ARCHITECTURE

Architecture is a reflection of a local environment and condition, along with human behavior and culture. Therefore, I’m eager to find the possibilities of space, possibility of Architecture on a subtropical island.

Nothing is certain and everything changes.

If nothing is questioned, no answer shall be found and no truth will be revealed. I’ve been questioning about my identity, questioning about the unfavorable situation of my country, questioning about the relationship between Architecture and the island of Taiwan.

The history of modern Architecture has been addressed by western civilization, streets were occupied by concrete and steel, the convenience of these materials have eliminated the diversity of culture and reduce the possibility of space. Buildings have been separated from the environment where concrete and profit took place and dominates our living condition and space quality.

This ideology can’t achieve without applications to real world circumstance, therefore, practicing in similar but different culture are milestones of lifelong endeavor.

180

在事務所已經過了整整半年180天,手上負責的案子也從基本設計緩慢地推進到細部設計了。

無論是在什麼產業,最普通的作法似乎都是要在一個地方蹲上幾年,無論是作為社會化的歷練、或者專業能力上的練習,「耐心」都是必要的條件。

在台灣最常聽說的年限,各種都有。基本上在一個公司都要能夠待兩年以上才能夠有所收獲或學習,但是以長遠的時間考量,年紀稍漲的前輩們大多建議十年或者以上。在歷練自己的同時,成為建築師的左膀右臂,同時也可以將職場的人脈吸收,作為未來開業的案源之一。

而在日本,從一年的體驗營,到五年的做完幾個案子出師,到在大公司蹲終生都是選項,也是我個人人生規劃的重要參考。

在東京工作必定要經歷的就是壅擠的電車。早上擠著睡眠不足的上班族,晚上擠著喝得爛醉的社畜。

其實日本早上的作息時間和台灣相去不遠,但東京的人口和城市尺度都是台北遠遠所不能及。同時,日本人所能承受的壓力強度也是台灣人所不能及的。

但若真的要做一些比較。2016年、在隈研吾事務所實習的時候,因為事務所的組成相對於一般日企而言、國際化的成分相當的高,在這個時候就可以看出,各樓層的日本人組成比例會影響該樓層熄燈的時間。而在外國人居多的樓層工作的日本員工,下班時間也相對的早。

相較於隈研吾,現在的事務所85%都是日本人。

而因為日本的社會構成,無論是抱怨或是反抗都相對少見,就連爭取年假或是遭遇國定假日的時候,就算心不甘情不願,也會自動自發到公司報到。

日本人對於細節的堅持值得借鏡,但是超時工作、效率與成果之間或許需要有所取捨。

作品集 / Portfolio

現在是2017年的春天,從想要到日本的事務所就業到完成這個目標總共花了我一年半的時間。
覺得原本的環境不夠好,覺得自己想要知道、想要完成的不是這樣的建築,所以和值得信賴的老師討論之後,利用時間慢慢將作品集做部分調整和修改。提出辭呈之後再一次衝刺完成現在這本作品集。

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LOGs

Born and raised in Taiwan,

Thanks to my parents who are both capable and willing to give me opportunities to travel and experience things I would never known if it wasn’t for them.

Before I could think independently, my footstep was already over England, France and the norden Europe. Looking back now adays, it is the first time in life when I understood what it feels like to be in an enviroment of totally different language, made me realize the importance of communication and become my motivation later when I was in high school and all the years after.

Went on Rotary Youth Exchange program was another huge step where I was forced to take responsibility of my own and learn to cooperate despite of all odds and understand the difference between races and religions. To build a connection with others of my own without my parent’s support.

Then, entering school of Architecture at Tamkang university in Taiwan was the beginning of all these, the center of my life, the future of my career.

“Think independently” was the first rule and the last in school. After all, the idea of design is to solve a problem in world, there’s no instruction you should or can follow. Despite of all design, Architecture is a combination of Art, Physics, and cooperation.

From all experience before, and whatever is waiting for me in the future, I would try my best to share my own experience and observations in life. For my own record and for those who might be trap in the same situation as I was before.

MOVIE MAKING

” DO WHAT YOU CAN’T ”

This line of Casey Neistat, a filmmaker and youtuber who I admired. Started with nothing but continuously working on things which interests him and live his live fully.

Visualizing both existing and non-existing world is both fascinating and unpredictable. With the non-existing, the world can grow as far as your imagination can reach. But with the existing, the combination of space atmosphere was also unlimited.

If Architecture is the boulevard, then movie making is the greenery which keeps the boulevard alive and challenge the limitation of my Architecture at the same time.


Here’s the list of some clips I’ve made/ translated/ shot

《艾倫由歐巴馬總統授予總統自由勳章》

影片翻譯


《艾倫·狄珍妮由歐巴馬總統授予總統自由勳章》
2016年11月22日,艾倫·狄珍妮由歐巴馬授予總統自由勳章,此勳章為美國平民最高榮譽。

#PresidentialMedalofFreedom
#EllenDeGeneres


(註一)艾倫·李·狄珍妮(Ellen Lee DeGeneres,1958年1月26日-)是一位美國演員及單人相聲喜劇演員(stand-up comedian),現在她主持脫口秀節目《艾倫·狄珍妮秀》(The Ellen DeGeneres Show)及在「美國偶像」(American Idol)第九季擔任評審。主持第79屆、第86屆奧斯卡金像獎,亦曾多次憑《艾倫·狄珍妮秀》獲得艾美獎。
https://www.wikiwand.com/zh-tw/%E8%89%BE%E5%80%AB%C2%B7%E7%8B%84%E7%8F%8D%E5%A6%AE

(註二)美國總統自由勳章:(英語:Presidential Medal of Freedom)是由美國總統一年一度頒發,與國會金質獎章並列為美國最高的平民榮譽。受獎者不需要是美國公民。
https://www.wikiwand.com/zh-tw/%E7%B8%BD%E7%B5%B1%E8%87%AA%E7%94%B1%E5%8B%B3%E7%AB%A0