Chen House / Marco Casagrande
The Chen House in North Taiwan, design and constructed by Finnish architect Marco Casagrande and Taiwanese architect Frank Chen, was built for an older couple who wanted to retire to the country and grow bamboo and cherry trees.
Architects: Casagrande Laboratory
Location: Sanjhih, Taipei County, Taiwan
The bio-climatic architecture is designed to catch the cool breeze from the Datun – river during the hot days and to let in the small winds circulating on the site between the fresh water reservoir pond and the farmlands. A fire place is used during the winter for heating and for cooking tea. In connection with the bathroom is a small sauna.