INVERTING THE FACTORY-VILLA

thesis PROJECT / individual / 2010 / ADVISOR: Jou Min Lin / LOCATION: Héshùn Industrial District, Annan District, Tainan City, Taiwan / PROGRAM: Residence, Office, Exibition, Sewage infrastructure / With: personal
thesis PROJECT / individual / 2010 / ADVISOR: Jou Min Lin / LOCATION: Héshùn Industrial District, Annan District, Tainan City, Taiwan / PROGRAM: Residence, Office, Exibition, Sewage infrastructure / With: personal
Transforming the traditional type of housing-and-manufacture complex in the post-industrial era in Taiwan
-Ranking as 1st in thesis studio
-Award of superior architectural design in NCKU
-Award for Excellent, Cross-Strait architectural award

In my final thesis project, I  developed a temporal system of essential Sewage infrastructure as a opportunity to trigger a urban renewal processes and reverse the economic dead end of the old “Factory-villas” community which is contextualized through the recent global manufacture industry migration. With the emergence of “digital industrial revolution”, Taiwan was forced to enter an era of deindustrialization when the economical inflexibility of “Factory villas” hardly adapts the new “creative industry”. New “Factory Villa” reuses original concrete buildings as a micro manufacturing spaces produce small and customized prototypes, recycling the old steel factory into a studio, exhibition, residential complex, which preserve living/work tradition.

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