Empty Oil Cans May Not Be the Reason for Tainan Building Collapse

16:00 - 9 February, 2016
via CNN
via CNN

With a death toll that may exceed 100, the unfortunate collapse of the 17-story Weiguan Jinlong (Golden Dragon) apartment complex in Tainan this past Saturday has caused some major confusion. As the BBC reports, the 200-unit building, built in 1983 by a construction company that has since gone out of business, crumbled after a 6.4 magnitude earthquake while surrounding buildings remained unscathed. Though some are suspicious of the use of empty oil cans as fillers in the concrete pillars, structural engineers do not believe that to be the cause. The building is under investigation for "shoddy construction." Its developer (Lin Ming-hui) has been detained on charges of negligence leading to death. 

Mortuary Services Office in Kaohsiung City / C.M. Chao Architect & Planners

20:00 - 8 February, 2016
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  • Architects

    C.M. Chao Architect & Planners
  • Location

    Qijin 3rd Rd, Qijin District, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan 805
  • Design Team

    X.P. Zheng, B.J. Hou, H.W. He, Y.X. Zhong, Z.W. Chen, S.J. Lin
  • Area

    2352.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

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A'tolan House / Create + Think Design Studio

22:00 - 3 February, 2016
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Incubation Reception Center / Ching Chi Design + Leo-construction designing department + Xuxian Rui Architects Office

19:00 - 18 January, 2016
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  • Architects

    Ching Chi Design · Office Profile, Leo-construction designing department, Xuxian Rui Architects Office
  • Location

    Taichung City, Taiwan
  • Interior design

    Su, Ching Chi
  • Design Director

    Su, Ching Chi
  • Design Team

    Lien, Yu Fan、Lin, Wen kai、Xie,Yun Tai、Liao, Shu Chun、Yang, Hui Ping、 Chen, Shu Jung
  • Landscape area

    2495.879 m2
  • Area

    1177.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

    Liu,Chung Ying

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Family House in Taipei / Preposition Architecture

15:00 - 13 January, 2016
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Apartment Complex in Qiyan / LRH Architects

05:00 - 10 January, 2016
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  • Architect

  • Address

    Taiwan, Taibei City, Quyan, Beitou
  • Year

    2015
  • Photographer

    Highlite Images

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The Realm of Confluence / Cai-In Interior Design

19:00 - 7 January, 2016
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  • Architects

    Cai-In Interior Design
  • Location

    New Taipei City, Taiwan
  • Design Team

    Chin-Feng Wu, Chih-Sheng Fan
  • Area

    1670.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

    Kyle Yu

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Block Village / HAO Design

22:00 - 8 December, 2015
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Changhua Station THSR / KRIS YAO | ARTECH

22:00 - 2 December, 2015
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The Family Playground / HAO Design

22:00 - 23 November, 2015
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Call for Entries: Tainan Public Library Design Competition

14:00 - 15 November, 2015
Courtesy of Tainan City Government
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The Tainan City Government in Taiwan has launched an international design competition for its Tainan Public Library Project, a key factor in the cultural development of Tainan.

The Lego Play Pond / HAO Design

22:00 - 13 November, 2015
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MVRDV Wins Competition to Build An Urban Lagoon in Taiwan

12:00 - 13 November, 2015
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Courtesy of MVRDV. Image © APLUS CG

MVRDV, working alongside The Urbanist Collective and LLJ Architects, has been selected in a competition to transform downtown Tainan in Taiwan with their design for new green corridor and urban lagoon connecting the city to its waterfront. Transforming the area of Tainan known as the T-axis, the design will see the city's Haian Road turned into a public park and connected to the city's canal by demolishing the existing China-Town Mall, a commercial structure built alongside the canal in 1983 and described by MVRDV as a "rotten tooth of downtown Tainan."

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Hualien Residence / BIG

15:30 - 5 November, 2015
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BIG's "most mountainous project yet" has completed its first home outside of Hualien City on Taiwan's East Coast. The striated vacation housing project, built to resemble "Taiwan's spine of mountains to the west," is being developed by the Taiwan Land Development Corporation as a dense new neighborhood that "preserves and enhances the beauty of the surrounding nature" and offers "an active and social lifestyle outside the city."

The first model unit to complete, the 1000-square-meter home provides a first-hand look into life at the Hualien Residences with custom furniture designed by KiBiSi and an efficient layout shaped by the a distinct narrow floor plate covered in vegetation that plays into the development's overarching "folding hill structure."

UNStudio Proposes User-Centric Design for the Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport

08:00 - 4 November, 2015
Aerial Rendered View. Image Courtesy of UNStudio
Aerial Rendered View. Image Courtesy of UNStudio

Following the selection of Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partnersproposal for the Taiwan Taouyuan International Airport as the winning design, UNStudio has released their own proposal, which received 2nd place. Called the “most innovative design concept” and the design that the jury “wanted to experience the most” by Michael Sparks (jury member and Dean and Professor at Syracuse University), the proposal, with a design team headed by Ben Van Berkel, re-imagines the scale of the airport typology. Read more about their shortlisted entry after the break.

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DN Innovacion - Visual Taste / Very Space International

19:00 - 2 November, 2015
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  • Architects

    Very Space International
  • Location

    Taipei, Taiwan
  • Architect in Charge

    LIOU RUNG-LU
  • Area

    377.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

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RSHP Wins Competition to Expand Taiwan's Largest Airport

12:00 - 2 November, 2015
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© Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport

Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners (RSHP) has won an international competition to expand the Taoyuan International Airport - Taiwan's largest airport, formally known as Chiang Kai-shek International Airport. Their winning scheme for the airport's new Terminal 3 building won the jury over for its "outstanding and innovative planning and design and highly efficient circulation," according the airport's official press release

"The most compelling feature of their design is an interior experience that fluctuates and moves up and down to reflect changes in the users," said the report. 

Wanhua Reception Center / CYS.ASDO

19:00 - 21 October, 2015
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Taipei, Taiwan
  • Architect in Charge

    Chung-Yei Sheng
  • Design Team

    Jill Yang, Orange Kang, Peggy Chiang, Adolfo de Antonio
  • Area

    1700.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    K. M. Lee

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