City Cultural Center Competition Entry / TheeAe LTD.

01:00 - 8 June, 2013
City Cultural Center Competition Entry / TheeAe LTD., Courtesy of TheeAe LTD.
Courtesy of TheeAe LTD.

Designed by TheeAe LTD., the main idea for their ‘Wooden Wave’ proposal for the Taichung City Cultural Center competition was driven by its elements in historical buildings which have had its form of curve, wooden structure, prolonged canopies and so on. In respect of the past architecture, they believe change or new is not a sole creation from nothing, but rather evolution from the past. More images and architects’ description after the break.

City Cultural Center Competition Entry / KAMJZ Architects

01:00 - 7 June, 2013
City Cultural Center Competition Entry / KAMJZ Architects, Courtesy of KAMJZ Architects
Courtesy of 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

01:00 - 6 June, 2013
City Cultural Center Competition Entry / Maxthreads, Courtesy of Maxthreads
Courtesy of 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

01:00 - 4 June, 2013
City Culture Center Competition Entry / Kubota & Bachmann Architects, Courtesy of Kubota & Bachmann Architects
Courtesy of 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.

Fuyi River Housing Sales Center / Lab Modus

01:00 - 9 May, 2013
Fuyi River Housing Sales Center / Lab Modus, Courtesy of Lab Modus
Courtesy of Lab Modus
  • Architects

  • Location

    Taipei, Taiwan
  • Project Team

    Kevin Chang (Principal), Jeanne Lin (Designer)
  • Area

    600.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Lab Modus

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Tunghai University Learning Commons / YD Architects

01:00 - 23 April, 2013
© Zhi-Tan Lin
© Zhi-Tan Lin
  • Architects

  • Location

    Taichung, Taiwan
  • Architect in Charge

    Chun-Yen Chen
  • Design Principal

    Jui-Ti Chen
  • Area

    1500.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

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Update: WOHA’s ‘Breathing Architecture’ Exhibition

00:00 - 21 March, 2013
Update: WOHA’s ‘Breathing Architecture’ Exhibition, Courtesy of WOHA
Courtesy of WOHA

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

01:00 - 19 March, 2013
Ruin Academy  / Marco Casagrande, © AdDa, Tsai Ming-Hui
© AdDa, Tsai Ming-Hui
  • Architects

  • 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 © AdDa, Tsai Ming-Hui © AdDa, Tsai Ming-Hui © AdDa, Tsai Ming-Hui +32

Taiwan Solar Powered Stadium / Toyo Ito

15:00 - 17 March, 2013
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

01:00 - 6 March, 2013
Tower of Colony Installation / Groundwork, © Joseph Jiau
© Joseph Jiau

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

01:00 - 23 February, 2013
Baisha Wan Beach and Visitor Centre / Wang Weijen Architecture, Courtesy of Wang Weijen Architecture
Courtesy of Wang Weijen Architecture
  • Architects

  • 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

01:00 - 11 February, 2013
© Jeffrey Cheng
© Jeffrey Cheng
  • 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 © Jeffrey Cheng © Jeffrey Cheng © Jeffrey Cheng +32

Wulai Parking Structure / QLAB

01:00 - 3 January, 2013
Courtesy of QLAB
Courtesy of QLAB
  • Architects

  • 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

01:00 - 28 December, 2012
Dormitories for ITRI Southern Taiwan Campus / Bio-Architecture Formosana, Courtesy of Bio-Architecture Formosana
Courtesy of Bio-Architecture Formosana
  • Architects

  • 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

01:00 - 26 December, 2012
Ritz Plaza Housing Complex / Chin Architects, © Jeffrey Cheng
© Jeffrey Cheng
  • 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 © Jeffrey Cheng © Jeffrey Cheng © Jeffrey Cheng +34

Chen Minshuku / TSDesign

01:00 - 30 November, 2012
Chen Minshuku / TSDesign, © Tsai Tsung-Sheng
© Tsai Tsung-Sheng
  • Architects

  • 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 +31

Summit Housing Sales Center / Lab Modus

01:00 - 20 November, 2012
Courtesy of Lab Modus
Courtesy of Lab Modus
  • Architects

  • 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

01:00 - 12 November, 2012
Yuwen Library  / MAYU architects, © Guei-Shiang Ke
© Guei-Shiang Ke
  • 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 © Guei-Shiang Ke © Guei-Shiang Ke © Guei-Shiang Ke +29