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NanJing SiFang Parkland

NanJing SiFang Parkland

– by Anni Dai –  SiFang Parkland, also known as Contemporary International Practical Exhibition of Architecture, is located aside Fo-shou Lake, in Pukou District of Nanjing.

by × October 7, 2014 ×

Articles, Reviews

The Smithsons on Housing

The Smithsons on Housing

This is a short review of B S Johnson’s 1970 documentary, “The Smithsons on Housing”, which might be better titled “The Smithsons on the Tragedy that is London.” Everything they discuss is from the perspective of their project at Robin Hood Garden in Poplar, east London

by × September 30, 2014 ×

Articles

Yuan Feng’s Wuwei Tea Garden

Yuan Feng’s Wuwei Tea Garden

–  by Ruochen Gong –  The seemingly miraculous distortion of the inner space of this building – by the inclusion and integration of art with architecture – provides a very pleasurable and imaginative use of space.

by × September 14, 2014 ×

Articles, Heritage, Museums and Libraries

Guotai Arts Centre, Chongqing

Guotai Arts Centre, Chongqing

— by Minghuan Xie — Nowadays, people are seldom bored with the combination of ancient Chinese construction elements with modern architectural design.

by × September 14, 2014 ×

Articles, Heritage

Earthquakes: consider the villages

Earthquakes: consider the villages

– by ShiyuQian – On August 3rd 2014, a 6.5 magnitude earthquake struck Yunnan province (southwest China) at a depth of 12 kilometres. 

by × September 10, 2014 ×

Articles, Heritage, Photoreportage

Shigeru Ban’s CALYPSO

Shigeru Ban’s CALYPSO

– by Xu Xiangru –   Pritzker Prize-winning, Japanese architect Shigeru Ban collaborated with the design firm Avroko for a new free-standing Mediterranean restaurant

by × August 29, 2014 ×

Articles

Architectural prerequisites – the people

Architectural prerequisites – the people

by Dai Ronghe — Architecture might be regarded as the production of a service for humans and in the interest of humans. Besides an enveloping shelter, the purpose of the facade usually tends to be the expression (or the reflection of) the architect’s interests.

by × August 9, 2014 ×

Articles

Xi’an Xiaozhai Saga International Shopping Mall

Xi’an Xiaozhai Saga International Shopping Mall

西安小寨赛格国际购物中心 by Shiyu Qian  — In the national holiday of 2013, people in Xi’an were able to enjoy a new shopping mall in a commercial area that they won’t be unfamiliar with. Located in Xiaozhai district, one of the most traditional commercial areas in Xi’an

by × August 6, 2014 ×

Articles

Chinese elements in movies

Chinese elements in movies

by Sun Chenxing — As a good medium to promote either a factual or fantastic narrative, film has become a big part of peoples’ daily lives. No matter whether they want escapist entertainment or aspirational realism, our dreams are fulfilled in the ever-booming film industry.

by × August 6, 2014 ×