Family Reunion House in Taiwan

Tainan City / Taiwan / 2017

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On a corner in a residential area in Tainan, a breath-taking building catches the eye of pedestrians.
In 2016, the Chang family commissioned local architect Mao Shen Chiang to build a family’s reunion house. This is where members of the Chang family gather when they are visiting their hometown of Tainan. The building can house more than twenty people across three generations of Chang families. And fittingly, the neighbour is a grandmother in the big family.


THE HOUSE
The architecture unfolds in exposed concrete. As a true a concrete-connaisseur, the architect most often opts for exposed concrete as it embodies his philosophy of making buildings last unchanged for the next century to come. True to this ideal, he has built the Chang family home with four floors of concrete.


THE AREA
Tainan is the fourth largest city in Taiwan. As Taiwan's oldest urban area, Tainan was initially established by the Dutch East India Company as a trading station called Fort Zeelandia during the period of Dutch colonisation on the island.


THE KITCHEN
The owners were introduced to Vipp in Mori/CASA and fell for the simple and functional design of the Vipp kitchen as well as the brand’s bathroom furniture. A 5-unit Vipp island with bar seating makes room for a large family to spend time in the kitchen. A 4-unit wall module and 3-unit tall module stand against the wall. The kitchen features a double sink solution.


TYPE OF HOUSE Concrete villa
SIZE House 303 m2 / 4 floors
YEAR BUILT 2017
ARCHITECT Mao Shen Chiang
INTERIOR DESIGNER Mao Shen Chiang

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    On a corner in a residential area in Tainan, a breath-taking building catches the eye of pedestrians. In 2016, the Chang family commissioned local architect Mao Shen Chiang to build a family’s reunion house. This is where members of the Chang family gather when they are visiting their hometown of Tainan. The building can house more than twenty people across three generations of Chang families. And fittingly, the neighbour is a grandmother in the big family. THE HOUSEThe architecture...

    Project details
    • Year 2017
    • Work finished in 2017
    • Status Completed works
    • Type Single-family residence / Interior Design / Custom Furniture
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