Ruin Academy

You may have seen the work of architect Marco Casagrande here before—his Walking Barns series in Finland or his Chen House in Taiwan. He is now involved in a project in Taiwan called Ruin Academy.

“Ruin Academy is set to re-think the industrial city …. The research and design tasks move freely in-between architecture, urban design, environmental art and other disciplines of art and science within the general framework of built human environment… The Ruin Academy occupies an abandoned 5-story apartment building in central Taipei. All the interior walls of the building and all the windows are removed in order to grow bamboo and vegetables inside the house. The professors and students are sleeping and working in mahogany made ad-hoc dormitories and have a public sauna in the 5th floor. All the building is penetrated with 6 inch holes in order to let “rain inside”. The Academy is viewed as an example or fragment of the Third Generation City, the organic ruin of the industrial city.”

I’m envious of the architectural possibilities enjoyed by warmer climates.

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4 Responses to “Ruin Academy”

  1. yhbhs Says:

    your postings continue to inspire…

  2. LB Says:

    Hi David! Yours too.

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