Located in dense downtown Taipei, where high-rise commercial buildings are bridged by skywalks, the Humble House sits on one of the last remaining lots in the prominent Xinyi District, making it a key pedestrian hub within the district.
The project has three components: a 250-room business hotel in the main tower, a retail mall housed in the podium, and the parking and technical facilities in the third to fifth basement levels. The tower adapts a “wind-mill” plan to gain maximum views for its relative small guestroom units. Public venues such as restaurants, the ballroom, conference areas, spa and swimming pool are conveniently located right below the guest rooms, occupying the middle portion of the building with various levels of roof terraces. On the ground level, the retail mall and the hotel share a sizable plaza designed for passenger drop-off and occasional events.
On the exterior, sharp triangular bay window units gives an interesting rhythmic order to the tower and expand the view for the small rooms. For the podium, various cladding materials, including corrugated glass, perforated metal screens, transparent and translucent glass walls are applied, composing a vibrant façade that reflects the varied functions within.