In Western homes we may see influences of minimalism. Many modern homes strive to incorporate the beautiful simplicity of the style. However, in this Taipei home, owned by a family of three, minimalism is not simply a preferred aesthetic, it is an absolute necessity. With three people living in just 285 square feet (26 square meters), there is no space whatsoever for things that do not have a function. The home's designer at Folk Design took inspiration for this simple house from the owners' love of calligraphy and devotion to meditation. Indeed, it must take a very clear mind to let go of so much space and privacy.