Architects: Dotze Innovations Studio
- Area: 1132 m²
- Year: 2014
Manufacturers: ALCOPLA, NOZAWA, Panasonic
Contractor: ARJR Architects, Tze-Chun Wei
- Architect In Charge: Tze-Chun Wei
- Design Team: Zhi-Rui Haung, Chi-Fung Yeh, Zhe-Xun Yang, Chun-Li Wang
- Collaborators: iTemdesign, Ospace Architects, ARJR Architects
- Structural Engineer: Wu-Long Huang
- Interior Design: Tze-Chun Wei
- Lighting Design: Vivie Lin
- Construction Consultants: Zhi-Rui Haung, Yu-Cheng Tang
- Country: Taiwan
Text description provided by the architects. This is an ambitious project for a 3-generation family in Changhua, Taiwan. The site is located on the roof of an existing one-story factory building.
The initial idea was to create a contemporary Chinese courtyard house with a "回" shaped volume, a layout with individual living units and shared family spaces. They are connected by a looped corridor and separated by small light wells.
"Sky-Voids" are distributed in the corners of the building to provide natural lighting and ventilation and are designed as individual small courtyards.
"Inner-View" is the idea of creating private garden views for the occupants' pleasure and blurs the visual boundary between inside and outside.
Big glazing facing the central courtyard is designed and "Sky Voids" provide inner-views of the garden. This is a project trying to re-define a modern Chinese courtyard house and explore how space can be divided individually but stay closely connected