International seminars: Architecture for People
These two seminars are served as the warm up events for two architectural exhibitions: “People’s Architecture: Architect HSIEH Ying-Chun and Atelier-3” and “Making Places: Fieldoffice Architects and HUANG Sheng-Yuan”. “People’s Architecture” exhibition will present a temporary pavilion, built by citizens and international refugees at the city centre of Helsinki in 2016 autumn. “Making Places” exhibition will be hosted at Alvar Aalto Museum from October 7th to November 20th, 2016. Both exhibitions will be touring in European countries from 2016 to 2018.
5 PM – 8 PM
Yrjönkatu 3, 00120 Helsinki
HSIEH Ying-Chun and Atelier-3
People’s Architecture” exhibition will present a temporary pavilion, built by citizens and international refugees at the city centre of Helsinki in 2016 autumn. (postponed to 2017)
Architect HSIEH Ying-Chun has conducted many post-disaster reconstructions in Taiwan, China and Southeast Asia in the past 16 years. Facing the different and difficult social, geographic and climatic condition of each project, Hsieh has initiated three key principles for commencing his work:
1) Collaborative construction – survivors should rebuild their own houses with limited intervention of professionalists;
2) Adoptable and affordable technology – applying easy assembly reinforced light-gauge steel system with nuts and bolts; and
3) Open system – steel system easily commenced with different kinds of membranes and functions of each house.
During October 3 – 8, 2016, at Aavaranta Reception Centre, Architect Hsieh conducted a workshop with Finnish Red Cross and international refugees. This workshop was served as a polite project for touring exhibition “People’s Architecture”: building a temporary pavilion with Finnish citizens, international students and refugees on the site of parking space in Helsinki. The pavilion will symbolize the friendship and trust between people with different ages, genders, races and nationalities.
To be announced
Fieldoffice Architects and Sheng-Yuan Huang Touring Exhibition
“The Fieldoffice Architects” is rooted in the landscape of Yilan, maintaining an office size of about 20 people. However, through accumulation of over the last 20 years, it also has become an “alliance of gathered will” of nearly 100 people, seeking truth in the way of living. Because of its natural formation and genuine intentions, this way of living has unexpectedly become one of the common choices of the young generation when pursuing the ideal of “creating a newly-found local life through professional integration!”
As a result, the professionally cultivated yet refreshing sense of appreciation of their surroundings gave rise to a more sentimental environment.
This exhibition consists of 3 parts,
1. Setting a datum- canopy as the new reference line
2. Condensing social memories- interventions via time
3. Returning to the land- continuum in suspension of time
and a section on anecdotes.
January 14, 2017 – February 26, 2017
Museum of Estonian Architecture
Rotermann Salt Storage
Ahtri 2, Tallinn
Opening Lecture :
Friday, January 13, 2017, 5 p.m.
Exhibition Opening :
Friday, January 13, 2017, 6 p.m.
Hsieh Ying-Chun is an architect, devoting himself to post-disaster reconstruction for more than 10 years. After September 21 earthquake, he achieved the proposal “Thao families reconstruction” with disaster victims. He has great efforts on eco-building and helping minorities rebuilding families. He designed lots of environment-fitted houses in Indonesia after Indonesian tsunami.
Post-disaster reconstruction of Yangliu Village, China, 2009–10
HSIEH Ying-Chun and Atelier-3
Huang Sheng-Yuan, born in Taipei in 1963, holds a bachelor’s degree in architecture from Tunghai University in Taiwan, and a master’s degree in architecture from Yale University in the United States. In the early days he worked in Eric Owen Moss Architects as a Project Associate, and before returning to Taiwan, he taught at North Carolina State University.
He firmly believes in the root of architecture that lies deeply within life itself, and life’s truest form is not one of static and tangible qualities, but of dynamic and ephemeral, constantly in change.
As a result, such an acute perception itself has led a direction that is rather ambiguous and whimsical in nature, making Huang and his later established FieldOffice’s works one of a kind in the architecture realm.
Luodong Cultural Working House, Yilan, Taiwan, 2014
Fieldoffice Architects and HUANG Sheng-Yuan
Alliance for Architectural Modernity
Alliance for Architectural Modernity,
WANG Chun-Hsiung and CHIU Chen-Yu
Taiwanese in Suomi, LIN Ying-Ju
Taipei Representative Office in Finland