Cicada / Marco Casagrande

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Architect: Marco Casagrande
Location: Taipei City,
Project Managers: Delphine, Peng Hsiao-Ting / JUT Group, Nikita Wu / C-LAB
Casagrande Laboratory for Cicada: Frank Chen, Yu-Chen Chiu, Shreya Nagrath, Arijit Sen
Measures: 34 m long, 12 m wide, 8 m high
Interior space: 270 sqm
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: AdDa

‘Anemone’ Installation / Oyler Wu Collaborative

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Anemone is an art/architectural installation by Oyler Wu Collaborative aimed at weaving together aesthetic experience and tactile engagement, a combination generally considered off limits within the world of contemporary art. All too often, art installations are considered precious, almost sacred objects; while they are meant to be appreciated for their aesthetic beauty, they offer little in terms of human interaction. In other words, they are meant to be seen, not felt. Recognizing that human engagement is one of the key factors in creating a rich experience, Anemone has been designed with the idea of interaction as one of its key design objectives. More images and project description after the break.

Silent Garden / Studio Patricia Meneses

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Architects: Studio Patricia Meneses
Location: Taipei,
Collaborators: Francisco Giménez Carbó, Manuel Rocha Iturbide, Jeanne de Bussac, Gosia Kierzerk, Salomé Ayuso
Photographs: Francisco Giménez Carbó, Jason Kao, Patricia Meneses

   

New Taipei City Museum of Art Proposal / Zerafa Architecture Studio

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The New Taipei City Museum of Art (NCArt) should propose a new paradigm for celebrating art in Taipei, one that brings lifestyle, art, recreation and education together to celebrate the vibrant cultural identity of the community. The fusion of art with all aspects of one’s daily experience is driven by ideas about the intrinsic relationship between art and life relevant in ’s popular contemporary culture. The new museum seeks to embody these ideas and provide an iconic venue for the spontaneous unfolding of contemporary life.

Here’s the proposal Zerafa Architecture Studio presented for this project.

New Taipei City Museum of Art Competition Proposal / INFLUX_STUDIO

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INFLUX_STUDIO shared with us their proposal for the New City Museum of Art competition as contemporary art museums are becoming hybrid programs and transforming the way people approach art to become real places to be. The key issue they were dealt with was how to gather people and art while integrating the landscape into the museum and the museum into the park. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Opus Shop / Paradox Studio

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Architects: Paradox Studio – Chris Chen
Location: ,
Project area: 10,5 sqm
Project year: 2010
Photographs: Benjamin Chou

Church of Suan-Lien Center for the Elderly / J.J. Pan & Partners

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Architects: J.J. Pan & Partners
Location: ,
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: David Chen, Yi-Wen Chen, Wei-Shih Hsieh, J.J. Pan & Partners

New Taipei City Museum of Art Conceptual Design International Competition

The objectives of this competition to build a world-class museum of art in a call for proposal through a conceptual design international competition, creative and visionary schemes are sought in order to give the New Taipei City Museum of Art a fresh look and versatile art exhibition space. The design teams from all over the world are invited to challenge their imagination, pursue new possibilities for modern art museums and help New City create an artistic icon for the new century!

The planning and design guidelines in this design brief are for reference only. The designer must propose the new positioning for the new possibilities for modern art museums, define the exhibition method, and propose new space requirement, then proceed the planning and design based on the new required spaces and design guidelines.

For more information go to the competition’s official website.

Sensation Within Lost Field / Interbreeding Field

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Architects: Interbreeding Field
Location: , Taiwan
Project year: 2011
Photographs: Interbreeding Field

The Paradise Lost in Time / Interbreeding Field

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Architects: Interbreeding Field
Location: ,
Project year: 2010
Photographs: Courtesy of Interbreeding Field

MOJO iCuisine Interactive Restaurant / Moxie Design

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Architects: Moxie Design
Location: ,
Design Director: Frankie Fan
Interaction Design: xXtraLab Design Co.
Design Team: Chian Hsin, Li Sin Lin, Jyu Siang Chen
Project Designer: ChianHsin
Designer: Li Sin Lin
Project year: 2009 – 2010
Photographs: Marc Gerritsen

XMS Media Gallery / Moxie Design

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Architects: Moxie Design
Location: Taipei,
Interaction Design: xXtraLab Design Co
Art Director: Zoching Chen
Interactive Director: Ting-Han Chen
Design Team: Chi-Chen Yang ,Chian Hsin, Shang-Fang Chen, Pu Chen, Jimmy Lin
Design Director: Frankie Fan
Project Designer: Chian Hsin
Project year: 2009 – 2010
Photographs: Marc Gerritsen

Wei-Wu-Ying Center for the Arts / Mecanoo

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Mecanoo’s Wei-Wu-Ying Center for the Arts has broken ground in Kaohsiung with a festive public celebration hosted by President Ma Ying-jeou and attended by Architect Francine Houben. The new cultural complex will be the largest in Asia at 141,000 sqm, featuring the most modern in theatre technology, housing a concert hall with 2000 seats, an opera house with 2250 seats, a playhouse with 1250 seats, a recital hall with 500 seats, a public library and studios for music and dance.

Taipei Performing Arts Center / Kokkugia

We have featured several designs for the Performing Arts Center (such as the winning proposal by OMA previously featured on AD), and our latest project is from Kokkugia, a New York and London based architecture firm.  ’s form, which is based on the location’s unique geography, is a compelling composition that attempts to create “a dynamic venue and a public space of spectacle.”   The slight slope of the site in emphasized in the form, as visitors enter from under the building.  The interior aims to create the best possible acoustics.  The roof is a network of semi-autonomous agents that reorganize to adjust so that the roof maintains some of its original geometry and other parts shift freely.

More images after the break.

1st Prize at Taipei Pop Music Center Competition / Reiser + Umemoto

Reiser + Umemoto RUR Architecture PC along with joind tenderer Fei & Cheng Associates received first prize at the Pop Music Center Competition.

With the Taipei Pop Music Center, and ARUP have fundamentally rethought the live music and entertainment venue to meet the challenges and opportunities of pop music and digital media in the 21st century.

More images and full architect’s description after the break.

2nd Prize at Taipei Pop Music Center Competition / Studio Gang Architects

Studio Gang Architects, along with joint tenderer J. J. Pan and Partners received second prize at Pop Music Center Competition.

The idea of this project is to form a live music hub that creates richly diverse experiences reflective of Taipei’s music scene. The design knits together unique venues—large and small—with indoor, outdoor and semi-enclosed public spaces, forming a dense urban architecture connected through the live experience of music.

More images and full architect’s description after the break.

3rd Prize at Taipei Pop Music Center Competition / office dA

Office dA (design architect) with Y. Lin Architect (joint tenderer) and CAZA (design consultant)  received third prize at the Pop Music Center Competition.

Located in the Nangang District, the principal space design comprises of an indoor performing hall with 4500-6000 seats, an outdoor performing space with 15000 standing seats, exhibition space for reputed musicians, a digital library, a medium and small indoor exhibition and performing live house, industrial communities and incubation space, etc.

More images and architect’s description after the break.

Taipei Pop Music Center proposal / ICE

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Our AD Futures #1, ICE, an international office based in Hong Kong shared with us their proposal for the Pop Music Center competition.

Pop culture is the culture of change. Pop architecture is the space of change. Rather than a building, the TPMC provides a platform for spontaneous activities: a street, a park, a network of pedestrian circulation, which are embedded into an architectural framework. The design strategy for the TPMC defines the site through 3 different elements.

Full architect’s description and more images after the break.