Courtyard House / Dotze Innovations Studio

© Tze-Chun Wei

© Tze-Chun Wei

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  • Architects: Dotze Innovations Studio

  • Location: Taiwan

  • Architect In Charge: Tze-Chun Wei

  • Design Team: Zhi-Rui Haung, Chi-Fung Yeh, Zhe-Xun Yang, Chun-Li Wang

  • Area: 1132.0 sqm

  • Project Year: 2014

  • Photographs: Tze-Chun Wei

  • Collaborators: ARJR Architects, iTemdesign, Ospace Architects

  • Contractor: Tze-Chun Wei, ARJR Architects

  • Structural Engineer: Wu-Long Huang

  • Interior Design: Tze-Chun Wei

  • Lighting Design: Vivie Lin

  • Construction Consultants: Zhi-Rui Haung, Yu-Cheng Tang

© Tze-Chun Wei

© Tze-Chun Wei

This is an ambitious project for a 3-generation family in Changhua, Taiwan. The site is located on the roof of an existing one-story factory building.

© Tze-Chun Wei

© Tze-Chun Wei

The initial idea was to create a contemporary Chinese courtyard house with a “回” shaped volume, a layout with individual living units and shared family spaces. They are connected by a looped corridor and separated by small light wells.

Diagram

Diagram

“Sky-Voids” are distributed in the corners of the building to provide natural lighting and ventilation and are designed as individual small courtyards. 

© Tze-Chun Wei

© Tze-Chun Wei

Exploded Axo

Exploded Axo

© Tze-Chun Wei

© Tze-Chun Wei

“Inner-View” is the idea of creating private garden views for the occupants’ pleasure and blurs the visual boundary between inside and outside.    

© Tze-Chun Wei

© Tze-Chun Wei

Plan

Plan

© Tze-Chun Wei

© Tze-Chun Wei

Big glazing facing the central courtyard is designed and “Sky Voids” provide inner-views of the garden. This is a project trying to re-define a modern Chinese courtyard house and explore how space can be divided individually but stay closely connected

© Tze-Chun Wei

© Tze-Chun Wei

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