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Vincent Callebaut Architectures' Double Helix Eco-Tower Takes Shape in Taiwan

14:00 - 25 November, 2016
Courtesy of Vincent Callebaut Architectures
Courtesy of Vincent Callebaut Architectures

Vincent Callebaut Architectures has released in-progress images of their Tao Zhu Yin Yuan sustainable tower, under construction in the Xinjin District of Taipei City, Taiwan. The tower’s rotating form draws inspiration from the double helix structure of DNA and will be covered in 23,000 trees in its aim to become a pioneering sustainable residential eco-construction that finds “the right symbiosis between the human being and the Nature.”

Courtesy of Vincent Callebaut Architectures Courtesy of Vincent Callebaut Architectures Courtesy of Vincent Callebaut Architectures Courtesy of Vincent Callebaut Architectures +49

Timeless / Waterfrom Design

17:00 - 18 November, 2016
Timeless / Waterfrom Design, © Sam Tsen
© Sam Tsen

© Sam Tsen © Sam Tsen © Sam Tsen © Sam Tsen +16

Happier Café - Paper Space / JC Architecture

20:00 - 15 October, 2016
Happier Café - Paper Space / JC Architecture, © Zach Hone
© Zach Hone

© Zach Hone © Zach Hone © Zach Hone © Zach Hone +21

  • Architects

  • Location

    Taipei, Taiwan
  • Lead Designers

    Johnny Chiu, Nora Wang, Maria Isabel Lima
  • Area

    315.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

OMA's Taipei Performing Arts Center Facade Unveiled

09:40 - 1 September, 2016
OMA's Taipei Performing Arts Center Facade Unveiled, OMA's Taipei Performing Arts Center Facade Unveiled. Image © OMA by Chris Stowers
OMA's Taipei Performing Arts Center Facade Unveiled. Image © OMA by Chris Stowers

The scaffolding obscuring the facade of OMA’s Taipei Performing Arts Center has begun to come down, exposing the aluminum exteriors of the spherical Proscenium Playhouse and the Multiform Theatre for the first time. Upon completion, the experimental building will feature a looped public pathway, flexible auditoriums and unique stage environments. Construction on the building is now moving full speed ahead, with an expected opening date in June 2017.

Continue on for more images of the in-progress building.

Aedas' Pebble-Inspired Lè Architecture in Taipei Nears Completion

16:15 - 30 August, 2016
Aedas' Pebble-Inspired Lè Architecture in Taipei Nears Completion, Courtesy of Aedas
Courtesy of Aedas

Aedas has released new renderings and photos of Lè Architecture as the 18-story building approaches completion. Inspired by the form and striations of river pebbles, the office building will provide a unique work environment along the Jilong River and will mark an important milestone in the revitalization of the Nangang District of Taipei.

Courtesy of Aedas Courtesy of Aedas Courtesy of Aedas Courtesy of Aedas +7

Tsao & McKown Collaborate with Annabelle Selldorf and Richard Meier on Taipei Residential Community

16:00 - 28 August, 2016
Tsao & McKown Collaborate with Annabelle Selldorf and Richard Meier on Taipei Residential Community, Richard Meier Residence . Image Courtesy of Tsao & McKown
Richard Meier Residence . Image Courtesy of Tsao & McKown

Tsao & McKown has designed the masterplan for a residential community outside of Taipei, with contributing designs from Annabelle Selldorf, Richard Meier, and Steven Harris, as well as landscaping by Margie Ruddick. 

Named The Master Collection, the project will consist of 28 private residences in the Great Taipei New Town District.

Annabelle Selldorf Residence. Image Courtesy of Tsao & McKown Steven Harris Residence . Image Courtesy of Tsao & McKown Tsao & McKown Residence. Image Courtesy of Tsao & McKown Tsao & McKown Clubhouse. Image Courtesy of Tsao & McKown +20

Star Wars Home / White Interior Design

19:00 - 11 July, 2016
Star Wars Home  / White Interior Design, © HighliteImages
© HighliteImages

© HighliteImages © HighliteImages © HighliteImages © HighliteImages +17

22m2 Apartment in Taiwan / A Little Design

20:00 - 4 July, 2016

© Hey! Cheese © Hey! Cheese © Hey! Cheese © Hey! Cheese +22

  • Architects

  • Location

    Taipei, Taiwan
  • Design Team

    Szu-Min Wang
  • Area

    22.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Taipei MRT Daan Park Station / Che Fu Chang Architects

19:00 - 6 May, 2016
Taipei MRT Daan Park Station / Che Fu Chang Architects, © Yueh-Lun Tsai
© Yueh-Lun Tsai

© Che Fu Chang Architects © Che Fu Chang Architects © Che Fu Chang Architects © Che Fu Chang Architects +30

LCGA Design Office / LCGA Design

22:00 - 3 May, 2016
LCGA Design Office / LCGA Design, © Hey! Cheese
© Hey! Cheese

© Hey! Cheese © Hey! Cheese © Hey! Cheese © Hey! Cheese +35

  • Architects

  • Location

    Taipei, Taipei City, Taiwan
  • Design Team

    Gina Chiu & Circle Huang
  • Area

    38.8 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Sky Villa / CJ Studio

19:00 - 22 April, 2016
Sky Villa / CJ Studio, © Kuo-Min Lee
© Kuo-Min Lee

© Kuo-Min Lee © Kuo-Min Lee © Kuo-Min Lee © Kuo-Min Lee +19

  • Architects

  • Location

    Taipei, Taipei City, Taiwan
  • Architect in Charge

    CJ Studio/Shi-Chieh Lu
  • Design Team

    Ivy Lin, M.C.Chuang
  • Area

    364.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

ALP Logistic Office / JC Architecture

20:00 - 19 March, 2016
ALP Logistic Office / JC Architecture, © Zach Hone
© Zach Hone

© Zach Hone © Zach Hone © Zach Hone © Zach Hone +16

  • Architects

  • Location

    Taipei, Taipei City, Taiwan
  • Area

    196.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Qiyan Cloud / CYS.ASDO

20:00 - 18 March, 2016
Qiyan Cloud / CYS.ASDO, © K. M. Lee
© K. M. Lee

© K. M. Lee © K. M. Lee © K. M. Lee © K. M. Lee +34

  • Architects

  • Location

    Taipei, Taipei City, Taiwan
  • Architect in Charge

    Chung-Yei Sheng
  • Design Team

    Jill Yang, Orange Kang, Peggy Chiang
  • Area

    11762.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

H&M Logistic Office / JC Architecture

19:00 - 16 March, 2016
H&M Logistic Office / JC Architecture, © Kevin Wu
© Kevin Wu

© Kevin Wu © Kevin Wu © Kevin Wu © Kevin Wu +26

  • Architects

  • Location

    Taipei, Taipei City, Taiwan
  • Lead Designers

    Johnny Chiu, Maria Isabel Lima
  • Area

    152.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Family House in Taipei / Preposition Architecture

15:00 - 13 January, 2016
Family House in Taipei / Preposition Architecture, Courtesy of Preposition Architecture
Courtesy of Preposition Architecture

Courtesy of Preposition Architecture Courtesy of Preposition Architecture Courtesy of Preposition Architecture Courtesy of Preposition Architecture +33

  • Architects

  • Location

    Taipei, Taiwan
  • Collaborators

    Chia-hua Liu, Wen-bin Zhou, Chia-xiong Wu
  • Area

    350.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Preposition Architecture

The Top 10 Most Expensive (and Cheapest) Cities to Build In Are...

14:00 - 6 January, 2016
The Top 10 Most Expensive (and Cheapest) Cities to Build In Are... , New York . Image © James Ewing OTTO
New York . Image © James Ewing OTTO

When comparing 44 major cities, Arcadis' 2016 International Construction Costs Index has found New York to be the world's most expensive city to build in. London came in as a close second, reporting cost of building prices (on average) 20 percent higher than Paris. In contrast, Taipei was labeled as the "cheapest" city for construction. According to the study, "strong currencies and significant resource constraints" were a result in higher prices. Read on for the complete lists of most expensive, and least expensive, cities for construction. 

DN Innovacion - Visual Taste / Very Space International

19:00 - 2 November, 2015
DN Innovacion - Visual Taste / Very Space International, Courtesy of Very Space International
Courtesy of Very Space International

Courtesy of Very Space International Courtesy of Very Space International Courtesy of Very Space International Courtesy of Very Space International +12

  • Architects

  • Location

    Taipei, Taiwan
  • Architect in Charge

    LIOU RUNG-LU
  • Area

    377.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Very Space International

Wanhua Reception Center / CYS.ASDO

19:00 - 21 October, 2015
Wanhua Reception Center / CYS.ASDO, © K. M. Lee
© K. M. Lee

© K. M. Lee © K. M. Lee © K. M. Lee © K. M. Lee +31

  • Architects

  • Location

    Taipei, Taiwan
  • Architect in Charge

    Chung-Yei Sheng
  • Design Team

    Jill Yang, Orange Kang, Peggy Chiang, Adolfo de Antonio
  • Area

    1700.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs