a r c h i p e l a g o s | Ecoscope is an architecture studio specialised in ecological housing and landscape development. a r c h i p e l a g o s | Ecoscope engages in projects of design & construction, landscape & infrastructural design, strategic planning & real estate ventures, lighting & sustainable design, art & film installations & branding strategy.

In 1985, Italo Calvino put forward five strategies for the new millennium: lightness, quickness, exactitude, visibility and multiplicity. a r c h i p e l a g o s | Ecoscope synthesizes these paradigms into a mode of operation for architectural production in the informational era.

a r c h i p e l a g o s | Ecoscope describes a non-hierarchical collaborative model that finds potential in the synchronization of different forms of expertise. a r c h i p e l a g o s | Ecoscope is a multidisciplinary & decentralised architecture agency, capable of responding to situations of environmental crises in remote geographical contexts.

Initially conceived in London in 2001, a r c h i p e l a g o s | Ecoscope is currently operating in Spain, the United States, Mexico and Taiwan.


Angela Chen-Mai Soong

Angela co-founded a r c h i p e l a g o s | Ecoscope with partner Manolo F. Ufer now based in Taipei & Madrid. The office is currently constructing in progress of a series of single-family residences “Ecoscopic House” and several urban design, architecture and landscape projects in east Asia region. In 2016, the project “Xinzhongshan” was awarded first place of a public competition in reimagining the urban corridor of western Taipei. The 500m long linear park and the underground bookstreet will become a new destination in showcasing Taipei’s creative social, cultural & ecological landscape and was completed in 2019.

She received degrees in architecture & urban design and landscape architecture from Columbia University and University of Pennsylvania. She continued to work in academic and research fields as an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Architecture at Columbia University in the graduate Urban Design program. She also teaches at NCTU & CYCU in Taiwan as an Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture in both undergraduate and graduate programs.

Before returning to her hometown, Angela joined forces at Balmori Associates and SCAPE in New York. She was the lead landscape architecture designer and coordinator for several large-scale master plans, competitions and landscape design projects. With SCAPE, the project Rising Currents: Oyster-tecture was exhibited at the Museum of Modern Arts in 2010.

Her expertise in Landscape and Urban Design involves conceptual development and strategic planning, critically response to larger social, political, cultural, ecological and economic issues and finds potential in synchronization of different scales and habitats.


Manolo F. Ufer

Manolo F. Ufer (Madrid, 1976), studied architecture at the University of Edinburgh and the Architectural Association in London, receiving the AA Honours Diploma in 2002.

He also received a Master in Architecture & Urban Design from Columbia University in 2004.Manolo has taught architecture and urban design studios at ITESM, UDEM and CEDIM in the city of Monterrey.

Having worked for various architects in Europe and America, he founds e c o s c o p e , in 2008.


Vivie Chia-Yu Lin

Ms. Lin joined Ecoscope in 2013, bringing ten years of lighting design and interior design experience to the firm. She has managed a wide range of projects from residential to small and large scale commercial, including corporate offices and campuses, hotels, schools, universities, public libraries, theaters, lobbies, facades, and landscapes.

Ms. Lin received her Bachelor in Interior Design from Chung Yuan Christian University in Taiwan. After graduating from Parsons School of Design in New York with a Master of Arts degree in Architectural Lighting Design, Ms. Lin worked for Tillotson Design Associates, a lighting design firm, where she was a Senior Project Manager.

Ms. Lin is a member of International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) and Illuminating Engineering Society (IES). She currently teaches Lighting Design at Chung Yuan Christian University.

Her lighting experience includes a wide variety of award-winning public and private projects, many of which have been featured in international publications including Architectural Record, Architectural Lighting (A|L) and Lighting Design + Application (LD+A). Ms. Lin completed projects include: Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre in Dallas, TX with REX; Lincoln Center Plazas in New York, NY with Diller Scofidio + Renfro; Nomad Hotel in New York, NY with Stone Hill Taylor; Pier 86 in New York, NY with Mathews Nielsen and Dattner Architects; Diane Von Furstenberg Studio Headquarters with WorkAC; New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York, NY with Kazuyo Sejima + Ryue Nishizawa / SANAA.‍


Peter Kuang-Yu Lo

Pedro Lo (Taipei, 1985) is a landscape architect, he joined Ecoscope in May, 2015. In this inspiring and motivating firm, he always surfing from the urban planning to ecosystem connections, and diving to all the construction details.

Before the Ecoscope, he has been work for DA Vision design in Taipei (2010-2015). Within the practical experience, he found the landscape shouldn't be only greening, it needs to integrate ecological system with design and place.

Pedro graduated with a bachelor degree in landscape architecture from Fu-Jen University in 2008.


Karen Hsin-Pei Wang

Karen Hsin-Pei Wang (Taipei, 1989) studied landscape architecture at Chinese Culture University in Taipei, graduated in 2011.

She started her professional journey in 2009, employed by the professor in her 2nd year of university. Her experience includes National Museum of Taiwan, Pacific Seashore Bikeway, Wetland Bird hide, luxury residences and public housing. The diversity of the projects laid the foundation of her career.

In July 2016, Karen joined Ecoscope and helped execute the Xinzhongshan Linear Park, Wanghaisiang Pedestrian Bridge with the focused and faithful team. She believes that enhancing the public space is also the key to enhance the national identity here in Taiwan.


Lewis Chen-Wei Lee

Lewis Lee (Taipei, 1989) is an architect, graduated from Dept. of Architecture, Tamkang University (TKU) in 2013 with a bachelor degree in architecture, specialized in the field of piano music and architecture/landscape photography.

Lewis has been working at ecoscope for 5 years (Feb.2017 -) and previously worked at T.D.Lee Architects (Oct. 2014 - Jan. 2017), Ray Chen + Partners Architects (Sep. - Nov. 2013) and hap+4creative - Architecture and Interior Design (Feb. 2010 - Aug. 2013).

He has taught student architecture photography theory in photography workshop in Apr. - Dec. 2018 in TKU.‍


Ruben Hallgren Pemer

Ruben Hallgren Pemer (Stockholm, 1993) is an urban designer and planner with a degree in Spatial Planning from Blekinge University of Technology (2013-2016) in Karlskrona, Sweden.

He has previously worked as an urban planner at Trollhättan Municipality (2016) as well as an urban designer at Plan- och Byggnadskonst i Lund (2016-2018), mostly focusing on early stage design work.

In 2018 he decided to relocate to Taiwan and soon after joined Ecoscope.


Hsin-Yi Wang

Hsin Yi Wang (Taipei, 1996), landscape and architecture designer, graduated from Department of Architecture, Shih Chien University, received her bachelor degree in 2019.

Hsin Yi joined Ecoscope in March, 2022. She has previously worked for Oasis studio in Yilan county (2019-2021). Her experience includes public landscape project and architecture design project.


Juan Castañeda

Juan Castañeda (Monterrey, Mexico, 1990) is an architect with experience on different scale projects from interior design to urban planning. He obtained his bachelor degree in Architecture in 2013 by the University of Monterrey (UDEM) and since then has been collaborating actively within the office. He has also worked on other practices such as Fernando Romero’s in Mexico City, specially in the New Mexico City’s International Airport (NAICM) in collaboration with Foster and Partners. Juan has experience as Associate Professor by coordinating the Architecture Technical Specialty at the Polytechnic High School Santa Catarina, by UDEM from 2018 to 2022.  He currently works on many projects in different parts of Mexico.


Yoyo Yu-Cheng Tang

Mr. Tang joined Ecoscope in 2013, has 10 years of Architecture design and building construction experience as PCM (professional construction management )to the firm. He has full experience in managing a wide range of projects from building  budget to the construction details.

Mr. Tang graduated from the Bartlett, University College London in the UK with a Master of Urban Design degree in Architecture School, 2011. After receiving his Bachelor in Architecture Design form Chung Yuan Christian University in Taiwan, 2002, Mr. Tang worked for his college  as full-time teaching assistance for one year.

After graduated from UK, Mr. Tang is delicated to a Architecture Studio in Chung Yuan Christian University as part-time tutor from 2014  and also worked  for Hsin-Chu City Hall as landscape consultant until today.

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