— by Shiyu Qian — In 16 days of competition at the Games of the XXXI Olympiad in Rio, Brazil, Chinese athletes won 70 medals
Two reviews of Antonioni’s 1974 documentary: “Chung Kuo: Cina” — by Stefanie Schneider —
— text and images by Shankar Saanthakumar — The northern Chinese winter brings crisp snow, dry winds, and temperatures as low as -35C. This year’s was one of the coldest in recent history, which made daily tasks – not to mention spitting and urinating outdoors – extremely challenging
— by Sharvari Shanmugam — Bernard Tschumi, renowned architect of deconstructivism explains his ways of thinking and his approach to architectural design in an impressive retrospective at the Powerstation of Art in Shanghai
— review by Di Yang — Jiao Bo’s 2014 documentary “Village Diary” (Xiangcunlidezhongguo) is set in Shaoyu, Shandong Province, north-east China. The direct translation from the Chinese title is China in the village, which may indicate that, for the film-maker, villages are the epitome of the whole of China.
— by Sui Yingda — Listed among the 10 ugliest building in the world by CNN in 2012, the Fangyuan Mansion designed by C Y Lee became the most famous work of architecture in Shenyang, north-east China for all the wrong reasons.
—- by Nikhil Seewoo and Zhu Runzi —- Covering around 160,000m2, Xi’an Jiatong-Liverpool University North Campus was the first step towards the creation of an international learning, teaching and research environment in China
– by Nikhil Seewoo and Zhu Runzi – Dr Li Xiangning is Vice Dean and full professor in history, theory and criticism at Tongji University
This interview with Shanghai/ Shenzhen architect Philip Fung of ElseDesign – by Sui Yinda and Chloe Chan – looks at the need for critical self-reflection in architecture and education