oyler wu collaborative defines taipei sales center with a torqued void
 
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mar 25, 2015

oyler wu collaborative defines taipei sales center with a torqued void

oyler wu collaborative defines taipei sales center with a torqued void
all images courtesy of oyler wu collaborative

 

 

 

designed by los angeles-based practice oyler wu collaborative, this renovated structure in taiwan features a torqued void that cuts through the southern façade of the building. located on the future site of a 16-story residential tower (also designed by oyler wu collaborative), the developers were interested in restoring the existing corner building to become the sales center for the project.

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the structure is located on the future site of a 16-story residential tower

 

 

 

the program, which includes meeting and exhibition rooms as well as a model home, called for only half of the square footage of the existing building. with the most desirable spaces being on the upper floors, the second and third floors were left unprogrammed. the result is a five-story volume pierced and interconnected with an intricate ribbon of rope, steel, and fabric. the renovation creates an entirely new identity for the corner plot and is suggestive of the modern intervention that will soon occupy the site.

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a torqued void cuts through the southern façade of the building

 

 

 

the new skin includes an intervention that makes use of the site’s unoccupied volumes with a ‘spatial ribbon’ which offers unusual views of the city through, out of, and deep into the heart of the building. beginning at an oculus at ground floor level, the ribbon flows upwards through the voids and spreads across the structure, wrapping into adjacent facades.

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 the five-story volume is interconnected with an intricate ribbon of rope, steel and fabric

oyler wu collaborative taipei sales center taiwan designboom
the intervention makes use of the site’s unoccupied volumes

oyler wu collaborative taipei sales center taiwan designboom
the ribbon flows upwards and spreads across the entirety of the structure

oyler wu collaborative taipei sales center taiwan designboom
the ‘spatial ribbon’ offers unusual views deep into the heart of the building

oyler wu collaborative taipei sales center taiwan designboom

oyler wu collaborative taipei sales center taiwan designboom
the renovation creates an entirely new identity for the corner plot

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axonometric drawing illustrating the twisting void

oyler wu collaborative taipei sales center taiwan designboom

 

 

project info:

 

name: taipei sales center
location: taipei, taiwan
project team: dwayne oyler, jenny wu, huy le, sanjay sukie, mike piscitello, zhao ji luo
client: JUT land development

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