Walking around Taipei, I saw a large old building. It is a building with stores on the ground floor and residences on the upper floors. Attracted by the old appearance of the building, I walked into the building. The passageway was dimly lit and deserted. I did not pass by anyone as I walked along. Most of the stores were closed. It was quiet and I did not hear the hustle and bustle of the city.
As I wandered around, I came across a light court. Although the courtyard was designed to let in light, the building was quite high, and the sunlight did not penetrate to the bottom of the courtyard. The courtyard was just as dimly lit as the interior corridor, and it was further entangled with ivy.
Many condominiums and apartments in Taipei have a space outside the window that is covered with iron bars, although no one can enter. Local people hang their laundry there. This is something you don't see very often in Japan. Perhaps they are creating such spaces in order to make their living spaces as spacious as possible. There were many such spaces covered with iron bars in the windows visible from this light court.
|Nov 2019 ARCHITECTURE TAIWAN|
|APARTMENT COURTYARD IVY TAIPEI WINDOW|
November 30, 2019
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