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Space Block Taipei Model


This was our contribution to the 1999 Asia Design Forum in Taipei. Its a proposal for a city block redevelopment of the convenient West Gate district located close to a metro station. We used a mix of 2.5m, 5.0m, 7.5m and 15m modules to provide houses, offi ces, shops, cinemas and other amusement facilities for the city. The void ratio was set to 50% . The blocks were confi gured as to allow for exhaust ventilation and to adapt to the monsoon season as well as provide natural light, while making a porous space where inside and outside is complex and street activities are drawn towards. The boundries between underground/overground, inside/outside then vanish, and we are left with a three-dimensional city block.