Thursday, November 8, 2007


Masters course students from the Taiwan’s leading architecture school the Tamkang University had build up personal movable shelters of recycled materials to meet the urban conditions. “The Urban Nomad is an insect, who day by day goes through the metamorphosis from a larva to a butterfly. For the nomad a shelter is not a simple function, as a city flat, but for example movement can be both protection and basic condition of his business, a survival strategy. The nomad reacts for his surroundings physically and so being is very much part of it – and so he takes care of his surroundings. Without these nomads the Taiwanese cities would drown in their own filth. “ Wei-Chen Weng, one of the students.