“THE WHEEL”

4 Person Eco Home

PART OF THE 2018 TAICHUNG INTERNATIONAL FLORA EXPO

ECOSYSTEM

The 4 Person Eco Home and grounds cover an area of just under 2000 square metres (around half an Acre, or a fifth of a Hectare) and retains 55% of the original native trees and ground cover plants to support a diverse ecosystem.

FOOD PRODUCTION

Around 20% of the half-acre site is planted with edible, medicinal and ornamental plants for food production. The remaining 25% of the site consists of paths, trails and sustainable low-carbon living spaces, outdoor kitchen, water capture & waste water treatment ponds & ditches, and importantly, space for discussion, lectures & education about regenerative building practices focusing on Low Carbon Footprint construction.

FIVE ELEMENTS

The overall design concept considers five elements and the interactions between these elements: Land, Water, Wind, Fire, and People; with the aim of achieving self-sufficiency with regards to food, water, energy, recycling & waste water treatment.
The sustainable home is a low-carbon building with a relaxed, calming, natural aesthetic.

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PART OF THE 2018 TAICHUNG INTERNATIONAL FLORA EXPO

The Sustainable Home Group

The Group explores options for a more sustainable, regenerative lifestyle that will allow both people, and our planet to thrive together going in to the future. Here are some of the contributors to this project.

1. Director Liu Defu: In the past, Defu has held positions as Editor-in-Chief of Media, Creative Director of an advertising company, and is also a professional photographer. 9 years ago, he knew that global warming was getting worse and he was determined to start seeking a new way of life that could solve the problem completely.

2. Building Coordination, Straw Bale Wall, Soil/Earth Materials. The company ‘Stars in the Wind’ (WindStar) is operated by Li Zhongren and Li Daixian. This husband & wife team has the most experience building with natural materials & techniques in Taiwan.

3. Architectural Design: Jian Qi Kun A simple architect who focuses on pure wood and passive energy buildings.

4. Sustainable Building Consultant: Department of Architecture and Urban Design, China Culture University, Assistant Professor Jiang Yizhen.

5. Timber Frame Construction: Yu Ying Industrial Co., Ltd.

6. Food Garden Implementation: Taiwan’s good living labor cooperatives, Taiwan food in the peace of mind, agricultural production and marketing cooperatives.

7. Visual planning, printed literature: Seed design company.

8. Green Roof & Outdoor Kitchen Design: more than 20 Lishan co-learning partners.

9. 360 degree VR Tour & Navigation System: Grand Digital Corporation.

10. Wood pellet fueled Rocket Oven, design and production: Lijia enterprise.

11. Home Environment Smart Control System: Fermi Corporation.

12. Bird House, Bat House, Fruit and Vegetable Sharing Stand and Insect Hotel: Love Earth Woodworking Workshop.

AWARDS

The 4 Person Eco home has received international recognition for design & environmental impact.

Driven by Design London Design Awards, Silver
Driven by Design New York Design Awards, Silver
Architecture Masterprize Honorable Mention
low carbon building alliance award

AWARDS

The 4 Person Eco home has received international recognition for design & environmental impact.

Driven by Design London Design Awards, Silver
Driven by Design New York Design Awards, Silver
Architecture Masterprize Honorable Mention

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