The Heritage / CYS.ASDO

  • 21 Aug 2012
  • Houses Selected Works
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Architects: CYS.ASDO
Location: Taipei,
Architect In Charge: Chung-Yei Sheng
Design Team: Jill Yang, Paul Chiang, Why Huang
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: K. M. Lee

Project Area: 400.0 sqm
Contractor: Zhon Yin Construction Company

Project “The Heritage” serves as the housing sales center, located on an irregular site. Due to the unique site condition, we decided to take a widely different design strategy.

© K. M. Lee

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.

© K. M. Lee

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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