It was pleasant to buy well-packaged items such as coffee, tea, and cakes in Taiwan. This photo shows one of the good examples. I think it does not only make easier to carry out the item but also stimulates one’s appetite. The plastic bags you can usually get from convenience stores such as 7-Eleven and Family Mart are also well designed and firmly produced.
wild kumquat ( in chinese JINJU )
super sour tangerine
@ Bamboo Lake Mountain
students looking for wild pigs, monkeys, snakes..
but ended up seeing lots of insects + wild flowers + frogs!
@ Bamboo Lake Mountain in Taitung
@ Yilan Traditional Art Center.
COLORFUL DOORS: On the way to Kenting National Park. With the exception of advertisements and signs, Taiwanese architecture often involves more subtle materials and colors. These vibrantly painted doors are a unique sight within the Taiwnaese urban landscape.
Green Wall around a Construction Site in Kaohsiung:
I could appreciate the installation of green walls aroung the construction site. By doing so, it certainly creates more pleasant buffer zone between the construction site and the public pedestrian walkways. Also, the company is making a positive impression to the local neighborhood as well as to its clients.
Private Garden for a Residential Tower nearby Kaohsiung Arena MRT Station:
A quite number of modern highrise buildings in Taiwan are integrating roof gardens. Providing well-designed private roof gardens for highrise buildings is not only reducing impervious surface areas in the city, but is also creating many other positive urban environment impacts such as reduction of urban heat island and opportunity for urban agriculture. As an architect, we should start looking at this feature as one of prime components or programs of building.
Went to peak of Ali Shan mountain to see the sunrise @ 3:30AM..
but ended up seeing clouds covering Ali Shan.