‘new taipei city museum of art’ by kengo kuma + associates, taipei, taiwan
images courtesy new taipei city museum of art
the ‘green cell’ proposal by japanese architect kengo kuma of tokyo-based kengo kuma + associates has placed second
in the international competition for the new taipei city museum of art for taipei city, taiwan. an undulating double skin
generates the iconic form which radiates in a waving manner into the encompassing urbanscape. a main hall connects
the museum’s program with a nearby train station, cable car, riverbank trail transforming the site into a dynamic hub.
the addition incorporates public amenities such as a park pavilion, retail, and flexible program to contribute to the city’s
car and bus stop area
the main hall serves as a communications hub, becoming a lively central space for workshops, exhibitions,
gathering and events. merging public and private areas creates the desired informal experience with art
and artists. the exterior skin touches down to the ground plane generating ‘in-between spaces’ which are
integrated throughout the galleries to moderate the region’s climate. the sprawling canopy plays an important
role in the masterplan’s sustainability as the steel mesh of the structural framework is capped with diverse
elements including EFTE cushions, LEDs, ventilation louvers, solar panels and green roof.
view from front path
in between space
roof canopy detail
floor plan / level 0
program arrangement diagram
air control system diagram
hybrid ventilation cooling system diagram
site analysis and connections diagram
Its a conceptional project about a bike parking system for the city of Copenhagen.
Its obvious that environmental friendly bike transportation is very common in Nordic countries, especially in Denmark. 36% of trips in the Denmark are made on a bicycle.
The project combines solar panel systems in bike park. The solar energy system is integrated within the structure with solar panels and energy generation station.
As Copenhagen is getting 1630 hours of sunshine per year, the solar panels are capable of generate electricity for infrastructure elements like street lights or traffic lights.
Designed by Nazli Yucel H.
Made with a traditional Mason jar and high tech energy efficient lighting! Captured inside the jar are a highly efficient solar cell, rechargeable battery and low energy LED lamps. When the jar is placed in sunlight the solar cell creates an electrical current that charges the battery over a few hours. This energy is then used at night to power the three LED lamps inside the jar.
The light is diffused by the frosted jar and give the appearance of sunlight emitting from the (warm coloured LED lights are used to give a more natural and warm light). You may have noticed that there is no switch on the sun jar – in fact there are no visible controls at all – there is a clever light sensor inside that automatically activates the lights when it gets dark or lights are turned out!* Mason Jars are not only beautiful but by their very nature they are completely water tight – so the Sun Jar can happily be left outside in any weather conditions. A perfect garden light or night light for a kids bedroom. *there is an override switch inside the lid to turn off the light at night and conserve battery life.
Original design by Tobias Wong