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The Waterhouse by Neri & Hu

The Waterhouse by Neri & Hu

- by Ruochen Gong – A generalized concept in architectural design is being able to reproduce or interpret a phenomenon taken from the site or the brief… provided that it can be given an original and not-too-literal representation.

by × January 5, 2015 ×

Articles, Interviews

Creative Cities?

Creative Cities?

Creativity, Culture and Urban Development In this interview with Prof. Klaus Kunzmann. interviewer: Yingxuan Mou asks him to explain the meaning and worth of Creative Cities. Does he clarify, or evade the question? You can be the judge.

by × December 9, 2014 ×

Articles

Zaha’s Sky Soho, Shanghai

Zaha’s Sky Soho, Shanghai

–  by Zhao Zhe  – On November 1st, as the shining “Sky SOHO” sign rose high into the evening darkness, a newly constructed office building was designated as officially complete and open to the public, The ensuing party attracted thousands of people to join in the very public ceremony.

by × December 4, 2014 ×

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 ×

Heritage, Photoreportage

Cultural Heritage

Cultural Heritage

Introduction (Chenxing Sun) With a reputed history of more than five thousand years, China is undoubtedly a wealthy country in terms of cultural heritage: tangible or intangible, man-made or natural, spectacular or exquisite.

by × November 6, 2014 ×

Articles

Educational Marathon

Educational Marathon

–  by Zhe Zhao  – Designed by LYCS Architecture, ChiCheng No.2 Primary School was constructed in 2013 in Tian Tai County, Zhejiang Province, and was finished on Sept.1st, 2014.

by × October 10, 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 ×