kotaro horiuchi: taipei pop music center
kotaro horiuchi: taipei pop music center
jan 22, 2010

kotaro horiuchi: taipei pop music center

arashi, taipei pop music center images courtesy of kotaro horiuchi architects

kotaro horiuchi has proposed an architectural design called ‘arashi’ for the new pop music center in taipei competition. the structure has been designed with‘functional towers’ that are connected by public zones. the principal towers comprise of different areas such as an outdoor auditorium, live house for audio recording and rehearsals, offices, library and exhibition.

kotaro horiuchi: taipei pop music center

kotaro horiuchi: taipei pop music center

kotaro horiuchi: taipei pop music center

a skin of aluminum tubes will be covering the wall and roof. this material will allow passing draft to enter the building and, thus, reduce air conditioning costs during summer heat. in fact, the skin will keep the temperature of the interior 2-10° c lower. as the wall tubes are light and air permeable, the boundaries between the interior and exterior are blurred.

kotaro horiuchi: taipei pop music center

kotaro horiuchi: taipei pop music center functional towers

kotaro horiuchi: taipei pop music center auditorium

kotaro horiuchi: taipei pop music centeralumininum tubes covering the wall and roofs of the music center

kotaro horiuchi: taipei pop music centerfunctional towers are joined by public zones

kotaro horiuchi: taipei pop music center floor plan

  • Wow, this looks pretty awesome. I’d love to come visit this place when construction has been completed. It’s a great example of innovative and functional design. -Mark

    mark says:
  • Simply beautiful

    Niki says:
  • This competition is won by OMA’s not ‘not so sure’ design ages ago…

    history says:

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