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  • The Role of Female Architects in Taiwan Modern Architecture

    Traditionally men dominated the architectural circles of Taiwan. It was not until after 1949 that the first female architect, Tze-Lan Shuo, became known. She was followed by other prominent women designers: Hsiung-Len Wang, Chiu-Ye Huang, and Chio-Hua Wang, among others. In 2013, the number of registered women architects was 173 and accounted for 5% of Taiwanese architects. The new generation of women architects came to the particular attention of the nation with their involvement in reconstruction work after the country's 1999 9/21 Earthquake.

    Author : Chia-Chi Chao (趙家琪)

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  • Taiwan Residential Development and Design

    The first part of this paper aims to review the process of housing development in Taiwan, its trends and characteristics as well as the movements and history that have influenced it.  
    The second part focuses on housing projects which have received the "Taiwan Residential Architecture Award" sponsored by Taiwan Architecture magazine. These premiated projects successfully describe the development and efforts of Taiwan residential design over the past decade.  

    Author : Chang-Mei Huang (黃長美)

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  • What Architects Can Do about Circular Economy

    "Circular Economy, like Green Building, is never an invention of our time. Before Industrial Revolution, and before resources on earth have yet to be so rapidly developed and consumed, things were different. While "scarcity" in the old days means less comfortable life due to the restraint of technology, today it ironically refers to the status of exhausting resources driven by the linear economics which powered by technology so people can enjoy a more comfortable life.

    Author : Ching Hwa Chang & Chin Wei Lee

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  • Tradition and Modernity in Lina Bo Bardi: An Example of Reuse of SESC Pompéia Factory

    Brazilian architect Lina Bo Bardi developed her own unique style which later perceived as a new Brazilian style. This paper, through the case of the transformation of an old factory into the SESC Pompéia recreation center, aims to introduce the background of the modern Brazilian architecture, to explain how Bo Bardi used her understanding of local Brazilian architecture in her redesign, to interpret her observations as a woman, and her reuse of historical sites and applications in architectural design. KEYWORDS: Lina Bo Bardi, regionalism, female design, Brazilian culture

    Author : Chih-Wen Lan & Fernando Diniz Moreira

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  • An Exploration of Narrative Structural Features for Settlements and Groups of Buildings in Cultural Heritage

    Following changes to the Preservation of Cultural Properties Law in July 2016, the term "settlement" was replaced by "settlement complex", mainly to emphasize that the concept of a settlement is space-based and that construction patterns were delineated by the dynamics of the local community. This shift in the understanding of settlements urgently needs to be resolved in order to understand cultural assets as settlements. This paper attempts to analyze the spatial narrative features of settlement community as the basis for cultural and social understanding.

    Author : Tai-Wen Ho (何黛雯)

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