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SELECT PROFESSIONAL WORKS HANCHENG CHEN ARCHITECTURE 2014 ARCHITERIOR ARCHITECT & ASSOCIATES

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URS13 TAIPEI NANGANG PLAYGROUND

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BAOYE FLOOD DETENTION PARK

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LONGDA RESIDENTIAL HIGH RISE

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KUOCHENG RESIDENTIAL HIGH RISE

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KUOCHENG PRIVATE RECEPTION CENTRE

SELECT ACADEMIC WORKS THE COOPER UNION, AND NCKU

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CORALANTIS

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FLAMMBLE CITY

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MODULAR COUNTRY HOUSE

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SEASIDE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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TREASURE HUNT

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SUBLIMATION PATH

RÉSUMÉ


CONTENT

SELECT PROFESSIONAL WORKS ARCHITERIOR ARCHITECT & ASSOCIATES

04 - 07

URS13 TAIPEI NANGANG PLAYGROUND

08 - 10

BAOYE FLOOD DETENTION PARK

11 - 12

LONGDA RESIDENTIAL HIGH RISE

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KUOCHENG RESIDENTIAL HIGH RISE

14

KUOCHENG PRIVATE RECEPTION CENTRE

SELECT ACADEMIC WORKS THE COOPER UNION, AND NCKU

14 - 16

CORALANTIS

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FLAMMBLE CITY

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MODULAR COUNTRY HOUSE

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SEASIDE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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TREASURE HUNT

20 - 29

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SUBLIMATION PATH

RÉSUMÉ


URS13 TAIPEI NANGANG PLAYGROUND 2011-2012 PROJECT DEVELOPMENT, FACADE STUDY, CONSTRUCTION DRAWING, 3D MODELING & RENDERING PROJECT MANAGER : YUCHANG LIANG LOCATION : TAIPEI CITY TEAM PARTNER : WITH AILUN LIU SITE

The Nangang Bottle Cap Factory, originally devoted to producing caps for beer bottles, neighbors Nangang Train Station to the south, Xinghua Road (connecting the station to Nanxing Park) to the east, and the local core of the community along Nangang Road to the north. The 10-odd structures within the factory area form a grid-like configuration of solids and voids. Traces of past industry linger within the continuous space and high ceilings of the abandoned warehouses, with graffiti adornments heightening the unique ambiance of the urban ruin.

ORIGINAL OLD BOTTLE CAP FACTORY (URBAN RUIN)

‘NEW INTERVENING MEDIUM’ Using the color white as an intervening medium, various solids are inserted within the site, opening up the boundaries between interior and exterior, and juxtaposing the old with the new. The white beer boxes of old have been transformed into six white boxes, transforming the rugged walls, wooden truss structure, and high, open spaces of the abandoned warehouses. These interventions allow a transformation to take place among the once lonely and silent factory structures, taking root amongst the space formed by the first two rows of warehouses, now a stage for various exhibitions and artistic performances. The entire community and general public is invited to explore the multitude of surprises and delights within!

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CONSTRUCTING with BEER BOX A B C

OLD BEER BOX PLUG 50x150x250mm PLUG 50x150x300mm

This is our first attempt at using the form and symbolism of a beer box to outline space. The beer box itself if an industrial product within the beer cap factory assembly line, and is a familiar everyday object for the public. Using the concept of a beer box, the design transfigures the form to create a variety of new spaces, richly illuminated with layers of light and shadows, historical memories and experiences. As the Bottle Cap Factory of yesteryear is transformed into a nurturing environment for creativity and vision of future urban living, the site not only becomes a playground unaffected by industrial production for children, but also a playground for adults as well, unleashing their pressures wrought by reality, transporting them back to a state of innocence and joy, and allowing their imaginations to frolic with abandon.

LECTURE HALL

CREATIVES MARKET

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INDUSTRIAL RELIC - NANGANG BOTTLE CAP FACTORY


INTERVENTION Interventions allows a transformation to take place among the once lonely and silent factory structures, taking root amongst the space formed by the first two rows of warehouses, now a stage for various exhibitions and artistic performances.


BEER BOX The beer box itself if an industrial product within the beer cap factory assembly line, and is a familiar everyday object for the public.


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Using the concept of a beer box, the design

transfigures the form to create a variety of new

spaces

TRANSPARENCY

Richly illuminated with layers of light and

shadows, historical memories and experiences


Nangan Bottle Cap Factory Industrial Relics not only becomes a playground unaffected by industrial

production for children, but also a playground for

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BAOYE FLOOD DETENTION PARK 2010-2011 PROJECT DEVELOPMENT, FACADE STUDY, CONSTRUCTION DRAWING, 3D MODELING & RENDERING PROJECT MANAGER : DAREN CAI LOCATION : KAOHSIUNG CITY : WITH CHINNAN HSIEH TEAM PARTNER

Because of the lower terrain, Kaohsiung city has suffered from floods. Nowadays, the government promotes the Detention Pond to control the water level, it also serve as park and open space for citizens. The Baoye Detention Pond project is one of them and the mission includes two parts - the landscape of the detention pond and the construction of the pumping station. Because the detention pond is usually dry, our proposal is to lower down the artificial construction and to use landscape as a means to echo the local needs, so the detention pond is more like a park than the facilities of water. We study the section carefully, especially the situations with or without water, and how the residents approach the detention pond. We believe the visitors would enjoy their experience with the detention pond and change

PUMPING STATION

PARK / DETENTION POND

PARK / DETENTION POND


GLASS BOX (PUBLIC EDUCATION SPACE)

METAL BOX (CONTROL CENTER)

TRANSPARENT METAL BOX (MACHINERY ROOM)

PUMPING STATION

The pumping station is part of the Baoye Detention Pond. It is the control center including space for pumping machine, duty room and space for promotion and public education. We divided the programs into three major spaces, so they could work separately and individually. The three spaces could be noticed from the outsides, combining glasses box, metal box and a transparent metal box. We spent most of our effort on the transparent metal box. It is the space for the pumping machine, the heart of the station. As there’s a lot of noise and heat when the machine starts to work, we suggest the double skin wall to reduce the impact on the neighborhood. Inner layer is a glass wall while the outer layer is a metal net. During dark, stormy nights, when residents staring at the pumping station, they could see light illuminating inside the room of pumping machine, which would probably comfort them and make them feel secured.

THE VIEW OF TRANSPARENT METAL BOX FROM PARK SIDE


EXPANDED METAL MESH PLAN EXPANDED METAL MESH SECTION

EXPANDED METAL MESH The mesh façade optimises the interior climate, helping to reduce the building’s running costs and, in turn, its carbon footprint. In addition to practical functionality, it adds depth and animation to the façade as the mesh changes appearance in different lighting conditions, becoming more transparent as daylight fades and the building is illuminated from within.


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PUMPING STATION Expanded metal mesh with concrete faรงade

PARK AREA


LONGDA RESIDENTIAL HIGH RISE 2011-2013 PROJECT DEVELOPMENT, FACADE STUDY, CONSTRUCTION DRAWING, 3D MODELING & RENDERING PROJECT MANAGER : DAREN CAI LOCATION : KAOHSIUNG CITY : WITH HANCHIEN CHANG TEAM PARTNER

Longda Residential High Rise, which is located at an important urban junction in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, we attempt to transform the building envelope that protects the residents’ private lives into a meaningful public city façade. The architecture is to initiate an intriguing dialogue with the disordered built environment through a unique yet contemporary gesture. The design wishes to break away from the typical mundane and repetitive urban residential housing, and express a vibrant city life specific to Kaohsiung

TYPICAL FLOOR PLAN

FACADE SECTION DETAIL

PROJECT UNDER CONSTRUCTION


PROJECT COMPLETED


DETAIL OF CERAMIC TILES FOR EXTERIOR WALLS


KUOCHENG RESIDENTIAL HIGH RISE 2011-2013 FACADE DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION DRAWING, 3D MODELING & RENDERING PROJECT MANAGER : DAREN CAI LOCATION : KAOHSIUNG CITY TEAM PARTNER : WITH HONG TZU-NING

In response to the urban scale, the building envelope with the large slate becomes the in-between interface involves an individual with the city. The frames with depth not only provide the necessary sun screen, but the resulting visual artistry also evokes rhythm.

FACADE STUDY BY

3D MODLEING AND RENDERING


KUOCHENG PRIVATE RECEPTION CENTRE 2013 INTERIOR DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION DRAWING PROJECT MANAGER : DAREN CAI LOCATION : KAOHSIUNG CITY


CORALANTIS

REGENERATION OF THE OCEAN RAINFOREST 2014 ACADEMIC WORK, DESIGN THESIS THE COOPER UNION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF SCIENCE AND ART PROFESSOR: DIANA AGREST

(This thesis based on the Nature Research, Coral Reef Formation and Erosion) "Corals reef support an estimated 25 percent of all marine life, with more than 4,000 species of fish alone — even though they cover less than one percent of the ocean floor. It is one of the most diverse ecosystems in the world. The absence of the coral reef is the desertification of the marine environment. Coral mining, pollution, overfishing, blast fishing, canal digging and access into islands and bays are serious threats to these ecosystems. Today, 19 percent of the existing area of coral reefs has already been lost. By the 2030s, 90 percent of the reefs are expected to be at risk from both human activities and climate change. By 2050, all coral reefs will be in danger of extinction..." - United Nations Environment Programme

LEFT / Global change of the distribution of coral reef RIGHT / Exploded View of One Single Atoll (also indicates the timeline of the formation)


Marshall Islands, a typical reef environment which has the potential to experiment with a new manner of coral growing. Via examinations of the consequences of coral growing and accumulation, as well as the computational fluid dynamics simulations of the particular pattern of the current within coral topography (with software ANSYSŠ Fluent), a catalytic system was discovered.

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CATALYTIC SYSTEM

According to the architect / marine scientist Prof. Wolf Hilbertz and marine biologist Dr. Thomas J. Goreau's research, as low voltage electricity generated from the force of current and conducted through steel wire, this initiates an electrolytic reaction causing mineral crystals naturally found in seawater, mainly calcium carbonate and magnesium hydroxide, to grow on the steel wire structure. Electrical fields, plus the shade and protection offered by the steel wire, attract a wide range of colonizing marine life including sponges, sea squirts, clams, octopus, and sea urchins. In the meantime, coral begins to attach to the accreted ineral substrate and start to grow.

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Because of evolved oxygen and the electrochemically facilitated accretion of dissolved ions, such as bicarbonate, this system accelerates the growing of coral 5-16 times faster than usual. As longz as current flows, the structure continues to get larger and stronger — its compressive strength could be 3720 to 5350 lbf/in², 26 to 37MPa — making it as strong as concrete. Gradually, steel wire will be swallowed by coral and become skeletal structure, then the finished new reef will be unplugged and returned to the nature. By controlling the array of steel wire, the new reefy ‘ceiling’ expands 200 meters per year and keeps the minimum 50 percent of transmittance for the penetration of sunlight. The space between reefy ceiling and seafloor will be the new habitat for marine animal to live and graze in. This system functions eternally with the help of constant current energy. The regeneration and expansion of rainforest of the sea materialize a Coralnatis, which is built humbly within the ocean.

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SKELETAL STRUCTURE steel wire will be swallowed by coral and become skeletal structure, then the finished new reef will be unplugged and returned to the nature

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MARSHALL ISLANDS AFTER EXPANSION By controlling the array of steel wire, the new reefy ‘ceiling’ expands 200 meters per year and keeps the minimum 50 percent of transmittance for the penetration of sunlight.

REEF STRUCTURE MODEL STUDY Material : Concrete, Paper Clay, Plaster

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EXPANSION PROCESS OF REEFY CEILING As long as current flows, the structure continues to get larger and stronger — its compressive strength could be 3720 to 5350 lbf/in², 26 to 37MPa — making it as strong as concrete.


FLAMMABLE CITY

KOREATOWN RIOTS IN LOS ANGELES 2013 ACADEMIC WORK, URBAN RESEARCH THE COOPER UNION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF SCIENCE AND ART PROFESSOR: DIANA AGREST

“…Indeed, had alien voyeurs really been watching the earth from a secret observatory on the moon or suburbs on Mars, they would have been mesmerized by Los Angeles’s extraordinary combustibility. No other urban area on the planet so frequently produces large thermal anomalies…” - Mike Davis, Ecology of Fear, 1999 This project focuses on the flammable level of the Los Angeles . Koreatown, the scene of 1992 riots, had the most complicated social, racial, economic issue, and had the highest density of alcohol among the Los Angeles City at the time. The streets functioned as fuses; liquor stores, grocery stores, bars, gas stations, and any building that housed a large amount of alcohol was equivalent to fire kindling. The Riots played the role of fire which was soon out of control spreading out over the whole city along the streets, igniting every flammable building and displaying frenzied citizens.

EXPANSION OF THE RIOT IN TERMS OF TIME AND GEOGRAPHY Time Scale (Day)

THE STREETS AND BOULEVARDS FUNCTIONED AS FUSES ABOVE / BELOW Day 1, Day 2


EXPANSION OF THE RIOT IN TERMS OF TIME AND GEOGRAPHY Time Scale (hour)

SERIES OF THE CHANGE OF ACCESSIBILITY

THE ACCESSIBILITY AFTER THE BURNING

MAPPING OF KOREATOWN Above / Smoke as Wall Below / The Density of Alcohol (Flammable levels)


MODULAR COUNTRY HOUSE 2008 ACADEMIC WORK, DESIGN STUDIO NATIONAL CHENG KUNG UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR: MUSIAN LIU LOCATION: NANTOU, TAIWAN SQUARE AREA: 500m2

Nantou has expansive farmland, a large number of agriculture population, but has one of the lowest population density in Taiwan. The landscape in Nantou is complex, the weather is moist and changeable. As a result, innovative and appropriate construction is necessary. The main issue of this design competition is to conceive a modular construction method to overcome those environmental problems. Additionally, this building must adapt to varied country family structures, and make interior modification easy. 01

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STEEL TUBE, D=80MM H STEEL, T=10MM PANEL, T=280MM (SEE PANEL DETAIL) WATERTIGHT, H=200MM COMPARTMENT PANEL, T=120MM WINDOW (SEE WINDOW SECTION DETAIL) LOUVER LOCAL ACTINODAPHNE, T=40MM EPS CORE, T=200MM ANCHOR, 100X70MM H STEEL, T=10MM DRAINAGE PATH, H=100MM ANCHOR, L=450MM BRICKS CONCRETE FOUNDATION


SEASIDE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 2007 ACADEMIC WORK, DESIGN STUDIO NATIONAL CHENG KUNG UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR: KUEN FENG CHEN LOCATION: TAIPEI, TAIWAN SQUARE AREA: 3,800m2

Anping marine outfall has decent environmental condition to generate tidal power. An elementary school located on this outfall. It combined the school and the power station for saving the space and Eco-friendly. Students in this school can watch closely the fishing, shipping and tidal power generation processes.

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An independent library sits on the upper floor and provides several different size of reading rooms for students to study and relax.

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The ground floor has two entrances for students from both sides of communities to enter school convenient;y. The classroom spaces are open and bright, students can interact freely and easily.

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CLASSROOM LIBRARY DOCK TIDAL POWER GENERATOR PLAYGROUND ART CLASSROOM CONCERT HALL

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HYDROTECT WATER-PROOF t=15mm URETHANFOAM t=60mm RC t=100mm SLIT FOR WATER DRIP w=50mm INSIDE WALL, MORTAR AND PLASTER, 20mm RUBBER PLATE t=1mm COVER RUSTPROOF PAINT t=2mm RUBBER PLATE t=1mm GLASS or VOID t=10mm

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ANCHOR, 40x40mm DRAINAGE PATH, w=30mm ANCHOR BOLT MORTAR TROWEL FINISH SUBSTRUCTION t=200mm LEVELING CONCRETE t=50mm ROOFING SEAL STEEL PLATE, RUSTPROOF PAINT, 10mm

QUICK COOLING AND DRAINAGE ROOFTOP VENTILATIVE ANEMONE-LIKE INTERIOR WATER COOLING FLOOR

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East-Taipei is the most prosperous area in Taiwan. The site is near one of the tallest building in the world - 101 Tower. This area renders rapid and instant feelings.

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I attempted to create an invisible building in the downtown to make people meet the building in an unexpected fashion. This building will be a tranquilizing place for the busy people, as if a spiritual shelter.

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ENTRANCE SPECTATORS BENCH (GL) SKYLIGHT (B2) ARCHIVES MUSICAL ROOM PAINTING GALLERY (A) PAINTING GALLERY (B) BLACK BOX THEATRE (with 108 SEATS) CONTROL ROOM (B1) OFFICE (B2) TOILET STORAGE MAIN PATH SCULPTURE GALLERY (LARGER EXHIBITS) SCULPTURE GALLERY (SMALLER EXHIBITS) MAIN STAGE

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There is no specific entrance; people can enter the building from any directions. By means of the lower elevation, people will soon be isolated from downtown Taipei after entering the building. The display windows are along the main path, people can go along the main path, and they will see the exhibits completely. However, they can also use the shortcut stairs to visit any display spaces they want.

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SUBLIMATION PATH

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2009 ACADEMIC WORK, DESIGN THESIS NATIONAL CHENG KUNG UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR: YUCHANG LIANG LOCATION: KINGSHAN, TAIWAN PROGRAM: GATHERING PLACE SQUARE AREA: 30,000m2

“You reach a moment in life when, among the people you have known, the dead outnumber the living...” - Italo Calvino, Invisible Cities

沐道 'Mu-Dou' means Sublimation Path 沐 - Bathing, 墓 - Tomb, have the same pronounciation 'Mu' 道 - Path, pronounced 'Dou' The Photo presents the feature of traditional cemetery in Taiwan — Colorfully decorated and has its own orientation. Each tomb belongs to different families to store coffins or ash urns. A cemetery path in Kingshan links two villages. In this project, I attempted to reform this path to become a new gathering place for both the living and the dead.


YOUNG TALENT ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN PRIZE THIRD PRIZE/TAIWAN, HONG KONG AND CHINA セントラル硝子 INTERNATIONAL DESIGN COMPETITION STUDENT REP./JAPAN REPORTED IN TA MAGAZINE ISSN-15610543 P.066-077/TAIWAN


CEMETERY

KINGSHAN: CEMETERY

SEASIDE

People in the past used to carry fish in the night, and spent more than ten hours going to Taipei to sell fish before break of dawn. The trip was difficult and dangerous. A lot of people died during the trip, and were buried in Kingshan. Hence, the section of path in Kingshan developed a large cemetery since Qing Dynasty.

HOT SPRING

TAIPEI CITY

Along the path, there are plenty of natural hot springs. Bathing together, a custom introduced by Japanese, became an important local convention. In Kingshan, thermaes function as the gathering place. It is the most important social facility for local people. On the other hand, in Huanxi and Bayen, the thermaes served mainly Japanese officers.


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YULU ANCIENT PATH Yulu Ancient Path (means ‘fish road’), was the most important road to transport fish from the shore to downtown Taipei during Qing Dynasty and Japanese Colonial period. It started from Northern Taiwan shore, meandering through Kingshan, Huanxi, Bayen, and ended in Taipei.

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QING DYNASTY People started to use Yulu to transport goods. People in this period did not make use of hot spring as a bathing place. Yet they mined the sulfur to sell. The cemetery also began to develop to its peak from this period.

Qing Dynasty 1683-1895

JAPANESE RULERSHIP Transporting goods via this path used to be considered as smuggling. People who got caught by the Japanese police will be mercilessly beaten. In the meantime, numerous thermaes were constructed; however, most thermaes except Kingshan's thermaes served Japanese officers .

Japanese Colonial 1895-1945

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Yulu is no longer used to transport goods. However, it is still a busy shortcut between two villages in Kingshan. Villagers used it for tomb visiting, hot spring bathing, grocery shopping and hiking.

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KINGSHAN THE REMAINING SECTION OF YULU ANCIENT PATH Yulu is no longer used to transport goods. It remains a section in Kingshan, and is the only linkage between two villages- Meitain and Huanggan Villages. The two adjacent villages share common features: Aging population, endowment of natural hot springs and a large cemetery between them. The villagers feel intimate with the cemetery in which most of their familiar people were buried.

YULU ANCIENT PATH

JAPANESE SURVEYING MAP (1937)

AERIAL VIEW (2007)

CAD SURVEYING MAP

KINSHAN TOPOGRAPHIC MODEL SCALE 1000

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Meitain Village is a hot spring village since under Japanese rulership. Both Maitain and Huanggan villagers enjoy hot spring bathing here.

There is a ‘blank’ between Meitain Village and Cemetery. This area doesn’t have any house or tomb. It is like a ‘gate’ between life and death.


DEATH? or just is ‘MOVING’

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Some areas in Kingshan, the houses direct contact the cemetery. People in Kingshan are not afraid of cemetery because all the tombs are carry their passed family members and close friends.

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The cemetery houses most of the dead Kingshan people. It is intimate for the villagers in both Meitain and Huanggan. They frequently visit the cemetery. The cemetery path is also the only way that links the two villages.

Huanggan Village is a fishing village. It provides fresh seafood for both Meitain and itself. The Huanggan villagers frequently go to Meitain Village for hot spring bathing and grocery shopping.

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DEVELOPMENT Tombs started from a nearby path to the outer area, and soon met a wide field. Today, the edge of the cemetery touches the residential areas. The area of the cemetery cannot be enlarged anymore. However, the density of cemetery grows higher and higher. COLORS and POSITIONS (30 meters in both sides of the path) As we can see from the picture, the colors of the tombs are vary and are orderless. The color, pink, prevails over the other colors in the cemetery. The highest density of tombs takes place in the nearby path areas, and lowers down from the path to its periphery. 1 2 3 4 a-i

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People mainly use the path in Village of Death for four reasons. Tomb visiting, hot spring bathing, shopping and hiking. They need to frequently commute to the other side because the main thermae, grocery market and seafood market locate in different villages.

People who want to visit the target tomb should remember the character sign. But when entering the cemetery, there is no sign to be recognized. It is easy to get lost in the Village of Death.

ORIGINAL ROUTE SIGNS The main activity in Village of Death is tomb visiting. The original route design divided the main path into nine separate parts, from A to I. +20m

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STEP 1 PENETRATING

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ISSUES 1. VILLAGE of DEATH is like a MAZE The placements of houses (tombs) in Village of Death are random. However, there is one straight path. When people visit tombs, they must find the right sign on the main path (A to I), derail from the main path and cross through the weedy area into the maze (entire cemetery). This process makes people confused and uncomfortable. 2. THE INSUFFICIENCY of FACILITIES The lack of facilities makes the process of visiting inconvenient. People need places to wash fruits, prepare incense sticks and burn paper money. 3. RELATIONSHIP REINFORCEMENT There are already plenty of people in the Village of Death (including living people and the departed). I want to make the cemetery path a new gathering place for both living people and the departed. They can play together, and have a place to ‘linger’ and ‘accompany’ each others.

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The corner provides people a place to accompany their passed family members and old friends at the same underground level. This corner will become a part of memory. Therefore, people do not need to remember the route signs anymore.

‘We are born naked and will die naked’ 2. SEAL ON THE LAND, THERMAE Bathing together has long been a traditional social activity for these two villages since the Japanese Rulership. I put a gate between life and death. This gate does not have a physical door, but behaves a seal on the landscape. A thermae is infilled to purify both people’s soul and body before they go in or out the Village of Death.


FACILITIES 1

BASIN x2 PUBLIC STORAGE x1 BENCH x2 FLOWERBED x2

2

BENCH x3 FLOWERBED x2

3

BASIN x1 BENCH x1 FLOWERBED x2

4

BASIN x1 PUBLIC STORAGE x1 BENCH x1 FLOWERBED x1

5

BENCH x2 FLOWERBED x3

6

BASIN x4 PUBLIC STORAGE x1 BENCH x1 FLOWERBED x2

7

BASIN x3 PUBLIC STORAGE x1 FLOWERBED x2

1

2

8

BASIN x1 BENCH x1 FLOWERBED x3

9

BENCH x1 FLOWERBED x2

11 9

10 BENCH x2 FOOTBATH x1 FLOWERBED x3 11 BASIN x4 PUBLIC STORAGE x1 BENCH x1 FLOWERBED x2

4

10

7 8

6 5

3 FACILITIES

GATE MAIN PATH & CORNERS

BRANCH PATHS

VILLAGE of LIFE

TRANSITIONAL

There is a hidden entrance in Village of Life. People will move to Village of Death and keep ‘communication’ with the dead.

This gate does not have a physical door, but behaves a seal on the landscape. A thermae is infilled to purify both people’s body and spirit when people pass through the gate.

C-C’ GATE

ENTRANCE

B-B’

A-A’


300

1100

1000

1340

E-E’

630

+ 100 + 0

+ 100 + 0

- 300 - 400

- 300 - 400

- 100 - 200

- 100 - 200

860

1400

700

1680

800

D-D’

+ 300 + 200

+ 300 + 200

- 100 - 200

- 100 - 200

+ 100 + 0

+ 100 + 0

1100

C-C’

1600

+ 100 + 0 -

+ 100 + 0

100 200 300 400

-

550

+ + -

820

900

B-B’

1600

100 0 100 200 300 400

+ + -

1200

+ -

560

1100

650

770

100 200 300 400

100 0 100 200 300 400

SECTION A-A’

750

0 100 200 300 400 500

+ -

0 100 200 300 400 500

VILLAGE of DEATH

VILLAGE of LIVE

The entire cemetery path is another gathering place, in which people not only interact with their neighbors, but also linger, accompany and communicate with their memorable departed.

Another village beside the cemetery plays an equal role in this relationship.

D-D’

E-E’


-200

A

-100 +0

-300

B

+100

-400

+100

B D

C

-200

+40

-100

E

C F

C

-200

-700

HEIGHT (cm)

SELECT GROUND FLOOR PLAN 1

2

3

4

The cemetery path has two distinct sceneries - Kingshan view and mountain view. Old people in Kingshan spend their spare time bathing in the hot spring, chessing and savoring a cup of tea. The entire cemetery path is a gathering place, in which people not only interact with their neighbors, but also linger and accompany, communicate with their passed family members and friends.

A B C D E F G H

THERMAE ENTRANCE (to B1) CHESSING and TEA AREAS SCENERY BALCONY SKYLIGHTS for THERMAE CORNERS FOR STAYING (BASINS and STORAGES) CORNERS FOR STAYING CORNERS FOR STAYING (BASINS) CORNERS FOR STAYING (HOT SPRING FOOTBATH) ORIGINAL TOMBS BRANCH STONE PATHWAYS

-200E

+0

C

+100 +0

+100G

+200


G

-160

C

+100

-200

G

-200

E C

-300

+0

+0

C G -300

1

+0

2

G C

+100 G +200

-200

G

-300

E

C

+0

-100

C H

-160

10

3

0

30(m) 20

4


01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

UNDERGROUND PATHWAY PASSAGE WITH FRAGRANCE BITUMEN, SINGLE-LAYER, 70mm FILLING WITH SOIL FILLING WITH GRAVEL SPEPARATION LAYER DRAINAGE, 200mm ROOFING SEAL CONCRETE BASEMENT BACK WALL IN CONCRETE FRONT WALL IN TAMPED CONCRETE WITH LOCAL DACITE LIGHTING GUTTER DOWNPIPE INCLINED LEVEL (1.5%) FILLING WITH GRAVEL, 50mm DRAINAGE


200

THE SAME DEPTH WITH THE DEPARTED

50

110

100

130

2

25

inclined level

20

1.5’ inclined level

14

15

120

T

2

400

3

11 The main material of the new building is 12 local dacite. Which rough sense of touch, it plays the role of a medium for the living people and the 13 departed.

18

4 5 6 7 8 9

280

KINGSHAN LOCAL MATREIAL, DACITE

17

LI

GH

45

3

3

1

The new corners share the same depth with the departed. People in this deep place might feel closer to their memorable passed family members and old friends. It is like living people and the departed both in the same world and play together.

16

110

150

40 1’

10


-300

GROUND FLOOR GREEN ROOF

+150 -100 +100

+0

GROUND FLOOR MAIN PATH HEIGHT (cm)

-100 -200

-300

-300

B1 FLOOR FACILITIES

This gate does not have a physical door, but behaves a seal on the landscape. As a gate, a thermae is infilled to purify both people’s soul and body before they go in or out of the Village of Death. We are born naked, and will die naked. Bathing together is not only a traditional social activity in Kingshan, but also like a ritual for people to purify themselves before entering the Village of Death.

-700

-820

-700

15

B2 FLOOR THERMAE

This gate also has some flexible spaces for people to do other regular activities when bathing is over. People can also go upstairs to the ground floor through the tubes, for taking a break or refreshing themselves during the bathing.


A

E B

F G C

L J

H

K I

D

D

B1 FLOOR PLAN N

M

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N

L

ENTRANCE PASSAGE WITH FRAGRANCE INFORMATION DESK STORAGE LOCKER DRESSING ROOM (MEN) DRESSING ROOM (WOMEN) TOILET (MEN) TOILET (WOMEN) BOOKS, NEWSPAPER AND TEA SOCIAL SPACE SCENERY BALCONY SKYLIGHT STAIRS TO THE THERMAE

K -90

-10

A

B

I

D

-120

D

E

-120

C

F

-120

E

+0

D

-120

E G

-90

ENTRANCE SHOWER AREA MAIN POOL WITH LIGHT MEDIAN POOL (4 -5 PEOPLE) SMALL POOL (1-3 PEOPLE) STAIRS TO GROUND FLOOR SCENERY BALCONY TOILET (MEN) TOILET (WOMEN) MACHINERY ROOM TEAROOM

-90

E

D

-120

D

-90

G

HEIGHT (cm)

A B C D E F G H I J K

H

-120

F

B2 FLOOR THERMAE PLAN

J

+0

+0

C

D E

F


4

2

MODEL STUDY 1 / 100 1

3


METAPHOR The entire thermae is a metaphor for cemetery. The random arrangement of tubes and colorfully illuminated environment make people have an illusion that they are in the cemetery. Hence, the thermae and the cemetery space link together in people’s mind. When people finish bathing and walk in the cemetery, they might feel more comfortable and peaceful because the environment of the cemetery reminds them of the process of hot spring bathing. People bath in the thermae can choose the suitable size of tubes. Different sizes of tubes correspond to different sizes of families or groups – just like the cemetery. The traditional Taiwan tombs have varied sizes for different family size of the passed. Additionally, the colorful glass on the tubes’ top generates the mysterious lights into the pool. The tubes reach to the ground, and blend into the colorful cemetery.

section 4

section 3

section 2

section 1


ORIGINAL TOMBS ORIGINAL TOMBS

280

THE SAME HEIGHT WITH THE ORIGINAL TOMBS

300

The original tombs’ average height is 300cm. The heights of new buildings(tubes) on the ground are controlled within 300cm in order to coordinate the landscape.

(CM)

NEW BUILDINGS

280

280

300

280

300

300


01

01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10

02

DRIP, PROFILE IN 'L' 10mm RECTANGULAR TUBE OF STAINLESS STEEL 100x30mm SQUARE HOLLOW SECTION, STAINLESS STEEL 50x40x1.5mm IRON CAPPING, STAINLESS STEEL H:50mm IRON BENT STAINLESS STEEL WINDSCREEN CONDENSATION COLLECTION SAFETY COLORFUL GLASS 30mm RECTANGULAR TUBULAR PROFILE, STAINLESS STEEL 50x80x2mm PROFILE IN "L", STAINLESS STEEL 50x50mm MOLDING, RECTANGULAR TUBULAR PROFILE OF STAINLESS STEEL, 40x15x1.5mm STAINLESS STEEL PLATE AND BENT, 1mm

03 04 05

06

10

09

08 07


Hancheng Chen Work Samples and Academic Portfolio 2014  
Hancheng Chen Work Samples and Academic Portfolio 2014  
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