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Wanhua Reception Center / CYS.ASDO

19:00 - 21 October, 2015
Wanhua Reception Center / CYS.ASDO, © K. M. Lee
© K. M. Lee
  • 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 © K. M. Lee © K. M. Lee © K. M. Lee +31

Open Call: The 3rd “Earth God Temple” Student Design Competition

02:30 - 12 October, 2015
Open Call: The 3rd “Earth God Temple” Student Design Competition, The 3rd “Earth God Temple” Student Design Competition
The 3rd “Earth God Temple” Student Design Competition

The Earth God (Tu Di Gong / 土地公) Temple, the symbol of humans' respect for Nature, exists in harmony and as one with the land and environment. However, current urban development practices have caused the gradual shrinking of this civic and religious center, as the property has been frequently ceded to the city under expropriation regulations. In response to this issue, Tai Square Arts and Aesthetics Association has organized the "Earth God Temple Student Design Competition", inviting young students with creativity and ideas to evaluate and provide a solution that will improve the situation of the temple and its surrounding

2015 Restaurant & Bar Design Award Winners Announced

07:00 - 6 October, 2015
2015 Restaurant & Bar Design Award Winners Announced, The Jane; Belgium / Studio Piet Boon. Image Courtesy of The Restaurant & Bar Design Awards
The Jane; Belgium / Studio Piet Boon. Image Courtesy of The Restaurant & Bar Design Awards

The winners of the seventh annual Restaurant & Bar Design Awards—the only awards in the world dedicated to the design of food and beverage spaces—have been announced in London. Out of over 860 entries from the United Kingdom and 70 other countries, 36 designs were awarded, with two grand prize winners.

The winners of the Restaurant & Bar Design Awards are:

Just Sleep Jiaoxi / LRH ARCHITECT & ASSOCIATES

19:00 - 1 October, 2015
Just Sleep Jiaoxi / LRH ARCHITECT & ASSOCIATES, © Highlite Images
© Highlite Images
  • Architects

  • Location

    Jiaoxi Township, Yilan County, Taiwan 262
  • Architect in Charge

    Li-Ren Hsiao,Yi-Ling Wu
  • Design Team

    Bo-Han Huang, Shin-Fa Hung, In-Chi Chen
  • Interior Design

    Rich Honour International Design Co., Ltd.
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

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Richard Meier-Designed Skyscraper Underway in Taipei

12:19 - 22 September, 2015
Richard Meier-Designed Skyscraper Underway in Taipei, © Vize.com; Courtesy Richard Meier & Partners Architects
© Vize.com; Courtesy Richard Meier & Partners Architects

Richard Meier & Partners has unveiled plans for a 127-meter-tall tower in Taipei. Already under construction, the CDC “55 Timeless” Xin-Yi residential skyscraper will be comprised of two volumes: a solid north tower and transparent south tower. 

"The solid north volume contains the core of the residential units that flows towards the transparent south volume, which is a natural light-filled space where living, social and the more public programs are located," says the practice. "A carefully crafted geometric organization allows viewing corridors towards the mountains in the far distance."

Chupei Reception Center / CYS.ASDO

19:00 - 15 September, 2015
Chupei Reception Center / CYS.ASDO, © K. M. Lee
© K. M. Lee
  • Architects

  • Location

    Hsinchu City, Taiwan 300
  • Architect in Charge

    Chung-Yei Sheng
  • Design Team

    Jill Yang, Orange Kang, Peggy Chiang
  • Area

    3000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© K. M. Lee © K. M. Lee © K. M. Lee © K. M. Lee +22

Kaohsiung American School / MAYU architects

22:00 - 3 September, 2015
Kaohsiung American School / MAYU architects, © Guei-Shiang Ke
© Guei-Shiang Ke
  • 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 +47

In Progress: National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts / Mecanoo

02:00 - 1 September, 2015
In Progress: National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts / Mecanoo, Courtesy of Mecanoo
Courtesy of Mecanoo
  • Architects

  • Location

    No. 7, Zhongzheng 1st Road, Lingya District, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan 802
  • Area

    141000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Mecanoo

Courtesy of Mecanoo Courtesy of Mecanoo Courtesy of Mecanoo Courtesy of Mecanoo +24

Taipei 101 Sets New Record During Typhoon Soudelor

14:30 - 17 August, 2015

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

14:27 - 14 August, 2015
Zaha Hadid Architects Win Danjiang Bridge Competition in Taiwan, © Danjiang Bridge by Zaha Hadid Architects, render by MIR
© Danjiang Bridge by Zaha Hadid Architects, render by MIR

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.

Regeneration of Taoyuan International Airport Terminal 1 / Norihiko Dan and Associates

02:00 - 2 August, 2015
Regeneration of Taoyuan International Airport Terminal 1 / Norihiko Dan and Associates, Courtesy of Norihiko Dan and Associates
Courtesy of Norihiko Dan and Associates

Courtesy of Norihiko Dan and Associates Courtesy of Norihiko Dan and Associates Courtesy of Norihiko Dan and Associates Courtesy of Norihiko Dan and Associates +19

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

22:00 - 30 July, 2015
Central Taiwan Innovation Campus MOEA / Bio-architecture Formosana + NOIZ ARCHITECTS, Courtesy of Bio-architecture Formosana
Courtesy of Bio-architecture Formosana
  • 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 +30

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

19:00 - 30 July, 2015
Sun Moon Lake Administration Office of Tourism Bureau / Norihiko Dan and Associates, Courtesy of Norihiko Dan and Associates
Courtesy of Norihiko Dan and Associates

Courtesy of Norihiko Dan and Associates © Anew Chen Courtesy of Norihiko Dan and Associates © Anew Chen +19

Dharma Drum Institute of Liberal Arts / KRIS YAO | ARTECH

20:00 - 8 July, 2015
Dharma Drum Institute of Liberal Arts / KRIS YAO | ARTECH, Courtesy of KRIS YAO | ARTECH
Courtesy of KRIS YAO | ARTECH
  • Architects

  • 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 +27

Bow-Yun Temple / Studiobase Architects

19:00 - 18 June, 2015
Bow-Yun Temple / Studiobase Architects, © Yuan, Wei-Ming
© Yuan, Wei-Ming

© Yuan, Wei-Ming © Yuan, Wei-Ming © Yuan, Wei-Ming © Yuan, Wei-Ming +25

House H / Studiobase Architects

19:00 - 16 June, 2015
House H / Studiobase Architects, © Yuan, Wei-Ming
© Yuan, Wei-Ming

© Yuan, Wei-Ming © Yuan, Wei-Ming © Yuan, Wei-Ming © Yuan, Wei-Ming +26

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

17:00 - 11 June, 2015
Advantech Linkou Campus Phase 1 / J. J. Pan & Partners, © Vesper W.S. Hsieh
© Vesper W.S. Hsieh
  • Architects

  • 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 +31

RAW / Weijenberg Architects

19:00 - 8 June, 2015
RAW / Weijenberg Architects, © mwphotoinc
© mwphotoinc
  • Architects

  • Location

    Lequn 3rd Road, Zhongshan District, Taipei City, Taiwan 104
  • Area

    4500.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

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