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.
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 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 Ruochen Gong — Soil, which paying close attention to nature and to the livelihood of local people, is always pregnant with amazing fruitfulness, as is the concept of architecture.
Interviewer: Anni Dai Ting-Ting Dong is a designer living and working in Shanghai who has previously worked for Edward Cullinan Architects in London and ALA Architects in Helsinki.
by Sun Chenxing — Shaanxi province, located in the Loess Plateau in the centre of mainland China, is not only the place where the Chinese founded their first feudal empire nearly 2,000 years ago, but also the place where a unique residential style: yaodong (“cave dwelling”) originated.
Across China, there are Gothic, Byzantine, Roman, Russian East Orthodox, ancient and modern churches. As church attendance declines in the west, China’s Christian population is 67 million and counting. – By Li Yirong, Zhao Zhe, Liu Linzi, Qian Shiyu & Sun Xueyi