Huaku Sky Garden, Wuhsiang Residence

Interview

Huaku Sky Garden interview


Interviewee:Ms. Lin of Huaku Development

  Q1:
What is the last transaction price of Huaku Sky Garden?

A1
I am from the design department. I know little about the part of sales volume. You can log in on line to see the actual price.
(The price we find is: 13F, NTD 243.34 million.)

  Q2:
Why did you choose the architectural firm "WOHA"?

A2
Actually, I chose it by chance. Others introduced and recommended that WOHA is an architectural firm good at combining with the nature and observing local cultural environment. And the cooperation result is outstanding indeed.

  Q3:
What is the main design philosophy of Huaku Sky Garden?

A3
The concept of WOHA is combining with the nature, attaching importance to sunshine and air, creating flowing natural lights for the internal space, and allowing the architecture to integrate into the environment.

  Q4:
What is the most conspicuous architectural feature of Huaku Sky Garden?

A4
Large balcony as high as 7.2m, barrier, and window grille. The design of window grille provides a sense of misty in Yangmingshan. The designer corresponds to the diamond of window grille in the design of entrance door and lobby.

  Q5:
Why is it called the "breathing architecture"?

A5
Because the green coverage is high and there are many plants. We hope that the residents can enjoy the good air.

  Q6:
What are the main construction materials and structure?

A6
The architectural structure is complex, but the main structure is SC.

  Q7:
What is the geological environment of the foundation of this building?

A7
The stratum of Tianmu is andesite with solid laccolite.

  Q8:
What are the builder's considerations and reasons for constructing in Tianmu?

A8
The geographical environment of Tianmu is special. With moutain on one side and city on the other, it owns a huge foundation and Yangmingshan, as well as urban scenery. Besides, the vital functions are good.

  Q9:
Will Huaku Development have other planning in Tianmu in the future?

A9
The probability is not great. It is uncertain at present.

  Q10:
With regard to our theme of Cyberfair project—the relation between people and building of Tianmu, can you give us some opinions or share something with us?

A10
As Tianmu people are used to live in Tianmu, and are willing to live a comfortable life, the buyers are mostly local Tianmu people.

Wuhsiang Residence


Interviewee:Mr. Chao-sheng Liu of Phonho Design

  Q1:
Why is Wuhsiang Residence not built on the base of Juanyue?

A1
Because we did not buy the land there.

  Q2:
Why did you ask Hsueh-yi Chien to take post of the design of Wuhsiang Residence?

A2
Some people recommended him to me, and I think he is special.

  Q3:
What is the design philosophy of designer Hsueh-yi Chien aiming at Wuhsiang Residence?

A3
Architecture is not only the container of life but also the container of soul. In addition, the blank in the space can make people better experience the inclusiveness in the fullness. At last, good architecture will make you self-conscious in life, and summon the idea of thinking about life inside your heart to see the quiet power of non-decorated model from the inner world.

  Additional interview questions:
What is the origin of the name of Wuhsiang?

Answer:
No phenomenon has eternal fixed appearance and constant self-appearance so that we need to get out of the appearance, and reject to deny every appearance, or feel every appearance. This is Wuhsiang.

  Q4:
Does the inclined roof of Wuhsiang Residence have some function or is it a simply a landscape?

A4
It is subject to regulation provisions and for decoration.

  Q5:
Wuhsiang Residence is built by non-decorated model. Is there any problem of construction?

A5
If a building is built by the language of designer, material, technology and attitude must cooperate with each other.

  Q6:
What is the reason for Wuhsiang Residence to take RC structure?

A6
It is common practice.

  Q7:
Does Phonho Design have other planning for Tianmu area in the future?

A7
There is no other planning at present. Does Phonho Design have other planning for Tianmu area in the future?


Huaku Sky Garden

Wuhsiang Residence