The PLACE

  • Prize
    Winner in Architectural Design - Commercial
  • Company/Firm
    Tai Architect & Associate
  • Lead Designer
    Yutse Tai
  • Architect
    Tai Architect & Associates
  • Photo Credit
    Tai Architect & Associate
  • Location
    Taichung City, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
  • Project Date
    2018 May

Adjacent to the major green axis of Taichung City and facing the National Art Museum as well as the Cultural Center, the project site is not only located at where the old and new urban fabric transitions, but also at where the curvature of nature -brought about by the river- and the linearity of the manmade streets meet; where art and humanities of the museum and the Green Parkway communicate with each other through large-scale sculptures. In addition to responding to the spirit of the place, the architect also hopes to realize the client’s desire to transform the hotel typology to an “a happy home as an artistic village”, as housing is the main business service of the client. With the above in mind and coded through the Grasshopper3D programming interface, the tune of “Home Sweet Home” is translated to a series of rotated cubes: the rhythmic pattern bouncing on the building facade not only redefines the city skyline, but also generated a rich and diverse interior space, at once integrating the city, art, and the travelers, imprinting a unique memory of their journey.

Bio
Since 1991, Tai Architect and Associates is a full-service architectural firm headed by Daniel Tai. The design philosophy is based on the exploration of space through simple and powerful forms; to reflect the cultural and geographical context of a site while facilitating efficient, effective and flexible usability; to build sustainable architecture that reflects the environment. Working closely with clients, engineering, and other professionals, the firm maintains open communication and the attention to detail throughout all stages of the development and the implementation of a project.

Other prizes
R.O.C. Outstanding Architects Award