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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. 

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

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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

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Da-Yo Fire Station / K-Architect

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

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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

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The Vertical Forest / Waterfrom Design

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

Mountain Moon / Chin Architects

01:00 - 9 October, 2013
Mountain Moon / Chin Architects, © Jeffrey Cheng
© Jeffrey Cheng
  • 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 © Jeffrey Cheng © Jeffrey Cheng © Jeffrey Cheng +37

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

01:00 - 12 September, 2013
SANAA's 'Cloud Boxes' Wins First Prize in Taichung City Competition, 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
Ring Celestial Bliss / J.J. Pan & Partners, Courtesy of J.J. Pan & Partners
Courtesy of J.J. Pan & Partners

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Chayi Industrial Innovation Center / Bio-architecture formosana

00:00 - 15 August, 2013
Courtesy of Bio-architecture formosana
Courtesy of Bio-architecture formosana

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Les Bébés Cupcakery / JC Architecture

01:00 - 3 August, 2013
Les Bébés Cupcakery / JC Architecture, © Kevin Wu
© Kevin Wu
  • Architects

  • Location

    Taipei, Taiwan
  • Architect in Charge

    JC Architecture
  • Design Team

    Johnny Chiu, Nora Wang, Sunny Sun
  • Area

    56.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Kevin Wu © Kevin Wu © Kevin Wu © Kevin Wu +14

Taichung Infobox / Stan Allen Architect

01:00 - 29 July, 2013
Taichung Infobox / Stan Allen Architect, Courtesy of Stan Allen Architect
Courtesy of Stan Allen Architect
  • Architects

  • Location

    Taichung, Taiwan
  • Project Team

    Stan Allen, FAIA; Marc McQuade; Chris Oliver; Rosalyne Shieh; Dahlia Roberts;
  • Associate Architect

    W.B. Huang Architects & Planners
  • Project Coordinator

    Feng Chia University Design Center
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

©  Iwan Baan ©  Iwan Baan ©  Iwan Baan Courtesy of Stan Allen Architect +17

Re-born House / DL Design/TL Architects & Associates

01:00 - 3 July, 2013
Re-born House / DL Design/TL Architects & Associates, Courtesy of DL Design/TL Architects & Associates/HY KO
Courtesy of DL Design/TL Architects & Associates/HY KO
  • 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

    Courtesy of DL Design/TL Architects & Associates/HY KO

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