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  • Architectural Relativity

    Introduction: "Architectural Relativity" Series in Taiwan Architect Magazine

    The term "Architectural Relativity" first appeared as the title of Architect Chia-Ju Lin's article. The article by Lin was included in the Taiwan Architect Magazine, issue no.256 (2018. Jan.), under the special issue "Architectural Criticism." Li-Yu Hsu, Chair of Board of WAT, planned the special issue.

    Author : Li-Yu Hsu (許麗玉)

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    Li-Yu Hsu | Memorability, Lasting Skills, and Transformability in Architecture

    Through reviewing her feedback on Deborah Berke Partners’s transforming work on "122CC" and "Women's Building" in New York, USA, along with the works of architect Hsiu-Lian Wang (王秀蓮) in Tainan City, Taiwan, Hsu examines historical architectures as a matter of public participation, memory transformation and symbol of "non-compliant" bodies.  

    Author : Li-Yu Hsu (許麗玉)

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    Chien-Suo Pai | Real Virtuality - Paradigm Shift Base on Material Behavior

    The prologue is a citation from " the First Digital Turn" of Mario Carpo. While the form of architecture was liberated, the development of construction technology progressed also. However, visual simulation still dominates the design mode. Furthermore, the great variety of technology complicates the specification of professional works.This results in rising issues such as the accelerating breaking between creation and production, and the doubts cast on the humanity aspect and reality of architectural design. "Technology is the answer, but what was the question?" The classic question proposed by Cedric Price implies that "innovation" does not come from groundless imagination, or a blind pursuit where problem awareness was lacking.

    Author : Chien-Suo Pai (白千勺)

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    Chien-Suo Pai | Take Risks and Push Boundaries! On Design Research: Interview with Jenny Sabin, Anna Liu, & Lyu Chih Lee

    This article is published in Taiwan Architect Magazine, issue no.524 (2018 August). It was the second part of this issue's "Architectural Relativity" column. The first part, "Real Virtuality - Paradigm Shift Base on Material Behavior" attempts to discuss the aspects of modern architectural design from the perspective of Computational Thinking and the Materiality of Material. The second part follows the concept of "Real Virtuality" in the first part. Through an interview with three female architects: Jenny Sabin, Anna Liu and Lyu Chih Lee, and by comparing the accumulated experimental works of the Jenny Sabin Studio, Tokin Liu and D. Z, Architects & Associates, this article discusses the design research which based on people, material, and environment; and additionally, the feasibility of making such design method a new pragmatic norm.

    Author : Chien-Suo Pai (白千勺)

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