"Everyday Architecture - Re: Made in Taiwan,” Taiwan's submission to the 15th Venice Biennale, will delve into the eco-friendly aspirations and civic possibilities imbued in ordinary buildings and venues.
Proposed by the Transdisciplinary Design Innovation Shop (TDIS) of the National Chiao Tung University, the Taiwan Pavilion will re-brand the label of "Made in Taiwan” to introduce "Re: Made in Taiwan” and explore how innovative companies and individuals have tackled the challenges of climate change and modernization by using local resources.
Specifically, the Taiwan Pavilion will showcase several architectural structures made with innovative materials, demonstrating how Taiwan has harnessed technology to achieve true sustainability.
Two architectural prototypes, the nPulp Nest House and the E Ink Cave House respectively designed by the TDIS with YFY Inc. (永豐餘) and E Ink (元太科技), will show how they combined technology and waste materials to re-create pollution-free, eco-friendly, and comfortable houses.
nPulp Nest House was constructed using cradle-to-cradle, or regenerative, design. TDIS first used YFY technology to repurpose agricultural byproducts such as straw, creating prefabricated units that were then assembled on site to shorten the construction cycle.
As for the E Ink Cave House, TDIS applied the e-paper display technology of E Ink to the surface of buildings, transforming buildings into carriers of information and redefining the role of architectural structures.
2016 will mark Taiwan's ninth appearance at the global architectural fair. Previous pavilion designers include photographer Wu Tien-chang (吳天章) and U.S.-based Taiwanese architect Jimenez Lai (賴彥吉), who were selected through an annual open call held by the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts.
Come visit the Taiwan Pavilion at Palazzo Delle Prigioni to see the island's attempt to improve "the quality of the built environment, and, consequently, people's quality of life.”
‘Everyday Architecture - Re: Made in Taiwan'