Submitted by Marco Casagrande

Illegal Architecture in Taipei

Taiwan Architecture News - Apr 02, 2011 - 11:24   13074 views

Is neighboring Taiwan negotiating some slightly less destructive path towards what Taipei officially calls “beautification?” A loosely affiliated team of architects — Wang Shu, Marco Casagrande, Hsieh Ying-Chun and Roan Ching-Yueh (sometimes called WEAK! Architecture) — have become stewards for this “Instant City” movement, organizing and building in non-government-mandated spheres in Taipei. On March 11, “Illegal Architecture,” an exhibit at their headquarters, opened to the public. The show focuses on what they — at different moments, depending on the context — call Illegal Architecture, Orchid Architecture, the People’s Architecture, or Weak Architecture.