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Cicada – Taipei City Bamboo Structure – Taipei, Taiwan

Posted in Built by Casey Gragg on September 12, 2015

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Building: Cicada
Location: Taipei City, Taiwan
Architect: Marco Casagrande
Project Managers: Delphine, Peng Hsiao-Ting / JUT Group
Completed: 2011

AE Interests: cocoon-like structure, crisscrossed woven bamboo strips that allows for small holes to filter in light, surrounded by broken rocks and concrete that turn into a pathway to the entrance all within a small grass space, central fireplace underneath an aperture in the roof, the structure is meant to be an organic void in a highly urban area, small benches throughout the structure, other materials used are broken glass steel, earth

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Taipei Pop Music Center – Taipei, Taiwan

Posted in Built, Under Construction by Casey Gragg on September 11, 2015

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Building: Taipei Pop Music Center
Location: Taipei, Taiwan
Architect: Reiser + Umemoto, RUR Architecture PC
Local Architect: Fei and Cheng
Structural and MEP Engineering, Sustainability, Acoustitcs: Arup
Scheduled Completion: 2015

AE Interests: a pedestrian bridge connects both sites of the center and acts as a socle for the Main Hall, Hall of Fame and Industry Shell, the Main Hall is a 5000 seat auditorium, outdoor amphitheater with 3000 people standing capacity, the Industry Shell has production facilities and performance spaces, the Hall of Fame is a cube with four floors of exhibition space, a restaurant, research facilities, and a lecture hall

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Taipei Performing Arts Center (TPAC) – Taipei, Taiwan

Posted in Built, Under Construction by Casey Gragg on September 4, 2015

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Building: Taipei Performing Arts Center (TPAC)
Location: Shilin, Taipei, Taiwan
Architect: Rem Koolhaas and David Gianotten of OMA
Local Architect: Artech Architects
Structural Engineers: Arup, Evergreen
Geotechnical Engineer: Sino Geotech
MEP Engineers: Arup
Scheduled Completion: 2015

AE Interests: the winner of a design competition in January 2009, 3 theater spaces steming from a transparent cube, 1500-seat Grand Theater, 800-seat Multiform Theater, and 800-seat Proscenium Playhouse, the Grand Theater and Multiform Theater can be combined into a Super Theater, the cube’s facade is corrugated glass and aluminum panels cover the 3 theaters

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Beitou Public Library – Taipei, Taiwan

Posted in Built by Casey Gragg on September 4, 2015

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Building: Beitou Public Library
Location: Beitou Hot Springs Park, Taipei, Taiwan
Architect: Chang Ching-Hwa of Bio-Architecture Formosana
General Contractor: Hwa-Bon Construction Co. Ltd.
Completion: 2006

AE Interests: Taiwan’s first “green” library, first to receive a Diamond grade EEWH Green Building Label in Taiwan, solar panels, rainwater collection, rainwater permeable pavement, a reconstruction from a previous building with structural issues, use of timber from managed forests for the main structure

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