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Articles, Heritage

State of Siege? Hong Kong’s housing

State of Siege? Hong Kong’s housing

— by Yu Xinning — “I have been a tenant of public housing in Hong Kong for three years, since migrating from Zhuhai. With six family members living in a single room, we have neither privacy nor a close relationship.

by × December 11, 2016 ×

Articles, Heritage

The rise and fall of Shanghai Shikumen

The rise and fall of Shanghai Shikumen

The second in our series exploring housing typologies in China.  Here Dai Yiqing explores Shanghai’s shikumens.

by × November 22, 2016 ×

Articles, Heritage

Qilou: Chinese Arcadia

Qilou: Chinese Arcadia

We are starting a short series of articles looking at housing types in China. First Yu Xinning and Fan Shitao explore Guangzhou’s Qilou housing.

by × September 26, 2016 ×

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, 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 ×

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 ×

Heritage, Interviews

Tong Ming: “We understand history in order to learn from it”

Tong Ming: “We understand history in order to learn from it”

— Interviewed by: Henry Lyle‎ & LiuBowei  — Tong Ming is an associate professor in the department of urban planning at Tongji University in Shanghai.

by × November 4, 2015 ×

Articles, Museums and Libraries, Photoreportage

Chinese Museums

Chinese Museums

Introduction – by Zhao Zhe – A museum is an ideal place to store historical information and precious recovered exhibits, to recreate or represent ancient times and maybe to reproduce people’s lifestyles and cultures.

by × April 17, 2015 ×