Women in Architecture Taiwan

Column : 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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  • Wendy Teo︱Community Remake—The Multiple Roles of Architects

    The term “Architect” emerged during the Renaissance, a role best describing Michelangelo’s service to Piazza del Campidoglio. Commissioned by the Pope Paul III, this project shifted the paradigm—A public place for people instead of for gods.

    Author : Wendy Teo

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  • Shih Ko-Ping︱Dwelling and Living -Architects and Their Ideas about Housing

      當我們大多數習慣了現代集中居住的住宅與生活模式,那些建築師所想像眾多單元裡的這些「居民」,這些人們的生活是什麼樣子?這樣的住宅是什麼樣態?該如何去提供人們更好的居住生活品質?如何讓人們在其中觸發更多的生活經驗?延續今年台灣十月在松山菸廠的社會住宅展,本期建築相對論壇讓我們先回到最初,那些居住空間裡的人們;從過去人們在住宅的生活發展樣態,到那從個人轉變成為集體的住宅空間間的生活變化;再由三位建築師的故事與訪談: Mecanoo的 Francine Houben建築師、九典聯合建築師事務所的 張清華建築師,與原典創思顧問有限公司的 施汎昀建築師,藉著她們自身居住與生活的經驗,聽聽她們述說她們心中的住宅與生活的想像,看看她們怎麼把「人們」放進她們的住宅中,激起更多以「人」為中心的住宅樣態的想像。

    Author : Shih Ko-Ping

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  • Lee Si-Min︱Landscape—Ecology, Living, and Affection

    本次「建築相對論」有幸訪問三位不同世代的「景觀建築師」:Kathryn Gustafson(Gustafson Porter + Bowman)、郭中端(中冶環境造形顧問)、與宋鎮邁(Ecoscope一口規劃設計顧問)。除了聆聽他們分享各自的理念、創作故事、與對專業領域的觀察,也邀請他們談論何謂當代最重要的地景議題。三位專業者對於文化、生態環境、與當代生活的關懷,既相同又不同。我們能否從中窺見當代地景議題的完整面貌?也嘗試闡述自身的「地景觀」呢?

    Author : Lee Si-Min

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  • Lin Chia-Ju︱Not Teaching, Nor Schooling, But Education

    前言
    幾年前非常熱門的校園電影《我的少女時代》描述著1990年高中女生的青春愛情故事。劇情裏永遠不相信學生的訓導主任,帶著厚重近視眼鏡以聯考為目標的女主角,升學教育掛帥下A段班和B段班井水不犯河水的潛規則,便於巡視的單邊走廊的長條教室,以及男主角被罰跑50圈的大操場和司令台等背景,都是能引起台灣五六年級生共鳴的校園回憶。當年的填鴨式教育,以集中管理取代個別發展的壓抑氛圍,學生努力背著必須運用諧音才記得住的歷史事件,讀著一生都沒去過也不知道在哪裏的外國地理以及經濟作物,聽著老師自己發音都不甚正確的英文句型,練習一輩子都不會再用到的Sin/Cos及θ。以聯考為導向的教育制度,主導了我們的「少女時代」共同的校園空間。學校成為將知識打包分類塞到學生腦袋的工廠生產線,而一群青少年男女就有如加工生產出來的罐頭。裝的不夠滿的產品,就被聯考制度無情的下架進入冷凍食品區。「學校」和「教育」兩個詞,長期被畫上等號。然而,「學校」到底是個制度,機構,還是個場所?制度會如何影響學校的校園規劃,而學校又該如何提供教育的多元想像?本期的建築相對論 「學校建築」,將聚焦在戴嘉惠+林欣蘋(下文簡稱戴+林)2002年後回台灣開業至今參與的幾個學校建築。透過與兩位建築師說明她們這十幾年參與的校園公共工程的軌跡,加上參與討論的WAT(台灣女建築家學會)理事長許麗玉建築師對台灣教育政策的補充說明,和筆者自身校園記憶重疊出來的脈絡重疊對應後,我們得以觀察出這些年台灣校園規劃的硬體需求如何因應著國家政策變遷,都市計劃發展,人口結構改變,教育改革,災後重建以及地方再生等因素,不斷被覆寫,重組,填空,局部刪除再置入的故事。

    Author : Lin Chia-Ju

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