Ruin Academy in Taipei by Marco Casagrande

Finish architect Marco Casagrande has transformed an abandoned housing block into so called “Ruin Academy”. This house is located in Taipei, Taiwan and it is conducted by Casagrande Labs in Finland in cooperation with a Taiwanese foundation for art end architecture – a project connecting architecture, sociology, environmental science and environmental art. Renewed yard serves as a housing for students from nearby universities. An academy is considered an example of a fragment of the city of third generation.

All inner walls and windows were disassembled to give way to the growth of green as bamboo for example. Volunteers taking care of the building are students of gardening. The project is basically a farm built in the middle of industrial city of Taipei. Within this projects a number of smaller buildings was constructed, all of them have the environmental theme in common and promote an alternative housing.


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