||The motive of this research is based on personal experiences and sensations of a researcher about Tamsui. The main purpose of this research is to make deep discussions and inquiries about the experience and the memory of this place. Tamsui has been found a place full of fine texture through a long term observation. In the Macro-scope, “The moonlight shines down on the sandbar, fishing port arranged by shadows of dikes”, which is a representation of the eight important landscapes of Tamsui, revealing especially the atmosphere of the environment. Due to the transition of time, the identification of this place not only was changed, but also the texture has disappeared, in the process of the old eight important landscapes of Tamsui from the new ones. As time passes, the experience of body turns into the memory of space. The nature of place has been hidden and ignored due to the influence of external environment.
This research is based on the thinking process of European Rationalism. It has established a set of viewpoints of typology about the phenomenon of place in Tamsui and based on accumulative and vanishing incidents which occurred on time scale as factors for the thinking process of the design work. About feeling, memory, time, form, and type, it takes mainly the analogy as technique to be the blueprint of design and existing viewpoints about the phenomenon of place as the main discussing subject.
There are four stages from small to large in design work structure. First stage is to take the interfaces of Tamsui architecture as working subjects. The Kuang-Yin Mountain, which plays an important “opening” of Tamsui residential space, is researched in interface for finding characters of a space; in addition, it has attempted to respond and reappear “the texture in memory”. The second stage, is trying to look for residual traces in space, which have a great connection with activities in the place. In this stage, they do this by operating walls in order to respond “hiding traces” in the place. The goal in the third stage is trying to reappear “past experiences of Tamsui”. Having to return “the passing local spirit” through the recognition of films and the dialectical of space and discuss the relation and the meaning of the form, the meaning of material, and the experience of perception by phenomenology. “Reconstruction of the passing experiences of place in the way of form” is responded in this stage. In the last stage, the work of analogous Tamsui is explored through the observation and analysis in the previous stages. The design is based on theories of Aldo Rossi: analogous city and Drift Theater. The work of analogous thinking is by memory, form, and atmosphere. Lastly, emphasis is applied on the nature of the material and the architecture spirit to respond poetics of space in the place.
In this research, the analogy for “eternal” Tamsui can not be directly responded. This can be done only through elevating one’s perception to the level of memory, and therefore establishing the texture can’t be felt directly by experience.