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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

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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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Taipei 101 To Be World’s Tallest Green Building

Taipei 101 To Be World’s Tallest Green Building

Taipei 101, famous for being one of the world’s tallest buildings, is set to get some major eco-upgrades in an effort to save money, reduce its impact, and gain the much coveted title of

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MAD Unveils Taichung Convention Center With Solar Eco-Skin

MAD Unveils Taichung Convention Center With Solar Eco-Skin

Like a cluster of pleated, venetian blind-esque volcanoes, this new convention center in Taiwan has “skin” that will naturally ventilate the structure and generate energy from solar power.

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Taiwan Breaks Ground on a Trio of Green-Roofed Skyscrapers

Taiwan Breaks Ground on a Trio of Green-Roofed Skyscrapers

Taiwan recently broke ground on a trio of interconnected energy-efficient skyscrapers topped with lush rooftop gardens. Designed by Los Angeles-based NBBJ Architects in collaboration with Fei & Cheng

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