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One of the inspirations for this project was Taiwan’s National Palace Museum, a historic and cultural treasure trove. Containing calligraphic works, paintings, carvings and all types of artifacts, the collections possess a hidden language of humanistic development for designers to explore. Responding to the global trend for simple luxury, the designer wanted to create a high-end residence of new kind. The challenges on this project included creating a deluxe and calm living space through humanistic design, rather than using lavish add-ons such as crystal chandeliers, glass, and precious metals that are often used in the West. Another challenge was to establish a luxury residence full of oriental charm and humanism that echoed the effect of the granite slabs used on the exterior of the building. The designer eschewed artificial luxuries and instead opted for natural textures; they refined the design language taken from traditional culture and constructed a home that represents the oriental aesthetics of abundance.