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Razqal
Nov 23, 2009, 10:42 AM
i'm starting a new post that specifically deals with residential/housing architecture, either new projects or existing structures, skyscrapers, highrises, low-rises or houses.

Razqal
Nov 23, 2009, 10:42 AM
do you all know about this huge riverside complex they're building in xindian called MeHAS? right in front of the MRT station consisting of 14 towers. there was an article in taipei times last year about this project getting a huge loan by several banks. I hope the final product looks as good as the rendering.

http://www.jsl.com.tw/mehas/index.html

http://housetube.tw/2320/%E6%97%A5%E5%8B%9D%E7%94%9F%E9%9B%86%E5%9C%98/%E7%BE%8E%E6%B2%B3%E5%B8%82

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http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3196/3119654386_4caa85348a.jpg

Razqal
Nov 23, 2009, 10:43 AM
I think this housing complex is really nice. looks exactly like the type of architecture in southern california. they should build more styles like this:

http://housetube.tw/8897

http://tpl.housetube.tw/img/products/popup/8/8/9/7/8897_01.jpg

http://tpl.housetube.tw/img/products/popup/8/8/9/7/8897_08.jpg

http://tpl.housetube.tw/img/products/popup/8/8/9/7/8897_14.jpg

Razqal
Nov 23, 2009, 10:44 AM
also very southern californian:

http://tpl.housetube.tw/img/products/popup/9/2/7/6/9276_04.jpg

http://tpl.housetube.tw/img/products/popup/9/2/7/6/9276_06.jpg

http://tpl.housetube.tw/img/products/popup/9/2/7/6/9276_07.jpg

Razqal
Nov 23, 2009, 10:46 AM
I'm not into those neo-classical european styles but this one is actually one of the better ones I've seen. still a lot of decoration and detailing for my taste, but it overall I think it works. it's actually pretty big inside; the bedrooms are huge even by American standards! must be very expensive.

http://housetube.tw/1038

http://tpl.housetube.tw/img/products/popup/1/0/3/8/1038_01.jpg

http://tpl.housetube.tw/img/products/popup/1/0/3/8/1038_04.jpg

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Razqal
Nov 23, 2009, 11:04 AM
http://tainan.housetube.tw/9738

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williamchung taiwan
Nov 23, 2009, 12:41 PM
Housing complex is very popular in Tainan, many projects just nice!
Unlike Taipei, a high-density city, Tainan is a small city.

anyiliang
Nov 23, 2009, 3:41 PM
If you are looking for Row House, then Taichung would be a good start to look at.

metroXpress
Nov 23, 2009, 6:29 PM
If you are looking for Row House, then Taichung would be a good start to look at.

Actually, there are lots in Taipei County and TaoYuan too.

Thanks for starting this amazing thread Razqal!

Razqal
Nov 24, 2009, 1:35 AM
If you are looking for Row House, then Taichung would be a good start to look at.

it should be called "townhouse". that's what we call it in the u.s. ;)

Razqal
Nov 28, 2009, 9:40 AM
this one's pretty nice. the houses are actually pretty large by standards. they're all individual houses and not the typical attached townhouse. they all have driveways and there's even a good size yard too:


http://tpl.housetube.tw/img/products/popup/8/2/9/9/8299_02.jpg

http://tpl.housetube.tw/img/products/popup/8/2/9/9/8299_04.jpg

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Razqal
Nov 28, 2009, 9:41 AM
i like the stone materials and wrought iron fencing used in this one. and finally they are using attractive american-style garage doors - not the usual industrial type used for commercial stores:

http://tpl.housetube.tw/img/products/popup/9/7/1/8/9718_01.jpg

http://tpl.housetube.tw/img/products/popup/9/7/1/8/9718_02.jpg

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http://tpl.housetube.tw/img/products/popup/9/7/1/8/9718_11.jpg

Razqal
Nov 28, 2009, 9:41 AM
can someone say gaudy?? :lol: but the detailing is actually pretty good. except for the walls with the castle-like architecture whatever-you-call-it. the interiors look very lavish. those egg-like toilets definitely dont go with the interior design.

anyway, this housing complex looks very expensive. i guess some people are making money in taiwan during the global recession! but notice the scooters outside; i mean, if you're going going to splurge on a house like this you better not be riding any scooters! and there are no sidewalks either. :ohno:

http://tpl.housetube.tw/img/products/popup/4/2/4/5/4245_01.jpg

http://tpl.housetube.tw/img/products/popup/4/2/4/5/4245_02.jpg

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Razqal
Nov 28, 2009, 10:09 PM
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anyiliang
Dec 2, 2009, 4:58 PM
it should be called "townhouse". that's what we call it in the u.s. ;)

First off, we are in Taiwan not the US. Not all English speakers have to use US terms. Second, you are wrong. Places like NY and New Jersey do call them Row Houses or Brown Stones. West coast may call them Town Houses.

Razqal
Dec 2, 2009, 5:38 PM
First off, we are in Taiwan not the US. Not all English speakers have to use US terms. Second, you are wrong. Places like NY and New Jersey do call them Row Houses or Brown Stones. West coast may call them Town Houses.

first off, taiwanese are very pro-american more than other english-speaking countries and always conform to american culture and american english language. second off, in new york we call them brownstones like in manhattan; other places in ny we call them townhouse. i've never heard of people call them row house in new york. third off, nobody cares about new jersey.

metroXpress
Dec 2, 2009, 7:05 PM
First off, we are in Taiwan not the US. Not all English speakers have to use US terms. Second, you are wrong. Places like NY and New Jersey do call them Row Houses or Brown Stones. West coast may call them Town Houses.

Sorry, I'm on the west coast and WE call them row houses or brownstones

For example:

http://condohype.files.wordpress.com/2008/02/brownstones.jpg

ed21x
Dec 3, 2009, 4:23 AM
first off, taiwanese are very pro-american more than other english-speaking countries and always conform to american culture and american english language. second off, in new york we call them brownstones like in manhattan; other places in ny we call them townhouse. i've never heard of people call them row house in new york. third off, nobody cares about new jersey.

i don't like this notion that Taiwan is always pro-american, and they definitely do NOT comform to American Culture. In my most recent trip to Taipei, I realized that the coolest thing amongst young people is kpop, followed by jpop and domestic music. the days where everything american was considered 'cool' has long since passed, and this pan-asian youth culture can be seen anywhere along the pacific rim.

Townhouses is a uniquely californian term, to describe a type of architecture that only exists in california. Townhouses are conjoined homes that represent usually just 2-3 units almost always split vertically in half, so each side has two floors. visually they look like one giant home split in half.

In San Francisco, we have row houses where each house is indivdually styled but attached to the house next to it.

Brownstones are usually 5 floor walk-ups that consists of a number of condos on each floor, and the building themselves do not look like houses, but large blocks.

It seems like the pictures above are Californian Townhouses.

Razqal
Dec 3, 2009, 11:19 AM
Sorry, I'm on the west coast and WE call them row houses or brownstones

For example:

http://condohype.files.wordpress.com/2008/02/brownstones.jpg


sorry, but that is a 'fake' brownstone and a very bad copy at that. there's a reason why they are called 'brownstone' - because they are genuinely constructed from real brown stone. "Brownstone is a brown Triassic sandstone which was once a popular building material." (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brownstone)


real, genuine ny-style brownstones are like this:

http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/uimages/ny/11-10-mod-brownstone-7.jpg

i'm in l.a. now and i notice a lot of fake "new york style" things like ny style pizza, ny style apartments, ny style lofts, ny style cheesecake, ny style steak, ny style burgers, ny style bagels, etc., etc., etc. west coast are always copying new york style.

Razqal
Dec 3, 2009, 11:38 AM
i don't like this notion that Taiwan is always pro-american, and they definitely do NOT comform to American Culture. In my most recent trip to Taipei, I realized that the coolest thing amongst young people is kpop, followed by jpop and domestic music. the days where everything american was considered 'cool' has long since passed, and this pan-asian youth culture can be seen anywhere along the pacific rim.

Townhouses is a uniquely californian term, to describe a type of architecture that only exists in california. Townhouses are conjoined homes that represent usually just 2-3 units almost always split vertically in half, so each side has two floors. visually they look like one giant home split in half.

In San Francisco, we have row houses where each house is indivdually styled but attached to the house next to it.

Brownstones are usually 5 floor walk-ups that consists of a number of condos on each floor, and the building themselves do not look like houses, but large blocks.

It seems like the pictures above are Californian Townhouses.

'townhouse' is NOT uniquely a california term. california/the west coast was settled several hundred years after the east coast was first populated. it was the english colonists and other europeans who first introduced the townhouse concepts and such architecture from europe to the northeast/new england area. so we've always used the word 'townhouse' in new york/east coast. and it's only called 'brownstone' if it's genuinely constructed of brownstone.


madonna's $32.5 million dollar manhattan townhouse

http://icantfindajob.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/madonna.jpg

http://curbed.com/archives/2009/06/29/madonnas_40m_townhouse_now_just_a_325m_townhouse.php

anyiliang
Dec 6, 2009, 4:00 AM
first off, taiwanese are very pro-american more than other english-speaking countries and always conform to american culture and american english language. second off, in new york we call them brownstones like in manhattan; other places in ny we call them townhouse. i've never heard of people call them row house in new york. third off, nobody cares about new jersey.

Taiwan does not "always conform to American culture and american English". I have no idea where you would get that idea from.

ed21x is correct in their post.

I can think of some English words that we use in Taiwan that would make you scratch your head and think "What does that mean".

And the term Row House is used in NY.

http://www.brooklynrowhouse.com/

http://www.nyc-architecture.com/UWS/UWS060.htm

I can post more links if you want, or even blogs from people describing their "Row House" in NYC.

Razqal
Dec 6, 2009, 7:18 AM
Taiwan does not "always conform to American culture and american English". I have no idea where you would get that idea from.

ed21x is correct in their post.

I can think of some English words that we use in Taiwan that would make you scratch your head and think "What does that mean".

And the term Row House is used in NY.

http://www.brooklynrowhouse.com/

http://www.nyc-architecture.com/UWS/UWS060.htm

I can post more links if you want, or even blogs from people describing their "Row House" in NYC.

ed21x is not correct in her post. she said "Townhouses is a uniquely californian term, to describe a type of architecture that only exists in california." that is totally INCORRECT and if you believe that then you both dont know what you are talking about. were you raised in ny and lived there all your life? if not, then whatever. i know FOR A FACT most people use the term "townhouse" NOT rowhouse. for each link you post i can post 10 links to prove you wrong.

ed21x
Dec 6, 2009, 7:39 AM
chill there, raz, we've all been here for many years.

if you want my background, I grew up in Southern California, went to university in the bay area, and am now working/grad school here in New York, so what I speak of are from first hand experience. You will occasionally hear people use the term 'townhouse' and 'rowhouse' here in NY, and I'm sure all of them are interchangeable, but for the pictures posted in this thread, I can assure you that most people here would call them brownstones. I wouldn't necessarily call them mutually exclusive. In modern connotations, the term 'townhouse' is best described in the following:

The name "townhouse" or "townhomes" was later used to describe non-uniform units in suburban areas that are designed to mimic detached or semi-detached homes. The distinction between dwellings called just "apartments" or "condos" is that these townhouses usually consist of multiple families, usually multiple floors. The traditional "townhouse" apartment is a two bedroom unit with the living room in the front on the lower level, kitchen in the back. Two bedrooms are on the front and back of the upper level with a single bathroom between. This style has become less popular in areas where it has been adopted by rent control or HUD apartments.

in otherwords, the suburban townhomes usually exists in affluent suburbs where land still costs a premium (and thus many people still choose to live in conjoined townhomes rather than individual residences). check the following pictures for examples: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Tracthousing.jpg

and this of course was popularized in California.

As for the east coast, every once in awhile, you will here the word 'townhouse' used to describe very large condos in an attempt to glorify it at a level above regular single story condos. These can be located in brownstones, rowhouses, etc.

and i think anyiliang was agreeing with my comment about taiwanese response to american english, not housing definitions ;)

Razqal
Dec 6, 2009, 8:21 AM
there are clear distinctions between townhouse, townhome and brownstone. i'm going by traditional definitions as i know definitions have morphed and changed over the years and used differently throughout the u.s. and in different cities. being from ny i'm going by ny terminologies since ny/east coast in general have set the standard in this type of residential architecture since it was in this region of the country that townhouses and brownstones were first introduced by european settlers primarily the english and irish several centuries ago.

i've never heard a new yorker use the term "row house" at least in manhattan where there are tons of townhouses. i believe row houses are more commonly used in other cities like baltimore and philadelphia. i also believe 'row house' is not considered as prestigious a term as townhouse. ask anyone who lives in a townhouse - again in manhattan/ny - and most will tell you they live in a townhouse not rowhouse.

as for brownstone, too many people misuse the word 'brownstone'. i showed you the link that explains the history of the term. originally, when these types of houses were first built centuries or decades ago they were specifically constructed from brown sandstone which is why they are called 'brownstone'. just because a townhouse is brown does not make them a 'brownstone'. any pompous affluent elitist owner of a genuine new york city brownstone will tell you this, believe me. ;) because - at least in the past or even now - brown sandstone was a very expensive material to use which is why they are generally considered more prestigious and expensive than a townhouse built with typical bricks or some other cheaper material.

ok i'm done with this topic. back to posting images of taiwanese housing.

Razqal
Dec 6, 2009, 2:39 PM
http://tpl.housetube.tw/img/products/popup/1/0/6/3/1/10631_01.jpg

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anyiliang
Dec 6, 2009, 8:19 PM
and i think anyiliang was agreeing with my comment about taiwanese response to american english, not housing definitions ;)

Glad you understand what I wrote. Thx

metroXpress
Dec 6, 2009, 9:58 PM
sorry, but that is a 'fake' brownstone and a very bad copy at that. there's a reason why they are called 'brownstone' - because they are genuinely constructed from real brown stone. "Brownstone is a brown Triassic sandstone which was once a popular building material." (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brownstone)

i'm in l.a. now and i notice a lot of fake "new york style" things like ny style pizza, ny style apartments, ny style lofts, ny style cheesecake, ny style steak, ny style burgers, ny style bagels, etc., etc., etc. west coast are always copying new york style.


agreed.

Razqal
Dec 6, 2009, 11:23 PM
agreed.

glad you understand and agree with what i wrote. thx. :P

Razqal
Dec 6, 2009, 11:26 PM
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williamchung taiwan
Dec 7, 2009, 5:51 AM
by benken from skyscrapercity.com

http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj12/williamchung7/Taipei%20city/C08-TaiAnLienYunJeYun_orig.jpg

Jasonhouse
Dec 8, 2009, 4:29 AM
Hey folks... Please don't forget that you need to backlink to the source of ALL pics you post. You cannot just post pics without a link back to the source, unless they are your own pictures, which you must declare in your post... Also, merely writing what site pictures are from is no good. You must please link back to the source page. Thanks!

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/announcement.php?f=87&a=313

Razqal
Dec 13, 2009, 1:45 AM
http://taoyuan.housetube.tw/7420/%E5%85%8B%E5%BE%B7%E5%BB%BA%E8%A8%AD/%E8%A5%BF%E7%8F%AD%E7%89%99%E9%AB%98%E7%AC%AC

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Razqal
Dec 13, 2009, 2:13 AM
http://taichung.housetube.tw/4524/%E5%AE%89%E5%AF%8C%E5%BB%BA%E8%A8%AD/%E6%9D%B1%E5%A4%A7%E8%A1%8C%E9%A4%A8

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pierre-laurent
Jan 17, 2010, 6:39 PM
i really really love the taiwanese residences of latest génération!they make taiwan nicer. tbh the gaudi villa castle has nearly nothing spanish but in sipite of it, it sounds really great.

Smiley Person
Jan 23, 2010, 6:49 AM
this one's pretty nice. the houses are actually pretty large by standards. they're all individual houses and not the typical attached townhouse. they all have driveways and there's even a good size yard too:
http://tpl.housetube.tw/img/products/popup/8/2/9/9/8299_03.jpg

wow this is gross, it's literally a slice of california teleported into a rice paddy, right down to the red roof tiles.

Razqal
Jan 23, 2010, 10:28 AM
wow this is gross, it's literally a slice of california teleported into a rice paddy, right down to the red roof tiles.

better than all those yucky crumbling dirty raw concrete or mildewy bathroom tile-covered buildings with pigeon coops on the roofs, bird cages on the windows and exposed wiring.

Razqal
Feb 25, 2010, 7:41 AM
http://tainan.housetube.tw/11627/%E5%AF%B6%E4%BE%86%E9%96%8B%E7%99%BC/%E4%BE%AF%E7%88%B5NO.2

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Razqal
Feb 27, 2010, 4:20 AM
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Razqal
Feb 27, 2010, 4:20 AM
http://kaohsiung.housetube.tw/9951/%E5%90%8D%E7%99%BC%E5%BB%BA%E8%A8%AD/%E7%B8%BD%E8%A3%81Villa

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Razqal
Feb 28, 2010, 8:25 AM
http://housetube.tw/7840/%E6%9F%8F%E6%98%B6%E5%BB%BA%E8%A8%AD/%E4%B8%AD%E5%A4%AE%E5%B8%9D%E5%AF%B6

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Razqal
Mar 28, 2010, 5:49 PM
http://hsinchu.housetube.tw/10715/%E9%96%8E%E5%9F%BA%E9%96%8B%E7%99%BC/%E5%84%AA%E9%9D%9C%E6%89%98%E6%96%AF%E5%8D%A1%E5%B0%BC

pedestal bathtubs! how rare in taiwan!

http://tpl.housetube.tw/img/products/popup/1/0/7/1/5/10715_02.jpg

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http://tpl.housetube.tw/img/products/popup/1/0/7/1/5/10715_08.jpg

Razqal
Mar 28, 2010, 6:24 PM
looks like old england!! :D

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?p=4769647#post4769647

http://tpl.housetube.tw/img/products/popup/7/7/3/0/7730_01.jpg

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http://tpl.housetube.tw/img/products/popup/7/7/3/0/7730_07.jpg

Razqal
Apr 18, 2010, 7:07 AM
http://tp.housetube.tw/11461/%E8%88%88%E5%AF%8C%E7%99%BC%E5%BB%BA%E8%A8%AD/%E9%A0%98%E5%BE%A1

http://tpl.housetube.tw/img/products/popup/1/1/4/6/1/11461_01.jpg

http://tpl.housetube.tw/img/products/popup/1/1/4/6/1/11461_02.jpg

http://tpl.housetube.tw/img/products/popup/1/1/4/6/1/11461_03.jpg

http://tpl.housetube.tw/img/products/popup/1/1/4/6/1/11461_04.jpg

Razqal
Jun 5, 2010, 5:52 AM
taipei's most expensive residence - treasure palace apartments:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ni8sg0N5Gjs

SpeedoPro
Jun 8, 2010, 1:54 AM
how swanky! i wonder how they compare to the luxury condos in nyc, chicago, and the west coast price-wise.

williamchung taiwan
Aug 2, 2010, 1:47 PM
http://www.pcf-p.com/a/p/0905/s.html

The Ellipse 360 Tower, Residential Building
152m 38F under proposed
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4122/4766060036_c783177923_o.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4119/4765421495_1f229c102a_b.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4114/4765421811_2fa66a28f0_b.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4081/4766060358_cd321d1449_b.jpg

arkhitektor
Aug 2, 2010, 4:53 PM
http://kaohsiung.housetube.tw/9951/%E5%90%8D%E7%99%BC%E5%BB%BA%E8%A8%AD/%E7%B8%BD%E8%A3%81Villa

http://tpl.housetube.tw/img/products/popup/9/9/5/1/9951_01.jpg

I love the sign on the mailbox on this one.:)

Razqal
Aug 3, 2010, 4:43 AM
http://www.pcf-p.com/a/p/0905/s.html

The Ellipse 360 Tower, Residential Building
152m 38F under proposed
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4122/4766060036_c783177923_o.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4119/4765421495_1f229c102a_b.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4114/4765421811_2fa66a28f0_b.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4081/4766060358_cd321d1449_b.jpg

LOVE THIS BUILDING!! NICE CLEAN DESIGN!! GO I.M. PEI!!!! ABOUT TIME YOU HAD A NEW PROJECT IN TAIWAN!! AND THANK YOU FOR CREATING AN ELLIPTICAL SHAPED BUILDING OTHER THAN CONVENTIONAL BOXY SQUARE!!! AND USING LOTS OF GLASS!! TAIWAN NEEDS MORE OF THIS!!!! :tup:

thanks for posting william!!

williamchung taiwan
Aug 3, 2010, 10:04 AM
LOVE THIS BUILDING!! NICE CLEAN DESIGN!! GO I.M. PEI!!!! ABOUT TIME YOU HAD A NEW PROJECT IN TAIWAN!! AND THANK YOU FOR CREATING AN ELLIPTICAL SHAPED BUILDING OTHER THAN CONVENTIONAL BOXY SQUARE!!! AND USING LOTS OF GLASS!! TAIWAN NEEDS MORE OF THIS!!!! :tup:

thanks for posting william!!

I don't want this building be built, because it is in the Yang Ming Shan if you consider the location. I hate someone put skyscraper in the mountain.

williamchung taiwan
May 22, 2011, 7:34 AM
http://pics10.yamedia.tw/32/userfile/b/bigcity3000/album/14dd88d989f393.jpg

http://pics10.yamedia.tw/32/userfile/b/bigcity3000/album/14dd88da1dcfa6.jpg

by bigcity3000 taiwan-city forum

williamchung taiwan
Jun 15, 2011, 6:25 AM
http://i337.photobucket.com/albums/n376/henryliujjv/517da11a.jpg

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http://i337.photobucket.com/albums/n376/henryliujjv/62a0b959.jpg

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by henryliujjv

kalifese
Jul 7, 2011, 3:42 PM
http://tpl.housetube.tw/img/products/popup/1/4/0/1/0/14010_01.jpg

http://tpl.housetube.tw/img/products/popup/1/4/0/1/0/14010_02.jpg

kalifese
Jul 15, 2011, 6:43 PM
單棟住宅建築類 第一名 House Flora
地點:台中市
設計單位:behet bondzio lin建築師事務所+何東光建築師

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/_MmuCCjah3ZA/TY_yQMF85pI/AAAAAAAAAi8/AfW0j__7Kqc/s512/House%20Flora%201.jpg

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/_MmuCCjah3ZA/TY_5qeBFhTI/AAAAAAAAAjc/vvjStx9MD04/House%20Flora%202.jpg

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/_MmuCCjah3ZA/TY_yQjtGS5I/AAAAAAAAAjE/chmw62RWmww/s512/House%20Flora%203.jpg

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/_MmuCCjah3ZA/TY_yQHgB85I/AAAAAAAAAjA/G-ljIZIcQ18/s512/House%20Flora%204.jpg

kalifese
Jul 15, 2011, 6:44 PM
單棟住宅建築類 第二名 A House with Wings
地點:新竹縣
設計單位:考工記工程顧問有限公司

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/_MmuCCjah3ZA/TZF8Wc4dK1I/AAAAAAAAAlw/GOkIpk6pPBE/A%20House%20with%20Wings%205.jpg

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/_MmuCCjah3ZA/TY_m1b5_81I/AAAAAAAAAhY/JLXB0lAyuRw/s512/A%20House%20with%20Wings%203.jpg

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/_MmuCCjah3ZA/TY_m1d_RoUI/AAAAAAAAAhU/kd21ph0TsZ0/s512/A%20House%20with%20Wings%204.jpg

kalifese
Jul 15, 2011, 6:46 PM
集合住宅建築類(四層以下) 優勝 宜蘭五結簡宅
地點:宜蘭縣五結鄉
設計單位:大藏聯合建築師事務所

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/_MmuCCjah3ZA/TY_m-opacrI/AAAAAAAAAho/WtB1Q1Q9nHY/%E5%AE%9C%E8%98%AD%E4%BA%94%E7%B5%90%E7%B0%A1%E5%AE%85%201.jpg

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/_MmuCCjah3ZA/TY_m-H5BjBI/AAAAAAAAAhg/Zu64aKlPszY/%E5%AE%9C%E8%98%AD%E4%BA%94%E7%B5%90%E7%B0%A1%E5%AE%85%202.jpg

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/_MmuCCjah3ZA/TY_m-sWrSfI/AAAAAAAAAhk/Hy6cJAI_BY4/%E5%AE%9C%E8%98%AD%E4%BA%94%E7%B5%90%E7%B0%A1%E5%AE%85%203.jpg

kalifese
Jul 15, 2011, 6:59 PM
Six Art Housing Sales Center Building by Lab Modus

The Six Art Housing Sales Center building situated along a main road near a Hi-tech Park of Northern Taiwan, Hsinchu County – Taiwan. The 950 sqm building consists of two major programs- residential sales center and model house. The massing of this project has triangulated and folded geometry wrapping up the interior space in order to achieve prominent form and dynamic circulation within the building. The architects provide a unique spacious experience for both the consumers and the neighborhood as well.

http://www.architonia.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/Architecture-Six-Art-Housing-Sales-Center-Building-by-Lab-Modus.jpg

http://www.architonia.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/Six-Art-Housing-Sales-Center-Building-by-Lab-Modus.jpg

kalifese
Aug 9, 2011, 4:14 AM
i really want to see the renderings of the design for this housing complex!!


http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424053111904140604576494522049155358.html?mod=googlenews_wsj

Developer Ventures Outside City—to Taiwan

By LAURA KUSISTO

The late Seymour Durst, one of New York's storied real-estate developers, famously pledged never to buy a building he couldn't walk to. But for the first time in more than 95 years, the Durst Organization is investing in a real-estate project outside of New York City—in Taiwan no less.

Douglas Durst, Seymour's son, is set to sign a pact Monday with Dajun Yun, chief executive of Vantone Real Estate Co., to invest in each others' new residential projects. Vantone will invest $11 million in the Durst's 570,000-square-foot rental, hotel and retail development at 855 Sixth Ave., which is scheduled to break ground next spring.

In return, Durst has pledged $11 million to Vantone's hilltop 278-home luxury complex in New Taipei City, Taiwan. The project is expected to break ground by November.

Mr. Durst, who heads his family-owned company, said in an interview that he only decided he wanted to invest in Greater China after he toured the region, witnessing that it "is on the cusp" of real-estate development in many ways.

The deal comes at a time that the Durst family is growing and casting a wider net for new business. Six members are currently involved in the development business, including Mr. Durst's cousin, Jody Durst, who has taken over as president of the company. The next generation is 24 strong.

The partnership will be overseen by Douglas Durst's son, Alexander, 40 years old, who is currently co-vice president of the company.

The Durst's $11 million investment in the Taipei City project is small for a developer responsible for many trophy office and residential towers in Manhattan. But Mr. Durst describes it as the first step toward a potential long-term relationship.

Mr. Durst, the third generation involved in the family-owned Durst Organization, met executives from real-estate developer Vantone because their parent company agreed to lease space at 1 World Trade Center in 2009. After that lease was signed, Mr. Durst was tapped by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to become a partner in 1 World Trade, slated to be the tallest tower at the rebuilt World Trade Center.

After Mr. Durst became involved as a developer, Vantone persuaded him to take two trips to Greater China.

Joseph Durst, an Austrian-Jewish immigrant, founded the firm in 1915 with the purchase of the Century Building at One West 34th Street. His son, Seymour, took over and developed numerous office buildings on Third and Sixth avenues.

Under the leadership of Douglas Durst, 66, the company has undertaken increasingly ambitious projects, such as the country's first green skyscraper, Four Times Square, and the 2.35 million-square-foot Bank of America Tower at 1 Bryant Park.

But while the Dursts have done more to populate the Manhattan skyline than almost any developer, they've yet to venture beyond the five boroughs.

Mr. Durst said it was easier to take a leap of faith in investing overseas because he sees a lot of similarities between his company and Vantone. "Their biggest concern is to make the apartments as usable as possible and they're very concerned about the environment," he says.

For Vantone, a 20-year-old mainland Chinese real-estate developer, this will be the first investment in New York City.

"We think that the real estate market in the United States is in the valley of the curve," said Dajun Yun, chief executive of Vantone, in an interview. "This is the first investment. We are looking forward to having more and more cooperating and investment with Durst."

kalifese
Aug 9, 2011, 11:34 AM
here's the website for the housing projects. some of them have been built and talked about already in this forum. the tall white oval tower was designed by pei cobb freed which is in their website. that building's completed. i think there might be another tower planned judging from the rendering in the below website:

http://www.vantonetaipei2011.com/English/index.html

kalifese
Aug 12, 2011, 10:30 AM
lots of nice residences in these videos. i picked the ones that i liked. cheesy music tho. :haha:


http://www.youtube.com/user/aieu0129#p/u/18/QN_ZuxpBqxI


http://www.youtube.com/user/aieu0129#p/u/39/zrLIfpfs_7E


http://www.youtube.com/user/aieu0129#p/u/55/EXonba3W7F8


http://www.youtube.com/user/aieu0129#p/u/56/IBhoaS488Ug


http://www.youtube.com/user/aieu0129#p/u/137/mwm7fINY2Hg

kalifese
Sep 6, 2011, 3:27 AM
this one's pretty nice. i think it's funny they throw in buildings in the ad renderings that arent even there, especially if they're famous buildings from other cities. they shouldnt be allowed to do that as it's completely false. i mean look at all those non-existant skyscrapers in the last pic. that is not taipei!!

http://tp.housetube.tw/13921

http://tpl.housetube.tw/img/products/popup/1/3/9/2/1/13921_02.jpg

http://tpl.housetube.tw/img/products/popup/1/3/9/2/1/13921_03.jpg

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http://tpl.housetube.tw/img/products/popup/1/3/9/2/1/13921_12.jpg

williamchung taiwan
Sep 6, 2011, 7:08 AM
Yes, but they build it on commercial site.

kalifese
Sep 12, 2011, 8:37 AM
i've always thought taiwan should try to emphasize it's culture more by designing more buildings with taiwanese/asian-style architecture instead of continually copying western-style architecture like that tacky gaudy faux-euro classical style so common with residential buildings. much of which they dont copy it very well either. so it was a very pleasant surprise to see the below project based on hakka architecture. and a really nice modern interpretation of it too which doesnt get too literal and kitschy. they need to hire more foreign architects into taiwan!!


Mole’s luxury complex takes its cue from Taiwan’s vernacular

http://www.bdonline.co.uk/buildings/first-look/first-look-mole%E2%80%99s-luxury-complex-takes-its-cue-from-taiwan%E2%80%99s-vernacular/5024229.article

Mole Architects, working with Gianni Botsford and landscape architect Todd Longstaffe-Gowan, has unveiled plans for a 71,000sq m development on the edge of Hsinchu City, the “Silicon Valley” of Taiwan.

The scheme comprises a spa hotel, serviced apartments and seven luxury villas, set across rolling forested hillside on the site of a former tea plantation.

Inspired by the form of a walled hillside village, the courtyard buildings frame narrow streets that culminate in views over a central planted ravine, which acts as the main north-south spine.

All of the buildings sit on steeply pitched brick plinths, with different treatment at the upper levels. The hotel blocks, framed in bronze-anodised aluminium, rise from expressive concrete vaults that contain reception and banquet rooms and enclose a series of stepped terraces with pools.

The serviced apartments reference the form of local vernacular Hakka houses, with pavilions enclosed in courtyard buildings, external circulation and curving pitched rooftops. Their facades are punctured with recessed balconies and clad with perforated fibre cement board.

The luxury 1,200sq m villas, designed for corporate entertainment use, are predominantly glazed, with south-facing gardens and swimming pools cantilevered out over the western edge.

Mole director Meredith Bowles said: “The Hakka buildings have also influenced our environmental strategy, with open circulation encouraging cross ventilation and solar screening, as well as observations that many of the more recent entirely sealed buildings out there don’t work well for that climate.”

Work is scheduled to start on site next year, with a projected construction budget of £40 million.

http://www.bdonline.co.uk/pictures/636x441fitpad%5B237%5D/8/0/1/1702801_hsinchu_web6.jpg

http://www.bdonline.co.uk/pictures/636x441fitpad%5B237%5D/7/9/6/1702796_hsinchu_web1.jpg

http://www.bdonline.co.uk/pictures/636x441fitpad%5B237%5D/7/9/9/1702799_hsinchu_web4.jpg

http://www.bdonline.co.uk/pictures/636x441fitpad%5B237%5D/8/0/0/1702800_hsinchu_web5.jpg

http://www.bdonline.co.uk/pictures/636x441fitpad%5B237%5D/7/9/7/1702797_hsinchu_web2.jpg

http://www.bdonline.co.uk/pictures/636x441fitpad%5B237%5D/8/0/2/1702802_hsinchu_web7.jpg

http://www.bdonline.co.uk/pictures/636x441fitpad%5B237%5D/8/0/6/1702806_hsinchu_web3.jpg

kalifese
Sep 12, 2011, 9:00 AM
another article. the design reminds me of the lalu in sun moon lake with the usage of natural materials like wood and stone and asian aesthetics. a very beautiful and successful design and so is this one. cant wait to see the finished project!!


Mole Architects and Gianni Botsford Architects have been appointed to design a 71,000m² resort in Hsinchu, Taiwan

Based on the concept of a walled hillside village, the scheme features a spa hotel, serviced apartments and 7 luxury villas.

A statement from Mole Architects explained: ‘The design works with traditional Chinese notions of entry, subdivision of space, and south facing pavilions, all set within a series of courtyard buildings.

‘Landscape is integrated into the urban village setting, with the ravine forming the central spine through the centre of the “village”, with views out at either end.’

The duo beat six other shortlisted design teams to win the job, including Arup, architect John Heah, and Japanese firm KKS.

Todd Longstaffe-Gowan devised the landscape while Tonkin Liu has designed a café for the site.

http://www.architectsjournal.co.uk/pictures/576x432fitpad%5B0%5D/1/1/0/1254110_Mole_Botsford2.jpg

http://www.architectsjournal.co.uk/pictures/576x432fitpad%5B0%5D/1/1/1/1254111_Mole_Botsford.jpg

http://www.architectsjournal.co.uk/pictures/576x432fitpad%5B0%5D/1/0/9/1254109_mole_taiwan_6.jpg

http://www.architectsjournal.co.uk/pictures/576x432fitpad%5B0%5D/1/0/8/1254108_mole_taiwan_7.jpg

http://www.architectsjournal.co.uk/pictures/576x432fitpad%5B0%5D/1/0/7/1254107_8.jpg

http://www.architectsjournal.co.uk/pictures/576x432fitpad%5B0%5D/1/0/3/1254103_mole_botsford_1_plan.jpg

http://www.architectsjournal.co.uk/pictures/576x432fitpad%5B0%5D/1/0/5/1254105_Hsinchu_Feb_2011_026.jpg

http://www.architectsjournal.co.uk/pictures/576x432fitpad%5B0%5D/1/0/6/1254106_Hsinchu_Feb_2011_006.jpg

williamchung taiwan
Sep 12, 2011, 9:23 AM
i've always thought taiwan should try to emphasize it's culture more by designing more buildings with taiwanese/asian-style architecture instead of continually copying western-style architecture like that tacky gaudy faux-euro classical style so common with residential buildings.


Just look at Taipei Train Sation, what is the plan you like to propose to improve urban landscape?

Renovation?
Redevelopment?
Don't change it?

ed21x
Sep 13, 2011, 2:51 AM
Just look at Taipei Train Sation, what is the plan you like to propose to improve urban landscape?

Renovation?
Redevelopment?
Don't change it?

Taipei Main Station is very taiwanese in design. If it was rennovated to look more like one of the Opera Houses next to CKS Memorial, that would be perfect. To do this, it needs a redder roof and lighted pillars.

But on the cheap, just replace the horrible blue sign on top, clean the roof cladding so it looks more red, and paint the building from it's current brown concrete to a cleaner white concrete, and it will look 100x better.

kalifese
Sep 13, 2011, 5:46 AM
Just look at Taipei Train Sation, what is the plan you like to propose to improve urban landscape?

Renovation?
Redevelopment?
Don't change it?


i already gave my suggestions in another thread for taipei main station renovation. either in this forum or in skyscrapercity.com. i dont feel like repeating myself. but yes it should be renovated and redeveloped - building and landscaping around it. as much as possible!!!

williamchung taiwan
Sep 13, 2011, 7:21 AM
Taipei Main Station is very taiwanese in design. If it was rennovated to look more like one of the Opera Houses next to CKS Memorial, that would be perfect. To do this, it needs a redder roof and lighted pillars.

But on the cheap, just replace the horrible blue sign on top, clean the roof cladding so it looks more red, and paint the building from it's current brown concrete to a cleaner white concrete, and it will look 100x better.

In the past, I used to think they better demolish this building and make high-rise building on the same site.

But now I think we will lose our city identification if we do that. It is the cultural and architecture icon of Taipei. Why it is so ugly? I believe it is because Taiwan railway do poor maintenace job for it. They don't clean it for dacades until now. So I really like your comment on the way to improve. It just need to clean its surface (roof, external wall) and take that sign on the roof away.

I would like to make addition on this proposed idea. It is important for them to renovate station plaza which infront of Taipei Main. It is too much concrete and stone, it need more green stuffs! Also, they need to renovate pedestrain path surround station.

kalifese
Sep 15, 2011, 7:41 AM
this has already been talked about before in the thread for taipei main station. i even posted photos and gave my suggestions on renovation ideas. i posted examples of modern asian-style architecture in japan that can be incorporated into the design of tms. i dont feel like searching for those posts so you can search for it. but you didnt even give me any credit or acknowledgement when i made those suggestions, williamchung!!

and no, i dont think the roof should be red. definitely not. that's very tacky. the design should be modernized with walls of glass and metallic roof. yet still maintain chinese/style/shape/aesthetics. but colors do not have to be typical chinese red like the grand hotel. black/grey would be nice colors for the roof, especially since they plant to cover it with solar panels anyway.

williamchung taiwan
Sep 15, 2011, 9:33 AM
this has already been talked about before in the thread for taipei main station. i even posted photos and gave my suggestions on renovation ideas. i posted examples of modern asian-style architecture in japan that can be incorporated into the design of tms. i dont feel like searching for those posts so you can search for it. but you didnt even give me any credit or acknowledgement when i made those suggestions, williamchung!!

and no, i dont think the roof should be red. definitely not. that's very tacky. the design should be modernized with walls of glass and metallic roof. yet still maintain chinese/style/shape/aesthetics. but colors do not have to be typical chinese red like the grand hotel. black/grey would be nice colors for the roof, especially since they plant to cover it with solar panels anyway.

The Japanese Station you regard to is this one.

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5057/5490989780_1a87d41c1a_b.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5060/5481035340_5c5ab4cf2c_b.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5298/5480434691_f3b3f86626_b.jpg


http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4018/4336675850_758bb5b10a_b.jpg

I don't think Taipei Main Station must be modernised. It is not the only option I believe. Certainly internal finish need to be modernise. External surface just need to be clean and tidy. Renovation should focus on pedestrain, park, surface and decoration. That is the renovation I am thinking now.

However, this style of modern building is suitable for 京站! :tup:

This Hakata station didn't have many architectural features before it be renovated, it is just a box building even they renovate it. The new station just look likes another western building from my point of view, it does not give me any clauses or identifications of Japanese except Train Station Sign.

williamchung taiwan
Sep 15, 2011, 10:13 AM
http://img846.imageshack.us/img846/2089/4a1b451a01244.jpg

Suzhou Museum is one I will perfer more for the idea of renovation for Taipei Main Station. It is modern building without lossing cultural identification.

Taipei Main Station is using chinese architectural detail, feature and idea to develop its design.The chinese architecture is based on idea of being solemn, especially massive palace for Chinese empires. You feel magnificant of chinese culture when you visit these buildings. That is the one I can feel from Taipei Main Station.

I believe we should optimise it rather than mordernise it. :yes:

kalifese
Sep 15, 2011, 10:02 PM
no, i never referred to that japanese train station. it doesnt even look asian to me and looks kind of boring. i referred to some famous japanese stadium that was very modern yet asian with asian style sloped roof. i also posted other examples of similar architectural styles.

kalifese
Oct 3, 2011, 10:04 PM
nice house in taiwan:

http://www.atlaspost.com/landmark-2050587.htm

kalifese
Oct 3, 2011, 11:59 PM
Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) vice presidential candidate Su Jia-chyuan’s (蘇嘉全) farmhouse:

http://blog.udn.com/community/img/PSN_ARTICLE/tyc54/f_5688814_1.JPG

some political controversy going on with it. but who cares - it's a pretty nice house especially by taiwan standards!

kalifese
Oct 9, 2011, 10:25 AM
http://www.architecturaldigest.com/homes/homes/2008/12/tseng_article

It began as a minor experiment,” Rudy Tseng maintains, characterizing his move some four years ago from a penthouse apartment in downtown Taipei to a rental house in the suburbs. “I wanted to see if I preferred living outside the city limits—a good 40 minutes from Taipei 101,” which he takes care to explain is the world’s tallest skyscraper and has even been dubbed “one of the Seven New Wonders of the World.” Just as soon as he was able to conclude that he did indeed like the suburbs better, he purchased a place there, in a gated community of 600 contemporary look-more-or-less-alike houses (the strict community code dictated white exterior walls and red-clay-tile roofs).

On the upside: The three-level hillside house afforded a wide-reaching view of archaic pastoral—a valley, a river and, in the distance, a mountain with a face of grand ferocity, bearing as it did a decided resemblance to a lion’s head. On the downside: Though only around 20 years old, the structure was deteriorating, battered by the roaring wind and flogging rain of Taiwan’s long typhoon season, and there were weeds in the disheveled garden “as high as a human.”

Tseng, a former managing director of The Walt Disney Company in Taiwan and now a professor of creative management in the graduate school of a university there, tapped the Taipei-based architect and designer Yann Chu, who had worked on both his apartment and a rental house. “When I first met Yann, he was just back from apprenticing in Paris,” Tseng recalls, “and he had named his Taipei studio Marais Design, after the district in the French capital that he had worked in and loved. He was young and fresh, with a lot of good ideas, especially industrial-design concepts. I’m going to go a bit out on a limb here and call him, more than a designer, a creative space reformer. Because even after a year of living in his brainchild, I am still discovering new design elements and experiencing strong aesthetic emotions.”

Tseng’s own tastes ran to the simple, if not the minimal. It was inescapable, given his collection of contemporary Asian art (including works by Xu Bing, Michael Lin, Li Yuan-Chia, Lin Liang-Tsai, Jien-Shiu Lien, Chieh-Jen Chen and Zhen Zhon) and YBAs (Young British Artists, including Jason Martin, Ian Davenport and David Batchelor), that he would want the space to look a little like a contemporary art gallery. “I told Yann that everything that could be white should be white,” he explains. “I needed it to all be fairly open but without feeling too cold.” In the end, thanks to the architect-cum-designer’s dynamism, Tseng got “something not just modern but, even better, futuristic.”

Chu “changed everything,” Tseng says—except for the color of the exterior and the roof, “the two no-nos.” Calling for the greatest ingenuity were the concept and subsequent execution of the staircases, which are different for each level. Some are freestanding, others intramural; some are solid, others “see-through” (the railing on the staircase connecting the first and second levels, for instance, is a silver stainless-steel tube encased in glass, while the railing on the staircase connecting the second and third levels is red lacquer). The back side of the open first-to-second-level staircase is accentuated with translucent light boxes.

The architect used reflective or semitransparent materials for the flooring throughout in order to create “other dimensions.” To fuse the house to the landscape, he enlarged the existing floor-to-ceiling multipaneled glass doors that opened from the living room to the garden, made still other windows bigger and even added fenestration. “On the third floor, in the den, in front of where I indicated I would be wanting to sit and read,” Tseng recounts, “Yann made a window expressly to frame a banana tree he’d planted in the garden right outside.” Nor did the architect forget to typhoon-proof the entire house, rigorously reinforcing everything in sight.

The garden plan for all three levels of the building as it climbs the hillside was Chu’s, too. On the ground floor, 30 immature Taiwanese cypress trees frame Korean grass, a couple of Japanese cherry trees and a rectangular pond that serves as a swimming pool for Tseng’s four-year-old golden retriever, Hamish. The first floor, reached by outdoor stairs, encompasses the entrance hall (Tseng describes it as “a meet-and-greet area for guests”) and the vast, luminous living room. The second floor consists of a dining area, a family room and a kitchen—one big open-plan space. A glass wall with a honeycomb inlay, which allows sunlight to penetrate while maintaining privacy, divides the dining area from the lushly planted side garden.

As one ascends the stairs to the master bedroom and bath, den and guest room that constitute the third floor—a double-height amalgam where the architecture achieves its fullest, most engulfing expression—David Batchelor’s freestanding neon light boxes blaze into view. Yellow, orange, blue, purple and green, they proceed to bounce fantastically off the glass panels that slice through the space as well as off a structural column that Chu wrapped in stainless steel for a mirroring effect.

Beyond a monumental door yawns the cavernous master bedroom with its semitransparent walls and pyramid ceiling. The master bath is semiopen, with a concave semitransparent boundary-blurring ceiling. On its other, semitransparent side is the book-lined den, which has furniture by Eames and Saarinen. (Chu himself designed a lot of the furniture for the house, including long benches carved from indigenous cypress, sculptural-looking wood stools and assorted cabinets, plus a dining table, a low table and a sideboard.)

“You’ve probably heard this before, but Chinese care about feng shui,” Tseng declares, pointing out a white, surfboardlike object above his bed that he explains is hiding an air-conditioning unit. “One of the things you have to be most cautious about is bed location. The trouble was there was a structural beam over where we wanted to put my bed, and you must never put your bed directly under a beam, unless you want to have bad dreams and bad luck as well. So we put the air conditioner up there and covered it with the surfboard design. You know, there are some people who even obsess about the direction of their bed, but I figured enough was enough—I didn’t want to go overboard,” he says with a laugh. “Although this whole house is maybe a little bit overboard.”

For all that it may look on the outside like its 599 neighbors, it certainly is singular and unexpected within: Together, Yann Chu and Rudy Tseng have made it boldly go where no house in the community has gone before.


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kalifese
Nov 12, 2011, 1:37 AM
this is in kenting.

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kalifese
Jan 21, 2012, 4:16 AM
this housing complex looks pretty nice. very big homes too!

housetube.tw/8840/雄崗建設/雄崗布拉格

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kalifese
Apr 14, 2012, 4:32 AM
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kalifese
Apr 23, 2012, 8:56 PM
the wsj lady is right: it does look like a hotel. altho nice, architecturally it's not very "homey" nor residential looking.

http://blogs.wsj.com/scene/2012/04/23/video-50-million-luxury-home-in-taipei/?KEYWORDS=taiwan

kalifese
Jul 10, 2012, 7:25 PM
http://www.aokijun.com/ja/works/030


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kalifese
Sep 3, 2012, 11:44 AM
i previously posted this residential/hotel resort project in this thread. it's a really big project and it looks really nice. i just love the contemporary translation of traditional asian architecture. very elegant and well done. from the architect's website: http://www.giannibotsford.com/project/hsinchu-stone-village-resort-hotel/

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kalifese
Sep 3, 2012, 11:49 AM
http://www.giannibotsford.com/project/hsinchu-clubhouse/

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kalifese
Sep 3, 2012, 11:54 AM
http://www.giannibotsford.com/project/hsinchu-chapel/

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kalifese
Sep 3, 2012, 6:32 PM
http://www.tlg-landscape.co.uk/hsinchu-a-hilltop-village-in-taiwan.html

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kalifese
Sep 12, 2012, 10:33 PM
sotheby's has a new taiwan office now and has listed some pretty expensive properties. i didnt even know taiwan had so many residences listed over $5 million and one is listed at $30million!! some of them are just eh in bleh buildings. but some are pretty nice:


http://www.sothebysrealty.com/eng/sales/twn?ss=true&channel=sales&Language=eng&keyword=taiwan

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kalifese
Nov 9, 2012, 10:57 PM
Taiwan’s high hopes

The island is hoping to boost its property market by attracting buyers from China

http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/2/6db1a654-2415-11e2-94d0-00144feabdc0.html#axzz2BldLxb8E

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williamchung taiwan
Nov 12, 2012, 7:59 AM
A Residential Pavilion & Landscape of Hai Hau-The Great / Arcadian Architecture+Design
02 Nov 2012
Public Facilities (http://www.archdaily.com/category/public-facilities/) Residential (http://www.archdaily.com/category/residential/) Selected Works (http://www.archdaily.com/category/selected/) Arcadian Architecture+Design (http://www.archdaily.com/tag/arcadian-architecture-design/) Chung-li (http://www.archdaily.com/tag/chung-li/) Taiwan (http://www.archdaily.com/tag/taiwan/)


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Location: Chung-li (http://www.archdaily.com/tag/chung-li/) City, Taiwan (http://www.archdaily.com/tag/taiwan/)
Architect In Charge: Alex Yu
Design Team: Jerry Chang、Kobe Lin、Ru-Hsien Huang、Cheng-hui Lo、Chiao-wen Lo、Hanawa Ho、Tzi-Jui Chiang
Client: Hai Hau Constructions
Area: 530 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Jeffrey Chenghttp://ad009cdnb.archdaily.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/509094e728ba0d49f80000be_a-residential-pavilion-landscape-of-hai-hau-the-great-arcadian-architecture-design__dsc3473-125x125.jpg (http://www.archdaily.com/?attachment_id=288823) http://ad009cdnb.archdaily.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/5090956328ba0d49e6000076_a-residential-pavilion-landscape-of-hai-hau-the-great-arcadian-architecture-design__dsc3824x-125x125.jpg (http://www.archdaily.com/?attachment_id=288841) http://ad009cdnb.archdaily.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/509095a028ba0d4a2b00008f_a-residential-pavilion-landscape-of-hai-hau-the-great-arcadian-architecture-design__dsc3942-125x125.jpg (http://www.archdaily.com/?attachment_id=288844) http://ad009cdnb.archdaily.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/509094f528ba0d4a2b000089_a-residential-pavilion-landscape-of-hai-hau-the-great-arcadian-architecture-design__dsc3442x-125x125.jpg (http://www.archdaily.com/?attachment_id=288833)
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The project is located an hour drive distance from Taipei, in the city of Chung-li. It is a high-rise residential development along with public facility pavilion and landscaped courtyard.http://ad009cdnb.archdaily.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/5090952728ba0d4a2b00008b_a-residential-pavilion-landscape-of-hai-hau-the-great-arcadian-architecture-design__dsc3552-332x500.jpg (http://www.archdaily.com/?attachment_id=288835)© Jeffrey Cheng In the early draft, the structure of the pavilion does not exist. The entrance and the public facilities were gathered in the center of a total of eight residential purposed buildings forming a 口 shape, all facing the center courtyard. The entrances of the buildings were difficult to realize, the layers of space and natural sunlight are insufficient in this courtyard.Due to the project was designed to be the largest area and highest cost per square unit in the city, so we suggested to rearrange the original layout to seven buildings to form a ㄇ shape instead, leaving an opening to lead the natural sunlight in. Then we gathered more than 80% of the original public facilities, organizing them to form the great entrance pavilion. Which we locate it to the west side of the site, facing the most prosperous commercial areas. This successfully established a formal entrance and a series of public and open spaces displayed along the extended main axis.http://ad009cdnb.archdaily.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/5090953828ba0d4a480000a2_a-residential-pavilion-landscape-of-hai-hau-the-great-arcadian-architecture-design__dsc3662-528x351.jpg (http://www.archdaily.com/?attachment_id=288837)© Jeffrey Cheng To compete with the seven 22 stories high residential towers, an obvious and powerful entrance is a must. A concept of monolithic form was introduced to this design. The prototype of the pavilion is a 40mx21.4mx12.8m rectangular stone carved and cut with a concept of subtracting necessary void space, then embed with glass material, forming an interchanging stone-glass hybrid style of architectural form.http://ad009cdnb.archdaily.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/509094e728ba0d49f80000be_a-residential-pavilion-landscape-of-hai-hau-the-great-arcadian-architecture-design__dsc3473-528x351.jpg (http://www.archdaily.com/?attachment_id=288823)© Jeffrey Cheng The edge of the stone frame on the front facade was slanted into inclined shape to enhance the image of entrance and to create variation of lights and shades of the great entrance. A 12m depth plaza was placed in front of the building to respond the scale of this building itself and the surrounding urban context. The main lobby contained in an 8m height glass curtain wall structure was placed on a reflecting pool with two 6m height waterfall planted on each side.At a first glance of entering the main lobby, a 9m wide by 8m tall glass picture frame was encountered. Behind the picture frame, a 9m by 9m square water landscape was found, leading sufficient sunlight into the lobby. On the water landscape, a lift covered in chisel surfaced stone was placed as a visual focus. There are two main circulations. One is the corridors along both sides of the water landscape leading to the residential areas and the courtyard behind. Another is the skylight staircases franked on each side to reach the public facilities on the second and third floor.http://ad009cdnb.archdaily.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/5090956328ba0d49e6000076_a-residential-pavilion-landscape-of-hai-hau-the-great-arcadian-architecture-design__dsc3824x-528x351.jpg (http://www.archdaily.com/?attachment_id=288841)© Jeffrey Cheng The facade facing the courtyard contains a vertical and horizontal stone frame embracing a glass curtain wall structure inside. A tea house was placed on the first floor connecting directly to the outdoor. The second floor is a gym area with an open view facing the courtyard. On the third floor, a recessed rectangular glass box was placed behind the large frame, for leisure activities and casual reading purpose. A light well was opened in the middle of the glass box. There are patios on the front and back overlooking the streets and the courtyard. Since the pavilion is surrounded by high buildings, the glass material of the box was continued from vertical elevation to the horizontal roof top surface which formed a glowing box during night time. All stone materials on the vertical facade was extended continuously to the roof top as well. A different dimension of facade was created to look up the surrounding buildings.http://ad009cdnb.archdaily.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/5090958328ba0d4a2b00008d_a-residential-pavilion-landscape-of-hai-hau-the-great-arcadian-architecture-design__dsc3867-528x351.jpg (http://www.archdaily.com/?attachment_id=288828)© Jeffrey Cheng The invisible axis line of the pavilion continues to the inside courtyard, a simple abstract style of landscaping vocabulary was aligned along the axis. The main route connecting to each residential buildings private entrance was arranged on the periphery of the center courtyard. At the end of the center axis, a great stone wall was placed with two spa houses in front as a background. The spa houses are adjacent with a 25m long infinity pool looking right back to the pavilion. After a sequence of spatial experience, a utopia hidden in the middle of urban jungle is now discovered in the center courtyard.

kalifese
Jan 5, 2013, 9:58 AM
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kalifese
Jan 5, 2013, 10:02 AM
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kalifese
Jan 5, 2013, 10:07 AM
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williamchung taiwan
Jan 10, 2013, 9:46 AM
do you all know about this huge riverside complex they're building in xindian called MeHAS? right in front of the MRT station consisting of 14 towers. there was an article in taipei times last year about this project getting a huge loan by several banks. I hope the final product looks as good as the rendering.

http://www.jsl.com.tw/mehas/index.html

http://housetube.tw/2320/%E6%97%A5%E5%8B%9D%E7%94%9F%E9%9B%86%E5%9C%98/%E7%BE%8E%E6%B2%B3%E5%B8%82

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I saw the real thing in other days. It was not as good as we saw in rendering. It was much darker and more crowd than I expected.

kalifese
Jan 14, 2013, 6:34 AM
most projects in taiwan are not as good as the rendering. i saw pics of that complex. the windows looked very small, the buildings were very grey and it definitely was not next to a river!!

williamchung taiwan
Jan 15, 2013, 6:45 AM
It is massive, 1 to 2 kilometers long.

kalifese
Feb 18, 2013, 1:02 AM
these residences are super nice. nice design and aesthetics, good use of different materials and variety of surface treatments, nice landscaping with nice big SIDEWALKS and nicely designed too!! huge improvement over typical taiwanese residential design!!

http://www.archdaily.com/308766/ritz-plaza-housing-complex-chin-architects/

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Ricopedra
Feb 26, 2013, 9:55 PM
A home bathroom I designed:

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8378/8510469863_3b9d0fa1fe_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/83224950@N07/8510469863/)
2Fbath! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/83224950@N07/8510469863/) by Ricopedra (http://www.flickr.com/people/83224950@N07/), on Flickr

williamchung taiwan
Mar 1, 2013, 9:37 AM
Which design company you are working ?

kalifese
Mar 6, 2013, 8:39 AM
it's an interesting design but functionwise i can imagine it difficult to clean those small pebbly surfaces. not to mention there might be sanitary issues as bacteria can hide in the crevices/grout in between the small pebbles. the space in front of the toilet bowl seems cramped as that elevated step curves in front of the toilet bowl thus limiting leg room especially for tall people with long legs who may need to spread their legs out more. but interesting design nonetheless.

Ricopedra
Mar 6, 2013, 10:25 PM
williamchung taiwan, I don't work for any company, but a friend of a friend needed help to design her home addition and my wife's name came up as a suggestion. I just made some designs for fun and they were picked up. The owner is very gypsy-like and loves blue and white-like Mediterranean homes. The builder took the job and didn't know what he was doing quite often, and had never done a design like mine before.

kalifese, you're right on the money! The 'pebble stone' finish is very popular in Taiwan and you usually see it on exterior finishes. This was the end-choice of the owner, but I wonder how often they will have to scrub it clean. It's very durable, but they'll need to use a scrub brush, for sure. I also hate the cheap, tiny bathtub they chose, but hey, it's their house!

As for the space between the curve and the toilet, you're right again, and here the builder didn't follow my design. He, or I should say the worker, decided to add an extra 12cm to the original design and the flat floor space is now cramped. You have to elevate your left left foot on the ridge. But surprisingly, everyone is still happy. Sometimes I guess you need that little extra 'foot-push'! Ha ha.

I tell you, this project was full of wonderful surprises and unbelievable headaches, and it's not over yet! But if all goes well, maybe we'll do another one. I'll post some more pics of my yard design and the interior walls, along with my wife's kitchen tiles. The kitchen cabinet work was done by Grace Kitchens, and they were totally professional. I recommend them.

Ricopedra
Mar 6, 2013, 10:30 PM
PS, you can also notice in that picture how they didn't elevate the shower/wall faucet in conjunction with the elevated floor! Grrrr!

Ricopedra
Mar 6, 2013, 11:34 PM
Here are a few more pics from this crazy Taipei county house:

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8529/8511242546_d1e9722501_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/83224950@N07/8511242546/)
Frnt-wide (http://www.flickr.com/photos/83224950@N07/8511242546/) by Ricopedra (http://www.flickr.com/people/83224950@N07/), on Flickr


http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8523/8511244448_1a58bd51c6_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/83224950@N07/8511244448/)
kitchenwide (http://www.flickr.com/photos/83224950@N07/8511244448/) by Ricopedra (http://www.flickr.com/people/83224950@N07/), on Flickr


http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8524/8510134445_1076bbdf7d_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/83224950@N07/8510134445/)
newadddark (http://www.flickr.com/photos/83224950@N07/8510134445/) by Ricopedra (http://www.flickr.com/people/83224950@N07/), on Flickr


http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8248/8534459059_010a0efc74_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/83224950@N07/8534459059/)
view to kitchen (http://www.flickr.com/photos/83224950@N07/8534459059/) by Ricopedra (http://www.flickr.com/people/83224950@N07/), on Flickr


http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8528/8534461771_4968d3202d_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/83224950@N07/8534461771/)
doorinsidewide (http://www.flickr.com/photos/83224950@N07/8534461771/) by Ricopedra (http://www.flickr.com/people/83224950@N07/), on Flickr


http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8243/8534501333_fd43019f40_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/83224950@N07/8534501333/)
looking in cave (http://www.flickr.com/photos/83224950@N07/8534501333/) by Ricopedra (http://www.flickr.com/people/83224950@N07/), on Flickr


http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8097/8535607946_6fff35215b_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/83224950@N07/8535607946/)
before finishes (http://www.flickr.com/photos/83224950@N07/8535607946/) by Ricopedra (http://www.flickr.com/people/83224950@N07/), on Flickr


http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8527/8534503671_9a282673fd_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/83224950@N07/8534503671/)
holed door (http://www.flickr.com/photos/83224950@N07/8534503671/) by Ricopedra (http://www.flickr.com/people/83224950@N07/), on Flickr


http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8373/8534499109_3200d11b14_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/83224950@N07/8534499109/)
faucet (http://www.flickr.com/photos/83224950@N07/8534499109/) by Ricopedra (http://www.flickr.com/people/83224950@N07/), on Flickr


http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8106/8535571882_67d5140be1_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/83224950@N07/8535571882/)
floor detail (http://www.flickr.com/photos/83224950@N07/8535571882/) by Ricopedra (http://www.flickr.com/people/83224950@N07/), on Flickr

kalifese
Mar 9, 2013, 3:05 AM
PS, you can also notice in that picture how they didn't elevate the shower/wall faucet in conjunction with the elevated floor! Grrrr!

why cant you ask them to elevate it or you wont pay them? in the u.s. that is grounds for a lawsuit if the contractor doesnt do a correct job!!