A loosely affiliated team of architects Hsieh Ying-Chun, Roan Ching-Yueh and Marco Casagrande negotiating some slightly less destructive path towards a sustainable nomadic future. Moving, organizing and building in non-government-mandated spheres in Taiwan and China. On March 11, 2011, “Illegal Architecture,” an exhibit at their headquarters Ruin Academy, opened to the public. The show focuses on what they — at different moments, depending on the context — call Illegal Architecture, Orchid Architecture, the People’s Architecture, or Weak Architecture.
WEAK! projects often take “lost” crafts — forgotten in the rush to immigrate into urban cores for higher-paying jobs — and resurrects them to engage the city.