Island Irredenta is a book of ten projects on Taiwan, where the architectural project is a mode of creative research. Each chapter either 1) rethinks or proposes an alternative take on an architectural technique or 2) uses a current landscape/economical condition to propose a building project. This research looks particularly at how place, precedent and speculation operate within the discipline as analytical and projective techniques. The individual projects are speculative means of studying and inventing upon found sites or conditions. The emphasis is on proposals for urbanism that operate at the scale of the individual building.