is a project that challenges 20 architects from around the world to design villas along the Northeast Coast National Scenic Area in Taiwan. A little over a week ago the designs were unveiled in a ceremony in Taipei, attended by all the architects, developers and project organizers. Now they are available online, here, with more detailed presentations scheduled for the official exhibition at the International Exhibition of Architecture at the Venice Biennale, September 14 - November 23.
Team NEXT-GENE20 video by Squint/Opera on Vimeo .
Invited architects include: Kengo Kuma (www.kkaa.co.jp ), Akihisa Hirata (www.hao.nu ), Hailim Suh (www.himma.co.kr ), Toshiko Mori (www.tmarch.com ), MVRDV (www.mvrdv.nl ), IaN+ (www.ianplus.it ), Fernando Menis (www.menis.es ), GRAFT (www.graftlab.com ), Julien De Smedt (www.jdsarchitects.com ), Shu-Chang Kung (www.auradesign.com.tw ), David Chun-Tei Tseng (www.citicrafts.com.tw ), Kris Yao (www.artech-inc.com ), Jay Wen-Chieh Chiu (www.abplus.com.tw ), Kyle Chia-Kai Yang (www.arctangent.com ), Hsueh-Yi Chien, Irving Hung-Hui Huang, Ray Chen, Sheng-Yuan Huang (http://fieldoffice.myweb.hinet.net ), and Yu-Tung Liu (www.arch.nctu.edu.tw ).
Kengo Kuma - Aimai House
Akihisa Hirata - Architecture Farm
Hailim Suh - Ridge House
Toshiko Mori - FlexiVilla
Yung Ho Chang - Triptych House
MVRDV - Observer
IaN+ - Villa Palladio
Fernando Menis - House Aurum
Graft - bei-lin = shell under copious rain
Julien De Smedt - The Twirl House
Shu-Chang Kung - Radix House
David Chun-Tei Tseng - Terra Vista
Kris Yao - COCOON
Wen-Chieh Chiu - The Elf on the hilltop
Kyle Chia-Kai Yang - The House Q – In Phrase of Stratus
Hsueh-Yi Chien - Chromosome-H
Irving Hung-Hui Huang - Z-HOUSE
Ray Chen - Floating Courtyard
Sheng-Yuan Huang - Monsoon and the earthworms
Yu-Tung Liu - Calligraphic House