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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.

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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
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22m2 Apartment in Taiwan / A Little Design

20:00 - 4 July, 2016

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  • 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

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LCGA Design Office / LCGA Design

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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

Richard Meier-Designed Skyscraper Underway in Taipei

12:19 - 22 September, 2015
Richard Meier-Designed Skyscraper Underway in Taipei, © Vize.com; Courtesy Richard Meier & Partners Architects
© Vize.com; Courtesy Richard Meier & Partners Architects

Richard Meier & Partners has unveiled plans for a 127-meter-tall tower in Taipei. Already under construction, the CDC “55 Timeless” Xin-Yi residential skyscraper will be comprised of two volumes: a solid north tower and transparent south tower. 

"The solid north volume contains the core of the residential units that flows towards the transparent south volume, which is a natural light-filled space where living, social and the more public programs are located," says the practice. "A carefully crafted geometric organization allows viewing corridors towards the mountains in the far distance."

Taipei 101 Sets New Record During Typhoon Soudelor

14:30 - 17 August, 2015

Taipei 101, once the world's tallest building before losing the title to the Burj Khalifa, has set a new record. As Popular Mechanics reports, the 1,667-foot-tall skyscraper's internal "tuned mass damper" swayed more than it ever has before in last week's Typhoon Soudelor. Also known as a "harmonic absorber," the massive damper moved a full meter from its central position at the tower's top in an effort to keep Taipei 101 upright during the early morning storm's 100 to 145 mph winds.

The weighted ball, measuring 18-feet in diameter and weighing 728 tons, sits on hydraulic cylinders suspended between the 87th and 92nd floors. It was engineered for winds up to 135 mph. Watch the damper (and building) sway in the video below. 

Submit Your Project for Inclusion in ArchDaily's 2016 Building of the Year Awards

07:00 - 13 August, 2015

Just over six months have passed since we announced the winners of our 2015 Building of the Year (BOTY) Awards, in which 31,000 of our readers helped us to narrow down over 3,000 projects to just 14 winners. Over six editions of our BOTY Awards, we've given awards to 83 buildings - some of these have gone to established names in the field, from OMA to Álvaro Siza; however over the years our peer-voted awards have also brought attention to emerging architects like Tiago do Vale Arquitectos and given international exposure to architects that were previously only known locally such as sporaarchitects.

Of course, with six months since BOTY 2015 we're also around six months from the award's next installment, making now the perfect time to start looking ahead to 2016. Find out how to ensure your firm has a chance to join the prestigious list of ArchDaily's BOTY winners after the break.