Yoshino eki (2012)

Yoshino train station was the only terminal located in Yoshino village, the biggest Japanese colonel village in Taiwan during World War Two. From 1930 till 1980, all the cargos and villagers transported through the station.

 

The house shown in the picture was a freight station attached to Yoshino station. 

In 2009 the government planned to demolish the freight station against the owner's will in order to proceed the urban plan designed 30 years ago which no longer correspond current context. The truth is that the local government wants to profit from demolishing those houses. Therefore  And this led to my following acts, including my graduate design.

The entrance of Yoshino village in 1945.

Map of yoshino village station, paired with vintage picture.

Master plan of the rebirth of the Yoshino villige. The public bath hall (2) will be the most important gathering space for the village since it will bring back the historical memory and the sense of place.

1/500 scale model.

1/500 scale model.

The entrance of the bath hall, which has a platform that people can enjoy the sunset watching rice field.

The section view of the bath hall. The whole building was a rice barn, and the roof was gone because of termite, the new roof was built upside down to let sunlight shine into the bath hall, and let the steam to come out from the gap at the same time. The new roof is also acting as a collector of rainwater. The material is constructed by collecting waste sheet metal.

The guest house for UN farming technology volunteer camp

Residency area for orignial residents after retiring from cities.