This workshop is taking place on Sunday 16th September 2012, 2 to 4PM, at Exchange Flags (Liverpool, L2 3YL) and does not require any previous building experience
It is open to all on a first-come, first-served basis.
Hsieh’s primary area of focus is eco-housing, and helping communities to face unexpected crisis such as coping with life after natural catastrophes. His bespoke modular construction systems are designed in response to the emergencies and resources of each area and situation.
They are worked on in collaboration with the local community, and can be constructed by un-trained, local labourers. Hsieh aims at rebuilding habitat as well as confidence, strengthening ties in the community through communal building and joint decision making.
Hsieh’s project for the Biennial is Re-Live, a series of shelters that draw inspiration from the building methods of nomadic tribespeople across the world.
If you are interested in taking part in the workshop, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and provide your name, email address and telephone number.
Hsieh Ying-Chun, b. 1954, Taichung County, is an architect who lives and works in Sun Moon Lake, Taiwan. Hsieh’s recent projects with his studio Atelier-3 include a new rural village development in Henan (Guangzhou, China, 2012-present), an Aboriginal community reconstruction following Typhoon Morakot (Taiwan, 2009-present) and Tibetan herders settlement housing (Namuhu, Tibet, China, 2010).