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Kaohsiung American School / MAYU architects

  • Architects: MAYU architects+
  • Location: Kaohsiung City, Taiwan
  • Architects in Charge: Malone Chang, Yu-lin Chen
  • Area: 6208.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Photographs: Guei-Shiang Ke

© Guei-Shiang Ke © Guei-Shiang Ke © Guei-Shiang Ke © Guei-Shiang Ke

Taipei 101 Sets New Record During Typhoon Soudelor

Taipei 101, once the world's tallest building before losing the title to the Burj Khalifa, has set a new record. As Popular Mechanics reports, the 1,667-foot-tall skyscraper's internal "tuned mass damper" swayed more than it ever has before in last week's Typhoon Soudelor. Also known as a "harmonic absorber," the massive damper moved a full meter from its central position at the tower's top in an effort to keep Taipei 101 upright during the early morning storm's 100 to 145 mph winds.

The weighted ball, measuring 18-feet in diameter and weighing 728 tons, sits on hydraulic cylinders suspended between the 87th and 92nd floors. It was engineered for winds up to 135 mph. Watch the damper (and building) sway in the video below. 

Zaha Hadid Architects Win Danjiang Bridge Competition in Taiwan

Zaha Hadid Architects has been announced as winner of the Danjiang Bridge International Competition in Taiwan. The new bridge was designed to "make a conspicuous landmark against the backdrop of Tamsui's famous sunset," says ZHA director Patrik Schumacher. It will be comprised of a cable-stayed bridge design that will minimize its "visual impact" by needing only one concrete structural mass to support its 920-meter-long span.

"The Danjiang Bridge will be the world’s longest single-tower, asymmetric cable-stayed bridge," said ZHA in a press release. Read on to see how the bridge will be constructed.

Central Taiwan Innovation Campus MOEA / Bio-architecture Formosana + NOIZ ARCHITECTS

  • Architects: Bio-architecture Formosana + NOIZ ARCHITECTS
  • Location: No.2, Wenxian Rd., Zhongxing New Village
  • Building Area: 12167.63 m2
  • Floor Area: 42729.62 m2
  • Area: 24721.58 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Bio-architecture Formosana

Courtesy of Bio-architecture Formosana Courtesy of Bio-architecture Formosana Courtesy of Bio-architecture Formosana Courtesy of Bio-architecture Formosana

Sun Moon Lake Administration Office of Tourism Bureau / Norihiko Dan and Associates

Courtesy of Norihiko Dan and Associates © Anew Chen Courtesy of Norihiko Dan and Associates © Anew Chen

Dharma Drum Institute of Liberal Arts / KRIS YAO | ARTECH

  • Architects: KRIS YAO | ARTECH
  • Location: 20842, Taiwan, New Taipei City, Jinshan District, 三界里7鄰法鼓路555號, Dharma Drum Sangha University, 法鼓山世界佛教教育園區
  • Architect in Charge: Kris Yao
  • Project Team: Willy Yu, Glen Lu, Albert Liu, Jiang-Pei Ying, Yen-Hsun Li, Po-Wen Hsiao, Catch Tseng, May Wang, Yu-Ju Fang, Chi-I Yeh, Ann Lin, Chyi Huang, Yen-Hsuan Chen, Shih-Yen Chiang, Yi-Chia Hsiao, Philips Chen, Kenny Huang, Yu-Tung Hsing, Joanna Lien, Huei-Chen Hsu, Jess Chi, Jun-Ren Chou, Calvin Chen, Alex Liu, David Chang, Dan-Ching Lin, Ming-Chin Li, Carrie Chang
  • Area: 156180.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Photographs: Courtesy of KRIS YAO | ARTECH

Courtesy of KRIS YAO | ARTECH Courtesy of KRIS YAO | ARTECH Courtesy of KRIS YAO | ARTECH Courtesy of KRIS YAO | ARTECH

Bow-Yun Temple / Studiobase Architects

  • Architects: Studiobase Architects
  • Location: Taichung City, Taiwan
  • Area: 15320.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Photographs: Yuan, Wei-Ming

© Yuan, Wei-Ming © Yuan, Wei-Ming © Yuan, Wei-Ming © Yuan, Wei-Ming

House H / Studiobase Architects

  • Architects: Studiobase Architects
  • Location: Taichung City, Taiwan
  • Area: 367.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Photographs: Yuan, Wei-Ming

© Yuan, Wei-Ming © Yuan, Wei-Ming © Yuan, Wei-Ming © Yuan, Wei-Ming

Advantech Linkou Campus Phase 1 / J. J. Pan & Partners

  • Architects: J. J. Pan & Partners
  • Location: No. 27, Wende Road, Guishan District, Taoyuan City, Taiwan 333
  • Design Team: Joshua J. Pan, Jason Chen, Yi-Tai Lin, Tien-Kai Yang, Shun-Lang Wu, Hsin-Ha Chen, Chia-Wei Ting, Po-Cheng Wang, Hsin-Pin Lee, Tien-Yi Pan, Shih-Fang Huang, Chia-Ling Yang, Jing-Ren Chen, Chen-Yang Chang, Pao-Chao Hsu
  • Area: 36600.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Vesper W.S. Hsieh

© Vesper W.S. Hsieh © Vesper W.S. Hsieh © Vesper W.S. Hsieh © Vesper W.S. Hsieh

RAW / Weijenberg Architects

  • Architects: Weijenberg Architects
  • Location: Lequn 3rd Road, Zhongshan District, Taipei City, Taiwan 104
  • Area: 4500.0 ft2
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: mwphotoinc

© mwphotoinc © mwphotoinc © mwphotoinc © mwphotoinc

My Secret Garden / Yestudio

  • Architects: Yestudio
  • Location: Taipei, Taiwan
  • General Contractor: Yestudio
  • Area: 40.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Clivelan

© Clivelan © Clivelan © Clivelan © Clivelan

PRIM4 Hair Salon / YOMA DESIGN

  • Architects: YOMA DESIGN
  • Location: Lane 40, Andong Street, Da’an District, Taipei City, Taiwan 106
  • Area: 98.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Figure x Lee Kuo-Min Studio

© Figure x Lee Kuo-Min Studio © Figure x Lee Kuo-Min Studio © Figure x Lee Kuo-Min Studio © Figure x Lee Kuo-Min Studio

Musee De La Roche Corail / Jerry KO Studio

  • Architects: Jerry KO Studio
  • Location: Liuqiu Township, Pingtung County, Taiwan 929
  • General Contractor: Mr. Young
  • Area: 290.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Dak Dzin

© Dak Dzin © Dak Dzin © Dak Dzin © Dak Dzin

Hua Nan Bank Headquarters / KRIS YAO | ARTECH

  • Architects: KRIS YAO | ARTECH
  • Location: Taipei, Taiwan
  • Area: 51881.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Jeffrey Cheng

© Jeffrey Cheng © Jeffrey Cheng © Jeffrey Cheng © Jeffrey Cheng

Apartment Refurbishment in Taipei / CHI-TORCH Interior Design

Courtesy of CHI-TORCH Interior Design Courtesy of CHI-TORCH Interior Design Courtesy of CHI-TORCH Interior Design Courtesy of CHI-TORCH Interior Design

RUNNING Pacidal! Kindergarten Sinchen / Wang, Pe-Jen Architects + Lin, Chi Chin

© Chi , Po Lin © Chi , Po Lin © Chi , Po Lin © Chi , Po Lin