MAYU architects

MAYU architects+, founded in 1999 as Malone Chang Architects, later as Malone Chang and Yu-lin Chen Architects, is an interdisciplinary practice based in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. The scope of MAYU architects+’s works spans from large scale civic projects to small scale ones. The studio recognizes the importance of teamwork in the creation of architecture, while maintaining the individuality and artistry of each project. Therefore an architectural approach balancing the interdisciplinary cooperation and artistic inspiration is applied. The studio’s conception to a project avoids presumption of fixed style and dogmatism, in favor of a dynamic and organic process. The dialogue between site, context, programs, time, materials, users, and clients constantly contributes to the forming of architecture. Organizational logic of physical buildings, holistic experience of spaces, and the changing characteristics of materials are priorities of the studio. The studio’s recent projects includes: Dadong Art Center in Kaohsiung, Taiwan; Heart of Love River Pedestrian Bridge; Gu-Shan and Tsuei-Hua Pedestrian Bridge in Kaohsiung, Taiwan; College of Humanities and Social Sciences, National University of Kaohsiung and Tainan Yuwen Library in Tainan, Taiwan among others.