Taiwan’s Upside Down House

Photos by Wally Santana

Building and designing a new house of your own may seem like a topsy-turvy experience.

For a group of architects in Taiwan, it certainly was.

On commission from Taiwan’s Culture Department, they designed and built an ordinary American family house. The colorful home has three floors, a master bedroom and bath, and a garage. And the house and everything inside it — from the car to the appliances to the toys on the floor — are upside down.

It has just over 300 square meters (3,229 square feet) of ceiling, er … make that floor, space. The car in the garage is attached to the ceiling. An outdoor staircase at ground level leads to the third-floor living room and its ceiling furniture. Its appliances are real, with working lights throughout. The overhead fireplace, though, was an LCD screen of a cozy fire.

The designers paid close attention to details: the pasta on the dinner table hangs vertically as do the bathroom towels, and a computer in the study has yellow sticky notes attached to it.

The project is on display at the Huashan Creative Park, a site that was once a Japanese plum wine factory but has been turned into an arty warehouse with hip restaurants and a theater showing independent films.


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Text from the AP news story, AP Photos: Building this house was topsy-turvy experience.

 

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