Hsieh Ying Chun Architects & People’s Steel

Hsieh Ying Chun Architects & People’s Steel have been a leading force in developing and promoting sustainable lightweight steel houses in rural & ethnic areas since 1999. Our main goal is to improve the infrastructure and living environment of the rural area, leading to sustainable development as well as an ecological society. Our team has worked on and completed projects such as, 921 earthquake post-disaster reconstruction of Indigenous tribes in Taiwan, cooperative eco-house in Henan, China, 521 earthquake post-disaster reconstruction villages, Tibetan herdsman resettlements, as well as the reconstruction of Typhoon Morakot in Taiwan. Recently we have been actively involved with rural village development and reconstruction in Henan, Yunnan and Sichuan in China. We are recognized internationally and have been awarded Far Eastern Award for Outstanding Architecture Design, Best Practices by UN- Habitat, Special Committee Award of Shenzhen Biennale of Urbanism and Architecture, and participated in the Taiwan Pavilion at the 2006 Venice Architectural Biennale and the 2009 Venice Biennale, Curry Stone Design Prize and Taiwan Architecture Award in 2011 and China Culture Figure of the Year in 2012.

 

Why are we doing this? Challenge?

Sustainable Architecture/ New Civilization

 

We believe that everybody has the right to adequate and affordable housing, unfortunately the current housing situation is urgent, vast and unsustainable (both economically and environmentally). It has been our mission for the past 15 years to design and develop innovative solutions to these problems. We do this by designing from the ground up, we have developed simple and compatible construction methods that result in housing delivery that is fast, saleable, cheaper to erect and better for the environment than current building systems. 

 

 

10 KEY VALUES 

 

  1. ECOLOGICAL WISDOM 

  2. GRASSROOT DEMOCRACY

  3. SOCIAL JUSTICE

  4. NONVIOLENCE 

  5. DECENTRALISATION

  6. COMMUNITY-BASED ECCONOMICS 

  7. FEMINISM 

  8. RESPECT FOR DIVERSITY 

  9. GLOBAL RESPOSIBILITY 

  10. SUSTAINABILITY