Ruin Academy is a small independent research centre of cross-over architecture in Taipei. The Academy is set to re-think the industrial city and the modern man in a box. It organizes workshops and courses that move freely in-between architecture, urban design and environmental art.
The Ruin Academy occupies an abandoned 5-story apartment building in central Taipei. All the interior walls of the building and all the windows are removed in order to grow bamboo and vegetables inside the house. The professors and students are sleeping and working in mahogany made ad-hoc dormitories and have a public sauna in the 5th floor. All the building is penetrated with 6 inch holes in order to let "rain inside". The Academy is viewed as an example or fragment of the Third Generation City, the organic ruin of the industrial city.
Without his ruins man is just a common ape.