In the conventional narrow and long shaped block of the street house, the first challenge was how to rationalize the mental barrier of the difficult entrance as a result of the building’s narrow and long form via the planning of circulation, as well as the separation of areas.
Secondly, when organizing the museum, we have consulted numerous experts’ opinions, and fully realized that the life of a museum is in “open, interactive exhibition techniques”, thus we started from the audience experience, and demonstrated this demand through static exhibition with relevant paper making information, which directly affected the museum’s overall spatial design.
Designer Lee Wei-Min evaluated the building’s conditions and actual demands to make the following planning…
Architectural appearance; in consideration of the very dense buildings of the surrounding streets, the simplest color and material language are applied. This refined the paper-like complicated blocks, and began the vertical indentation at one fourth of the sanded glass brick wall on the facet to form a clear, vertical space, which is made of transparent glass acting as the media communicating to the exterior, and allowed the building and the external world to attain the alternate functions of unity as well as continuity.
The intermediary passage space located in the center of the building penetrates through various spaces via Interior Street, thereby breaking the conventional coherent and self-contained architectural design layout, creating the winding and various layers of effects, thereby forming one continuous and flowing internal space.
You may select various paper products at the Show Room area on the 1st floor, including the traditional, the modern, the artistic and the designed, and further experience the past industry imprints and historic glory of the paper township, Puli through the conventional handmade paper making demonstrative procedure of the small-scale paper factory.
Demonstrate the handmade experience, the green-oriented paper art, paper creativity, paper craftsmanship and paper design via the displaying and selling techniques, allowing you to widen your horizon towards paper.
This area displays the various papers in life. For instance, speaker paper, oil absorption paper, hot pot paper, bamboo charcoal paper and fish-catching paper. The most unique thing is that one may learn about the different paper characteristics through science experiments!
Want to make paper yourself? The 4th floor will be the venue for you to show off your skills. In the hands of the visiting paper masters, what will the different colored paper paste become with the “mysterious seasoning” offered by the tour guides?