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Author Archives: Adam Mayer

China’s Urbanites Take to the Internet in Droves

The good people over at Statista provided us with yet another excellent China infographic, this time about the country’s huge onlineView full post »

Shenzhen Surging: Yabao Hi-Tech Park by 10 Design

Shenzhen, China’s experimental Special Economic Zone, is often derided for its lack of history and culture. This is in no small partView full post »

Building a Greener Capital

Prosper Center, Beijing’s First LEED Gold Certified Building The following is a guest post by Daniel Garst, a Beijing-based AmericanView full post »

1.3 Billion: A Demographic Reminder

Every now and again, I like to take a step back and refocus on China demographics to bring to light the sheer scale of the country inView full post »

Politicizing the Pritzker

Ningbo History Museum by architect Wang Shu Last month, this year’s Pritzker Prize (architecture’s highest honor) was awardedView full post »

View from the Ground in the Chengdu-Chongqing Economic Zone

New development outside Jiangyou, Sichuan Province The following post is an adaptation of a comment I made on my good friend andView full post »

An Architect’s Guide to Working in China

A few months ago I read a piece from Bloomberg discussing Frank Gehry’s decision to ‘turn to Asia for architecture projects asView full post »

On Poor Quality: Corruption and Construction in China

As someone who works in the building industry in China, I am often asked why the quality of construction of most new buildings is so poor.View full post »

Guangzhou’s New Central Business District: Zhujiang New Town

Guangzhou’s New CBD (highlighted in red) sits north of the Pearl River and east of the Old City in what not long ago was agriculturalView full post »

Deindustrializing Beijing: Images from the Decommissioned China National Steel Factory

Beijing’s poor air quality is a well-documented phenomenon, yet what is often not considered is the fact is that the municipalityView full post »

Speculation: China’s Proposed Eco-Cities

A piece I wrote about China’s proposed eco-cities appeared recently in the  inaugural issue of Dwell Asia magazine. The articleView full post »

9/11, China and the Enduring Symbolic Power of the Skyscraper

1 World Trade Center Rising in Lower Manhattan Now that it has been about a month since the 10 year anniversary of the 9/11 attacks in theView full post »