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Description

CHEN HOUSE - The house is realized on an old Japanese cherry-farm in the Datun -mountains of North-Taiwan. It is designed as a vessel to react on the demanding wind, flooding and heat conditions on the site. - The house is a stick raised above the ground in order to let the flood waters run under it. The different spaces are connected to a flexible movement within the axis of outdoor and indoor functions. The smaller bathroom and kitchen unit acts as a kicker stabilizing the wooden structure during the frequent typhoons and earthquakes. - The bio-climatic architecture is designed to catch the cool breeze from the Datun -river during the hot days and to let in the small winds circulating on the site between the fresh water reservoir pond and the farmlands. A fire place is used during the winter for heating and for cooking tea. In connection with the bathroom is a small sauna. - The house is not strong or heavy – it is weak and flexible. It is also not closing the environment out, but designed to give the farmers a needed shelter. - Ruin is when man-made has become part of nature. With this house we were looking forward to design a ruin. - Architects: Marco Casagrande,Frank Chen Construction work: Marco Casagrande, Frank Chen, Shi-Ding Chen, Nikita Wu, Shu-Gi Bai Local Knowledge: Missis Lee Photos: AaDa - Location: Sanjhih, Taipei County, Taiwan / Site: 3890 m2 farm land, Datun Mountains / Building foot print: 138 m2 / Interior space: 62,5 m2 / Materials: mahogany, concrete / Completed: 2008 - http://chenhouse01.blogspot.com/ - Last night a saw a terrible storm in a dream. It ripped off the scaffoldings and broke their iron joints. Though, what was made of wood bended and stayed still - Bertholt Brecht - Viime yönä näin unessa hirvittävän myrskyn. Se riisti rakennustelineet paikoiltaan ja repi irti rautaiset liitokset. Kuitenkin, mikä oli puusta taipui ja säilyi. - Bertholt Brecht

Designed

2007

Completed

2008

WA Award

Chen House by Marco Casagrande in Taiwan won the WA Award Cycle 4. Please find below the WA Award poster for this project.

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