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Ambitious Designs

Ambitious Designs

— A review by Lin Jingying — “Where is your design inspiration coming from? Who is your idol? ” “Chacha Chanel.” “It’s Coco Chanel.” “Yes, her.”

by × September 19, 2016 ×

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Transport back on track

Transport back on track

— by Nikhil Seewoo, Sui Yingda and Liu Bowei —   China’s love affair with tram systems started in the late 19th century with Beijing opening its first system linking Ma-chai-pu Railway station to the south gate of the city in 1899

by × September 8, 2016 ×

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Sporting heroes for a New Generation

Sporting heroes for a New Generation

— by Shiyu Qian — In 16 days of competition at the Games of the XXXI Olympiad in Rio, Brazil, Chinese athletes won 70 medals

by × August 28, 2016 ×

Articles, Reviews

China through Antonioni’s lens

China through Antonioni’s lens

Two reviews of Antonioni’s 1974 documentary: “Chung Kuo: Cina” — by Stefanie Schneider —    

by × June 24, 2016 ×

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China Montage

China Montage

— 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 × June 8, 2016 ×

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So Tschumi

So Tschumi

— 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

by × May 23, 2016 ×

Articles, Reviews

Who pays the pipa?

Who pays the pipa?

— 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 × May 18, 2016 ×

Articles, Photoreportage

Fangyuan Mansion revisited

Fangyuan Mansion revisited

— 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 × April 24, 2016 ×

Articles, Educational Architecture

Perkins+Wills’ Science Building, XJTLU

Perkins+Wills’ Science Building, XJTLU

—- 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 × January 27, 2016 ×
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