KRIS YAO | ARTECH employ dynamic geometries in china steel HQ
photo by jeffrey cheng

 

 

 

 

KRIS YAO | ARTECH employ dynamic geometries in the architecture of the ‘china steel corporation headquarters’ in southern taiwan. the office building is a structure of four multi-faceted square tubes that are linked by a shared inner core. these four identical volumes are turned 12.5 degrees in increments of eight stories–also marking the connecting points of the exterior mega-bracings–resulting in an energetic façade that expresses the aesthetics of the strength in steel.

KRIS YAO | ARTECH employs dynamic geometries in china steel HQ
detail of the faceted facçade that is a diamond-shaped double skin curtain wall
photo by jeffrey cheng

 

 

 

at the ground level, the square tower sits on a round water pond with dense landscaping of trees enveloping it, providing comfortable pedestrian circulation. the façade is a diamond-shaped double skin curtain wall that optimizes natural light and ventilation, while also reducing heat-gain and general energy consumption. its faceted sides also shield traffic noise from the surrounding area.

KRIS YAO | ARTECH employs dynamic geometries in china steel HQ
detail of the eight storey segments
photo by jeffrey cheng

 

 

 

sited adjacent to the kaohsiung port city, a once industrial town that has quickly developed into a multi-functional business-trading city, the ‘china steel corporation headquarters’ is set to facilitate a range of functions–from logistics and trading, culture to transportation and recreation–and will  become an integral landmark addition to the area.

KRIS YAO | ARTECH employs dynamic geometries in china steel HQ
detail of the geometries employed into the architectural scheme
photo by jeffrey cheng

KRIS YAO | ARTECH employs dynamic geometries in china steel HQ
the apex of the ‘china steel corporation headquarter’
photo by jeffrey cheng

KRIS YAO | ARTECH employs dynamic geometries in china steel HQ
the tower sites on round pond and is surrounded by a landscaping of trees
photo by jeffrey cheng