Folio Hospitality Management Co. Ltd ,Taiwan
EHS ArchiLAB + Hsuyuan Kuo Architects & Associates ,Taiwan
In the Folio we have retained the building’s original architectural structure. In the narrow space between the two sections of what was once a walk-up apartment building, we added steel frames to support the elevators necessary in its use as a hotel. A void structure was created within the hotel parallel to the lane that fronts the building facade to produce a string of open-air spaces of various sizes where visitors can relax, gaze into the warm light of the sky, and meet fellow hotel guests. The view also extends horizontally toward the exterior, whereas always the eye is met by the lines and contours of Taipei City.