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Uncover a World of Tranquillity Within an Evocative Animal Hospital in Taipei
By Ryan Lin
Tracing their history as far back as millennia ago, caves have been – and still are for some – the most primitive and natural homes for human beings.
Cocoons made out of earth's soil, their warm hues and unpolished textures evoke an intrinsic sense of security and belonging in the animals and humans who come in contact with them. Nestled on Heping East Road in Taipei's Daan District, a veterinarian hospital that was formerly an old bookstore – where smells of paper remain – has captured in its environment that same mystical connection and organic allure.
Inspired by a deep reverence for life, the owner of Chuan Animal Hospital had wanted to conceive a haven in which pet owners and their furry children can go about their various appointments within an utterly safe and calming environment. This sincere intention deeply touched interior designer Daniel Hu, who set out to translate the owner’s altruistic passion into the hospital’s aesthetic. Scroll through the gallery below (Photography: Hey! Cheese) to find out more about this innovative space: