貳房苑 Livingreen 潮州街76號日式泥作老房改造計畫
The concrete building at Number 76 Chaozhou Street was completed in 1963. Later, it was used as a police station and police dormitory. By the end of 1990, the whole building was left idle for about 20 years, our old house reconstruction project began in June 2018. During the period of serving as a police station, many three-ply cubicles were added, hindering the original space and walkway. The windows were closed tightly and the external wall deliberately extended in height in response to the policing work, resulting in a serious shortage of lighting in the stairwell and southward space, there was also long-term damage on the third floor roof. Years of serious water leakage had affected the ceiling of the second floor, exposing the steel bar construction. Termites were found all over the third floor wooden roof, there was no sanitary sewer facilities, no modern toilets, no commercial electricity.
The project design focused on using the original materials and architectural elements of the old house, to restore the initial concrete layout, remove all the partitions and reduce the height of the outer wall. Retaining all the original window positions, increasing the window area on the east side of the old house to increase the natural lighting and improve the lack of daylighting in the original stairwell and in the southward space. The roof of the third floor was rebuilt and a transparent patio was added to solve various problems, the windows being unable to open, leaking and termites, as well as bringing the natural light source into the room. The number of toilets was increased from the original one to three gender-friendly and parent-child shared toilets, the original old toilet terracotta partition was used as the new toilet floor. Aside from the sanitary sewer project that was added to connect to the Taipei City sewer, we also did a complete application of commercial electricity. The use of a stepped design transformed the original narrow office space into a stepped seat and lecture space. We retained the original staircase design and the wooden stair handrail that extends from the basement to the third floor.
Most importantly, the exterior wall was remodeled and painted with the Pantone 5463 green as the main color, in response to histroical government policies that buildings close to military and police units had to use green or earthly colors as their outside paint. Another reason for the color was in response to the neighborhood which had a large variety of green foliage, using the low-key and elegant green exterior wall to reengage the old house to the community. Limited by the pillarless design of the building, all the walls are considered the main structure and cannot be moved, the space design and application was extremely difficult for it to be rebuilt into a commercial restaurant space. By changing the original building materials and elements to create new uses of the old house, we change the way the old building’s use. The original building was completely separated from the life of the nearby residents and was full of distance. Now it has been converted into a new landmark in the neighborhood, and it also makes it become a new area of living and leisure for residents.
associated with CMYK studio 分寸設計
Commercial Space Design