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Chen House

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Casagrande Laboratory
location Sanjhih
function private house
contributed by Casagrande

This family house has been realized on an old Japanese cherry farm in the Datun Mountains of North-Taiwan. It has been designed as a vessel to react on the demanding winds, flooding and heat conditions at the site. The house, made of mahogany and concrete, is not strong or heavy. Instead, it is weak and flexible. The bioclimatic architecture also not shuts out the environment, but is designed to give the farmers a needed shelter. A ruin is when a man-made object has become part of nature. With this house, the architects were looking forward to design a ruin.

What We Do Is Secret says:
Chen House built in 2008 by Marco Casagrande and the crew is almost as striking as Tadao Ando’s Azuma House. NO, this house may be better than Ando’s 1976 masterpiece - Ando’s early houses tried to recreate ‘tough’ living environment (coldness, dampness, and other inconveniences), but Chen House simply embraces its environment, including typhoons, earthquakes, flooding and heat. Chen House reminds me of the very basic of Judo and Aikido, “yield to win.” What We Do Is Secret, 11.5.2009
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Chen House
Datun Mountains 1
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Completion 6- 2008
Floor area/size 63 m2
ArchitectCasagrande Laboratory
Client Chen Family
Project ID 5054
Latitude/Longitude 25°12'37N 121°32'30E
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