Ahead Concept Design
About Ahead Concept Design
Since our establishment in 2007, we have been constantly engaged in breaking through boundaries and the innovation of new ideas. We are currently undergoing stable growth and quickly accumulating a number of well-known cases. In recent years, we have experienced high regard on account of our young and creative image. Departing from the mainstream trend of design based upon a set style, Ahead Design views every single case as a brand new start, endowing it with a style all its own. We believe that the emotional impact of a design arises from the harmony created between proper proportions, transmission of concepts, and a sense of existence. The coexistence of these elements is then made manifest in space. As such, we define it as personalized design.
Ahead Design is a combination of interdisciplinary design elements, crossing disciplines both in terms of the types of cases we undertake and of the members of our design team. With regard to the cases we undertake, we design residential spaces, recreational spaces, office spaces, public spaces, and commercial spaces. In addition, our scope also includes furniture design, lighting design, product design, as well as graphic design. The range of categories through which we extend is extremely broad. With regard to our interdisciplinary design team, we not only include interior designers, but other talented members who are artistic and capable of sales and marketing and graphic design.
The ANS Head Office - Defining Tomorrow
ANS Head Office seeks to define “the style of tomorrow” with a minimalist vision that inquires into the future of people in their respective spaces.
Upon glimpsing the strong, rough-hewn geometric lines of the unadorned office, the central light box clearly appears as the heart of the whole space. Located in the center of the office and used as a confidential meeting room, the light box has glass walls which are outlined with galvanized iron bars creating an octagonal framework, a circular heart which radiates symmetrically outward into the entire space. To attain visual geometric tension, basic structural elements such as pipework have been organized into extremely tidy and efficient lines, imparting a first impression akin to a blank page. It is then left to the galvanized iron of the light box to portray a profound array of lines which disperse outward in dynamic layers. Raw materials constitute a lofty, cold structure into which sparse colors are introduced - the light and dark shades of concrete, the grain of wood veneer, hues of gold, green, black, white, and grey - the absolute minimum coloration needed to differentiate the various levels, functions, and characteristics of distinct office areas.
The Origins of Style
HISUSHI, after years of development, has established its own distinct image in dining fashion. However, after reaching its peak, every cutting-edge fashion eventually simplifies and returns to nature. The Lake Store is the turning point in this natural tide. At Sushi Sea, quality is clearly and naturally communicated to guests through simple ingredients, flavors, and service.
We have envisioned this store as a fishing boat lit up on the sea following its own path, never lost, and guided home by the heart: HISUSHI offers a simple and harmonious atmosphere in which you can savor the bounty of the land and sea.
This is implemented in practice by having the veneer as a substrate of the overall texture. These very direct and traditional Japanese elements have an air of light and timelessness. Beyond this background, the second layer uses a subtle, traditional Japanese-style blue and white pattern covering the front of the space and creating a contrasting, but not jarring visual effect. Combining these two moderate elements brings about a subtle tension of the story that, along with Katsushika Hokusai's ukiyo-e, gives rise to this space’s singular imagery.
Refining Harmony in a Cozy Space
The essence of a private space is often determined by its users. Meanwhile, the role of the design is to interpret style to coincide with the exact pattern of daily life through the use of different materials. For example, the owner of the Taoyuan Chiang Home has an orderly yet distinctive personality. As a devote Buddhist, he is generous, open-minded and self-restrained. Therefore, we elected to create a balanced and elegant three-dimensional space within his home. Distinct color palettes and the use of vertical and horizontal lines are attention grabbing. Furthermore, the dark South American chicken-wing wood, the texture of the Thai silk, and the Teakwood floors lined with titanium crochets portray a quiet and graceful attitude.
Buddhism believes that the universe is balanced and all-inclusive. Since the home owner’s philosophy is the same, we incorporated this belief into our design by removing all the doorways and combine all the spaces into one. This is particularly shown in connecting the eldest son’s room with that of the mother, which represents the everlasting bond between parent and child. The other side of the hallway has a linear light fixture that points to two windows. The South American chicken-wing wood that decorates the largest indoor surfaces embodies a delicate yet rich texture with the addition of polished pearl paint. When sunlight touches the space, it reveals both the time of day and the natural comfort and sensitivity of the home.
Expensive materials are superficial without the proper design. The smell, interactions with light and temperature, and the feel of delicate textures are all incorporated into designs to make the users of a space feel comfortable and wealthy in their hearts and in their life. It is deeply believed that the concept of home is both the origin and the endpoint of life’s pursuit. That constant waiting to go home is how a comfortable space will make you feel.
Lin Mao Sen
New. Release. Sweetness.
Traditional cultural spirit is integrated into innovative harmony in 'Lin Mao Sen.
The traditional tea ceremony is used from concept and vision to design, structure and atmosphere, creating a beautiful and delicate presentation. The perspective along the ceiling border to the pillar structure conveys dynamic interaction. The large wooden plaque in the hall implies Eastern Heritage and thus extends the continuity of cultural connotation.
Prologue. Arts and crafts.
Listed in a symmetrical order, the value principal is derived from a metaphor for the spatial texture of oriental residence. A return to natural convergence is subtly weaved into the ceiling line for a sense of relaxation and release. The materials are reflected with an ecological perspective, integrating old concepts with new to generate a sense of freedom and coexistence with the urban environment.
Contemplation. Colorful rhythm
Peacock blue, lake green, and mustard yellow saturation, fusion lines and staggered surface relationship, and a background with subtle oriental heritage all extend the continuity of space and connotation. The interpretation of the contemplation of environmental heritage blends old and new concepts and matches them to the pattern of ritualistic attempt. In the process of the interactions between the products and consumers, human implications are highlighted. Aesthetic implications are used to show functions, routes and displays, restoring the original entrepreneurial spirit.
Reading the Fashion of Civilization
PPAPER, well-known throughout Taiwan, Hong Kong and China, has its headquarters in Taipei. To differentiate the regional property of its magazine publishing area from its stores, the company uses two different floors.
Office area: This office space leaves fashionable popular design components behind, opting for transparent and light glass over the brick walls of the building’s structure with unidirectional lighting. This design allows light to pass straight through and uses the original brick shape to develop the receiving function. High above the office space, which is made up of 18 desks organized into three groups, the lamps and storage area use black iron to balance the actual space’s requirements and the space’s natural assistance, creating the unadorned charm of an industrial loft space, with wind, a humane temperature and great impression. A 20-person conference is placed in front of the entrance window so that it can feel the ebb and flow of the rhythm of the sunlight combined with the interpersonal dialogue. The fashion charm of PPAPER is visible everywhere in its office.
The original patio stairs help solve the problem of insufficient lighting in the basement. Using frameless glass as its primary medium, the cement floor extends from outside in; the maintenance of a low-saturation space is the best background for the design products, in addition to making the pink logo pop. Incessant wave imagery and the upward extension of the floor make up the spatial theme. Fashion and humanity become more obvious around the black iron and troffer, and the feeling of moving forward created by the linear axis of the replacement area helps to prevent a feeling of oppression caused by the short beams and the crisscross of light and shadow on the line.
Sozo Japanese Cuisine
Japanese cuisine allow diners to taste the beauty of pure freshness. Ingredients presented in their most primitive form possess an implicit visual power, and reflect the chef’s masterful selection, as well as his supreme knife skills and cooking expertise. The fresh flavors of such cuisine on the tip of the diner’s tongue are the culmination of Japan’s centuries-long culinary romance with seafood.
In the East, landscape provides the best metaphor for an aesthetic both pure and majestic. To establish a Japanese restaurant in China, connecting both cultures with a common language is of prime importance. Interestingly, these two cultures look at landscapes in different ways. A Japanese rock garden is strict, tidy, and replete with poetry and contemplation. Meanwhile, Chinese landscape painting often consists of splashes of heavy green and blue ink unbound by distinct lines. Although both cultures portray landscapes differently, the primary concern for each is artistic mood. We have integrated the two in moulding a new manner of expression, designing a space which exhibits various hues within a single-color palette. By means of conspicuous, shapely stones and rock gardens, and transparent screens bearing traditional Chinese ink paintings, a richly layered spatial relationship is established.
String & connection
Embellished by pure colors and natural textures, the dual geometric building embraces the wide open horizontal direction. The interior and exterior spaces merge to be one open and continuous space. The fine stone material forms a strong sensory impact in combination with the rough iron and wood work, which constitute the main wall of the entryway and living room, as well as support the one-body two-face functionality.
The thick texture of the weathered wood is used in the beams, which extend from the public area to the private space. The façades of both spaces outline playful concept with a mirror-shaped structure. Decorative forms are replaced by pure wood color in accordance with the special relationship.
Regarding the spatial interpretation, the entire living room and dining room are connected by plenty of open space. Lamps supplemented by rational linear elements are used in response to the zero decoration façade to relieve stress. Both body and mind are precipitated; with open and flowing aesthetics as a basis, the structure girder, and levels highlighted by solid wood, a tone that seems to relieve pressure has been created, which further produces the strong and thick texture. The meeting of warmth and coldness and the subsequent complications and emotions create the style of the case. The structured configuration makes the space ideal for thoughtfulness, but also triggers the leisure and grace of the urban residence. It elegantly carries out a true dialogue between imagination and life in space, thus achieving the free and interactive environment expected by the homeowner.
The conversation of wind and light
A home is a place of habitation offering shelter from the elements, as well as a place to conserve and bolster one’s spirits. The form of a home ought to comply with the unique character of the inhabitants, a dignified space rich in variation. As such, the unlimited natural resources of wind and light inevitably provide the energetic key to successful design.
The unique vitality of a space arises when the consciousness of the inhabitants is invited into the textures and details within. The exclusive mark of this space is its use of agile lines and lighting to express the owner’s tastes. Solid wood, slate, and meticulously textured, hand-crafted wall materials constitute the foundational elements of the structure, naturally exuding an organic warmth. In order to achieve a sense of expansiveness, raw wooden planking was used, while recycled black Diacrete was affixed to the sides of protruding roof beams. A glass wall consisting of stable black frames around rectangular panes transverses the entire space from kitchen to master bedroom, while wall lamps affixed to the Diacrete-covered roof beam running parallel to the glass wall impart a fun, modern feel. This dark-colored visual effect is ingeniously applied to grant height and breadth to the space.