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City Cultural Center Competition Entry / KAMJZ Architects

This Taichung City Cultural Center proposal by KAMJZ Architects aims to present the possibility of using local features to protect  from the very location itself turning limiting factors into interesting project features. With an average annual precipitation of 2500 mm and the climate heavily influenced by the monsoon season Taiwan is a country which receives a lot of rainwater. Therefore, the architects are focusing on a local water management agenda, 'Water Damper Towers,' with their building as it’s showcase. More images and architects’ description after the break.

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City Cultural Center Competition Entry / Maxthreads

Designed by Maxthreads Architectural Design & Planning, their vision for the Taichung City Cultural Center is to create an unconventional and exceptional gathering space for visitors and inhabitants, animated by a public program. As the entry sequence into an urban fabric, this proposal reflects the new city’s philosophy of combining nature and innovative technology. More images and architects’ description after the break.

City Culture Center Competition Entry / Kubota & Bachmann Architects

Designed by Kubota & Bachmann Architects, main purpose of their proposal for the Taichung City Cultural Center (TCCC) is the integration of the Gateway Park and the best practice implementation of green architectural policies. Aiming to be the new landmark of Taichung, together with the Gateway Park and the Taiwan Tower, the architectural ambition of the TCCC/Gateway Park is nothing less than creating a world-leading model in sustainable architecture. More images and architects' description after the break.

Tunghai University Learning Commons / YD Architects

© Zhi-Tan Lin
© Zhi-Tan Lin
  • Architects: YD Architects
  • Location: Taichung, Taiwan
  • Architect in Charge: Chun-Yen Chen
  • Design Principal: Jui-Ti Chen
  • Area: 1500.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Zhi-Tan Lin

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Update: WOHA’s ‘Breathing Architecture’ Exhibition

As an update to last year's post on WOHA's 'Breathing Architecture' exhibition, their work has seen great success in Frankfurt and Taichung. Now on its last leg, it will travel to Taipei and be on display from March 22-May 10 at the "Mobile Museum - SEED project". Reminding us of bold visions of the future, in which plants reclaim nature for themselves, the architects realize the permeation of buildings and landscape, and of interiors and exteriors in projects. WOHA’s tropical architecture is permeable, leafy and interspersed with community spaces, which truly capture the essence of how architecture is breathing. For more information, please visit here. More images can be viewed after the break.

Ruin Academy / Marco Casagrande

  • Architects: Marco Casagrande
  • Location: Taipei, Taiwan
  • Design Team: Nikita Wu
  • JUT Foundation Coordinators: Lea Yi-Chen Lin, Yi-Ling Hung
  • Area: 500.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photographs: AdDa, Tsai Ming-Hui

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Taiwan Solar Powered Stadium / Toyo Ito

Taiwan Solar Powered Stadium by Toyo Ito
Taiwan Solar Powered Stadium by Toyo Ito

Construction is finished for Japanese architect Toyo Ito’s Solar Powered Stadium in Taiwan. The stadium’s roof is covered by 8,844 solar panels. The stadium is located in Kaohsiung, Taiwan and it was built to coincide with the opening of the World Games, to be held this July.

The “World Games Stadium” holds 55,000 spectators and it cost $150 million to build. The stadium will hold the record for largest solar-powered stadium in the world with it’s 14,155m2 roof. It could potentially generate  1.14 gigawatt hours of electricity every year, enough to power up to 80% of the sorrounding neighbourhood.

Seen at deputydog. More images, after the break.

Tower of Colony Installation / Groundwork

Exhibited at the ‘Next Play: Shifting Ground’ Exhibition in Taipei, the Tower of Colony is the Hong Kong project by Groundwork, which responds to a theme of ‘Displacement’, to transform a one acre site at Huashan, a cultural district at the heart of Taipei City. The architects were interested in how migrants react on a foreign land. By building on the site, they 'colonized’ one acre of grassland from site, therefore colonizing a fragment of Taipei. Hong Kong, a colony by nature, now has its own colony. Their abstraction of the act of colonization can be observed at two scales: The Tower and The Performance. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Baisha Wan Beach and Visitor Centre / Wang Weijen Architecture

  • Architects: Wang Weijen Architecture
  • Location: Taipei, Taiwan
  • Area: 5657.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2007
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Wang Weijen Architecture

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Water-Moon Monastery / Artech Architects

© Jeffrey Cheng
© Jeffrey Cheng
  • Architects: Artech Architects
  • Location: Taipei, Taiwan
  • Architect in Charge: Kris Yao
  • Design Team: Hua-Yi Chang、Kuo-Lung Lee、Wen-Li Liu、Jen-Ying Kuo、Yvonne Lee、Chin Tai、Jun-Ren Chou、Yi-Heng Lin、David Chang
  • Area: 8422.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Jeffrey Cheng

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Wulai Parking Structure / QLAB

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Courtesy of QLAB
  • Architects: QLAB
  • Location: New Taipei City, Taiwan
  • Design Director : Borden Tseng
  • Project Manager: Tunghan Wu
  • Project Designer: Zizi Huang
  • Assistant Designers: Albert Chiu, Mike Yeh
  • Client: New Taipei City, Department of Transportation
  • Area: 8308.98 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Courtesy of QLAB

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Dormitories for ITRI Southern Taiwan Campus / Bio-Architecture Formosana

  • Architects: Bio-Architecture Formosana
  • Location: Liujia District, Taiwan
  • Site Area: 52792 sqm
  • Floor Area: 6182 sqm
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Bio-Architecture Formosana

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Ritz Plaza Housing Complex / Chin Architects

  • Architects: Chin Architects
  • Location: Neihu District, Taipei City, Taiwan 114
  • 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: 2278.28 sqm
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photographs: Jeffrey Cheng

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Chen Minshuku / TSDesign

  • Architects: TSDesign
  • Location: Tainan, Taiwan
  • Principal Designer: Chao Yuan-Hung, Chi Chien-Ching, Wang Jun-Jie, Chen Hsuan
  • Character of Space: Minshuku (B&B)
  • Client: Miss Chen
  • Contractor: TA-Shan Development Contractor Ltd.
  • Cost: 5.5 Million NT
  • Area: 132.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Tsai Tsung-Sheng

© Tsai Tsung-Sheng © Tsai Tsung-Sheng © Tsai Tsung-Sheng © Tsai Tsung-Sheng

Summit Housing Sales Center / Lab Modus

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Courtesy of Lab Modus
  • Architects: Lab Modus
  • Location: Hsinchu County, Taiwan
  • Project Team: Kevin Chang (Principal), Jay Lin, Will Hsieh, Ivy Lin
  • Area: 660.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Lab Modus

Yuwen Library / MAYU architects

  • Architects: MAYU architects
  • Architects In Charge: Malone Chang & Yu-lin Chen
  • Project Team: Kwantak AUYEUNG, Jin-de HSU (Project team), Dong-long WU (Construction supervision)
  • Structural Engineer: Tien-Hun Engineering Consultant Inc.
  • Area: 2965.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Guei-Shiang Ke

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Keelung New Harbor Service Building Competition Entry / ACDF Architecture

The design proposal for the Keelung New Harbor Service Building aims to reject grand architectural gestures that deliberately exist out of context for the sole intent of making a grandiose statement. ACDF Architecture rejects the use of elaborate sculptural forms that are fashionable, or are required to compensate for poorly planned design that does not respond to the local environment. They favor an architecture that portrays a creative, site specific design that is “grounded” in the local context. More images and architects’ description after the break.

A Residential Pavilion & Landscape of Hai Hau-The Great / Arcadian Architecture+Design

  • Architects: Arcadian Architecture+Design
  • Location: Chung-li City, Taiwan
  • Architect in Charge: Alex Yu
  • Design Team: Jerry Chang、Kobe Lin、Ru-Hsien Huang、Cheng-hui Lo、Chiao-wen Lo、Hanawa Ho、Tzi-Jui Chiang
  • Client: Hai Hau Constructions
  • Area: 530.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Jeffrey Cheng, Courtesy of Arcadian Architecture+Design

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