The Chen house by Casagrande Laboratory is not strong or heavy –- it is weak and flexible. It is also not closing the environment out, but designed to give the farmers a needed shelter.

It is elevated slightly to let flood waters run underneath.

Ruin is when man-made has become part of nature. With this house we were looking forward to design a ruin.

Chen House in Taiwan by Casagrande Laboratory in architecture  Category

Chen House in Taiwan by Casagrande Laboratory in architecture  Category

Chen House in Taiwan by Casagrande Laboratory in architecture  Category