A wooden house designed by Finnish architects C-Laboratory, located in the mountains of northern Taiwan.
Chen Wooden House Design
Chen House is designed in response to the extreme weather that is common in the Datum Mountains, and is raised above the ground to allow flood water to run beneath it. It is also designed to channel the cool breeze from the Datun river through the house and is raised off the ground to let flood water flow underneath.
The house is realized on an old Japanese cherry-farm in the Datun mountains of North-Taiwan. It is designed as a vessel to react on the demanding wind, flooding and heat conditions on the site. The smaller bathroom and kitchen unit acts as a kicker stabilizing the wooden structure during the frequent typhoons and earthquakes. The bio-climatic architecture is designed to catch the cool breeze from the Datun -river during the hot days and to let in the small winds circulating on the site between the fresh water reservoir pond and the farmlands. The house is not strong or heavy? it is weak and flexible.
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