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Hongzhu Housing Sales Center / Lab Modus

  • Architects: Lab Modus
  • Location: Taoyuan County, Taiwan
  • Architects: Lab Modus
  • Design Team: Kevin Chang, Jay Lin, Will Hsieh, Yi-Li Lin
  • Area: 1200.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Chih-Ming Wu

© Chih-Ming Wu © Chih-Ming Wu © Chih-Ming Wu © Chih-Ming Wu

© Chih-Ming Wu

The site is a long rectangular shape with the narrower side facing a street by the Taoyuan County exit of national highway.

© Chih-Ming Wu
© Chih-Ming Wu

© Chih-Ming Wu

The scheme consists of a two-story lifted glass box and a sequence of double layered perforated metal panels. Resonating with the form of ancient Chinese lucky animal, the form of the project takes inspiration of “dragon”, a symbol of success and luck. Giving maximum presence to the context, the overall massing of project applies advantage of the length of the site to make a continuous extension to all dimensions of the project.

Plan 01
Plan 01

Plan

In addition, the gradually transformed perforated metal panels also provide an eco-friendly solution to prevent direct sunlight exposure into the interior space to reduce the usage of air condition and artificial lighting devices.

© Chih-Ming Wu
© Chih-Ming Wu
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