Chain10 Architecture & Interior Design Institute: Runner-up of World Design Awards 2021. The project is located in Taiwan. The east side of the project faces the Pacific Cliff, so there is an excellent view of the sea. The west side being proximal to the Coastal Mountains, leads to a decrease in sunshine after 3pm. The building uses different types of glass, expecting to draw in the greatest amount of sunlight. This leads to a complete visual immersion of the natural environment. Considering the amount of daylight, many trees are also planted near the project to further accentuate the feeling of being in a forest.
The idea for the project stems from the location of the west-side coast ridge line, and the organic curve emulates nature in terms of the development of the building. The roof uses the waterproof insulation system, with a 10 cm insulation layer. The average roof heat transfer rate (Ui) can be reduced.
The main body of the building is built by RC concrete structure and steel structure. A lot of glass materials are used for the outer wall panel and the cubicle. Through the U-shaped glass can achieve light transmission and privacy, and fixed glass is to increase the connection and visibility between indoor and outdoor space; the opening window not only provide ventilation, but also to strengthen the user’s proximity to the pool, and the panoramic views of the sea outside the window can be enjoyed, so that residents can feel the interior timing and lighting changes.
The metal materials are mainly Aluminum. The iron materials are used inside to enhance the strength of the structure, corresponding to the typhoon and the northeast monsoon, and the powder coating is used outside to resist corrosion from the sea breeze.
The design focuses on the arrangement of space, the gallery serves as a link between the guest room, pool and hall. The second floor is designed with the idea of being an “overlook”. This expresses geometric shape. The two floors are connected by a large indoor atrium space to challenge the typical outlook and closed floors of modern architecture.
Chain10 Architecture & Interior Design Institute
GASEA-The Cliff House
World Design Awards Category