antonio citterio patricia viel's 'treasure garden' references 1930s italian design in taiwan
 

antonio citterio patricia viel's 'treasure garden' references 1930s italian design in taiwan

milan based studio, antonio citterio patricia viel, has completed a residential tower in the rapidly growing 7th district of taichung, in taiwan. ‘treasure garden’ pays homage to the geometric designs of giò ponti and provides lavish living spaces and generous common areas in an elegant italian fashion. the project creates a unified design framework with elongated lattice patterns and a contrasting yet delicate color palette using metallic elements. the concept for the development inserts a clear, unique and figurative residential complex in a prime location of the city.


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the residential tower, slightly less than 160 meters in height, has its longer side on the north-south axis, following the shape of the site. thanks to the unique orientation, the building overlooks the adjacent park, opening up the elegant interiors to panoramic views of the city. antonio citterio comments, ‘it is the attention to the quality of the interiors that sets the project apart. for us, it is hard to think about architecture without imagining what the building’s interior is like. the extraordinary light fixture at the entrance, the quality of the furniture and the fittings make all the difference.

image © studio millspace

 

 

from an urban standpoint and as an architectural presence in the local context, the project presents itself as an element built by planes, not by volumes. it comprises a series of planes, with areas conceived as residential zones, public spaces, terraces and landscapes. in this network of design parameters, architectural elements become the load-bearing structure in the construction of the overall image of the building, punctuated by solid elements of stone, separate from the glass surfaces of the facades and the balconies.


image © studio millspace

 

 

the new residential tower is characterized by slender and light blades, from ground to sky, covered by a diamond-shaped screen of an elegant and flexible geometry applied both on the façade and inside the communal spaces. the landscape project is based on the definition of a space of clear, defined access. it differentiates a private place, defined towards the outside by a double enclosure with a diamond design, a filtering wall to create a rich, calm garden, with fruit trees inside, and sculptural trees to mark the automobile access and the entrance.


image © studio millspace


image © studio millspace

image © studio millspace


image © studio millspace

image © sam siew shien

image © sam siew shien


image © sam siew shien


image © sam siew shien


image © sam siew shien

 

 

project info:

 

project name: ‘treasure garden’

project location: taichung, taiwan

project type: residential

client: continental development corp.

architect: antonio citterio patricia viel

partner-in-charge for architecture: claudio raviolo

partner-in-charge for interior design: chung-yi yang

local architect (architecture): U.tech

lighting design: metis lighting 

gross floor area (gfa): 301,389.5 ft2 (28,000 m2)

completion: 2018

images: studio millspace (exteriors), sam siew shien (interiors)

 

 

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edited by: lynne myers | designboom

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