Beijing DOMUS architecture guide

Beijing National Library | July, 2010
Beijing National Library | July, 2010

A library, research center, art complex, jewelry garden and a former China-Japan Youth Exchange Center are few examples of the selection of the 40 projects in Beijing 北京 for the Beijing DOMUS architecture guide (iPhone iPad app NOW $0.99). MovingCities stripped structures to their bare essence: location, description, architects info, construction year, architect birth year, services, opening hours, entrance fee, phone, public transit, address in Chinese. Check, double check and triple check. Its great when buildings become excel-sheets. Details and preview after the break.

Description [from more info check Beijing. Domus Architecture Guides on iTunes]:

The Domus Architecture Guides series takes you on a tour of the world’s great cities seen through the eyes of the most authoritative international magazine of contemporary architecture, art and design.

The Domus guide to Beijing features:

  • 40 buildings on the map, each complete with photos, street address and directions
  • 29 architects
  • 40 suggestions of places not to be missed, with a brief review and map indications: 25 galleries, 8 exhibition spaces, 3 bookstores, 4 showrooms
  • 4 itineraries: New Beijing Housing and Hotel Projects; A Walking Route: Central Business District; Traveling through the Center;. Mixing up Architecture Art and design

For a detailed view on the selection, please download Beijing. Domus Architecture Guides on iTunes. As a sneak preview to Shanghai we selected following five buildings:

UFIDA R&D Center | July, 2010
UFIDA R&D Center | July, 2010

National Library of China (New Building) | July, 2010
National Library of China (New Building) | July, 2010

White Cloud Temple Jewellery Garden | July, 2010
White Cloud Temple Jewellery Garden | July, 2010

Red Brick Art Galleries | July, 2010
Red Brick Art Galleries | July, 2010

China Youth Center for International Exchange | September, 2010
China Youth Center for International Exchange | September, 2010

Pictures by movingcities.org

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