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The Heritage / CYS.ASDO

© K. M. Lee
© K. M. Lee

Architects: CYS.ASDO Location: Taipei, Taiwan Architect In Charge: Chung-Yei Sheng Design Team: Jill Yang, Paul Chiang, Why Huang Project Year: 2011 Photographs: K. M. Lee

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Unlike the traditional single building format, the design applies a fragmentation concept to break each functional space into a single spatial mass.

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A mask connects all of the building’s separate units together to create an exterior shell with windows deliberately placed to present the site’s best attributes while covering those less appealing- so what visitors see is as important as what visitors don’t see.

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By using alternation and interlocking methods, it creates a rich image of interweaving void and solid spaces. In addition, the void spaces are decorated with green plants. Therefore, every single space can produce a different connecting relationship to the environment. By retreating or stretching, a band of rich Mask is created at the overall elevation of the scattered cube spaces.

To emphasize the spirit of Chinese culture, we try to install some Chinese elements in the spatial design to create a native architecture. To echo with the Chinese culture style advertised of the selling project, each individual mass is interpreted as a traditional Chinese space, such as bamboo pavilion, boat-structure house, tower pavilion, etc. and are linked by circulation layout to construct the solid-void and penetration sense. Apart from the sale purpose, visitors are to sense the environmental blending living style conveying by the overall space.

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Cite:Javier Gaete. "The Heritage / CYS.ASDO" 21 Aug 2012. ArchDaily. Accesed . <http://www.archdaily.com/264502/the-heritage-cys-asdo/>