thinking design studio's new office space in taichung is a passage through time
 

thinking design studio's new office space in taichung is a passage through time

local-based thinking design studio 2.0 has completed the renovation of their new studio in the west district of taichung city in taiwan. the renovated space, which dates back to the end of the japanese colonial rule in taiwan, breaks with tradition while still preserving the original architecture features.

thinking design studio new office space in taichung is a passage through time

 

 

thinking design studio’s new office space is accessed through a white façade with large windows and a calming green space that contrasts the dim courtyards of its neighboring buildings on both sides. the interior is carved out just like the courtyard, creating an open plan space where natural light seeps through all the way from the skylight into the basement.

thinking design studio new office space in taichung is a passage through time

 

 

when renovating the space, the studio decided to keep the original brick walls, iron window frames and wooden beams. however, a new feature was added in the form of a modern window lattice that is set into the floor, interfacing between each of the three levels.the overall white and clean space hosts a communal table with computers set in front of the other, allowing for work interactions.

thinking design studio new office space in taichung is a passage through time

 

 

for this project, thinking design studio 2.0 won the golden pin design award 2019 design mark. tony chi, who served on the award’s final selection jury, praised the exemplary preservation work stating that, ‘the winners with their designs show great maturity and sophistication as their projects demonstrate the journey of the passage through time.’

thinking design studio new office space in taichung is a passage through time

thinking design studio new office space in taichung is a passage through time

 

 

project info:

 

name: studio renovation

architects: thinking design studio 2.0

location: taichung city, taiwain

 

 

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