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AMBi Studio’s Award-Winning Yu-Hsiu Museum of Arts Photographed by Lucas K Doolan

12:15 - 31 December, 2016
© Lucas K. Doolan
© Lucas K. Doolan

Located in the Tsaotun Township of Nantou County in Taiwan, the Yu-Hsiu Museum of Arts was completed in October of 2015, after 4 years of design development. The request received by AMBi Studio’s design team, led by architect and founder Wei-Li Liao, was for a building that was "subtle," "delicate" and "clean." The building’s focus is therefore on creating a harmonious relationship between the manmade and naturally formed architectural elements, paying respect to the surrounding Jiu-Jiu Peaks. This relationship is demonstrated in the combination of the building’s artificially constructed corridors and the existing vegetation in the area, and the museum’s doubled-façade construction which creates an "intermediary" space between outside and inside.

This successful design led the building to win first prize at the 2016 Taiwan Architecture Awards, causing the selection committee to praise Liao for his "continual effort... to explore the experience of perception... and poetic spatiality." Taiwan-based photographer Lucas K Doolan visited the site to capture the building’s interaction with nature in detail, exploring the museum’s carefully considered materiality. 

© Lucas K. Doolan © Lucas K. Doolan © Lucas K. Doolan © Lucas K. Doolan + 54

The 2015 Religious Architecture Awards Celebrate Changing Trends in Worship

09:30 - 2 January, 2016
The 2015 Religious Architecture Awards Celebrate Changing Trends in Worship

Religious buildings make up many of the highlights of architectural history, and the Religious Architecture Awards from Faith & Form magazine and the Interfaith Forum for Religion, Art, and Architecture celebrate the latest entries in this category. As trends in religious practices and the buildings that house them have changed, this year’s awards celebrate a wide variety of structures, including a growing number of renovation and restoration projects, as well as the first-ever award for a building in the “megachurch” category. From a total of 44 entries, 16 projects received awards in one of five categories: New Facilities, Renovation, Restoration, Adaptive Reuse/Repurpose, and Liturgical/Interior Design.

Read on to see all the winners of the Religious Architecture Awards.

Mission San Juan Capistrano/Ford, Powell & Carson Architects & Planners, Inc.. Image © Mark Menjivar The Memorial Church, Harvard University/Finegold Alexander Architects. Image © Blind Dog Immanuel Chapel/Robert A.M. Stern Architects. Image © Peter Aaron/OTTO St. Monica Catholic Church/Fisher Heck Architects. Image © DVDesign + 41

Mt Tung-Yen Public Toilet / AMBi Studio

02:00 - 20 July, 2015
Mt Tung-Yen Public Toilet / AMBi Studio, © Te-Fan Wang
© Te-Fan Wang

© Te-Fan Wang © Te-Fan Wang © Te-Fan Wang © Te-Fan Wang + 30

  • Architects

    AMBi Studio
  • Location

    Fuxing Township, Taoyuan County, Taiwan
  • Project architect

    Wei-Li Liao
  • Area

    101.3 m2
  • Photographer

    Te-Fan Wang