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Cultural Traditions: The Artists Of Taipei, Taiwan

Taipei is a very modern city with a rich history. Many of the artists who live here are finding ways to keep Taiwan’s unique cultural traditions alive.

Video timeline: 00:00 Intro 00:54 Dadaocheng, meeting Zo Lin, foraging artist 02:14 Grassland’s Private Garden with foraging artist Tiffany Lai 06:41 Ximending, meeting comic artist Yeh Yu Tung 07:21 Wan Nan Building 08:11 Yeh Yu Tung’s Studio 10:23 Dadocheng Wharf 11:00 Taipei Main Station, Meeting Hsu Yenting, sound artist 12:35 Shing-Chen Street 14:04 Exhibition Hall Ever Burning 15:46 Jian-Guo Traditional Market, meeting contemporary artist Paco Uong 20:24 Taipei Tien-Hou Temple with collage artist Ni Jui Hung 22:13 Yat-Sen Park 22:53 Jui Hung’s Studio 24:50 Xiangshan

The host of this episode Allison Lin is an actress and photographer in Taipei, Taiwan. She studied interactive multimedia design at the Houston College of Art in the US. Allison meets the artists Zo Lin & Tiffany, Yeh Yu Tung (comic artist), Hsu YenTing (sound artist), Paco Uong (contemporary artist) and Ni Rui-Jung (collage artist).

Views: Taipei Performing Arts Center In Taiwan

Viewers can explore the interiors of the newly-opened Taipei Performing Arts Center by Dutch studio OMA in this drone video, produced by Shephotoerd Co. Photography.

Opened to the public on 7 August, the Taipei Performing Arts Center is a 59,000-square-metre cultural venue in Taiwan that incorporates three unique theatres.

Read more on Dezeen: https://www.dezeen.com/?p=1829625

Morning News: Ukraine Invasion, Refugees, Taipei & Beijing, Misinformation

We hear the latest from Ukraine as Russia’s invasion continues and discuss the situation on the country’s border as thousands flee.

Plus: the view from Taipei and Beijing, the use of misinformation in the conflict and the impact on aviation.

Aerial Travel: Taipei – Capital Of Taiwan (4K)

Taipei, the capital of Taiwan, is a modern metropolis with Japanese colonial lanes, busy shopping streets and contemporary buildings. The skyline is crowned by the 509m-tall, bamboo-shaped Taipei 101 skyscraper, with upscale shops at the base and a rapid elevator to an observatory near the top. Taipei is also known for its lively street-food scene and many night markets, including expansive Shilin market.

City Views: ‘Taipei, Taiwan’

Taipei, the capital of Taiwan, is a modern metropolis with Japanese colonial lanes, busy shopping streets and contemporary buildings. The skyline is crowned by the 509m-tall, bamboo-shaped Taipei 101 skyscraper, with upscale shops at the base and a rapid elevator to an observatory near the top. Taipei is also known for its lively street-food scene and many night markets, including expansive Shilin market.

Views: ‘Cherry Blossoms’ At The ‘Temple Of Heaven’ In Taipei, Taiwan (Jan 2021)

Cherry blossoms in Taiwan – They blossom in late March to early April, when the weather in the scenic area have shifted from the chilly winter mode to a lovely spring. Among the cities in Taiwan, Taipei is the first to witness the pink of the beauty of the flowers every mid-January and will continue until March.

The 200 meter tall Tian-Yuan Temple, “Temple of Heaven” pagoda, paired with the cherry blossoms that surround it on all sides and on the mountain behind it is what separates this area from all the other sakura viewing spots around the country. The temple has five floors and each floor has a giant shrine dedicated to different Taoist gods. The temple is open year-round but it usually enjoys the most visitors between late February and April when the sakura are in bloom.  

City Architecture: ‘The World’s Top 16 Tallest Skyscrapers’ (Video)

Size Comparison of the Tallest Skyscrapers in the World.

Video timeline of tallest skyscrapers: 0:00 Intro 0:48 16: Shanghai World Financial Center 1:27 15: Taipei 101 2:05 14: China Zun 2:47 13: Tianjin CTF Finance Center 3:28 12: Guangzhou CTF Finance Center 4:04 11: One World Trade Center 5:08 10: Lotte World Tower 5:43 9: Ping An Finance Center 6:28 8: Abraj Al-Bait Clock Tower 6:59 7: Shanghai Tower 7:37 6: Merdeka 118 8:11 5: Shimao Shenzhen – Hong Kong International Center 8:38 4: Dubai One Tower 9:11 3: Burj Khalifa 9:46 2: Jeddah Tower 10:20 1: Burj Mubarak al-Kabir

New Travel Videos: “Simply Taiwan” By Wilkim Tan

Filmed and Edited by: Wilkim Tan

Simply Taiwan is a cinematic short travel film that was captured during my 7 day trip to Taiwan. From the various bustling streets of Ximending, peaceful landscapes and temples at Kaohsiung, traditions and atmosphere at Jiufen and Shifen Old Street and the various night markets scattered throughout Taipei, Simply Taiwan attempts to capture all of those emotions and experiences and delivers it in its rawest form.

Song: Neons & Sakuras by Max LL

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Remodels: 90-Year Old Taiwan Home Wins “2019 World Interior Of The Year” (WAF Amsterdam)

From an InsideFestival.com online release:

World Festival of Interiors Amsterdam 2019“The jury was unanimous in celebrating this inventive solution to reconfiguring a dilapidated Japanese colonial house.

A dynamic whole in constant flux, the house in unusually in tune with the differing and sometimes contradictory needs of a young family. Every space can be negotiated and adapted, encouraging the house to be an incubator for positive difference in the family unit.

World Festival of Interiors Amsterdam Taiwan Home 2019

Sensitivity abounds, both in the design process and the outcome. Local craftspeople were drafted in when needed; recycled elements were mixed freely with new. The result has a uniquely sloppy fit for its inhabitants, a fit that can evolve freely over time.

Ladders to the roof level encourage ongoing hide and seek. Internal space leaks into a garden, itself an outdoor room. Light penetrates in unexpected ways, and occasional views of the sky offset the otherwise congested urban setting.

Against the background of rapid development in Taipei, this project has the potential to be a ‘prototype’ that may help reevaluate the existing stock of Japanese houses.”

Website: https://www.insidefestival.com/interior-of-the-year-2019