The situation of Taipei’s Shezih Island has always been pending and ambiguous. A spatial conundrum. When this originally isolated and clearly demarcated island was forced to be appended to the city and turned into a peninsula, its relationship with metropolitan Taipei evolved into an ambivalent tango of “ruptured association.”1 The shaping forces of the island’s spatial form emerged, on one hand, from the natural erosion of the adjacent rivers and the constant shift of physical boundary due to tidal flow, and, on the other, from the state apparatus’s operation, which suspended capital influx.2