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  7. Humble House / KRIS YAO | ARTECH

Humble House / KRIS YAO | ARTECH

  • 01:00 - 23 April, 2014
Humble House / KRIS YAO | ARTECH
Humble House / KRIS YAO | ARTECH, Courtesy of KRIS YAO | ARTECH, Jeffrey Cheng
Courtesy of KRIS YAO | ARTECH, Jeffrey Cheng

Courtesy of KRIS YAO | ARTECH, Jeffrey Cheng Courtesy of KRIS YAO | ARTECH, Jeffrey Cheng Courtesy of KRIS YAO | ARTECH, Jeffrey Cheng Courtesy of KRIS YAO | ARTECH, Jeffrey Cheng + 21

  • Architects

  • Location

    Songgao Road, Xinyi District, Taipei City, Taiwan 110
  • Design Team

    Glen Lu, Golden Kao, Ray Chen, Kai-Chih Chang, Kang Chiu, Dan Wang, Kang-Yueh Liu, Nini Cheng, Catch Tseng, Man-Ching Liao, Sam Chu
  • Area

    54956.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Structural

    King - Le Chang & Associates
  • Plumbing, Electrical & Fire Protectrion

    Heng Kai Engineering Consultants, Inc
  • Contractor

    IEC Group
  • Façade Consultant

    maRco Skin Studio
  • More Specs Less Specs
Courtesy of KRIS YAO | ARTECH, Jeffrey Cheng
Courtesy of KRIS YAO | ARTECH, Jeffrey Cheng

Text description provided by the architects. Located in dense downtown Taipei, where high-rise commercial buildings are bridged by skywalks, the Humble House sits on one of the last remaining lots in the prominent Xinyi District, making it a key pedestrian hub within the district.

Courtesy of KRIS YAO | ARTECH, Jeffrey Cheng
Courtesy of KRIS YAO | ARTECH, Jeffrey Cheng

The project has three components: a 250-room business hotel in the main tower, a retail mall housed in the podium, and the parking and technical facilities in the third to fifth basement levels. The tower adapts a “wind-mill” plan to gain maximum views for its relative small guestroom units. Public venues such as restaurants, the ballroom, conference areas, spa and swimming pool are conveniently located right below the guest rooms, occupying the middle portion of the building. On the ground level, the retail mall and the hotel share a sizable plaza designed for passenger drop-off and occasional events.

Floor Plan
Floor Plan

On the exterior, sharp triangular bay window units gives an interesting rhythmic order to the tower and expand the view for the small rooms. For the podium, various cladding material including curved glass panels, perforated metal screens, transparent and translucent glass walls are applied, composing a vibrant façade that reflects the varied functions within.

Courtesy of KRIS YAO | ARTECH, Jeffrey Cheng
Courtesy of KRIS YAO | ARTECH, Jeffrey Cheng

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Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Humble House / KRIS YAO | ARTECH" 23 Apr 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/498607/humble-house-kris-yao-artech/> ISSN 0719-8884