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A’tolan is a word meaning “a place with many rocks,” stemming from the indigenous language of the natives who live on the east coast of Taiwan. In reality, A’tolan is likely one of the best words to describe the eponymous A’tolan house, as the house’s essence is based on the traditional native technique of piling rocks.

As the house is situated adjacent to the Pacific Ocean and is surrounded by serene natural elements, architects Create + Think Design Studio elected to use the least invasive design possible, leading to a utilitarian design one could consider befitting to its surroundings. Outside, you’ll find an infinity pool to finish off the look with a view facing towards the sea, perfect for evening sunsets.

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Words by Marcus Cho
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