Paradise was lost for the Shihlin paper factory in Taipei City, but Interbreeding Field found it again by creating this verdant oasis amongst its ruins. Unlike many restorations, the Paradise Lost in Time project embraces the destroyed concrete and brick buildings just as they are, creating pockets of "atmosphere." By leaving the roof incomplete, rain and other elements are able to enter the building's interior, where nature has reclaimed its rightful green place.
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.
Via Arch Daily