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CIE’s Energy-Efficient Keelung Terminal Proposal for Taiwan Uses Natural Ventilation

CIE’s Energy-Efficient Keelung Terminal Proposal for Taiwan Uses Natural Ventilation

The city of Keelung -- Taiwan's second-largest seaport -- is characterized by extreme heat and humidity, as well as plenty or wind and rain year-round. "The result is perhaps one of the most difficult

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Dragon-Scaled Hongzhu Housing Sales Center Deflects the Heat in Taiwan

Dragon-Scaled Hongzhu Housing Sales Center Deflects the Heat in Taiwan

The Hongzhu Housing Sales Center is located on a narrow parcel on a street by the Taoyuan County exit of national highway. The three story building features a parking garage and entrance on the bottom

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Taiwanese Birdhouses at DMY Berlin Are Inspired by Rice Farmers’ Relationship To Sparrows

Taiwanese Birdhouses at DMY Berlin Are Inspired by Rice Farmers’ Relationship To Sparrows

The interdependent relationship between sparrows and rice has always been important within Taiwan's Jenju village. The birds eat insects that otherwise would destroy the rice plantations, leaving huge

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Breathtaking SolarSonic Installation Inspired by Future of Space Exploration in Taiwan

Breathtaking SolarSonic Installation Inspired by Future of Space Exploration in Taiwan

King's latest magnificent design is just one in a series of chromatic sculptures designed to incorporate the sun, a body of work which evokes Sir Arthur C. Clark's science fiction tale "Wind from the Sun"

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The Chen House is a Disaster-Proof Farmhouse in Taiwan

The Chen House is a Disaster-Proof Farmhouse in Taiwan

Flood waters escape underneath the mahogany home, which is lifted off the ground, while the brick chimney along with the bathroom and kitchen area gives the otherwise lightweight home grounding and

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Google Cools Its New Data Centers In Taiwan with Ice

Google Cools Its New Data Centers In Taiwan with Ice

Google’s new data centers in Taiwan will keep cool during the day thanks to ice made overnight. A thermal storage system, the first of its kind for Google, will balance the company’s energy needs

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Marco Casagrande’s Gorgeous Bamboo “Cicada” Pavilion Snakes its Way Through Urban Taipei

Marco Casagrande’s Gorgeous Bamboo “Cicada” Pavilion Snakes its Way Through Urban Taipei

Located in a highly industrialized area of Taipei, Marco Casagrande’s “Cicada” is a sustainable structure set amidst a modest park in the urban area. Literally sandwiched between roadways and

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Tower of Power is a Wind Energy-Generating Skyscraper for Taiwan

Tower of Power is a Wind Energy-Generating Skyscraper for Taiwan

Inspiration for the Taiwan tower's design came from woven bamboo or bamboo scaffolding - a meshed exterior encases all the programmatic elements. The weaving of the structure creates an intricate pattern

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STL Architects Design an Amazing Sustainable Circular Tower for Taichung City

STL Architects Design an Amazing Sustainable Circular Tower for Taichung City

The giant circular tower will soar 1,049 feet high over a grassy plain and various walkways. Meant to promote clean air and the circulation of oxygen, the building's lobby will consist of an

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Vincent Callebaut’s Zero Carbon Biotic-Arch is a Self-Sufficient Skyscraper

Vincent Callebaut’s Zero Carbon Biotic-Arch is a Self-Sufficient Skyscraper

In fact, the Biotic Arch will release zero emissions and help Taichung's City Government achieve their overall reduction policies. The new building was designed to build a bridge between Taichung's

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Influx Studio Unveils Spiraling Garden Museum With a Cork-Screw Green Roof for Taipei

Influx Studio Unveils Spiraling Garden Museum With a Cork-Screw Green Roof for Taipei

Circulation through the museum was a large part of the design strategy, and people are just as important to the program as the art itself. Entrance to the museum is gained through a large park surrounding

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HWKN’s Artscape is a Green-Roofed Museum That Emerges From The Ground for Taipei

HWKN’s Artscape is a Green-Roofed Museum That Emerges From The Ground for Taipei

HWKN challenged the notion of a traditional building form by merging this new space with the environment. Starting from a rectangular volume, they connected the building with the earth, covered it with a

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OODA’s Twisted Cubic Taipei City Museum of Art Harvests Rain and Sun

OODA’s Twisted Cubic Taipei City Museum of Art Harvests Rain and Sun

Designed to be a landmark building that doesn't exact a huge environmental price, the museum consists of a twisted volumetric box that holds within it another 90 degree cube. The whole building is wrapped

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New i2R E-Paper Doesn’t Require Electricity for Reading and Can be Reprinted Over 250 Times

New i2R E-Paper Doesn’t Require Electricity for Reading and Can be Reprinted Over 250 Times

Is reading green? With one option in the form of paper and the other channeling electricity through the latest gadget, it's easy to begin to feel a little green guilt about one of your favorite hobbies.

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Swooping Green Land Bridge Design Turns Abandoned Taiwan Railway into a Lively Hub

Swooping Green Land Bridge Design Turns Abandoned Taiwan Railway into a Lively Hub

A gorgeous new park, commercial zones, cultural buildings, residences and museum are in the works. One of the most unusual features is a lush park, which is built atop a gridwork of the abandoned

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

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

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

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Beautiful Betel Nut Shipping Containers Are An Accidental Study In Sustainable Architecture

Beautiful Betel Nut Shipping Containers Are An Accidental Study In Sustainable Architecture

Magda spent a year traveling through Taiwan with her husband and was quickly captivated by these tiny structures. She describes the shipping containers, small boxes, or cubicles as dwellings that at once

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Sun Moon Lake’s Green-Roofed Visitor Center Melts Into its Surroundings

Sun Moon Lake’s Green-Roofed Visitor Center Melts Into its Surroundings

The building was the first prize winner of the NEW TAIWAN International Competition called the “Landform Series,” which challenged architects to design buildings integrating nature. The visitor

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Neo Solar Power Headquarters Has a Striking Blue Folded Facade

Neo Solar Power Headquarters Has a Striking Blue Folded Facade

The contrasting angles of the exterior walls express ideas of undulation and transference and make the facade look like a stretched accordion. It is comprised of eight trapezoid units created with

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A Bamboo Forest Wraps This Beautiful Taiwanese Home

A Bamboo Forest Wraps This Beautiful Taiwanese Home

The family home is located on a tight and long narrow plot bordered on three sides by houses with shared walls -- the only free opening is towards the street. In order to bring more daylight and fresh air

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Futuristic Solar Skyscraper Wins the Taiwan Tower Competition

Futuristic Solar Skyscraper Wins the Taiwan Tower Competition

Dorin Stefan Birou Arhitectura collaborated with Mihai Bogdan CRACIUN architect from the USA as well as upgrade.studio to design the iconic tower for Taipei. The project was inspired by the leaf, the

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Stunning Star-Shaped Taiwan Tower With Built-In Wind Turbine

Stunning Star-Shaped Taiwan Tower With Built-In Wind Turbine

The tower's form was inspired by Taiwan's diamond industry, traditional origami, the Eiffel Tower, and the star, which is part of Taiwan's flag. Combining all of these visual icons together into one

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Wave-Shaped Solar Cruise Ship Terminal Envisioned for Taiwan

Wave-Shaped Solar Cruise Ship Terminal Envisioned for Taiwan

Kaohsiung is growing rapidly as Taiwan's largest port city, which has created the need for updated infrastructure that presents a cohesive and modern face to the city. The new cruise ship terminal will

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BIG Unveils Gigantic Cube Building with a Rooftop Park

BIG Unveils Gigantic Cube Building with a Rooftop Park

The main cutout in TED's facade acts almost as a street, allowing visitors to walk right through the building. To make the smartest use of the space, the large tunnel coils upwards in an ascending spiral

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Pixelated Apartment Complex Maximizes Light and Green Space

Pixelated Apartment Complex Maximizes Light and Green Space

Currently in progress, the Taipei City Wall will make use of an 82,000 sq meter site in Taiwan. The design process for the residential complex envisioned a series of boxes stacked upon one another,

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World’s First Solar Powered Soccer Ball Could Help the Blind Play Soccer

World’s First Solar Powered Soccer Ball Could Help the Blind Play Soccer

Just in time for the World Cup, Greendix, the company that makes these nifty leaf-shaped solar panels has unveiled photos of their revolutionary solar powered soccer ball! Even cooler? The ball's solar

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The Green Book: World’s Lightest E-Reader Unveiled

The Green Book: World’s Lightest E-Reader Unveiled

Want an e-reader that's lighter, smaller, and more streamlined than either the iPad or the Kindle? You can have one -- if you speak Chinese. Taiwanese company Green Book Inc. recently unveiled the Green

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Designer Unveils Cocoon Furniture Spun by Silkworms

Designer Unveils Cocoon Furniture Spun by Silkworms

Designer Rock Wang has unveiled an incredible line of furniture created by silk worms spinning fibers around a bamboo form. Each piece takes 5 days of spinning to create and the result is a 100% natural

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EcoARK Pavilion made from 1.5 Million Plastic Bottles

EcoARK Pavilion made from 1.5 Million Plastic Bottles

Here at Inhabitat we've showcased a host of amazing structures made from repurposed bottles, but we've never a project as polished and sleek as this. The Far Eastern Group sponsored this three story

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Toyo Ito Breaks Ground on Taichung Metropolitan Opera

Toyo Ito Breaks Ground on Taichung Metropolitan Opera

  Taichung, a city in central Taiwan, has broken ground on a new metropolitan opera house that it hopes will make the region known for its culture. Designed by Toyo Ito, the Taichung

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