Ruin Academy
Taipei , Taiwan
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Category:
education
Phase:
in use
Design:
Marco Casagrande / C-Laboratory
Updated:
7 November 2011
introduction

Ruin Academy (2010-) is an independent cross-over architectural research center in the Urban Core area of Taipei City, Taiwan. It is 'set to re-think the industrial city and the modern man in the box' through research and a series of workshops for various Taiwanese and international universities.

The ruin academy occupies an abandoned 5-story apartment building in central Taipei. There are no windows in the Ruin Academy, just holes in the walls. Also the floors are penetrated with 6 inch holes in order to let rain inside. The professors and students sleep and work in this 'dormitory' and can enjoy a public sauna on the 5th floor. Bamboo, taro and various vegetable gardens grow inside the building, dividing spaces but also serves as noise damper.

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cultural and social context

The Ruin Academy moves freely in-between architecture and other disciplines of art and science with focus on ruining the industrial city. Third Generation City is the organic ruin of the industrial city, an organic machine, city ruined by nature including human nature.

 

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Organic Acupuncture

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Urban Farms and Community Gardens of Taipei

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Scooter Farmer

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101 Garden

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Ruin Academy sauna

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Ruin Academy

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Ruin Academy

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Ruin Academy

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Ruin Academy

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Ruin Academy

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Ruin Academy

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Ruin Academy

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Ruin Academy

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Ruin Academy

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Ruin Academy

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Ruin Academy

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Ruin Academy

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Ruin Academy

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Ruin Academy

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Ruin Academy

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Ruin Academy

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Ruin Academy

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Ruin Academy

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Anarchist Gardener

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technical drawings
Ruin Academy, Section

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Cross-Section, Ruin Academy

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1st Floor, Ruin Academy

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2nd Floor Student Dormitory, Ruin Academy

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3rd Floor Professor's Deck, Ruin Academy

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4th Floor Lounge, Ruin Academy

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5th Floor Public Sauna, Ruin Academy

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Ruin Academy, site plan

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