Taiwan is a very special island. During the 70s-80s, our complex history could
be seen layered in the architecture throughout the island, including Japanese, Chinese, and various Western influences. There are stories of this history buried
in the walls and stones of every house and street. This unique combination of different cultures is eroding year by year, giving way to sterile modernity. My goal
is to recreate the feeling of growing up with these influences all around me, before they are lost to time.
Taiwanese convenient stores (柑仔店) play an important role in every day life. Before the rise of chain super markets and convenient stores, people would visit these local businesses for most groceries and goods. They were also a place for people to gather and converse, building a strong sense of community. These small local stores are disappearing as they struggle to compete with more modern chain establishments.