紅點文旅

紅點文旅 _ 2014 - 2014

老屋改造
基地位於台中中區,屋齡超過40年沒有明顯風格的老飯店。大環境的鄰近建築物普遍屋齡超過30年以上,少數超過80年以上,並沒有太多值得保留的建築物被完整保留下來。這個環境像是中老年建築物的集合社會。在城市發展中沿著鐵軌與河道發展的建築群大多沒有妥善的保留或是被改裝得看不見自己的面貌,或是因為建築管理不彰而呈現的混雜面貌。每一棟建築物或許都有其具代表性的特色或受矚目的風光年代,這個飯店過去曾是中區內較具代表性的飯店。

空間延伸
捨棄常用於飯店設計的建材,重新在時空記憶裏拾回資源匱乏時期的材料本質。地面層與騎樓垂直的紅磚牆是打破介面進入室內空間的精靈,保持材料本質的同時,也串連起室內外空間。延伸超出基地範圍到別人基地騎樓的磚鋪面,除了約略呈現台中市中區的都市記憶,更希望能產生區域範圍的微薄影響力。

沿著火車站經過河道到達基地,路徑上較能有記憶的建築物大多是磚造老屋,即使無法妥善保存,靠著斷壁殘體也能建構對時空的想像力。稀疏散落在中區裏的老磚屋,成為難得的空間記憶。改造老屋,也將記憶在都市脈絡中重新定義﹗

Old House Renovation
This project locates in the Central District of Taichung. It is an old house over 40 years old with no distinct style. The buildings in the surrounding area are mostly over 30 years old, and a few of them are even more than 80 years old. However, not so many of them worth fully preserved. This area looks like a compound of middle-aged and older buildings. Within the urban development, the building complexes along railways or riverbanks are mostly under-preserved. Additionally, most of them are so over-modified that they have lost their original appearances. Or they even appear to be chaotic due to lack of management. Perhaps each building has its own representative characters or glamorous eras, and this hotel used to be among the most representative ones.

Space extension
The ordinary building materials for hotel design are abandoned. The nature of materials from tough times is rediscovered within the space-time memory. On the ground floor, the red brick wall perpendicular to the arcade is the wizard to separate the interfaces and the path to enter the room. It connects the indoor and outdoor space while maintaining the nature of the materials. The brick pavement extends beyond the hotel’s building site and reaches other arcades’ pavements. Besides roughly demonstrating the urban memory of the Central District of Taichung, we hope to generate modest influence in the regional context by using the extended pavements.

Passing through the train station and the river, we reach the building site. Along the way, most memorable buildings are old brick houses. Even if they are failed to be preserved properly, we could still build up the space-time imagination from the debris. The old brick houses scatters in the Central District become a rare spatial memory. In addition, renovating the old houses will redefine the memory in urban context!

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