Guangzhou: After Zaha

When the infamous row over her Cardiff Bay Opera House project was raging, I’d never heard of Zaha Hadid. Admittedly I wasn’t too enthralled with her design either. It was 1995 and Hadid’s prize winning work was poorly received and eventually shelved. It seemed insular of Wales to choose one of its own architects (Jonathan […]

Taipei: Pao Pu Café

  The Pao Pu café is reminiscent of the McDonald’s from Woody Allen’s futurist feature Sleeper. It has crisp white walls and an outer lying trough of clear water which is thankfully devoid of the rather mundane normality of having a school of Koi float around in it. In their place; pebbles. Keeping Allen in mind […]