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Author Archives: Adam Mayer

Urban Creative Culture, Air Quality and the Tragedy of Beijing

Like many foreign travelers and working expats who arrive to China, Beijing was my first port of entry into the country. Leaving CapitalView full post »

Chinese Developers on the Defensive After Accusations of Tax Evasion

As China’s state media increases its accusations of tax evasion, real estate developers are going on the defensive. Last week,View 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 »

INFOGRAPHIC: China’s $250 Billion Education Budget

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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 »

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 »

China World’s Largest Wind Energy Market

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