以CLT Mass Timber木構造為主體結構，可以大幅縮短工時，減少工資及施工的誤差。熱浸鍍鋅鋼管組成的雨遮陽台形成外皮層，保護南北向的大面開窗。
Renewable Materials（再生建材）& Prefab（預製）是未來趨勢，也是我們最近一直試驗在台灣實踐的可行性。
Located in hot southern part of Taiwan, Lee’s residence is a poetic single family house with simple geometric forms. Additionally, it is also an urban retreat and a gathering place for the families’ friends from church. The house provides spaces for daily family life, youth summer camps, BBQ and outdoor wedding for church friends.
The clients had wonderful experiences living in wooden houses. They expected the new house to be made of wood as well. Under a very tight budget, the design intent was to keep the building simple and easy to construct. Simplicity in form but rich in spatial experience was the criteria.
The Building system is provided by Cross Laminated Timber (CLT), even though CLT construction is a new construction method in Taiwan. CLT is a very efficient construction method in terms of construction time, accuracy, material waste and noise reduction. Renewable material and prefabrication are trends of the future in architecture. We have been applying CLT in our recent designs to test the possibility of prefabricated construction in Taiwan.
In response to the hot and humid climate in Tainan, a house with adequate ventilation, sun shades and proper insulation are critical in design. Along the south and the north elevations, large openings with patio doors are shaded by CLT canopies supported by galvanized steel pipes. Vegetation is well planned to fit into this near tropical site. The landscape design consists of lawn, shrubs, trees and an ecological pond to provide natural habitat for butterfly, dragonfly, birds and frogs. The landscape in Lee’s residence is a metaphor of the biblical garden. Cedar tree, koa tree, olive tree, lilies, pomegranate, impatiens and cinnamon are planted in the garden surrounding this house.
“Behold, you are fair, my beloved, yes, pleasant! Also our couch is green.
The beams of our house are cedars, and our rafters are firs.”
Song of Solomon 1:16,17