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VERTICAL VILLAG.

MENG-FAN YANG


Vertical Village New housing type study from Taiwanese life style of mixed using As the land is limited and the density of population is high, I was trying to represent Taiwanese traditional living quality in the vertical direction.

SITE / WUFENPU OF WHOLESALE CLOTHING, TAIWAN PURPOSE / HOUSING TYPE DEVELOPEMENT KEY WORD / HOUSING, VERTICAL, MIXED USING

Mixed using of commercial and residential is the typical living style in Taiwan. Most people heavily depend on the convenient living functions in their neighborhood. Besides, it is also allows people to have a better interaction with others. The community will be built up in informal way. I believe that the key point of creating the vertical village is “Social Community.” Therefore, I researched a typical community, WUFENPU OF WHOLESALE CLOTHING, and figured out the rule and key elements for my transforming it on present needs.

TIME / FEB. 2009 PERIOD / MASTER PROJECT 4, NCTU, TAIWAN WORK / INDIVIDUAL WORK


Wufenpu Wufenpu is a commercial area which developed from the wholesale clothing in Taipei, Taiwan. The building is a classical Taiwanese housing type, Modern Shop House. It's combining the residential and commercial space in a building.

A City Block

A cohesion area

A mixed using community

The modern shop house


Street system The structure of streets defines the quality of activities in a block. Having variety of streets network is giving more interesting space experience for walkers. The scale of streets also is one of key elements for increasing the variety of space interested.

A Street

A Area

Walking Range As a commercial space from a street into an area, people would not only have one direction and one chooses of route. Therefore, people could choose a route by themselves.

Overlapping the space usage A block could provide different needs because variety of supply. Therefore, the public space could give different people for different needs. The chance of interaction amount of people and space usage of efficiency would rise.

Structure of the streets

Differents width of the streets


Section of activity change into vertical direction

The Space extending vertically According to the community survey, I found that people only using public space on ground floor, to go around the community. If the aticities need to be entend to vertical direction, I have to find the way to change the human behavior to walking up.

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on the ground According to the original space of Wufenpu, I was developing the space into a bigger and vertical community.


STAIR Stair is an important element which is not only connecting the space with different levels but also an interface between the commercial and residential space. It’s an important architecture element for combining different space in one building on vertical direction.

Space Analysis Wufebpu intersection

The prototype of the space divided

The tradition "Shop House"


Unit of shop house development The form of a shop house was transformed into a new mixed using house in vertical direction.

Exploding a unit The unit was exploded into 4 parts.


Units' combination Changeable housing space According to the function of unit, units are combined with different way for creating the street network.


Vertical network In a 90m*40m area It's a vertical mixed using of commercial and residential village which is combining with the units to make a new streets system. The quality of the connection is similar with Wufenpu and Taiwanese life style.


New Shop House In the new type of shop house, the commercial space is connected together and the living space is facing each other. In this vertical house, modren people not only could get personal yard but also have better light and ventialation in modern house.


Vertical Village _ Architecture Design Work  

A research of housing tpye in Taiwan