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

a+u 2018:10

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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