Forge Project fosters relationships between the land and the built environment, creating spaces of kinship for the people who use them.
The space consists of two structures designed by Ai Weiwei in collaboration with HHF architects. The Tsai Residence is the larger of the two buildings and consists of four equal-sized boxes that are built as simple wood construction covered with corrugated metal panels on the outside and wood and gypsum panels on the inside. The floor plan is based on the needs of a traditional house yet organized around the four rigid outboxes.
Parallel to the Tsai residence is a Y-shaped building constructed of raw, rusted steel. Its upper floor features a circular skylight that illuminates a central art gallery. This residence also houses a fluid living and studio space for Forge fellows.