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Cicada – Taipei City Bamboo Structure – Taipei, Taiwan

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Building: Cicada
Location: Taipei City, Taiwan
Architect: Marco Casagrande
Project Managers: Delphine, Peng Hsiao-Ting / JUT Group
Completed: 2011

AE Interests: cocoon-like structure, crisscrossed woven bamboo strips that allows for small holes to filter in light, surrounded by broken rocks and concrete that turn into a pathway to the entrance all within a small grass space, central fireplace underneath an aperture in the roof, the structure is meant to be an organic void in a highly urban area, small benches throughout the structure, other materials used are broken glass steel, earth

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Written by Casey Gragg

September 12, 2015 at 12:27 am

Posted in Built

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