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2022

Foxconn Headquarters Shanghai wins the Architecture MasterPrize

2022
Foxconn Headquarters Shanghai receives the prestigious Architecture MasterPrize in Commercial Architecture category by integrating green and environmentally friendly smart technology in the simple and modern architecture design. Zaha Hadid Architects, OMA and Takenaka Corporation are among the winners.

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Architecture MasterPrize Winners 2022
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China Development Financial Holding Headquarters shortlisted in THE PLAN Award

2022
KRIS YAO | ARTECH again shortlisted with the China Development Financial Holding Headquarters at prestigious THE PLAN Award by Italian architectural magazine THE PLAN.  Support us with your vote daily via link below for the Community Wish List Special Prize. Vote ends at October 15.
 
China Development Financial Holding Headquarters
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Public voting now open for LOOP Design Awards

2022
The Portuguese LOOP Design Awards has attracted many internationally renowned architects since 2019.
In 2022, , a total of 239 works are competing for the People's Choice Award, and KRIS YAO | ARTECH has 4 shortlisted projects.
Please follow links below to vote your favorite.
 
-Joy City Chongqing
-Far Eastern Xinyi A13
-United Daily News Tower
-China Development Financial Holding Headquarters
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KRIS YAO | ARTECH have won the Taipei City Music Hall and Library design competition

2022
We are thrilled to have won the 'Taipei City Music Hall and Library' design competition, it will be an unique music hall and library that sit amidst the streets and alleys of Taipei City, serving beyond its prototypical functions and offering local citizens a free and public space to spend time in.
 
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KRIS YAO | ARTECH has received an Architizer A+ Firm award - Best in Asia.

2022
We are excited to share with you that KRIS YAO | ARTECH has received an Architizer A+ Firm award - Best in Asia.
 
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KRIS YAO | ARTECH named finalist for 2022 Architizer A+

2022

KRIS YAO | ARTECH has been selected as one of the 5 finalists in the Arhchitizer A+ Award Best in Asia. 
Voting for the Popular Choice Award opens now.  Please support us with your vote.

Vote for Best in Asia.

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Speculation and Foresight, Eric, Kris, JK Yao brothers shared design philosophies

2022
Eric, Kris, and JK Yao brothers were invited to give speeches at 2022 Far East Architecture Lectures x Da Ai Forum, titled “Architectural Speculation, Retrospect and Prospect”.  Kris spoke about the ideas of “Tang.Ao” and “Realm” in his architectural works.  For him, the greatest reward of creation happens when the tangible architecture is connected with the intangible human sensations.
 
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China Times 2022.05.03
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Kris Yao talks about Zhu Xiaodi works

2022

Kris Yao was invited to dicusss Zhu Xiaodi's architecture, and described the essense of his works with Lao Tzu's philosophy of "diminishing, re-diminishing, and inaction".

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Impression of Zhu Xiaodi Architect 

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Hotel Indigo Taipei ArchDaily 2022 Building of the Year Awards voting starts

2022

Hotel Indigo Taipei is nominated for the ArchDaily 2022 Building of the Year Awards.  Please click the link below to vote.

 
ArchDaily 2022 Building of the Year Awards
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Joy City Chongqing celebrates grand opening

2022

The opening of Joy City Chongqing brings new vibe to Yubei's Central Park District.  By taking advantage of the unique site location and the height difference in topography, the design creates a spectacular red TUBE and interesting landscape terraces to connect the metropolis and the nature.  It has become the new trendy landmark of the emerging city.

 

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2021

Taipei Performing Arts Center received Taipei City Government Distinguished Public Construction Awards

2021
Taipei Performing Arts Center received the Taipei City Government Distinguished Public Construction Awards for its innovative procedures and techniques, that are based on rigorous construction administration and coordination.
 
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Taipei City Government Distinguished Public Construction Awards
World Architecture Community 2021.12.02
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Hotel Resonance Taipei and Joy City Chongqing received Eurasian Prize 2021

2021

Selected by the international jury, Hotel Resonance Taipei and Joy City Chongqing received the Gold and Silver Diploma respectively from the Russian architecture and design award 'Eurasian Prize 2021'.

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Eurasian Prize 2021 winners announced

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Hotel Resonance Taipei and Joy City Chongqing shortlisted in Eurasian Prize

2021

Selected by the international jury, Hotel Resonance Taipei and Joy City Chongqing received the Gold and Silver Diploma respectively from the Russian architecture and design award 'Eurasian Prize 2021'.

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Eurasian Prize 2021 winners announced

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Palace Museum, Southern Branch listed in ArchDaily CN's Top 100 projects

2021
Inspired by three Chinese calligraphy strokes: the thick ink, the half-dry and the smearing, Palace Museum, Southern Branch presents itself as an ink-dark sculptural from sitting in the green fields.  The sensuous Museum is listed in ArchDaily’s Top 100 projects.

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ArchDaily Top 100 Projects
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Museum of Prehistory-Tainan Branch & National Taiwan University Cosmology Hall receive honorable mentions from LOOP Design Awards 2021

2021

Museum of Prehistory-Tainan Branch & National Taiwan University Cosmology Hall are recognized by international awards again. Both projects receive the honorable mentions from LOOP Design Awards 2021, respectively in cultural and educational buildings categories.

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LOOP Design Awards 2021-Museum of Prehistory-Tainan Branch
LOOP Design Awards 2021-National Taiwan University Cosmology Hall

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Two KYA projects shortlisted in Plan Award 2021 Finalist

2021

Search "Hotel Resonance Taipei", and "Joy City Chongqing" or KRIS YAO | ARTECH to vote for the Community Wish list special Prizes, direct link:

Hotel Resonance Taipei
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Resonance Hotel Taipei shapes Taipei's cultural image, as listed World's Greatest Places by TIME

2021
The cultural and quiet Taipei is named to TIME's 2021 list of the World's Greatest Places. With the interplay of projection and recession on façade, Hotel Resonance Taipei interprets the contemporary architectural language, and has become one of Taipei's cultural landscape. Taipei Performing Arts Center is also anticipated to be the new landmark of Taipei when it opens in 2022.

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Taipei Is One of the World's Greatest Places | TIME
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Jiangdong International Energy Exchange Building becomes Haikou's landmark gateway

2021
Seaside Jiangdong International Energy Exchange Building incorporates landscaping in office tower. The curio-box like commercial complex creates the architectural landmark in Haikou Free Trade Port.

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Jiangdong International Energy Exchange Building becomes first landmark in Jiangdong
First Jiangdong landmark, Hainan International Energy Exchange Building expected to complete in October 2021
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Langyang Musuem wins Public Art Awards

2021

The design of Langyang Museum artistically transforms the unique cuesta rocks on the northeast coast into architectural form and harmoniously blends in with its natural surroundings. The Museum receives the 7th Public Art Awards, Environmental Integration Award by Ministry of Culture, and is the only award-winning work that the main architectural building acts as the public art object.

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Langyang Museum Latest News 2021.01.04
Hi Ilang 2021.01.19

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2020

Feng Zikai Art Center groundbreaking ceremony

2020

Feng Zikai Art Center held groundbreaking ceremony on December 28th. The new art center will become the most important cultural foundation in Tongxiang City.

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Feng Zikai Art Center groundbreaking ceremony

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Hotel Resonance Taipei opened

2020

The opening of Hotel Resonance Taipei brings new vitality to the old community. In addition to its simple and modern look, the open lobby and public plaza welcome the locals while creating business opportunity.

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Taipei Times 2020.11.30
www.hilton.com/Hotel Resonance Taipei

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Joy City Chongqing receives 2020 City Advancement Award

2020

Joy City Chongqing integrates the unique local landscape and culture to create a new-era commercial complex with Chongqing characteristics. It helps to promote the urban development while taking into account the ecological, social and economic benefits.

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Mall China Wechat News 2020.10.26
PR Newswire 2020.10.30

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Feng Zikai Art Center creates new Tongziang landmark

2020

Feng Zikai Art Center takes the pure form to respond the importance and relevance of the main functions. The design also adapts traditional Chinese architectural elements, such as windows, hallway, and lake view to create the visual consistency of the site.

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Tongziang's new landmark-Feng Zikai Art Center

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Museum of Archaeology receives 2020 DFA Awards

2020

Museum of Archaeology is recognized again, winning 2020 DFA Awards-Merit Award.

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World Architecutre- A New Taiwan Museum under the Interweaving of Two Orders
Archdaily- Museum of Archaeology (NPM)
2020 DFA Awards

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Museum of Archaeology shortlisted in 2020 Taiwan Architecture Award

2020

Museum of Archaeology designed by KYA, standing out from 177 entries, is shortlisted in 2020 Taiwan Architecture Award. The winners will be announced after the jury's field survey on 11/16-18.

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Taiwan Residential Architectural Award
XinMedia 2020.10.06

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Architecture as Theatrical Stage

2020

Fashion brand iROO has selected "NTU Cosmology Hall" to showcase their 2020 autumn and winter theme.

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iROO 2020 AW

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Three KYA projects shortlisted in Plan Award 2020 Finalist

2020

Search“Museum of Prehistory”, “NTU Chee-Chun Leung Cosmology Hall”, and “Foxconn Shanghai Headquarters” or KRIS YAO | ARTECH to vote for the Community Wish list special Prizes, direct link:

Museum of Prehistory
NTU Chee-Chun Leung Cosmology Hall
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2019

Hotel Indigo Taipei opened

2019

Responding to the irregular, fan-shaped site and local history, Hotel Indigo Taipei North adapts kiln-fired bricks with split-face for its curved façade.
The bold building mass has become the new landmark in Dazhi immediately after its opening.

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VOGUE 2019/12/27
China Times 2019/12/30
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AIA 2019 International Region Conference in Shanghai

2019
On Nov 15th, Kris Yao, Hon. FAIA, was a keynote speaker at the AIA 2019 International region Shanghai Conference, sharing his recent works and ideas under the theme of "Culture, Nature and Spiritual Orientation of Architecture". On the 16th, the AIA group visited Foxconn Shanghai Headquarters.
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Reconstructing Utopia-Architecture and Art Exhibition is showing at Putian, Putian Art Museum , China

2019

KRIS YAO | ARTECH presents the Palace Museum Southern Branch, Han Po-teh Memorial Hall and Hupan University in the exhibition. Welcome to visit!

Duration: November 22, 2019-February 23, 2020
Address: No.888, Zhongtan Street, Xiailn Street, Pustian, Chin

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Reconstructing Utopia-Architecture and Art Exhibition 2018/11/22
Mei-Shu.com 2018/11/19

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2019 Taiwan Architecture Award Honorable Mention—NTU Chee-Chun Leung Cosmology Hall

2019

NTU Chee-Chun Leung Cosmology Hall receives the 2019 Taiwan Architecture Awards Honorable Mention. The project was also the finalist of the 2018 WAF Award and won the 2018 Architizer A+ Awards Special Mentions.

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XinMedia
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Museum of Prehistory | High Speed Rail passing by the new culture landscape, is opening on 19th Oct. 2019

2019

The architectural concept uses three terms, probing down, regression, and interweaving, to explain the story in relationship between the space, time, and the history of the site.

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ETtoday 2019/10/15
CNA 2019/10/15
National Education Radio 2019/10/15
Liberty Times Net 2019/10/15

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First Eslite bookstore in Tokyo fuses Taiwan, Japan elements

2019

Located in Nihonbashi, the commercial district of Tokyo, the Eslite outlet is designed by Taiwanese architect Kris Yao and features cultural elements from both countries. The result fuses the aesthetics of Japan's Edo period and contemporary industrial arts.

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BAZAAR 2019/09/27
AERA dot. 2019/10/12
Taiwan News 2019/09/25
TAIWAN TATAKER 2019/09/30
天下雜誌 2019/09/23

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Far Eastern's novel department store "XinYi A13" is expected to open in 4th quarter of 2019

2019

Designed by renowned Architect, Kris Yao, the modern look Far Eastern XinYi A13 Department Store, which has 14 above ground floors, and 5 basement levels, and a total commercial area of 42,975sqm, is expected to open to public in the 4th quarter of 2019.

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UDN 2019/06/13
Liberty Times Net 2019/06/14
ETtoday 2019/06/10

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Reconstructing Utopia-Architecture and Art Exhibition is showing at Cultural Space of Shanghai PutuoDistrict Bureau of Culture, Shanghai, China

2019

KRIS YAO | ARTECH presents the Palace Museum Southern Branch and the Hupan University in the exhibition. Welcome to visit!

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TRUEART.COM 2018/12/12

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2018

Foxconn reveals new details on vision for Mount Pleasant campus (Video)

2018

After the Breaks Ground ceremony in June, Foxconn reveals the nearly 4-minute video (below) to describe the company's vision concept…

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Video: Wisconn Valley Science & Technology Park Rendering
Foxconn reveals new details on vision for Mount Pleasant campus

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Reconstructing Utopia-Architecture and Art Exhibition is showing in OCT-LOFT, Chengdu, China

2018

KRIS YAO | ARTECH presents the Palace Museum Southern Branch and the Han Pao-teh Memorial Museum in the exhibition. Welcome to visit!

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news.artron.net 2018/07/14

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2018 Architizer A+ Awards Special Mention─NTU Cosmology Hall

2018

The 2018 Architizer A+ Award received thousands of entrants and only the most remarkable and the top 5 % would be selected by the jury as Special Mentions. 

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https://awards.architizer.com/ 
https://awards.architizer.com/finalists/#special-mention

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The design of Han-Gu Villa explores the beauty of nature without being pretentious; everything is just right

2018

This year's most anticipated resort hotel in Beijing, which brings you back to the authentic beauty of life

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古北水鎮商城

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2018 WAF Award Finalist─NTU Cosmology Hall

2018

NTU Cosmology Hall has been announced as a finalist of the 2018 World Architecture Festival Awards (Higher Education and Research- Completed Buildings)

WAF:
https://www.worldarchitecturefestival.com/
https://www.worldarchitecturefestival.com/higher-education-and-research-completed-buildings-1

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Foundation stone laid for the new campus of Hupan University, designed by Kris Yao architect

2018

The new campus of Hupan University just had the Foundation Stone Laying Ceremony. The new campus is a giant circle surrounded by and interwoven with water. Its architectures, gardens, and water bodies are juxtaposed with each other. The modern design, almost futurist, brings off the essence of traditions.

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YouTube 2018/03/28
浙江新聞聯播 2018/03/28
壹讀 2018/03/28
Sina 2018/03/28
互聯網 2018/03/29

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Reconstructing Utopia-Architecture and Art Exhibition is showing in Shenzhen, China

2018

KRIS YAO | ARTECH presents the Palace Museum Southern Branch and the Han Pao-teh Memorial Museum in the exhibition, on display in the OCT Art & Design Gallery, Shenzhen.

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OCT Art & Design Gallery
art.ifeng.com 2018/03/29
NetEase HOME 2018/04/02

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KRIS YAO│ARTECH Wins the Hefei Central Library Design Competition

2018
The Hefei Central Library will be adjacent to the beautiful Swan Lake at the New Municipal District of Hefei city. Through the characteristics of lake-view passages and three-dimensional public landscape, it will become the new architecture preserving traditional knowledge and serving contemporary culture.
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Great Talents and Innovative Players Wanted

2018
Submit Resume and Portfolio to
Ms. Hsu : personnel@krisyaoartech.com
TEL : +886 2 2711 5050 ext. 209

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HKIA Cross-Strait Architectural Design Symposium and Awards 2017

2018

HKIA Cross-Strait Architectural Design Symposium And Awards 2017 roving exhibition. The Dharm Drum Institute of Liberal Arts project (Gold Award) and Han-Gu Villa project (Silver Award) by KRIS YAO | ARTECH are both being exhibited.

After the Core Exhibition in Hong Kong Design Institute in early August, 2017 and the concluded 1st Roving Exhibition in One International Finance Centre, HKIA Cross-Strait Architectural Design Symposium and Awards 2017 is going to stage their third exhibition in March, 2018.

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HKIA Cross-Strait Architectural Design Symposium and Awards

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2017

NTU Cosmology Centre, a new space bringing in the stars

2017

The National Taiwan University held the celebration ceremony of the Cosmology Centre on November 27th. The architecture is donated by C. Y. Foundation to NTU and Kris Yao is the architect. The building has a simple geometry and eye-catching design concept. Chairmen Chee-Chun Leung of the C. Y. Foundation expressed his best wishes for the continuous development of the Cosmology Centre.

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Liberty Times Net 2017/11/27
CNA News 2017/11/27
UDN News 2017/11/27

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Formosa Television Media Center has been awarded the First Prize of the 19th National Golden Award for Architecture

2017

The Formosa Television Media Center has received the 19th National Golden Award for Architecture and is the First Prize in the category of construction quality in the type group of Midrise Commercial Office Building. Designed by KRIS YAO | ARTECH, the building has a metaphoric form of camera viewfinder while multiple architectural volumes creates layers. A glowing box of studio space floats within the giant frame, symbolizing the corporate's logo "Taiwan's eye".

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Formosa News 2017/11/07
Formosa News 2017/11/08

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The opening of Taiwan Xiqu Center marks a milestone for Taiwan’s traditional performing arts developments

2017

The Xiqu Center of Taiwan has inaugurated on October 3rd. The inauguration together with the Opening of Asia Pacific Traditional Arts Festival is a great event for Taiwan's performing arts circle.

As the first theater center in Taiwan to have an on-site troupe, the building has office, rehearsal, and performance spaces, as well as flexible outdoor stage areas. The Xiqu Center enables the traditional performing arts of Taiwan to find a contemporary status to connect with the international stage.

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UDN News
Radio Taiwan International
UDN Video

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A Futuristic FAB in the Forest ‧ A Humanistic Green Campus in Nanjing

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“Fleeting Moments”

2017

“Fleeting Moments” is the film that exhibited in “WithIn.WithOut-KRIS YAO Selected Works Exhibition” at the MoCA (Museum of Contemporary Art), Shanghai in 2016.

Video Link please refer to:
Fleeting Moments (KRIS YAO | ARTECH ) vimeo
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Lonely Giant of the Taipei Skyline Is About to Get Some Company

2017

Thirteen years after Taipei 101 became the tallest building in the Taiwanese capital (and, for a time, tallest in the world), it is being joined by other skyscrapers, raising the skyline of an otherwise surprisingly low-rise city.

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nytStyle 2017/07/13

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"Dharma Drum Institute of Liberal Arts" and "Han-Gu Villa" have been awarded the "2017 CADA AWARDS" by the Hong Kong Institute of Architects (HKIA)

2017

The CADA has been recognized as one of the most important architectural awards in the region. This year's CADA is selected by the five international jurors from prominent professional schools and practices of USA, Norway, France, and Denmark). There are eight professional categories for the awards.
"Dharma Drum Institute of Liberal Arts" has won the Gold Award in the category of Education & Religious, and "Han-Gu Villa" have won the Silver Award in the category of Commercial (Office/Hotel).

News Link:
2017 Cross-Strait Architectural Design Awards (CADA by HKIA)

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Fond of reading - Kris Yao communicates with the world through his humanistic architecture

2017

Most people might not know the name, Kris Yao, but they recognize his architecture works. "To create a dialogue to the world with rich humanistic thoughts and architectural language"- The Chief Executive Lady of Dreamland 9 has visited Kris, her old acquaintance, and planned to interview with a topic that is normally not presented to him – "Reading". Mr. Yao is delighted with this opportunity and shared his thoughts in this interview.

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UDN 2017/05/15

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On April 28, Willy Yu received the 2017 Fellow of the American Institute of Architects at the AIA Conference on Architecture 2017 in Orlando, Florida.

2017
The College of Fellows Investiture Ceremony was held in the AIA Conference on Architecture 2017 in Orlando, Florida. Architect Yu and other fellows of this year were welcomed at the ceremony. As one of AIA's highest membership honors, AIA Fellowship recognizes their exceptional work and contributions to architecture and society.
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Willy Yu has been bestowed the 2017 Fellowship of the American Institute of Architects

2017

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has elevated the 2017 new Fellows on February 10th to its prestigious College of Fellows:
Willy Yu, our Senior Partner, has been elected to the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects (FAIA).

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2017 Happy New Year

2017
Cook a doodle doo~

With this Chinese shuttlecock
Wish you happiness
in the Year of the Rooster !

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2016

Jack Ma, founder of Hupan University announced the New Campus Development

2016

The new campus of Hupan University is expected to be open in 2020.

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Hupan University 2016/12/30
電商最前線 2016/12/28
Alibaba 2016/12/28

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Kris Yao: Alignment of skill, mind, and vision - Constructing Serene and Sublime Places

2016

Article by Finedoor, ©Tim Liu

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Finedoor (2016/11/25)

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Palace Museum, Southern Branch has received the Special Award of Taiwan Architecture Awards

2016
The architectural design is inspired by three themes from Chinese calligraphy, thick brush strokes, hollow strokes, and ink washes, creating three interwoven lines that form the building.
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China Steel Corporation Headquarters is selected as the “2016 Around the World in 80 Buildings: Asia's Most Astounding Architecture” in Architizer's collection.

2016

News Link please refer to:
http://architizer.com/blog/80-asia/

Architizer's A+Awards program was created to recognize the world's best architecture and design.
From soaring towers to critically designed spaces, these monumental projects represent emerging ideas on culture and place. Both private and public, the designs reimagine building techniques and forms to create new experiences.

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Tectonic Becoming 2016, Exhibition Date:8/6-9/25

2016
KRIS YAO│ARTECH presents Palace Museum, Southern Branch in Tectonic Becoming 2016. We invite you to join the exhibition events. 
Detail information, please see the following:
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WAF Award Finalist ─ THSR Changhua Station (Completed Buildings-Transport)

2016

THSR Changhua Station had been announced in the 2016 World Architecture Festival Awards Finalists

The World Architecture Festival (WAF), one of the largest international gatherings of architects, has just revealed its shortlist for 2016 awards: 343 projects are selected for the finalists, and “THSR Changhua Station” by KRIS YAO | ARTECH is one of the finalists, listed in the category of “Completed Buildings- Transport.” Over 100 professional judges will divide into 3 people presentation group to review the finalist projects and select the winner of each categories. This year's festival will be held from November 16-18, 2016 at Arena Berlin in Germany. The finalists include many renown world architects, such as Zaha Hadid, Foster + Partners, BIG and Aedas, etc.

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"Tang Ao" and "Inheritance of Tradition" Exhibition
at Eslite Suzhou, 2016. 6. 11 - 2016. 7. 10

2016

Husband and Wife Joint Exhibition
"Tang Ao" and " Inheritance of Tradition"
- Architecture and the Art of Chinese Living
by Kris Yao and Xiang Jen Yao

at Eslite Suzhou Store 2016. 6. 11 - 2016. 7. 10

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THSR Changhua Station received Architizer A+ Award - Global Voting for the most Popular Bus & Train Station

2016
Architizer A+ Award has 49 categories, and includes architecture projects from more than 100 countries. After the final run, “THSR Changhua Station” by KRIS YAO | ARTECH received the Global Voting -2016 A+ POP award of the Bus & Train Station category.The other 2016 finalists of this category are: Anaheim Regional Tranportation Intermodal Center (ARTIC) by H.O.K., Arnhem Central Masterplan by UNStudio, Delft Station by Mecanoo Architecten and Benthem Crouwel Architects and Vienna Central Station by Theo Hotz Partner Architects.
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"Taiwan High Speed Rail Changhua Station" is now in the finalist of the 2016 A+ Award, voting is on the go!

2016

The online public chooses the Architizer A+ Popular Choice Award and public voting is open from March 15th to April 1st。

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WithIn ‧ WithOut - KRIS YAO Selected Works Exhibition
2016. 2. 28 - 2016. 5. 7.

2016
The "WithIn ‧ WithOut." exhibition offers two themes. The "WithIn" part provides a range of elements including motion picture, music, and big installations that combine to show the inner thoughts of the Architect, Kris Yao. These elements embed the moments of inspiration of the architect that makes the works embody the architect's philosophy and instinct. The "WithOut" part offers selected pieces from Kris Yao, including drawings, documentaries, detailed models, and sketches. Through the demonstration, the viewer gets to understand not only the professional sphere of the architect, but also the poetic stage on which the architect performs to touch the very souls of the people and to serve the people's lives.
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"WithIn ‧ WithOut" at MoCA Shanghai.
2016. 2. 28 - 2016. 5. 7.

2016
We are delighted to share with you our current exhibition at MOCA, Shanghai, from February 28th-May 7th, 2016.
"WithIn-WithOut"—Kris Yao Selected Works
This new show re-creates the architect's thinking processes: the various installations give the viewer the experience
of the moment of architectural inspiration—here and not here—like the imprint of a bird in the sky.
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Hua Nan Bank Headquarters and "Dharma Drum Institute of Liberal Arts" are both nominated for "Archdaily 2016 building of the Year Awards" , competition voting is on the go!!

2016
The nominated projects are selected from over 3,000 projects down to just 14 stand-outs – the best in each category on ArchDaily, share this link, and give your vote!!
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2015

National Palace Museum opens southern branch

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"Water Moon Monastery" in the collection of "Designing Sacred Spaces"

2015
Sacred spaces exemplify some of the most exciting and challenging architecture today. The book, Designing Sacred Spaces, tells the inside story of seven architecture firms and their approaches to designing churches, mosques, synagogues and temples, monasteries and retreats.
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THSR Changhua, Yunlin Stations Soon to Open

2015
The new THSR stations: Changhua and Yunlin, are open for public tours starting 11/4.
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Dharma Drum Institute of Liberal Arts has received the Special Award of Taiwan Architecture Awards

2015
News Link please refer to:
Udnnews-2015-11-03
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The 2015 Taiwan Architecture Awards Finalist – Dharma Drum Institute of Liberal Arts

2015
Taiwan Architect Magazine holds annual "Taiwan Architecture Awards" to encourage and elevate Taiwan Architecture profession. From 201 projects, Dharma Drum Institute of Liberal Arts, along with 8 other Finalists, will be presented to a panel of judges for the On-Site evaluation (10/30~11/03), after which the recipient of the 2015 Taiwan Architecture Award will be selected.
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30x30 Exhibition at Beijing Tsinghua University

2015
KRIS YAO | ARTECH 30X30 Exhibition is now at Beijing Tsinghua University. From 9/14 to 9/25.
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National Palace Museum Southern Branch
- Press Conference/ Site Open Day

2015
The press conference for the National Palace Museum Southern Branch was held on September 17, 2015. Revealing the planning and architecture design of the National Palace Museum Southern Branch to the international media.
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"Culture Context in Public" event records – September 3rd

2015
Today we share with you "Culture Context in Public", a special presentation event sponsored by the Cultural Affairs Department of New Taipei City. Architect Kris Yao presented several of his recent works, including Lanyang Museum, Wuzhen Theater, National Palace Museum Southern Branch, New Taipei Museum of Art, and the Memorial Museum of Han Pao-teh. Through these projects he shared with the audience his thoughts and processes of designing public cultural buildings, and discussed the knowledge and revelations he gained while working on these projects. A big thank you to all our distinguished guests who attended this event!
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NO. 483 Taiwan Architect Magazine
A New Standard in High-Rise Design

2015
A new standard in high-rise design – with a subtle Chinese touch
The new Headquarters of Hua-Nan Bank in Taipei by KRIS YAO | ARTECH
Author: Ulf Meyer

This has never happened before in the history of mankind: One single architect designs a whole cluster of skyscrapers, shaping a whole district and the skyline of a metropolis in just a few years time - and in very different styles. But this is the case in Taipei’s Xinyi District and with Kris Yao of KRIS YAO | ARTECH.
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"Culture Context in Public" Lecture – September 3rd

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30x30 KRIS YAO︱ARTECH (8/9 Sunday at Beijing)
Kris Yao, Hon. FAIA - Monograph Launch ․ "Cultural Scenes, Communal Forums, Social Sanctuaries"

2015
Cultural Scenes exhibits the projects that emphasize celebration of cultural and historical roots,
Communal Forums focuses on the spaces that inspire creativity in our pulsating society, and,
Social Sanctuaries presents works that conveys inherent tranquility for reflection and contemplation.
http://goo.gl/GWkTC3
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30x30 KRIS YAO︱ARTECH
Selected Works+Lecture Series - 6/28, 7/4, 7/11, 7/18 event records

2015
6/28 Event Link- "30 years in Architecture"
Kris Yao will share his experience on the efforts and devotion in constructing contemporary architecture, in shaping sense of place, in developing spatial drama, and in elevating the cultural context.
https://vimeo.com/132688795
http://goo.gl/y1PF6s
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30x30 KRIS YAO︱ARTECH
Selected Works+Lecture Series News-6/21, 6/27 Event Record

2015

6/21 Event Link-TANG AO
Kris Yao, “I particularly like to employ the meaning of “Tang” and “Ao” to explain my pursuit of architecture design and artistic conception.
http://goo.gl/vpFAVP
http://chuansong.me/n/1494202
http://chuansong.me/n/1498265

6/27 Event Link-The Inheritance of Tradition – Art of Chinese Living
"The inheritance of Tradition” is an artful compilation of the culture,
traditions, and wisdom of the Chinese heritage.
http://wtoutiao.com/p/h0eJB8.html

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WAF Award Finalist Works─ Dharma Drum Institute of Liberal Arts (Higher Education and Research)

2015

Dharma Drum Institute of Liberal Arts had been announced in the 2015 World Architecture Festival Awards Finalist works

WAF received more than 700 entries from architects and designers across the world with projects from 47 countries making this year’s shortlist. Major world architects shortlisted include Foster + Partners, Zaha Hadid Architects, Herzog & de Meuron, OMA…etc. KRIS YAO | ARTECH project Dharma Drum Institute of Liberal Arts has been shortlisted and to be present in the World Architecture Festival in Singapore on November 4-6.

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30x30 KRIS YAO︱ARTECH
Selected Works+Lecture Series

2015

This exhibition and the lecture series focus on the 30 selected projects spanning 30 years of KRIS YAO | ARTECH’s works as the theme. These woks are a testimony of our efforts and devotion in constructing contemporary architecture – shaping sense of place, developing space drama, and elevating cultural context.

Event Link: http://goo.gl/XGLdn4

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5/23 Cti News, Courier Station of Dream - Of light and shadow, of geometry and intuition; the poetic of the architect: Kris Yao

2015
News Link please refer to:
http://youtu.be/fTl33OewJsw
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Kris Yao:Public Buildings Should Make People Proud / China Times

2015
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Dialogue between Sisy Chen and Kris Yao 《Our Collective Dream》

2015
Event:Ms. Sisy Chen VS. Mr. Kris Yao
Title:Our Collective Dream
Date:19:30 on 4 May 2015
Place:GIS NTU Convention Center(B1 No. 85, Sec. 4, Roosevelt Rd., Taipei 10617)
Register Link please refer to:http://goo.gl/forms/P2D8Wr6FNP
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KRIS YAO│ARTECH wins New Taipei City Museum of Art Design Competition

2015
Since 2008, New Taipei City Government has started planning for the New Taipei City Museum of Art, which envisioned a complex that integrated the arts and humanistic resources, intensifies the arts and humanistic resources network, combines the touristic resources as well as to increase the value and energy of tourism. This museum aims to build an important character for New Taipei City and to provide a platform for uprising artists and an excellent entertainment place for the visitors.
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2014

Kris Yao’s Lecture:11/7 at the Chinese University of Hong Kong

2014
11/7 Kris Yao’s Lecture「结庐在人境」,  at University Lecture on Civility, I-CARE Programme, the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

News Link please refer to:
http://www.cpr.cuhk.edu.hk/cutv/detail/541
http://www.cpr.cuhk.edu.hk/cutv/detail/540
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YTA 10+5│Young Talent Award, Exhibition Date: 11/15-11/30

2014

Kuo-Chien Shen, Partner of KRIS YAO│ARTECH, presents his  thesis project DynaForm / Stadium in the Group Exhibition.
The exhibition also features two of KRIS YAO|ARTECH’s projects: Kelti Center and Palace Museum, Southern Branch.

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Water Moon Monastery has been awarded the “National Architecture Awards, 2014”

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Inspection practices sharing:11/15 at Taipei performing arts center

2014
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Kris Yao’s Lecture:11/7 at the Chinese University of Hong Kong

2014
Kris Yao’s Lecture「結廬在人境」,  at University Lecture on Civility, I-CARE Programme, the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
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Kris Yao’s Architecture Lectures:10/21 at Syracuse University

2014

10/21 at School of Architecture, Syracuse University.

Lecture title:Works
Date:2014.10.21(Tue.) 17:00-18:00
Venue:Syracuse University School of Architecture, Slocum Auditorium
News Link please refer to:
http://soa.syr.edu/live/events/85-kris-yao
http://www.tyadenyc.org/

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Kris Yao’s Architecture Lectures:10/19 at NYC

2014

10/19 Young Taiwanese Architectural Designer Exhibition

Lecture title:The Visible and the Hidden 
Date:2014.10.19(Sun.) 13:30-15:00
Venue:Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in New York
             1,E. 42nd Street New York , NY10017 U.S.A.
News Link please refer to:http://www.edutwny.org/latest-news-26368260322804024687/-1019

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Humanities Forum Host by Professor Yu Kwang-Chung, National Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan

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Kris Yao -9/30 & 10/01 Architecture Lectures / Humanities Forum Host by Professor Yu Kwang-Chung, National Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan

2014
We invite you to join Kris Yao’s Architecture Lectures at Humanities Forum Host by Professor Yu Kwang-Chung, National Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan.
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New Landmark “Taipei Performing Arts Center (TPAC)” Tops Out

2014

The Taipei Performing Arts Center’s structure tops out ceremony was held on August 27th, 2014.

News Link please refer to:
http://www.archdaily.com/541253/oma-s-taipei-performing-arts-center-tpac-tops-out/?ad_medium=widget&ad_name=most-visited

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China Steel Corporation HQ Designed by Kris Yao has been awarded the “International Architecture Awards, 2014”

2014

China Steel Corporation HQ has been awarded the “International Architecture Awards, 2014”

The International Architectural Awards organized by The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Center for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies and Metropolitan Arts Press, Ltd., has announced the 2014 award winners. This annual program give an important global overview of the current aesthetic direction  to the general public worldwide and it  has become the most significant international awards program in the world. Winners of this year , including Tadao Ando Architect & Associates, Arup Associates, Steven Holl Architects….etc.  In November 2014, the program will present a special exhibition of all awarded buildings, “The City and the World” during the Second Istanbul Design Biennial in Istanbul, Turkey. After Istanbul, the exhibition will then travel inside Europe and the USA in 2015.

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Berkeley Alumni:9/9 at Regent Taipei

2014

An alumni reception will be hosted by the Berkeley Taiwan Club at Regent Taipei on September 9th 2014.

Kris Yao will share the recent projects with Berkeley alumni, details please refer to the official website link.

http://ced.berkeley.edu/events-media/events/berkeley-taiwan-club-alumni-reception

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Tectonic Becoming 2014, Exhibition Date:7/26-10/05

2014
KRIS YAO│ARTECH presents Hua Nan Bank Headquarters in Tectonic Becoming 2014. We invite you to join the exhibition events. 
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2014 UED Beijing & Shanghai Architecture Dialogues

2014
7/26 Beijing:Dialogue between ZHOU RONG & KRIS YAO
News Link please refer to:
http://www.archreport.com.cn/show-41-668-1.html

7/27 Shanghai:Dialogue between KENGO KUMA & KRIS YAO
News Link please refer to:
http://www.archreport.com.cn/show-11-2775-1.html
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UED Kris Yao Special Issue Launch Event and Architecture Seminars : 7/26 Beijing、7/27 Shanghai

2014
We are inviting you to join Kris Yao’s Beijing and Shanghai UED Kris Yao Special Issue Launch Event and Architecture Seminars. Please refer below for event details.
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On June 27, Kris Yao received an AIA Honorary Fellowship at the 2014 AIA Annual Convention held at Roosevelt University, Chicago

2014

The AIA Annual Convention was held this year in the Auditorium Theater at Roosevelt University, designed by Louis Sullivan, the "father of modernism." Kris Yao and three Spanish architects were bestowed with the Hon. FAIA in the ceremony.

AIA introduced Architect Yao with the following words: "Kris Yao has demonstrated his humanity with the development of physical elements that hold true to human emotion and conditions, cultural and historical context, and a sense of scale and place. His architecture has a poetic nature, using his native eastern aesthetic and spirituality with a sense of natural light, interplay of surfaces and forms and executing all with a high level of innovation and professionalism."

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Kris Yao / UED magazine Issue: 082

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Gold Coast City councillors get their first look at designs for Southport Chinatown

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2016 World Design Capital - Taipei City / DE VOLKSKRANT Newspaper

2014
DE VOLKSKRANT Newspaper, Netherlands, June 2014 report
Reporter Haroon Ali, DE VOLKSKRANT Newspaper
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Corporate Architecture, by Chris van Uffelen / BRUAN

2014
"The architecture has an extremely high recognition value and its complex construction also emphasizes one of the company's ideals corporate architecture as part of the corporate design, which, in turn, is part of corporate identity." - Striking Silhouettes Chapter P. 26-29 / China Steel Corporation Headquarters
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14th La Biennale di Venezia - Fundamental

2014
Time Space Existence – The Ninth Column

Date:2014.06.07 - 11.23
Place:PALAZZO BEMBO, Riva del Carbon # 4793, 30124 Venezia, Italy
www.palazzobembo.org
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Scraper in the sky with diamonds / WIRED Magazine

2014
The world’s 25th-largest steel producer takes up residency in an all-metal HQ with a twist

WIRED Magazine, UK, March 2014 issue
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8th Far Eastern Architectural Design Award - Honorable Mention & Most Popular Award - Water-Moon Monastery

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First Prize, China Medical University, Shui-Nan Campus Competition

2014
First Prize, China Medical University, Shui-Nan Campus Competition.
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Kris Yao – To Talk About Architecture / Xin ARCHI Lecture Series

2014

News Link please refer to:
http://solomo.xinmedia.com/archi/11312-ADA?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=post&utm_campaign=architecturefb

Article、Photography by Yi Yan Wu (2014.04.12)

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Water-Moon Monastery / The Far Eastern Architectural Design Award Series Report

2014
建築師姚仁喜歷經6年完成的景觀道場《法鼓山農禪寺》,以聖嚴法師箴言「空中花,水中月」為設計理念,將佛教哲學強調的重要觀念:「不是真實存在」的幻相,以具體的建築物表達出來。姚仁喜指出,「怎麼把建築做成『如幻』,因而能提醒造訪者的正念,這是我的工作。」這座深富禪意的道場,入圍本屆遠東建築獎。
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Interview Program Shi Song × Kris Yao / Public Television Service, Taiwan

2014

Public Television Service / Interview Program (2014.03.07)

Video Link please refer to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6w-XiGFYLc

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Kris Yao has been bestowed the 2014 Honorary Fellowship of the American Institute of Architects

2014
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) is a professional organization for architects in the United States with over 150 years of history.  In February 7th, AIA had announced Kris Yao, the Taiwanese architect is to be bestowed the 2014 Honorary Fellowship of the American Institute of Architects. AIA National Convention and the Design Exposition this year is to be held in Chicago, Illinois in June.  Kris Yao will receive the honor and presenting his architecture philosophy in the Convention seminars.
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2013

First Prize, 35th Taiwan Architecture Award─Water-Moon Monastery

2013
After on-site visits of 11 finalists, Water-Moon Monastery has granted the First Prize of the "2013 Taiwan Architecture Award". This year the juries include Japanese Architect Norihiko Dan, and four Taiwanese Architects, Yi Yong Yang, Malone Chang, Shu-Ting Li, and Hua-Shan Guan. The juries commented that though the Water-Moon Monastery is a religious project, it transcends religious and nonreligious tastes. The open spatial design is welcoming, with an abstract presentation of light and shadow giving visitors a sense of serenity.
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Finalists in the World Architecture Festival Awards Finalist Works─Water-Moon Monastery (Religious Classes), Wuzhen Theatre (Culture Category)

2013
Wuzhen Theatre and Water-Moon Monastery are proud finalists in the 2013 World Architecture Festival Awards Finalist works.
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Wuzhen Theater a〝Hand Feel Textured〞 Architecture at the Southern China Water Village / United Daily News

2013
江南水鄉烏鎮流水處處,幽美如夢。夢境般的水面上,烏鎮大劇院如一朵並蒂蓮燦爛盛放,迎接乘烏蓬船悠悠而來的訪客。「我想用建築打造一個夢中之夢!」建築師姚仁喜表示。
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China Steel Corporation Headquarters Designed by Kris Yao Won Architizer A+ Frist Prize

2013
Designed by architect Kris Yao of Kaohsiung Steel Group headquarters building, was the New York high-rise office Architizer A + first prize. The award total of more than 100 pieces from around the world competing skyscrapers, Steel headquarters for review and online voting double first prize.
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First Prize, Architizer A+ Award For High-Rise Office Building Class Group (16 Floors +) Both The Jury And Popular Vote─China Steel Corporation Headquarters

2013
Architizer 於2009年創立於紐約,為目前全球主要建築網站之一。 2013年Architizer 舉辦第一屆A+ 大獎,邀請全球知名建築師Steven Hall, Bjarke Ingels (BIG)、工業設計師 United Nude- Rem D Koolhaas等200多位專業評審,評選來自100多個國家的建築作品,並且開放全球網路票選。
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First Prize, Yilan Second Administration Center Competition

2013
First Prize, Yilan Second Administration Center Competition.
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2012

Taipei Urban Landscape Award, First Prize - Shih Chien University Gymnasium and Library / NOWnews

2012
台北市都市景觀大獎為北市推動優質都市環境景觀重要獎項,第11屆屆參賽作品含括各類型,包含社區營造空間、公私部記者門主導之都市空間、都市空間 展演活動或藝文裝置及其它等,結果由「實踐大學體育館及圖資大樓」榮獲首獎,同時「中山創意基地URS21」獲頒都市再生特別獎、「光點華山/華山電影藝術館」則獲頒歷史建築再利用特別獎殊榮。
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Pao Teh Han - (Eastern and Western Architecture)‧Kris Yao – ( to talk about Contemporary Architecture) / Ten Lectures about Eastern and Western Architecture

2012

Dxmonline / Ten Lectures about Eastern and Western Architecture (2012.11.17)

Video Link please refer to:
http://youtu.be/z94VA3JCqns

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Perspective Awards 2012─Lanyang Museum

2012
透視設計大賞 (Perspective Award) 於2004年由香港Perspective雜誌創辦,邀請各國的設計師參賽,表揚國際建築、室內與工業設計作品中的永續性、挑戰性與原創性。
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11th Taipei Urban Landscape Awards First Prize─Shih Chien University Gymnasium And Library

2012
Taipei Urban Landscape Awards First Prize — Shih Chien University Gymnasium and Library
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Aesthetics of Strength and Force- China Steel Corporation Headquarters Designed by KRIS YAO | ARTECH / Forgemind Archimedia

2012
Artech Architects designs Steel Group headquarters is located in Kaohsiung City Road and Fuxing successful three-way intersection , underground four, on 29 levels , building height of 134.15 meters of steel bone reinforced concrete (SRC) structure , after the completion of the city skyline in Kaohsiung bring new horizons.
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To Distribute a New Concept in Twenty Minutes / udn talks

2012
姚仁喜:建築要觸動人心,「台灣人對建築的感情,遠不如對手上iPhone的情感」。
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China Steel Corporation Headquarters - Shimmering Like a Luminous Pearl at Night / Liberty Times

2012
中鋼集團總部大樓樓高卅二層,預計年底完工,門牌成功二路八十八號,有「發發」之意,夜間帷幕牆燈管開啟,如鼎器放光,市民稱讚,「夜珍珠」閃爍。
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Lanyang Museum Both Fun and Aesthetic, The International Architecture Awards / China Times

2012
已成為蘭陽新地標的蘭陽博物館,昨日再傳捷報,從全球三百多件參賽作品脫穎而出,獲得美國芝加哥舉辦的國際建築競賽「國際建築獎」(The International Architecture Awards),這也是蘭陽博物館開館兩年以來,於國內外獲頒的第六座建築獎項。
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The Ground Breaking Ceremony of the Xiqu Center of Taiwan / China Times

2012
台灣戲劇藝術中心14日動土,建築構想來自京劇一桌二椅概念。
籌備多年的台灣戲劇藝術中心十四日舉行動土典禮,文建會所屬國光劇團以「五福靈官」淨台祈福儀式揭開序幕。台灣戲劇藝術中心未來將由國立台灣傳統藝術總處籌備處所屬國光劇團、台灣音樂中心、國家國樂團與國立實驗合唱團等四個團體進駐,為國內第一個擁有駐院劇團的專業劇場。
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