"Inverted Trusses"

合作單位: B+P Architects 本埠設計 x 與木製研 

使用性質: 米店 / 工作室
設計日期: 2015.10-2016.02

施工日期: 2016.02-2016.08

主要設計: Jeff Tsai 蔡嘉豪 / Jim Tze-Chun Wei
細部設計: Jeff Tsai 蔡嘉豪 / Linzi Lin 林姿利 (本埠設計)

​施工規劃: Jeff Tsai 蔡嘉豪 (本埠設計)

木構施作: 陳建同 (與木製研)

​空間攝影: Hey! Cheese + 魏子鈞

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" 葉晉發商號:米糧桁 The Inverted Truss "

米糧桁 – 歷史建築活化與再現


「結構作為家具」- 輕的置入


[The Inverted Truss – Renovation of a Historical Building]
Historical building contains many strong characteristic of space and living and it expresses the significance of the certain age. While facing the renovation of a historical building, our first intention is to “re-specify” the initial gestures of the space in order to remain the condition for the traces of time could be experienced. Therefore, carefully but distinctive inserting an element to shape new spaces become the key issue of this project. 


Structure as furniture

Minimal utilizing the historic space and re-using original materials are our main concept of the design. The main timber truss for retail shop at the front room introduces the idea of “Structure as furniture”, a free-standing individual component that is detached with the existing wall. The idea of moderate intervention with minimal attaches and less anchoring that will undermine the existing building is taking place in this project.

The timber truss is a structure designed to support the display shelf and to integrate the wiring of lighting and air-conditioning units. The truss appeared as an inverted frame is a modest response of a new insertion to an old building.     


Yeh family is one of the many grain stores locate in Dihua street, where it is the central commercial area of Taipei during the time. We remain considerable amount of existing furniture and grain equipment replaced back to the space to give its presence of the historic context. The timber used for the truss is made from Japanese cypress that is also used to make gain utensils at the time as well. Besides the gentle explicit response of the form, the implicit connection of materials and textures is also our design thinking towards a historic building.


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