Designer: GCA Studies (Chun-Yang, Wang)
Client: Bureau of Cultural Affairs, Kaohsiung City Government
Project type: Interior Design
Project country: Taiwan
Project website: https://www.gcastudies.com/riro-26.html
Built in 1940 for the Japanese navy’s residential use, this wood and brick building in Taiwan was conserved and repurposed for flexible uses by removing unnecessary walls to create openness, and eliminating parts of the ceiling to reveal its roof and wooden structure. A mottled brick wall was turned into an indoor vertical garden. This project symbolises rebirth and shows respect for history.