a+u 2018:10 Making Friends with the Land, People and Time – Architecture in Taiwan

a+u 2018:10

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English + Japanese / 192 Pages / 219 x 292 mm / 700 g

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This issue features the architecture of Taiwan, an island-state in East Asia largely covered with steep, rugged mountain ranges and densely populated along its perimeter. a+u approached the making of this issue through first-hand experience: traversing the island and making friends with local people. Through casual conversations and during countless meals and driving trips, we began to understand the country’s contemporary architecture culture— often characterized by a strong comradeship between authorities, academics, developers, building professionals, and citizens.

Over the past quarter of a century, architecture in Taiwan has morphed from a field exclusive to professionals to one that is relatable to, and enjoyed by, a larger public. Amid a rapidly changing political and socioeconomic climate, the country has seen the development of innovative public works and complex mixed-use projects. We have selected work that we feel is sensitively borne out of these conditions, with respect to Taiwan’s environment, culture, and history.

a+u Making Friends with the Land, People and Time – Architecture in Taiwan includes: Essays Taiwan Architecture: a Quarter Century of Change Chun-Hsiung Wang The Architectural Culture of Taiwan, a Special Island Yasuaki Onoda Works Cherry Orchard Cemetery Fieldoffice Architects 921 Earthquake Museum Chelungpu Fault Gallery Jay Chiu Architects Lanyang Museum Kris Yao ARTECH First Vascular Bundle Fieldoffice Architects Sanshing Township Office HARMONIOUS Architects & Planners Luodong Cultural Working House Fieldoffice Architects National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts Mecanoo architecten National Taichung Theatre Toyo Ito & Associates, Architects Taipei Performing Arts Centre OMA Hsinfu Market Restoration / U-Market behet bondzio lin architekten Folio Daan Hotel EHS Archilab Shih Chien University Campus Renovation Atelier Or International Bodhisattva Sangha B.M.T. Atelier House in Meinong HARMONIOUS Architects & Planners Ultra-Ruin Casagrande Laboratory Ayni House Fieldevo Design Studio Idle House Chih-Jen Yeh (BK) Architects Fu Fu Hwa He Akihisa Hirata Architecture Office Interconnection Wen Sheng Lee Architects and Planners JUT Bing Jiang Center Jun Aoki & Associates Pavilion for Yunlin Agricultural Expo - Fashion Runway Jay Chiu Architects The Memory of 80’s Pavilion Atelier Or Siu Siu – Lab of Primitive Senses Divooe Zein Architects Essay Series, vol. 6 Niche Shrines and Temples Suguru Kanata