Quick introduction of
1 House for All

“How to make the city more livable and sustainable?”

“How could we make a change for all?”

1 minute to know who we are, what 1 House for All is, and how we do it.


In the era of pandemics, the demands for sustainable cities and green buildings are more urgent than ever. It is TDIS’s belief that an urban life should be comfy, sustainable, and affordable for all kinds of people.

“1 House for All” is not just a dream, but a living scenario ahead!

1 House for All

Cities contribute 80% to global GDP, while consume 80% of global resources and account for 75% of global emissions. There is no exception for Taiwan, a prosperous island located in East Asia. We embraced rapid urbanization after the 1950s. Like other highly developed European cities, our capital city, Taipie, faces severe challenges: climate change, aging population, aging cities, traffic congestion, air pollution, and energy over-consumption.

We have our own problems. As 80% of our population lives in the city, 70% of Taipei’s residential buildings are older than its life cycle which is 35 years. And while urban renewal is urgent, there are lands waiting for over 20 years since the process of land consolidation is super sluggish. As a result, the elders and young families could not afford the soaring housing prices and had to live in the separated, small rental spaces.

“How could we make a change for all?” Team TDIS believes that good designs are the sincere response to people’s true needs, and are best done by transdisciplinary teamwork. The team proposes an integrated solution “1 House for All” that could be replicated in different urban site conditions and respond to diverse group’s needs. In brief, “1 House for All” means Net Zero Mid-way Houses, but also Social Enterprise-Housing, and Energy-Efficient Sharing Stations
in the city. With sustainability in heart, we hope to push the energy transformation and low-carbon urban renewal in the city from aspects of design, construction, and operation altogether. We believe this can solve the three major obstacles of moving towards sustainability: Energy Over-consumption, Inefficient Urban Renewal, and Housing Injustice.





3 Major Solutions to Issues

Energy Over-consumption
/ Energy-Efficient Sharing Station

  • Reorganization of traffic and electricity grid
  • “Cradle to Cradle” and waste-free design
  • “Thermal Resistance” in architecture

To close the gaps in the building material cycle and energy systems, “1 House for All” has to be the energy-efficient sharing stations in the city.

Our strategy is to apply “thermal resistance” in architecture with the airbags which are manufactured by recycled plastic material and Soy Wax Lighting System which are used phase change material. We developed the Interactive Thermochromic Insulated Tiles in modular design. Every piece is installed with the Minjoint system, we simply take down the ones that needs to be replaced. All the pieces can be incorporated into building another “1 House for All” as a part of the circular system that runs endlessly in the city.

Inefficient Urban Renewal
/ Net Zero Carbon Mid-way House

  • Operated under a social enterprise business model
  • Closing the gaps of different generations of city dwellers
  • Elderly care center and co-working space

To close the urban gaps, “1 House for All” will be the Net Zero Mid-way House that minimizes carbon footprint and accelerates low carbon urban regeneration.

Starting with building materials, our house is constructed by durable and reusable low carbon CLT with circular design. These durable materials’ journey in the city begins here. With BAMB (Building as material bank), these materials can begin their new life as another house, close other gaps in the city that are waiting for urban renewal, and become a temporary dream housing for people in need. Finally, after a larger scale land consolidation is completed, the materials could be dissembled for building massive net zero congregate housing.

Housing Injustice
/ Sustainable Social Enterprise-Housing

  • Made by durable and reusable CLT with circular design
  • Building as material bank
  • Aim for “Massive Net Zero Congregate Housing”

To close the gaps of different generations of city dwellers, “1 House for All” will be operated under a social enterprise business model while self-sustaining as a social housing.

We act as a property management service between landlord and tenants. The top floor will be a day care and elderly care center. The ground floor will be a communion space with necessary facilities which are shared by dwellers with a cheaper fee, and can also be accessed by the neighborhood under subscription. These incomes will support our caring services on the top floor and
persuade the landlords to lower rent for tenants.