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A’tolan House Taiwan Residence

Contemporary Taiwan Residential Development, Pacific Ocean Home design by Create + Think Design Studio

5 Aug 2016

A’tolan House Taiwan

New Taiwan Residence

Design: Create + Think Design Studio, architects

A'tolan House Taiwan Residence

ROCKS – A’tolan is the word meaning, “a place with many rocks”, from the indigenous language of the natives on the east coast of Taiwan. It may also be interpreted as “piling of rocks”, “building wall with rocks”, or “a house made out of rocks.”

A'tolan House Taiwan Residence

A’tolan House The site is located on the eastern seaboard of Taiwan, adjacent to the Pacific Ocean. The foundation is of a narrow rectangular shape of approximately 90 meters in length and 30 meters in width, sitting on the north-south axis. Following the coastline, at approximately 60 meters down the axis from the north, the structure turns 130 degrees east. The downward slope from west to east is transformed and represented in three levels.

The physical characteristics of the site and the heritage of the indigenous people are the main inspirations for this project. The bend in the coastline defines the shape of the structure and the natural slope forms the three terrace level. The indigenous craft of a’tolan: building with rocks, establishes the theme of the design.

A'tolan House Taiwan Residence

Contemporary House in Taiwan – Building Information

Started: July 2014
Finish: August 2015
Location: The Eastern Seaboard of Taiwan
Site: 991 sqm
Residence Area: 50 sqm

A'tolan House Taiwan Residence

The goal was to start with the utmost humility to mother nature, such that the architecture submits itself to the innate characteristics of the site, then blends symbiotically into the environment. The minimal living quarter determined by the minimum requirement of space creates infinite possibilities.

A'tolan House Taiwan Residence

TEAM MEMBERS: Designer Director: Arthur Ho, Designer: Yih-Heng Lee, Site Manager: Sheng-Ying Wang and Site Supervisor: Jia Lin Wang/Chan-Yuan Hsu


AWARD DETAILS: Winner – A’tolan House Residence by Create + Think Design Studio is Winner in Architecture, Building and Structure Design Category, 2015-16.

A’tolan House Residence – A’ Design Awards & Competition Winner

Location: Hualien County, Taiwan, Estern Asia

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