Futuristic and experimental architecture is always intriguing and interesting to look at. But what’s beyond facades like that of the Green Places Community Clubhouse in Taiwan? How does the unusual shape of the building influence the layout and the functionality of the space and what makes it so special? The clubhouse was a project by Chain 10 Urban Space Design.
The design of the building is based on forms and patterns found in nature. That’s why the architects chose to give it this organic form with undulating lines and spiraling featurers. The idea was to give the structure a fluid and delicate look and to also allow it to look lightweight. It’s made up of several stacked levels with curved forms and terraces and together they look lke interlocking ribbons.
A swimming pool is situated on the first floor of the building. It has a freeform with delicate curves and smooth angles and it’s lined by a poolside wooden deck and a tiled lounge area with a built-in outdoor hot tub which sits on a small island. From up here the guests can admire the pond situated on the lower level. There’s also a futuristic-looking bridge suspended above the pool.
One side of the building has a glazed facade while the other is solid. This discrepancy helps maintain a pleasant temperature inside and ensures a reduced impact of the sunlight on the interior spaces. At the same time, the glass panels offer unobstructed views of the nearby hills.
Each floor of the building has its own distinctive look. They’re all placed at differnt heights and have unique shapes. They house facilities such as a restaurant, a library, a gym and a series of spaces for events and gatherings. They’re all connected by a spiral staircase made of concrete. Concrete is actually one of the main materials used in the project. It’s usually paired with wood for a harmonious contrast but also with dramatic accent lighting and natural accents.
The different heights at which the levels are organized and the ribbon-like forms offer the building a dynamic look, creating a sense of movement. At the same time, the interior is meant to create a homey ambiance full of cozyness and comfort.