New Taipei City Museum of Art Proposal / Behnisch Architekten

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The principle behind the design by Behnisch Architekten for the new Contemporary Art Museum is for art to be experienced through a multitude of perspectives and perceptions. Art is not an isolated experience. Views change, rooms change and thus perception is altered. In order for art to take on a lifestyle quality it needs to be accessible. Contemporary art should be able to be viewed from the outside in, from across the landscape, from above, from below and through a series of lenses, both visual and cultural. More images and architects’ description after the break.

New Taipei City Museum of Art Proposal / OTA+

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The proposal for the New Museum of Art by OTA+ challenges the traditional definition of a museum and the conventional relationship between building and site. By freeing the ground plane of enclosed semi-public space, the interface between the museum and the site offers a new experience of a museum; one that is open, friendly, and welcoming. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Kaohsiung Port Station Proposal / ISA & NEAR Design

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The goal of ISA and NEAR Design for the Kaohsiung Port Station, serving the largest harbor in , is to revitalize the Port station area into a Transitional Park (Trans-Park) where daily life and events, past and future, landscape and city, land and water coexists. With the city’s cultural production and tourism in mind, the site will become an icon of Kaohsiung. More images and architects’ description after the break.

New Taipei City Museum of Art Proposal / Meter

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The proposal for the New Museum of Art, by Meter architects, is predicated on exploring and celebrating the interrelationship between commerce and the display of art. This approach involved distributing the museum and commercial programs so as to heighten the drama of the encounter between them. More images and architects’ description after the break.

New Taipei City Museum of Art Proposal / Pikasch Architecture Studio

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Inspired by varied and complex geographical environment of and in order to fit to playful topography and landscape of the provided site, the design by Pikasch Architecture Studio proposes a land form architecture where the building with its striking form not only blends into the existing landscape and paths, but also works as an attractive centre point and organizes the site with optimal consideration of given parameters. More images and architects’ description after the break.

New Taipei City Art Museum Proposal / STUDIO_KICK

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STUDIO_KICK shared with us their proposal for the New City Art Museum competition. Their main goal is not to design an iconic form for the museum, but an iconic field activated by the museum, with events and interactions for the people. Rich in culture and natural scenery, Yingge, a western district in New City is an energetic city full of ongoing events. Therefore, the solution for a Modern Art Museum lies far from the traditional modern museum typology. More images and architects’ description after the break.

New Taipei City Museum of Art Proposal / OODA

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OODA shared with us their proposal for the New Museum of Art which won the Merit Award in the international competition. The competition intention was to create a pioneering and innovative design concept which will stand as a new-age landmark and a symbolic voice to the world of new spirit. OODA’s concept emerges from a big volumetric cube in confrontation with a smaller inner structure cube – hypercube which is an applied mathematical form that relates both. Then the big outer bisects the clamp (as structural elements) and sucks the in between surfaces to a central point creating a hypercube as the core. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Taipei Nangang Office Tower / Aedas

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The design for the new Nangang High-tech District Office Tower, by AEDAS Beijing Ltd, draws inspiration from the shape of the river pebbles, developing a unique aesthetic that conveys the idea of softness and elegance as well as strength and character.

Located in close proximity to the Jilong River and a major overpass highway in Taipei, the surrounding environment provided the opportunity to propose a building that will redefine the skyline of this rapidly developing area of Taipei. More images and architects’ description after the break.

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.

Terrace Museum Competition Proposal / Hataarvo Architects & A.S studio & EJLIN Landscape

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What is Nature? Is it real or man-made? As a possible answer to these questions, Hataarvo Architects believe nature is the most interesting thing for this project, and that all of nature is interfered with each other. Therefore, they have proposed a concept as ‘constructed nature’ which means neither real or man-made, but only construction. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Kaohsiung Port Station Urban Design Winning Proposal / Ager Group

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AGER Group’s Boston Studio won an Excellence Award winning first prize for the Port Station Urban Design competition initiated by the Urban Development Bureau of the City Government in Taiwan. The 15.42 hectare site is located between the Hamasen and Yenchen historic commercial centers of the 1920’s and 40’s and at the intersection of three of ’s thriving neighborhoods home of the recent Maritime Music Center and Port Terminal competitions. The competition aimed at transforming the historic rail yard and port station into a new city destination, creating a progressive model for local urban renewal. More images and architects’ description after the break.

LiquidScapes / LEEAD Consulting

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LEEAD Consulting entered the recent Gateway Park International Competition and while their proposal did not win, they have shared their design for our review. Images of their proposal, LiquidScapes, and a brief narrative are after the jump.

House in Tainan / FCHY Architect Lab

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Architects: FCHY Architect Lab
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Design team: Yang Hsiu Chuan +Kao Ya Feng + Shih Chi Han
Project area: 400 sqm
Project year: 2011
Photographs: Yang Hsiu Chuan

Kaohsiung Port Station Urban Design Competition Winning Proposal by de Architekten Cie.

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De Architekten Cie., Jason Lee and Patrick Koschuch, has won the open international Port Station Urban Design competition in , .

The competition was initiated by the city government of Kaohsiung to transform the derelict site of the old railyards and port station from a barrier between two important areas of the city (the Hamasen and Yancheng districts), into a connective piece of the urban fabric. The stated ambitions by the client for the 15.42 hectare site are to highlight the cultural heritage of the site’s former function while introducing new programmes and building volume to accommodate city expansion. These twin objectives are to be achieved in a phaseable and highly sustainable manner. Since a large portion of the site and existing railway buildings are designated as historical monuments, the central challenge of the brief was to strike a balance between the desire for cultural preservation/revitalization, introducing new development onto the site, and establishing enough connections across site to transform the area from an urban barrier into an urban connector.

Taiwan Tower International Competition

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The Tower International Competition is part of a larger urban plan in Taichung, as a part of a new development for the “Gateway City.” Tower is to be located at the southern tip of the Central Park where visitors will have a panoramic view of the park, the city and the natural surroundings. The building is to have a minimum height of 300-meters with recreational functions such as an information center, shops, food and beverage services, observatories and an environmental monitoring station as part of an effort to create a model green building.

The competition will be judged in two stages. The jurors are Yu-Chien Ann, Marcos Cruz, Chao-Lee Kuo, Sheng-Fong Lin, Shuenn-Ren Liou, Hidetoshi Ohno and  Adele Naude Santos. For more information on this competition visit the competition official site.

Opus Shop / Paradox Studio

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

In Progress: Dadong Art Center / de Architekten Cie. + Malone Chang and Yulin Chen Architects

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Architects: de Architekten Cie / Branimir Medic, Pero Puljiz
Location: , Taiwan
Collaborators: Malone Chang + Yu-lin Chen Architects
Client: Kaohsiung County Mayor
Project Year: 2007
Project Area: 24,470 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of de Architekten Cie.

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

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