Paradise Lost But Found Again at Abandoned Taiwanese Factory Turned Greenery Filled Oasis

by , 05/18/11
filed under: Architecture

green building, green design, eco-design, sustainable design, elements, paradise lost in time, atmosphere fields, interbreeding field, taiwan, shihlin paper factory, taipei, concrete, brick

Long since abandoned, the paper factory has deteriorated from several years of disuse. Although there must have been some temptation to raze the existing structures to the ground and replace them with a newer, swankier building, the designers took a different approach.

Interbreeding Field opted instead to scatter a series of small installations throughout the ruins, which allow visitors to experience the setting’s unique poetry. Included are a coffee shop, lit up plastic seating, walkways, and a slatted gazebo, all of which combine to create a fresh, but still guerilla-ish natural setting.

+ Interbreeding Field

Via Arch Daily

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  1. Brent Scheihagen June 11, 2011 at 11:55 am

    Growing up in the US, while taking long road trips, I was always fascinated by abandoned farm houses. There is something beautiful in the way things fall apart, in decay. But it isn’t only decay! It’s rebirth, as well. I love it. Shilin Paper Factory is a very, very cool place.

  2. fl3x May 23, 2011 at 11:07 am

    love this one.huge impact and minimal wastage of resources.even the existing crap old building is recycled in a way and not just torn down thrown away.
    i would love to see if a concept this can work with residential houses or office buildings because you can not turn every piece of crap on the planet into a park landscape

  3. Tafline Laylin May 23, 2011 at 4:49 am

    Thanks lazyreader… I really doubt that the people who funded this project are going to allow it to become overwhelmed with addicts and prostitutes :)

  4. lazyreader May 19, 2011 at 8:05 am

    An abandoned factory, the perfect place to congregate. If your a drug addict, gang banger, or prostitute. Don’t get me wrong, I’m sure it’s beautiful. Why not buy the property, tear down the factory and turn it into a park.

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