Hours on the Slope

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Architectural Design Category


Project Title

Hours on the Slope

Project Function

Factory plant

Project Location

Taiwan, Taichung City

Project Tags


Office Name

T.E&C Architects & Associates

Team Members

Wen Tong Hsieh, Kang Cheng Liu, Yung Chi Huang, Sheng-Xiang Lin, Cheng-Tsung Chen, Ming-Hsing Su, Pei-Yu Lin, Yu-Chien Huang

Office Link


T.E&C Architects & Associates

Project Description

The entire area is mainly divided into three buildings, while the design takes into consideration the relationship between the environment and the direction, adopting dark windows while reducing window area in ordered arrangement on the west side with excessive sun exposure to highlight the sense of volume. A large scale curtain wall is used on the east and the north sides, to create an excellent field of vision while introducing lighting on the north side without direct exposure to the sun. Although a large curtain wall is designed, this project chose to adopt LOE-E glass certified with Taiwan green construction material mark, which reduces the heat load on the overall building.

The main factory plant section is fully air-conditioned with the special arrangement of buried pipeline wind-guiding system, which guides in the external air at a lower temperature from the inlet/outlet on the north side together with potted plant section via the particular height difference of this base, which then cools the temperature down via the deep soil 10m underground, thereby accessing outdoor fresh air for air-conditioner cooling and exchange through the most natural cooling approach.

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Image Credits

Pei-Yu Lin

Hours on the Slope


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