Lean complexity, bustling tranquility

  • Prize
    Honorable Mention in Architecture –– Living Space
  • Company/Firm
    Tungwei Construction Co., Ltd.
  • Lead Designer
    Kuo-Hsiang Chao
  • Location
  • Project Date
  • Construction Company
    Kuo-Hsiang Chao
  • Architect
    Kuo-Hsiang Chao
  • Developer
    Kuo-Hsiang Chao

Located on a small and narrow site,maximizing room numbers and parking spaces is the key priority.Structural pillars are placed strategically on the periphery to enhance stability along with deeper foundations and closer pillar distances.So that the available space and number of rooms are increased. The façade integrates geometric patterns and iterative squares for visual density and rhythms in the architecture.
Being the first hotel with fair-faced concrete techniques in Taiwan,precision and quality materials are a must to pass the test of time and immerse into nature.
Fading and molds are common issues for fair-faced concrete in humid conditions.We design window cleaning areas and pathways into the building for future maintenance,and apply protective agents on the surface.Structural design and additional lines,plates and ditches enhance drainage and ensure drops dont stay on façade.Fundamental protections in structural design can minimize cleaning and maintenance requirements in the future.Tiles on old buildings in Taiwan often fall off and endanger cities.Fair-faced concrete doesnt require additional processing to increase durability and integrity.