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Fu Fu Hua He: Towards A New Architecture of 21st Century

Taiwan Architecture News - Jan 13, 2020 - 09:50   1817 views

Fu Fu Hua He: Towards A New Architecture of 21st Century

Japanese young architect Akihisa Hirata recently cooperated with Taiwan's renowned construction company Pauian Archiland to create a new typology of apartment building in Taipei.

In the concept he wants to design the urban housing like a "tree house" that will breathe itself naturally. The terraces project out from the building like a cherry tree, and the blossoming petals have their own branches, but they form a tree metaphorically. He creates a relationship between humanity and nature through the organic architectural form.

Fu Fu Hua He: Towards A New Architecture of 21st Century

Image © Dean Cheng x Tenderology


Hirata asserted that "Taiwanese people has been making rich lifestyle from old days, I want to create a new type of apartment that would reinterpret it in a modern way." 

"Taiwanese people have lived very comfortably and well suited to local climate by skillfully combining shades, small fences, small roofs and outdoor furniture. However today people can still see the abundant activities of semi-outdoor spaces around the city."

Fu Fu Hua He: Towards A New Architecture of 21st Century

Image © Tenderology x Cheng Chin Ming

Fu Fu Hua He: Towards A New Architecture of 21st Century

Image © Yi-Hsien Lee x a+tec

Fu Fu Hua He: Towards A New Architecture of 21st Century

.:3 m by 3-6 m terrace. Image © Yi-Hsien Lee x a+tec

He continued: "The three-dimensional intermediate space is protected from the sun and rain, and pleasant breeze blows all around this building. For this middle-high-rise building, creating an East Asian prototype that is richly connected to the outdoors, unlike western Modernism. This is the project that takes the ideal of a new architecture in the 21st century."

Fu Fu Hua He: Towards A New Architecture of 21st Century

Ground floor lobby. Image © Yi-Hsien Lee x a+tec

Project facts

Project Name: Fu Fu Hua He Apartments

Location: Taipei City, Taiwan

Design Period: 2013.06 - 2016.03

Construction Period: 2014.12 - 2017.11

Architect: Akihisa Hirata 


Technical Data:

Building Structure: RC

Site Area: 795 m2

Building Area: 508.5 m2

Total Floor Area: 5881.34 m2


Consultants:

Construction Design: Chengyu Architect

Structural Engineers: Envision Structural Engineering Consultant

Interior Design: Yuan You Design

Electrical & Plumbing Engineering: Kun-Tai Consultants & Associates

Air Conditioning Engineering: Hong Yi Engineering Co.Ltd

Lighting Design: Concept Lighting Design Consultants Inc.


Construction:

General Contractor: Pauian Archiland/ Pu-cheng Construction

Interior: An-Ti

Exterior Steel: Balu Metal

Exterior Stone: Shiny G&M Associated Co., LTD

Interior Steel: Beei / Yihdah Metal

Interior Stone: Dibao Stone / Green Stone

Electrical Engineering: Eight Yu Ltd.

Air Conditioning Engineering: Meifu Engineering Services

Lighting: Mao Yuan Optoelectronics

Landscape: Tree Garden Corporation

All images © Yi-Hsien Lee x a+tec © Dean Cheng x Tenderology, © Cheng Chin Ming x  Tenderology, unless otherwise stated.

All drawings © Akihisa Hirata

All images and drawings courtesy of Pauian Archiland

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