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Category Archives: Architecture

Vanke Jiugong Mixed-Use Development by SPARK Architects

SPARK Architects have shared with us their award-winning design for a new mixed-use development in Beijing. Designed for Vanke in theView full post »

China In Africa: An Interview With Go West Project

A local looks up at the new African Union Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The complex was funded entirely by Chinese money. PhotoView full post »

Interview With Ole Bouman, Curator of the 2013 Shenzhen Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture

The “Value Factory”: Site of the 2013 Bi-City Biennale of Urbansim/Architecture The 2013 Bi-City Biennale ofView full post »

The State of Seismic Safety in China

The 7.0-earthquake in Ya’an, Sichuan Province this past April once again brought up the topic of construction quality in China.View full post »

Why is Zaha Hadid Being Copied in China?

Zaha Hadid’s Wangjing SOHO design (left). Chongqing Meiquan 22nd Century design (right). Image from AFP. Earlier this year, theView full post »

Interview with Bianca Bosker, Author of New Book “Original Copies: Architectural Mimicry in Contemporary China”

The widespread pirating of architectural motifs in China’s developing urban landscape is a well-documented phenomenon. From AlpineView full post »

Illuminating Hong Kong’s Bank of China Tower

Hong Kong’s Bank of China building with its original nighttime lighting scheme (left) compared to its current one (right) TheView full post »

Urban Fantasies in China: Architectural Visualization

The following piece appears in the new issue of the architecture journal CLOG:RENDERING Urban Fantasies in China: ArchitecturalView full post »

An Experience in Contrasts: Redevelopment in Beijing’s Historic Qianmen Neighborhood

Before and After Photos of ‘Quanjude’, a famous Peking Duck Establishment in Qianmen Since 1864 It is a familiar narrativeView full post »

Lessard Design Wins Competition For Nanjing Technology Community

Lessard Design, an American architecture firm based out of the Washington D.C. area, recently shared with us some images of theirView 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 »

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 »