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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
  • Architects

  • Location

    Taipei, Taipei City, Taiwan
  • Design Team

    Gina Chiu & Circle Huang
  • Area

    38.8 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

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

Sky Villa / CJ Studio

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

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

ALP Logistic Office / JC Architecture

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

  • Location

    Taipei, Taipei City, Taiwan
  • Area

    196.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

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

Qiyan Cloud / CYS.ASDO

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

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

H&M Logistic Office / JC Architecture

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

  • Location

    Taipei, Taipei City, Taiwan
  • Lead Designers

    Johnny Chiu, Maria Isabel Lima
  • Area

    152.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

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

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
  • 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

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

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
  • Architects

  • Location

    Taipei, Taiwan
  • Architect in Charge

    LIOU RUNG-LU
  • Area

    377.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

    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

Wanhua Reception Center / CYS.ASDO

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

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

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.

URBAN AGENCY's Luxury Apartment Design "Twists" French Planning Law

06:00 - 12 August, 2015
URBAN AGENCY's Luxury Apartment Design "Twists" French Planning Law, Exterior Rendered View. Image Courtesy of URBAN AGENCY
Exterior Rendered View. Image Courtesy of URBAN AGENCY

Designed by URBAN AGENCY and BET Satge, Le Twist is set to be a series of 10 luxury apartments with a ground floor restaurant that opens onto a semi-public garden. Commissioned in 2013, the architects were asked to re-evaluate an existing proposal for Montpellier, France. By sliding and twisting each storey, the firm was able to "comply with and 'twist' French planning law," gaining an extra 40% of floor space.

Central Taiwan Innovation Campus MOEA / Bio-architecture Formosana + NOIZ ARCHITECTS

22:00 - 30 July, 2015
Central Taiwan Innovation Campus MOEA / Bio-architecture Formosana + NOIZ ARCHITECTS, Courtesy of Bio-architecture Formosana
Courtesy of Bio-architecture Formosana
  • Architects

  • Location

    No.2, Wenxian Rd., Zhongxing New Village
  • Building Area

    12167.63 m2
  • Floor Area

    42729.62 m2
  • Area

    24721.58 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Bio-architecture Formosana

Courtesy of Bio-architecture Formosana Courtesy of Bio-architecture Formosana Courtesy of Bio-architecture Formosana Courtesy of Bio-architecture Formosana +30

Enter Now: AR Emerging Architecture Awards

13:30 - 16 July, 2015
Enter Now: AR Emerging Architecture Awards, AR Emerging Architecture Award Winner of 2014. Image © Shingo Masuda + Katsuhisa Otsubo
AR Emerging Architecture Award Winner of 2014. Image © Shingo Masuda + Katsuhisa Otsubo

Now in their 17th year, the AR Emerging Architecture Awards are one of the world's most popular and prestigious prize for up-and-coming architects, giving emerging practices invaluable impetus on their trajectory to wider recognition and success. Previous winners of the Awards have included Sou Fujimoto (Japan), Thomas Heatherwick (UK), Sean Godsell (Australia), Jurgen Mayer H. (Germany) and Li Xiaodong (China).

The AR Emerging Architecture Awards, with a £10,000 prize fund, celebrate excellence in completed work. Entries can be made across a very broad spectrum of project types. Buildings, interiors, landscaping, refurbishment, urban projects, temporary installations, furniture and product designs are all eligible. Jury members, including David Adjaye, OBE, Odile DecqPeter Cook will review each submitted project. The deadline for entries is September 11. Submit you work, here

My Secret Garden / Yestudio

20:00 - 30 May, 2015

  • Architects

  • Location

    Taipei, Taiwan
  • General Contractor

    Yestudio
  • Area

    40.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Clivelan © Clivelan © Clivelan © Clivelan +22

AD Classics: Viipuri Library / Alvar Aalto

07:00 - 18 May, 2015
AD Classics: Viipuri Library / Alvar Aalto, © Denis Esakov
© Denis Esakov

Despite being one of the seminal works of modern Scandinavian architecture, Alvar Aalto’s Viipuri Library languished in relative obscurity for three-quarters of a century until its media breakthrough in late 2014. Its receipt of the World Monuments Fund/Knoll Modernism Prize for a recent renovation was covered by news outlets around the world, bringing the 1935 building previously unseen levels of attention and scrutiny.

This renaissance is nothing less than extraordinary. Abandoned for over a decade and allowed to fall into complete disrepair, the building was once so forgotten that many believed it had actually been demolished. [1] For decades, architects studied Aalto’s project only in drawings and prewar black-and-white photographs, not knowing whether the original was still standing, and if it was, how it was being used. Its transformation from modern icon to deserted relic to architectural classic is a tale of political intrigue, warfare, and the perseverance of a dedicated few who saved the building from ruin.

© Denis Esakov © Denis Esakov © Denis Esakov © Denis Esakov +44