Day to day architecture in Taiwan is pretty hit and miss, featuring by far more misses than hits.
Outside of the nation’s artistically gorgeous temples and the well-known landmarks, what you’re left with is a drab moldy mess of raw concrete and bathroom tiles.
Not to be completely written off though, on occasion Taiwan still manages throw a diamond in the rough your way.
One such example was this pair of CPC petrol stations I stumbled across in the northern reaches of Miaoli’s Jhunan Township:
Situated literally in the middle of nowhere on a service road between Gongyi Road (route 13) and the West Coast Highway (route 64), the two stations are pretty much identical to eachother and boast a distinct German looking design.
I’m not sure if “German looking design” is the correct architectural term, but when I look at them I can’t help but think “old style Euro-pub”, which is what I guess the owner was going for.
And while they might not win any design awards anytime soon, I think the “wtf” factor the two buildings brings to the area cements them as attractive landmarks in their own right.
Too bad you’ve got to go out into the sticks to see buildings like this! Why the greater population at large put little to no thought into the buildings they live and work in I have no idea…