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Category Archives: Construction

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 »

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 »

MTR Island Line Extension Set to Change Hong Kong’s Western District

Blue Dot = Current Western Extent of MTR Hong Kong Island Line (Sheung Wan)       Red Dot = Terminus of Island Line Western Extension ToView 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 »