Hualien Residences: BIG's Most Mountainous Housing Project Yet?

01:00 - 7 April, 2014
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Bjarke Ingels Group has unveiled their latest - and certainly greenest - "mountainous" housing project (for previous examples, see: Mountain Dwelling and 8 House). Although still in progress, Hualien Residences, a beach resort housing complex in Taiwan, will consist of green "landscape stripes" that resemble mountains themselves. The project, which incorporates walking paths, underground jogging paths, and an observation point, has already been recognized as a finalist in the 2014 MIPIM awards for its use of design to encourage healthy, active lifestyles for the complex's primarily older residents. 

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SANE Architecture's Taichung City Cultural Centre: Entry in the Future Project Awards 2014

01:00 - 4 April, 2014
Terrace View. Image Courtesy of SANE architecture
Terrace View. Image Courtesy of SANE architecture

SANE architecture, an experimental studio based in Paris, have recently been recognised in the MIPIM Architectural Review Future Project Awards 2014 for the Taichung City Cultural Centre. The practice, who focus on "researching the Sane and the Insane in architecture", were tasked with imagining an architecture and an urban space unique to Taiwan's climate and the culture of Taichung, a cultural library and municipal arts museum that "synergizes" art, education and recreation.

Taipei Flower Wholesale Market, Taiwan International Flower Trade Center Small Site For Plant Market. / H.P. Chueh Architects & Planners

01:00 - 7 March, 2014
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Tucheng Sports Center / Q-Lab

01:00 - 25 February, 2014
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Tucheng District, New Taipei City, Taiwan 236
  • Architects in Charge

    Sense Tseng, Borden Tseng
  • Area

    13791.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Highlite Images

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Da-Yo Fire Station / K-Architect

20:00 - 18 February, 2014
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  • Architects

    K-Architect
  • Location

    Taoyuan City, Taoyuan County, Taiwan 330
  • Area

    2544.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Lee Fotografy , Poyi Lee

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HVW Headquarter / Hsuyuan Kuo Architects & Associates

01:00 - 10 January, 2014
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  • Architects

    Hsuyuan Kuo Architects & Associates
  • Location

    Taoyuan City, Taoyuan County, Taiwan 330
  • Project Team

    Hsuyuan Kuo, WenChen Lu, ChiaSheng Tsai, ChungChiau Wang, MingChung Lo, ShuMei Lee
  • Area

    5220.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Jin Ming Zheng

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Le Plan Libre / Waterfrom Design

01:00 - 9 January, 2014
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© Sam Tsen

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The Vertical Forest / Waterfrom Design

01:00 - 7 January, 2014
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© Kuomin Lee

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Form4 Architecture Wins WAN Civic Buildings Future Schemes Award for Cultural Center in Taiwan

01:00 - 9 December, 2013
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Courtesy of Form4 Architecture

Form4 Architecture has been awarded first place in the 2013 WAN Civic Buildings Competition for a proposal that promises to be a "catalyst for metropolitan living" in Taichung, Taiwan. The new city center, titled "Luminous Moon-Gate," was selected out of 46 entries in the "Future Schemes" category.

Mountain Moon / Chin Architects

01:00 - 9 October, 2013
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  • Architects

  • Location

    116, Taiwan, Taipei City, Wenshan District, Lane 13, Bǎoyí Road, 3號3樓 Taipei Municipal Library Mu-Cha Branch
  • Design Team

    I-Ju Chin, Hung-I Lin, Hung-Nan Chu, Mu-Chen Chan, Shen-Hung Chiang, Hsin-Ping Cho, Chun-Chun Yang, Fei-Chun Ying
  • Building Contractor

    Pacific Construction Co., LTD
  • Area

    3053.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

    Jeffrey Cheng

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SANAA's 'Cloud Boxes' Wins First Prize in Taichung City Competition

01:00 - 12 September, 2013
First Prize. Image Courtesy of SANAA via Taichung City Cultural Center
First Prize. Image Courtesy of SANAA via Taichung City Cultural Center

SANAA, it is. In attempts to separate itself from its sister cities, Taichung City has named SANAA, led by Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa, winners of an international competition that intends to unite a newly formed city. As of December 2010, Taichung city executed a mega-merger that increased its population from 1 million inhabitants to 2.5 million, encompassing the skyscraping towers of downtown Taichung to the agricultural mountainside villages of Taichung County. As a result, the local government envisioned a new urban space that would place art at its core, celebrating the regions' disparate cultures. 

Ring Celestial Bliss / J.J. Pan & Partners

00:00 - 22 August, 2013
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Chayi Industrial Innovation Center / Bio-architecture formosana

00:00 - 15 August, 2013
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Les Bébés Cupcakery / JC Architecture

01:00 - 3 August, 2013
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Taichung Infobox / Stan Allen Architect

01:00 - 29 July, 2013
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Re-born House / DL Design/TL Architects & Associates

01:00 - 3 July, 2013
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Taipei, Taiwan
  • Architect in Charge

    Dolly Lin
  • Design Team

    Dolly Lin, Fidi Feng, Jimmy Chen, Rock Chiu, Aki Tang, Chloe Chen, Stephen Strugala
  • Area

    750.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

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Taichung City Cultural Center Competition Entry / RMJM

01:00 - 29 June, 2013
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Courtesy of RMJM

With arts and culture at the core of Taichung’s urban identity, and the vision to lead in innovation and technology, this design proposal by RMJM seeks to bring together these significant attributes in a building emblematic of Taichung’s achievements and vision. Located at the corner of Taichung Gateway Park, the project becomes an urban oasis and a vital link between existing communities and future urban development, providing a social and cultural focus and an arrival gateway to the park. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Taichung City Cultural Center Competition Entry / SZA

01:00 - 25 June, 2013
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Courtesy of SZA

Designed by SZA (Studio za arhitekturu), their Taichung City Cultural Center proposal is a complex space structure. With its ground plan being 50 x 50 m, their concept creates an energetic, self-sufficiency throughout the project through a system of a vertical accordion and through an exchange of functional storeys and sustainable construction storeys. More images and architects’ description after the break.