Alvaro Siza's Taifong Golf Club Opens in Changhua, Taiwan

00:00 - 24 August, 2014
Alvaro Siza's Taifong Golf Club Opens in Changhua, Taiwan, © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

Today, Pritzker Prize-winning architect Álvaro Siza and architect Carlos Castanheira will inaugurate the Taifong Golf Club, in Changhua, Taiwan. 

The two Portuguese architects began the recently-completed project in 2009. The clubhouse includes spaces for recreational and cultural events and activities. The building demonstrates a rich relationship between the landscape and local culture.

Architects: Álvaro Siza and Carlos Castanheira
Local Partner | Project Management and Construction Supervision: Ho+Hou Studio Architects and Studio Base Architects
Images of the project—kindly shared with us by architecture photographer Fernando Guerra | FG+SG—can be seen after the break.

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG +72

Casa De Flore / Arcadian Architecture+Design

01:00 - 7 August, 2014
Casa De Flore / Arcadian Architecture+Design, Courtesy of Shining Group,Inc.
Courtesy of Shining Group,Inc.
  • Architects

  • Location

    Taipei City, Taiwan
  • Principal In Charge

    Alex Yu
  • Design Team

    Ping-Jui Chiang, Jerry Chang, Yu-Shan Huang, Li-Ju Chen, Shuo-Jyun Yin, Yu-Hsien Lin
  • Area

    635.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Shining Group,Inc.

Courtesy of Shining Group,Inc. Courtesy of Shining Group,Inc. Courtesy of Shining Group,Inc. Courtesy of Shining Group,Inc. +20

Lightbox / Hsuyuan Kuo Architect & Associates

01:00 - 5 August, 2014
Lightbox / Hsuyuan Kuo Architect & Associates, © Kuo-Min Lee
© Kuo-Min Lee

© Kuo-Min Lee © Kuo-Min Lee © Kuo-Min Lee © Kuo-Min Lee +27

Drone Captures OMA'S Taipei Performing Arts Center Under Construction

00:00 - 15 July, 2014

Construction is underway for OMA’s Taipei’s Performing Arts Center! The project, started back in 2012, has generated a buzz in the architecture community for its peculiar form. Conceived as a number of theaters intersecting as a group of three simple geometries, the Performing Arts Center will provide flexible stage space to host experimental theater and art performances. This video—filmed by a drone—shows some of the preliminary structure that has already been erected. The building is expected to be completed in 2015.

Petaholic Hotel / sms design

01:00 - 1 July, 2014
Petaholic Hotel / sms design, Courtesy of SMS Design
Courtesy of SMS Design
  • Architects

  • Location

    Section 2, Jianguo North Road, Zhongshan District, Taipei City, Taiwan 104
  • Architect in Charge

    SMS Design CO. Ltd + Feng-Chi Peng
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of SMS Design

Courtesy of SMS Design Courtesy of SMS Design Courtesy of SMS Design Courtesy of SMS Design +10

The "Urban Interior" of Jimenez Lai's Biennale Pavilion for Taiwan

00:00 - 15 June, 2014

UPDATE: We've added our interview with Jimenez Lai.

Jimenez Lai
, leader of Bureau Spectacular and curator of Taiwan's Pavilion for the 2014 Venice Biennale, claims that "domesticity is possibly one of the origins of architecture" and that "the standardization of the domestic program was...a very modern development." Thus, Lai built nine single-program houses within the Palazzo della Prigioni, each dedicated to one specific domestic act--such as sleeping, eating, etc. The result is a vibrant, colorful response to Rem Koolhaas' unifying theme: "Absorbing Modernity."

Township of Domestic Parts: Made in Taiwan, delves into the part-to-whole relationship and political implications of our domestic lives. But Lai also believes that, from this relationship, we can learn something about the way that cities function. See more images from the exhibition and read on for the curator's statement.

House of Social Dining. Township of Domestic Parts: Made in Taiwan. Image © Nico Saieh Township of Domestic Parts: Made in Taiwan. Image © Nico Saieh House of Alchemy. Township of Domestic Parts: Made in Taiwan. Image © Nico Saieh House of Social Dining. Township of Domestic Parts: Made in Taiwan. Image © Nico Saieh +13

Uhee Sushi / HAO Design

00:00 - 29 May, 2014
Uhee Sushi / HAO Design, © Joy Liu
© Joy Liu
  • Architects

  • Location

    Kaohsiung City, Taiwan
  • Area

    50.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Joy Liu © Joy Liu © Joy Liu © Joy Liu +20

Venice Biennale 2014: Jimenez Lai to Construct Taiwanese "Township of Domestic Parts"

01:00 - 18 May, 2014
Venice Biennale 2014: Jimenez Lai to Construct Taiwanese "Township of Domestic Parts", Family Portrait . Image © Township of Domestic Parts: Made in Taiwan
Family Portrait . Image © Township of Domestic Parts: Made in Taiwan

Taiwan-born architect Jimenez Lai’s proposal Township of Domestic Parts: Made in Taiwan has been selected to represent Taiwan in the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale. Scattered throughout the Palazzo delle Prigioni, the installation will be comprised of nine small house, each with a single program, that will make up an “interior township of misfit parts.” 

Read on for the complete curatorial statement... 

Humble House / KRIS YAO | ARTECH

01:00 - 23 April, 2014
Humble House / KRIS YAO | ARTECH, Courtesy of KRIS YAO | ARTECH, Jeffrey Cheng
Courtesy of KRIS YAO | ARTECH, Jeffrey Cheng
  • Architects

  • Location

    Songgao Road, Xinyi District, Taipei City, Taiwan 110
  • Design Team

    Glen Lu, Golden Kao, Ray Chen, Kai-Chih Chang, Kang Chiu, Dan Wang, Kang-Yueh Liu, Nini Cheng, Catch Tseng, Man-Ching Liao, Sam Chu
  • Area

    54956.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of KRIS YAO | ARTECH, Jeffrey Cheng

Courtesy of KRIS YAO | ARTECH, Jeffrey Cheng Courtesy of KRIS YAO | ARTECH, Jeffrey Cheng Courtesy of KRIS YAO | ARTECH, Jeffrey Cheng Courtesy of KRIS YAO | ARTECH, Jeffrey Cheng +21

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

01:00 - 7 April, 2014
Hualien Residences: BIG's Most Mountainous Housing Project Yet?, © BIG
© BIG

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. 

© BIG © BIG © BIG © BIG +41

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

© Jane Kung © Jane Kung © Jane Kung © Jane Kung +55

Tucheng Sports Center / Q-Lab

01:00 - 25 February, 2014
Tucheng Sports Center / Q-Lab, © Highlite Images
© Highlite Images
  • 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 © Highlite Images © Highlite Images © Highlite Images +67

Da-Yo Fire Station / K-Architect

20:00 - 18 February, 2014
Da-Yo Fire Station / K-Architect, © Lee Fotografy
© Lee Fotografy

© Poyi Lee © Lee Fotografy   © Lee Fotografy   © Poyi Lee +45

HVW Headquarter / Hsuyuan Kuo Architects & Associates

01:00 - 10 January, 2014
HVW Headquarter / Hsuyuan Kuo Architects & Associates, © Jin Ming Zheng
© Jin Ming Zheng
  • Architects

  • 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 © Jin Ming Zheng © Jin Ming Zheng © Jin Ming Zheng +14

Le Plan Libre / Waterfrom Design

01:00 - 9 January, 2014
© Sam Tsen
© Sam Tsen

© Sam Tsen © Sam Tsen © Sam Tsen © Sam Tsen +40

The Vertical Forest / Waterfrom Design

01:00 - 7 January, 2014
The Vertical Forest / Waterfrom Design, © Kuomin Lee
© Kuomin Lee

© Kuomin Lee © Kuomin Lee © Kuomin Lee © Kuomin Lee +35

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

01:00 - 9 December, 2013
Form4 Architecture Wins WAN Civic Buildings Future Schemes Award for Cultural Center in Taiwan, Courtesy of Form4 Architecture
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.