Making Places

Fieldoffice Architects and Sheng-Yuan Huang Touring Exhibition 田中央工作群國際巡迴展

“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.

The original working models presented here are most evident of the fact that most design projects were realized through a long period of waiting process. Every few years, when chances arise in different locations, Filedoffice would take the perfect opportunity in the right moment to interact with local residents to deduce the best possible design solutions on-site. Hence, the working models encompassing different pieces have served as the most effective communication tool to present to the locals. There is no final model. Every model is a live documentation of its current condition waiting to be modified and added through time.

Year after year, with persistence and patience, every partner who participated including the local inhabitants has contributed in creating public connecting corridors. This process of place making has resulted in the creation of the public open spaces we see today and the place of living where the local residents enjoy every day.

1. Finland
Alvar Aalto Museum
Oct. 7 - Nov. 20

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2. Estonia
Museum of Estonian Architecture, Tallinn
Jan. 14 - Feb. 26

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3. Czech Republic
Kabinet Architektury
Apr. 11 - Jun. 4

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4. Poland
Museum of Architecture, Wrocław
Jun.22 - Aug. 27

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5. Czech Republic
National Library of Technology, Prague
Oct. 5 - Dec. 3

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6. Italy Venice Biennale 2018
Palazzo Delle Prigioni
May 24 - Nov. 25

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5. Prague, Czech Republic

October 05, 2017 – December 03, 2017

Exhibition Opening :

5 p.m. Thursday, October 05, 2017.

Fakulta architektury, ČVUT v Praze National Library of Technology in Prague, Czech Republic

Thákurova 9,
166 34 Prague,
Czech Republic

4. Wrocław, Poland

June 22, 2017 – August 27, 2017

✮ Exhibition Opening :

Thursday, June 22, 2017. 6 p.m.

Museum of Architecture in Wrocław, Poland

Bernardyńska 5, 
50-156 Wrocław

3. Ostrava, Czech Republic

April 11, 2017 – June 4, 2017

✮ Opening Lecture: Tuesday, April 11, 2017, 3 p.m.

✮ Exhibition Opening : Tuesday, April 11, 2017, 5 p.m.

Dům umění / Kabinet Architektury Ostrava, Czech Republic

1750/9 Jurečkova,
70200 Ostrava,
Czech Republic

2. Tallinn, Estonia

After our first venue at Aalto Museum in 2016 October, we launched “Making Places” exhibition at Museum of Estonian Architecture at Tallinn in 2017 January. With expanded content and materials, our exhibition included 4 following themes: 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 4. New Home of Cloud Gate. The added theme - “New Home of Cloud Gate”- is focusing on the “new home” of Cloud Gate Dance Theater of Taiwan, located at the bottom of Datun Mountain in Danshui. The 1.5 hectares land, occupied by the former Central Broadcasting Station has been turned into rehearsal rooms situated in between the preserved Huwei military forts building and the Danshui Golf Court. The ant-nest-like administration and clothing sets production spaces fill the landscape breach in a low and flat gesture. The theatre and technician space is filled with greenery, as if crowds of big trees vividly begin their new lives intertwined with the daily life of Cloud Gate and fill the horizon. Everyone can enter freely into this permeable new theatre embracing the forest. The New Home of Cloud Gate has been a profound experience for Fieldoffice, though she is some very daily experiences as well. Although she is the only project that is not built within Yilan County at present, she is however accompanied by mountains, river water, and mutual trust that revives the feeling of Yilan in her.

Architecture is about fate per se rather than the work itself……

Sheng Yuan Huang

January 14, 2017 – February 26, 2017

✮ Opening Lecture: Friday, January 13, 2017, 5 p.m.

✮ Exhibition Opening : Friday, January 13, 2017, 6 p.m.

Museum of Estonian Architecture, Tallinn, Estonia

Rotermann Salt Storage
Ahtri 2, Tallinn

1. Jyväskylä, Finland

October 7 - November 20, 2016

✮ Seminar

October 7, 2016, 3 p.m. (Jyväskylä)
October 4, 2016, 5 p.m. (Helsinki)

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✮ Exhibition Opening:

October 7, 2016, 6 p.m.

Alvar Aalto Museum, Jyväskylä, Finland

Alvar Aallon Katu 7, 40600 Jyväskylä

Juhani Pallasmaa
Chun-Hsiung Wang

Curatorial Cooperation
Chen-Yu Chiu (Project Coordination)
Sheng-Feng Lin (Exhibition Design)
Wen-Jui Chang (Administration)

Alliance for Architectural Modernity, Taiwan

Aalto University, Finland
Bilkent University, Turkey
Group X (Aalto University, Department of Architecture), Finland
Department of Architecture, Shih Chien University, Taiwan
Taipei Representative Office in Finland

Ministry Of Culture, R.O.C.(Taiwan)
Ministry Of Foreign Affairs, R.O.C.(Taiwan)
Pegatron Corp.
China Airlines

Special Thanks
TOTO Gallery Ma, Japan

Project Executive
Hsin Lu (Atelier Or)
Yi-Ting Chiou (Atelier Or)

Component Manufacturers
Cheng-hung Chen (Kung Far Iron Works)
Shih-Fong Lu (Atelier Or)

Visual Design
Aaron Nieh Workshop
Yi-Hua Hsu

Min-Jia Chen
Fieldoffice Architects

Short Films
Wen-Jui Chang
Chieh-Jen Chu
Singing Chen
Kuo-Liang Chiang
Chih-Hsien Lin
Joseph Yeh

Sheng-Yuan Huang
Zhen Li
Nancy Lin
Yu-Hsin Lin
Jian Shi
Chun-Hsiung Wang