Taiwan’s Visitors’ Centre Pays Homage to Nature

February 22, 2011 / No Comments

Integrating nature, literally, with the architectural marvels, that is what could be seen at the Sun Moon Lake in Taiwan. No wonder, how it won the first prize winner of the New Taiwan International Competition called the “Landform Series,” which challenged architects to design buildings integrating nature.

Taiwan to Usher in More Eco-Friendly Laws

November 22, 2010 / No Comments

The Taiwanese government is focusing on getting more environmental rules in place after facing a wave of protests over several issues from environmentally conscious citizens. The government is considering implementing green reforms faster than they had earlier envisioned, spurred on by these citizen demands.

Atomic Powered Cell Phone

October 7, 2009 / No Comments

[caption id="attachment_6667" align="alignright" width="240" caption="Atomic Powered Cellphone"][/caption]The Industrial Technology Research Institute in Taiwan has developed an interesting atomic-powered source of electricity. They have actually used this to power a touch screen hand-held video player/cell phone. Now before you start protesting the use of atomic power (that will be a debate in future multi-part series), I am talking about using the protons (I ...

Solar-powered ‘dragon’ stadium in Taiwan

May 19, 2009 / 6 Comments

The solar-powered ‘dragon’ stadium in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, is the world’s first stadium which gets all its power needs from the sun. [caption id="attachment_5145" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="The solar-powered ‘dragon’ stadium in Kaohsiung, Taiwan"][/caption] Designed by Japanese architect Toyo on a steel-rod structure with a roof covered with solar panels, the horseshoe-shaped structure has been constructed for the World Games to be held in ...

Taiwan’s Chinatrust Bank, Goes Green With Grand New Headquarters

February 27, 2009 / No Comments

South-East Asia may be the next best sandbox available for eco-friendly architects. After Dubai, Taiwan is embracing that green wave of change with a new and enterprising structure that will soon become the imposing headquarters of Chinatrust Bank. Designed by the Los Angeles office of NBBJ along with local architects from Fei & Cheng Associates, the structure is set for completion ...

Solar Panel Competion Heating Up in Japan

February 27, 2009 / 1 Comment

With Tokyo expected to make buying surplus solar power at double the cost a requirement demand for solar panels is expected to climb in Japan. Image by richardmasoner Sharp Corp. and Kyocera Corp. are Japan's biggest solar cell manufacturers. However, Chinese, Taiwanese and other foreign solar cell makers are getting ready to enter the market in Japan. There is a 2nd International Photovoltaic ...