The Interface Between Cells of the City

A city made of concrete
Lost in a moment somewhere in central Puli.

Last weekend I was wandering around the streets of Pǔlǐ 埔里, a town of approximately 80,000 located in a small basin in central Nántóu 南投, when I noticed this abscess in the urban landscape. Steel rods extend from a rough concrete party wall, the naked interface between cells in the body of the city. It’s nothing I haven’t seen before in other places—but never before have I captured this feature of Taiwanese construction methods quite like this.