Ritz Plaza Housing Complex / Chin Architects

  • 26 Dec 2012
  • Housing Selected Works
© Jeffrey Cheng

Architects: Chin Architects
Location: , City, Taiwan
Design Team: I-Ju Chin, Hung-I Lin, Hung-Nan Chu, Mu-Chen Chan, Shen-Hung Chiang, Wei-Shian Chen, Wan-Ju Chang
Building Contractor: Bionic Group
Clients: Bionic Group
Area: 2,278.28 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Jeffrey Cheng

© Jeffrey Cheng

The Ritz Plaza seeks a new suggestion for up/down duplex townhouses that preserves quality of both urban spaces and private dwelling, while giving back the city a pleasant environment. The project groups the more intimate areas of two up/down units on to the second and third floors in order to avoid unwanted disturbances from the neighbors. The ground floor is purposefully raised to redefine the urban public-private edge, and at the same time to visually connect the garden of the lower unit with the parks. The upper unit’s public areas are arranged on the fourth floor which enjoys a splendid 6 meter floor-height that invites the surrounding beautiful mountainous scenery into the building. This arrangement also connects all the public areas of upper units together and provides a fluent life.

© Jeffrey Cheng

The architectural expression takes on a humble yet vigorous gesture to respond to the opposite open parks, hoping its refined yet rich form will generate a sense of place, and suggest a serene life style. The prominent vertical stone cladding walls define the living domain; the sun-screen louvers, curtain wall volumes, and large scale balconies and terraces clearly express the public and private realms. Last but not least, the delicate roof structures allow natural light and shadow to produce different magical ambiance in the roof garden, bringing the space closer to life.

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Cite: "Ritz Plaza Housing Complex / Chin Architects" 26 Dec 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 18 Dec 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=308766>
  • Cristian Dinulescu

    Asian Elegance!

  • Chun-Yung Tsai

    The excessive decoration Taiwanese style building.
    Ha!

  • Chun-Yung Tsai

    The excessive decoration Taiwanese style building.