TED is a public building in Taiwan. The 57 meter cubed building has an open section, or ‘street’ to allow full public access through the building. It has a beautiful rooftop garden which is a public park that doubles as an informal performance area.
The ribs, evocative of the underside of a mushroom form stairs through the structure and is repeated on the walls and ceiling thus creating a visually continuous facade. The access through the building allows for ventilation, shade, and increased fenestration for the occupants. What does it all mean? I don’t know, but it looks amazing.