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Abandoning The Traditional Can Lead to Luxury
The world is changing faster than any of us could expect, architects must transform or risk becoming obsolete along with their designs. This project continues the trend of trying to incorporate as many sustainable and eco-friendly principles as possible.
The project is located in the south and close to the north-south provincial highway in Taiwan. The narrow plot is less than 30 meters wide so space constraints are something that had to be accounted for.
The site is hampered by noise from the provincial highway, air pollution, and concerns about employees and guests transiting to the office. There are easier solutions to address some of these problems but sustainable choices have to be made in 2020. The building was stacked back to the back, hoping to create a focal point around the openness of the building's entrance. The building also has a large number of suspended elements, deep balconies, and sun visors. All of these components help to decrease the temperature inside the building. The windowed area in the west was reduced in size to decrease the energy usage from air conditioning. The windows along the front side were positioned in such a way that as the sun moves through the sky, a path of light can be seen moving through the office. This helps remind people in an office about the passage of time during the day.