiwan
Subtly hidden in the landscape, the house “A’tolan” enjoys the relaxing nature with an endless view of the ocean in Taiwan. Thanks to its location, natural materials and openness to the line of sight, this dream home that seems to be one with nature is an escape from the crowds and urban problems.
The house has a Zen atmosphere, largely because of the natural materials with which it is built. It is built using traditional Taiwanese construction technique with local stone. The stones are usually excavated from the land of the architectural unit and then used for the construction. This is one way to re-use natural materials. Rocks, stacked on each other as natural sculptures are the main pillars of the house.
The architectural structure of “A’tolan” gently rises on several levels and extends along the contours of the coast.
The exterior of the private house “A’tolan” is sufficiently dominant, so architects opted for simpler interior. Hence they used wooden floors, and marble-beige for the wall surfaces. “A’tolan” is carefully and meticulously created architectural unit that lives in harmony with the nature that surrounds it.