ISSUE 29  |  Cabin Living

Architect Visit: Casagrande Laboratory in Taiwan

July 22, 2011 10:13 AM

BY Christine Chang Hanway

Built on the grounds of an old Japanese cherry farm in the Datun mountains of North Taiwan, the Chen House was designed by Marco Casagrande and Frank Chen of Casagrande Laboratory for an elderly retired couple. A simple and inspirational example of bio-climatic architecture, the house catches the cool breezes from the Datun river during hot summer and is raised above the ground to let the flood waters run beneath during the rainy season. See more of the firm’s work at Casagrande Laboratory.

Photographs by AdDa, courtesy of Casagrande Laboratory.

Chen house photo by AdDa

Chen House in Taiwan, designed by Casagrande Laboratory based in Helsinki

Chen House in Taiwan, designed by Casagrande Laboratory based in Helsinki

Chen House in Taiwan, designed by Casagrande Laboratory based in Helsinki

Chen house photo by AdDa

Chen House in Taiwan, designed by Casagrande Laboratory based in Helsinki

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Chen House in Taiwan, designed by Casagrande Laboratory based in Helsinki

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