People's Architecture #3

HSIEH Ying-Chun and Atelier-3 Exhibition

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.

January 9- February 2, 2018

INDUSTRIAL GALLERY, Kabinet architektury in Ostrava, Czech Republic

Zahradní 10,
70200 Ostrava,
Czech Republic

Exhibition Opening : January 9, 2018. 6pm

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Making Places #6

Living with Sky, Water & Mountain : Making Places in Yilan

Fieldoffice Architects 田中央聯合建築師事務所

In response to the theme of “Freespace” in 2018 Venice Biennale, Taiwan proposes that architecture could transform a place, which can be achieved by every architect. With such belief, Fieldoffice endeavors to write stories about seeking freedom via architecture. As far as Fieldoffice is concerned, “freedom” is not an intangible nonsense, but actually leading a daily life that they are willing to stay within a 30-min drive sphere to dedicate their architecture work to helping people lead a better life and reconnect the bodies with sky, water, and mountain.

Fieldoffice’s ‘countryside urbanism’ will be exhibited in three parts:

a. Condensing social memories: interventions via time
b. Setting a datum: canopy as the new reference line;
c. Returning to the land: continuum in suspension of time.

May 24, 2018 – November 25, 2018

10:00 AM-06:00 PM
Monday Closed

Palazzo Delle Prigioni Venice, Italy

Castello 4209, San Marco,
30122 Venice, Italy

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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.

October 4, 2016
5 PM - 8 PM
Helsinki, Finland

Yrjönkatu 3, 00120 Helsinki

Schedule and Highlights
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October 6, 2016
3 PM - 6 PM
Museum of Central Finland
Jyväskylä, Finland

Alvar Aallon Katu 7, 40600 Jyväskylä

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Seminar Speakers

HSIEH Ying-Chun


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.

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Post-disaster reconstruction of Yangliu Village, China, 2009–10
HSIEH Ying-Chun and Atelier-3

HUANG Sheng-Yuan

Fieldoffice Architects

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.

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Luodong Cultural Working House, Yilan, Taiwan, 2014
Fieldoffice Architects and HUANG Sheng-Yuan

Seminar Panelists

Antti Ahlava

Aalto University

Aino Niskanen

Aalto University

CHIU Chen-Yu

Bilkent University

Juhani Pallasmaa

Aalto University

Meltem Gürel

Bilkent University

WANG Chun-Hsiung

Alliance for Architectural Modernity



Alliance for Architectural Modernity,
WANG Chun-Hsiung and CHIU Chen-Yu


MuuMuu Studio Finland, LIN Ying-Ju