first prize-winner of the program x-site hosted by the taipei fine art museum in taiwan, ‘mist encounter’ was designed and installed by serendipity studio and KWA architects. x-site sought to expand the syntax and aesthetics of architecture by presenting an architecturally-themed installation in the museum’s outdoor plaza.

image © yi-hsien lee



the pavilion aims to form an awareness of the body through the use of mist, as well as create the consciousness of natural air conditioning. the constantly-evolving atmosphere gives unseen air flow a conditioning and comprehensible form, letting human bodies interact with ambient changes.

image © yi-hsien lee



flowing among the white mesh structures, the mist creates spacial boundaries — which can be both blurred and distinct — thus changing the ambiance all the time. the summer sun and breeze also become important parts of the installation as they animate the structure throughout the day.

the central courtyard
image © yi-hsien lee

view from the top
image © yi-hsien lee

individual user perspective
image © yu-chen chao

side view
images © left  — yu-chen chao, right — yi-hsien lee

hanging plant in the mist cone
images ©  yu-chen chao

night view
image © peter yu

night activity
image © yi-hsien lee

hammock chairs
image © wei-chih huang

site plan

mist cone details


project info:


design: serendipity studio and KWA architects

team: the project was designed and installed by ling-li tseng + wei-hsiang chao, along with min-shan tsai, kai-jui tsao, and chen-chi lo, who teamed up to form serendipity studio, in collaboration with KWA architects for detail development and construction

hosted by: taipei fine art museum

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