Yin and Yang represent a dualistic concept derived from ancient Chinese philosophy. In ancient China, the phenomena of opposition and unity in things – such as heaven and earth, sun and moon, day and night, cold and heat, up and down, left and right, movement and rigidity – were expressed by the Eastern concept of … More Beauty of yin and yang
The mirror is a wonderful thing. In nature, only the surface of calm water allows people to see their reflections, but few things invented by humans have the function of reflection. I remember enjoying coffee in Paris one time, in a cafe that had several oversized mirrors hanging on the wall. Although my seat at … More Mirror, mirror, on the wall…
Like every child, the first time I saw the circus I was so excited. In addition to the funny performances, the trapeze has always been the part that I love, but also makes me scared. I loved watching aerial performers flying around the heights of the tent, challenging gravity, but I was afraid of seeing … More Dream Tents
Every time I arrive in a new city, I always look for a highest point, so I can observe the city in peace. In 2004 I visited the industrial city of Graz for the first time, and I did the same thing. I walked up to the Schlossberg, the highest point in the old town. … More A spaceship lands in Graz?
An old city like Vienna is proud of its long history and ancient buildings. As I was once a student in the Technical University of Vienna, it was quite a challenge to find the correct places for courses because the university did not have its own campus. Instead of that it was spread around various … More Composer of a university- The master plan of the new WU Campus Vienna
Austrians love their mountains the most. The Alps characterise almost the whole of Austria. That is why the majority of Austrians love hiking so much. Every Wednesday people check the weather to see if the weather at the weekend is suitable for hiking. What kind of work would an architect create who is in love … More Domenig Steinhaus – 多枚尼的石頭屋
Otto Wagner was the famous architect of the Vienna Secession, and a representative for Art Nouveau (which is called Jugendstil in Vienna). He was both a city planner and a design educator. A huge number of his works changed Vienna city’s appearance. Wagner has left his mark everywhere, from the underground line number 4 to … More A church designed and built for patients with mental and psychological problems – Kirche am Steinhof (Church of St. Leopold at Steinhof) in Vienna