C-laboratory: 'chen house', taiwan C-laboratory: 'chen house', taiwan
may 28, 2009

C-laboratory: 'chen house', taiwan

‘chen house’ by c-laboratory photo © adda image courtesy c-laboratory

 

 

 

situated on an old cherry farm in the datum mountains of north taiwan is ‘chen house’, created by finnish firm c- laboratory. the structure was designed to react on the demanding wind, flooding and heat conditions on the site. built on poles the house is raised above the ground in order to let the flood waters run under it. the different spaces are connected to a flexible movement within the axis of outdoor and indoor functions. the smaller bathroom and kitchen unit acts as a kicker stabilizing the wooden structure during the frequent typhoons and earthquakes.

 

the bio-climatic architecture has been created to catch the cool breeze from the datun -river during the hot days and to let in the small winds circulating on the site between the fresh water reservoir pond and the farmlands. a fire place is used during the winter for heating and for cooking tea.  the house gives farmers a much needed shelter.

‘chen house’ exterior photo © adda image courtesy c-laboratory

‘chen house’ roof photo © adda image courtesy c-laboratory

‘chen house’ living area photo © adda image courtesy c-laboratory

‘chen house’ living area photo © adda image courtesy c-laboratory

‘chen house’ photo © adda image courtesy c-laboratory

‘chen house’ photo © adda image courtesy c-laboratory

‘chen house’ photo © adda image courtesy c-laboratory

‘chen house’ photo © adda image courtesy c-laboratory

‘chen house’ photo © adda image courtesy c-laboratory

‘chen house’ photo © adda image courtesy c-laboratory

‘chen house’ photo © adda image courtesy c-laboratory

‘chen house’ photo © adda image courtesy c-laboratory

 

 

project info:

 

architects: c-laboratory: marco casagrande, frank chen construction work: marco casagrande, frank chen, shi-ding chen, nikita wu, shu-gi bai local knowledge: missis leelocation: sanjhih, taipei county, taiwan site: 3890 m2 farm land, datun mountains building foot print: 138 m2 interior space: 62,5 m2 materials: mahogany, concrete completed: 2008

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