the world's most visited architecture website
i

Sign up now and start saving and organizing your favorite architecture projects and photos

Sign up now to save and organize your favorite architecture projects

i

Find the most inspiring products for your projects in our Product Catalog.

Find the most inspiring products in our Product Catalog.

i

Get the ArchDaily Chrome Extension and be inspired with every new tab. Install here »

i

All over the world, architects are finding cool ways to re-use run-down old buildings. Click here to see the best in Refurbishment Architecture.

Want to see the coolest refurbishment projects? Click here.

i

Immerse yourself in inspiring buildings with our selection of 360 videos. Click here.

See our immersive, inspiring 360 videos. Click here.

All
Projects
Products
Events
Competitions
Navigate articles using your keyboard
  1. ArchDaily
  2. Projects
  3. Workshop
  4. Taiwan
  5. DIVOOE ZEIN Architects
  6. 2014
  7. Siu Siu – Lab of Primitive Senses / DIVOOE ZEIN Architects

Refurbishment in Architecture

presented by the MINI Clubman

Siu Siu – Lab of Primitive Senses / DIVOOE ZEIN Architects

  • 01:00 - 22 December, 2014
Siu Siu – Lab of Primitive Senses / DIVOOE ZEIN Architects
Siu Siu – Lab of Primitive Senses / DIVOOE ZEIN Architects, Courtesy of DIVOOE ZEIN Architects
Courtesy of DIVOOE ZEIN Architects

Courtesy of DIVOOE ZEIN Architects Courtesy of DIVOOE ZEIN Architects Courtesy of DIVOOE ZEIN Architects Courtesy of DIVOOE ZEIN Architects + 45

  • Construction

    Divooe Zein Architects Interior Design Group
  • Site Director

    Divooe Zein Interior Design Group
  • Structure

    Divooe Zein Interior Design Group, 丞瞬有限公司
  • Interior

    Divooe Zein Interior Design Group
  • M/E

    Divooe Zein Interior Design Group
  • Landscape

    Divooe Zein Architects
  • More Specs Less Specs
Courtesy of DIVOOE ZEIN Architects
Courtesy of DIVOOE ZEIN Architects

Text description provided by the architects. As human beings (ourselves) are detached from civilization to access a lifestyle of scanty materials, our inner animality generated from primitive natural habitat is emancipated.

Courtesy of DIVOOE ZEIN Architects
Courtesy of DIVOOE ZEIN Architects

Inexplicably, we come to our instinctive senses. Siu Siu Laboratory of Primitive Senses is a workshop set to explore the environmental transition between urban space and natural forest. Materials of no practical use, such as gloss, grass, Buddha statues, flowers, fragrances, sounds, yoga, along with other existence of spirituality, are employed as a healing process to convert the digital to the analog.

First Floor Plan
First Floor Plan

The same concepts are also implanted into the architectural design. Agricultural shading nets, 8 meters in height, are erected to cover extensively the original wooden house. The nets thus correspond to the 8 circle center combination's irregular arc section of net house, which is located in the woods on the hills, between the 20 meters path and tree barriers and the slope.

Courtesy of DIVOOE ZEIN Architects
Courtesy of DIVOOE ZEIN Architects

The net house, a common agricultural facility in Taiwan, functions as a balancing mechanism to adjust the natural environment for the crop. The subtropical light, filtrated through the forest and the shading net made of 80% and 60% spacing, creates micro-gloss and ventilation and thus develops a proper micro-climate for working as well as living.

Drawing Concept 2
Drawing Concept 2

The net house in mountains is a liminal space. You might enjoy the solitude of total isolation, or you could expose yourself unconditionally to the environment. The relationship between man and building is stripped of monotony or hierarchy of any forms.

Courtesy of DIVOOE ZEIN Architects
Courtesy of DIVOOE ZEIN Architects

Everything is determined by the feelings, here and now. Unpractical, ephemeral, completely incapable of coping with everyday needs, these instinctive feelings are in fact a power of healing developed by contemporary man towards certain natural relationship. It will go on, in a manner proper to primates, to the unknown.

Courtesy of DIVOOE ZEIN Architects
Courtesy of DIVOOE ZEIN Architects

View the complete gallery

Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address.
About this office
DIVOOE ZEIN Architects
Office
Cite: "Siu Siu – Lab of Primitive Senses / DIVOOE ZEIN Architects" 22 Dec 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/579478/siu-siu-nil-lab-of-primitive-senses-divooe-zein-architects/> ISSN 0719-8884
Courtesy of DIVOOE ZEIN Architects

自然治愈系 / DIVOOE ZEIN Architects

You've started following your first account!

Did you know?

You'll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.