Articles by: A Williams

Photoreportage

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 ×

Articles, Reviews

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 ×

About, Interviews

Lu Wenyu

Lu Wenyu

     —  interviewed by Jiang Hao  — Many complain that Wang Shu’s partner, Lu Wenyu is seldom acknowledged in the practice. This is the first article to redress the balance.

by × April 14, 2016 ×

Educational Architecture, Interviews

LI Xiangning “I think pop culture is beneficial to society”

LI Xiangning “I think pop culture is beneficial to society”

– by Nikhil Seewoo and Zhu Runzi – Dr Li Xiangning is Vice Dean and full professor in history, theory and criticism at Tongji University

by × January 4, 2016 ×

Articles, Interviews

Philip Fung: “China mainland students have to open their minds”

Philip Fung: “China mainland students have to open their minds”

This interview with Shanghai/ Shenzhen architect Philip Fung of ElseDesign – by Sui Yinda and Chloe Chan – looks at the need for critical self-reflection in architecture and education

by × December 9, 2015 ×

Articles

The Fate of Gate of the Orient

The Fate of Gate of the Orient

— by Wu Zhuoying, Xu Duo, Yu Yulin & Qi Yue — “The Gate of the Orient” designed by RMJM, stands on the edge of Suzhou’s booming Central Business District

by × December 2, 2015 ×

Articles, Interviews

The Story of O

The Story of O

Qian Shiyu and Ding Xiao talk with He Jianxiang (founder of O-Office with Jiang Ying) about education, experience and multi-disciplinary working.

by × November 30, 2015 ×