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Interviews

Interview with Ron van Oers

Interview with Ron van Oers

Interviewers: Zhifan Bian and Sheng Li – In this article, UNESCO spokesman argues for architectural localism, and insists that Chinese people should get back on their bikes.

by × November 12, 2014 ×

Articles, Museums and Libraries, Photoreportage

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 ×

Videos

The social life of Chinese small urban space

The social life of Chinese small urban space

William H Whyte’s classic 1980 study of New York’s plazas started a mini-revolution in urban planning and design in the West. What of China?

by × October 1, 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, Heritage

Shenzhen Urban Village

Shenzhen Urban Village

—  by Weiping Wang —-  From its beginning 30 years ago, Shenzhen in southern China, has rapidly development from a small village to an international city.

by × September 15, 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 ×