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Regional Architecture: The Seaweed houses

Regional Architecture: The Seaweed houses

By Sun Xueyi – In such a wide variety of climates and geographical conditions that can be found in China, a variety of dwelling styles and construction techniques have arisen to suit the local conditions.

by × March 19, 2014 ×

Interviews

B+H Studio Interview

B+H Studio Interview

Interviewers: Hannah Bryan, Li Yirong Photographer: The BMO Office, XJTLU On 9th December 2013, David Stavros and Robert Marshall from B+H came to Xi’an Jiaotong Liverpool University to speak on “nature in the city”. They suggested that their practice tries to establish nature into mega cities all around the world

by × March 10, 2014 ×

Articles

Sky City: A Flawless Castle?

Sky City: A Flawless Castle?

By Liu Linzi BROAD Group have proposed a project to build a “Sky City” in 2012: an 838-metre high, 208-storey skyscraper in Changsha, China. It will include shops, residential accommodation for 30,000 people, five schools, sports facilities, and a 1000-bedroom hotel… as well as four helipads and a 12km ramp

by × February 21, 2014 ×

Articles

Bling Bling Water or Bling Bling Tower

Bling Bling Water or Bling Bling Tower

By Li Yirong   ‘The highest skyscraper in China, named Jinji Tower, will be constructed in Suzhou which is a prefecture-level city located in south Jiangsu province. Upon its completion, the skyscraper will reach a height of over 700 metres.’

by × February 21, 2014 ×

Interviews

Interview with Ye Weiliang & Zhou Yi

Interview with Ye Weiliang & Zhou Yi

Ye Weiliang and Zhou Yi are the heads of an architect’s studio that has been bucking the trend on the usual design processes prevalent in China. Instead of the usual attitude of favoring new build, this studio strongly believes in the protection of heritage from macro to micro scale.

by × February 17, 2014 ×

Articles

New Rural Reconstruction

New Rural Reconstruction

by Ru Jia The Spring Festival Gala is the most splendid party (and TV show) in China, which is live broadcasted on the eve of the Lunar New Year. In a sense, watching the gala has become a new Spring Festival culture, but as well as spectacle, it also brings [...]

by × February 9, 2014 ×

Articles, Heritage

From the ashes: the destruction of Dukezong

From the ashes: the destruction of Dukezong

By Cui Can The old town of Dukezong in Shangri-La County,Yunnan province was virtually destroyed by fire on January 11, 2014. It was reported that two third of the town had been wiped out and the local economy had been very badly affected.

by × January 25, 2014 ×

Educational Architecture, Interviews, Reviews

Interview with Chen Xudong of DAtrans, Shanghai

Interview with Chen Xudong of DAtrans, Shanghai

DAtrans is an international architecture office located in M50 of Shanghai. Recently, its director Chen XuDong gave a lecture entitled “context, surface and symbiosis”. We travelled to his office to explore some of his ideas further.

by × January 19, 2014 ×

Interviews

Fergus Comer Interview

Fergus Comer Interview

Interviewers:  Thomas Kirby & Lv Yixin Photographer: Kong Ye – Recently Fergus Comer, project architect for Heatherwick Studio based in Shanghai, gave a lecture at XJTLU about the company’s work across the globe

by × November 13, 2013 ×