Case Study #3 | The UFO Houses


© Cypherone

 

Case Study #3 | The UFO Houses

 

Architect: Based on a design by Matti Suuronen

Location: Taipei, Taiwan

Year: 1978-unfinished

Status: Demolished

Program: Resort with approximately 138 residential units plus other amenities.

Client: Yu-chou Co.

 

Located in the Sanjhih Township in Taipei, construction of the UFO houses began in 1978. Developed by plastics manufacturer Yu-chou Co., the idea for the design came from architect Matti Suuronen.

Construction stopped in 1980 when Yu-chou went bankrupt and in 1989, Tsai Chin-hsien, the president of a local beer house proposed Hung Kuo Group continuing with the construction to create a large beer house and resort. By the end of that year, construction was halted due to differences among the partners and since then, financial problems left the complex vacant and unfinished.

In early 2009, the complex was demolished with plans to turn the site into a tourist attraction by constructing hotels, beach facilities and other amenities.

 

© Cypherone

© Cypherone

© Cypherone

© Cypherone

© Cypherone

© Cypherone

© Cypherone

© Cypherone

 

Cypherone is a Taiwan-based photographer.
www.cypherone.tw

Share 'Case Study #3 | The UFO Houses' on Delicious Share 'Case Study #3 | The UFO Houses' on Digg Share 'Case Study #3 | The UFO Houses' on Facebook Share 'Case Study #3 | The UFO Houses' on Google+ Share 'Case Study #3 | The UFO Houses' on LinkedIn Share 'Case Study #3 | The UFO Houses' on Pinterest Share 'Case Study #3 | The UFO Houses' on reddit Share 'Case Study #3 | The UFO Houses' on StumbleUpon Share 'Case Study #3 | The UFO Houses' on Twitter Share 'Case Study #3 | The UFO Houses' on Add to Bookmarks Share 'Case Study #3 | The UFO Houses' on Email Share 'Case Study #3 | The UFO Houses' on Print Friendly