posts tagged ‘architecture’

ADAPTATION 应变 | Venice exhibition opening

ADAPTATION - architecture and change in China | Palazzo Zen, Venice, June 5, 2014
ADAPTATION - architecture and change in China | Palazzo Zen, Venice, June 5, 2014

On Thursday June 5, ADAPTATION architecture and change in China 应变——中国的建筑和变化 – a Collateral Event of the 14th International Architecture Exhibition in Venice – opened in Palazzo Zen 禅宫. Presenting recent work from 11 Chinese architectural practices, ADAPTATION 应变 is curated by Marino Folin & MovingCities , and organized by the EMGdotART Foundation. The exhibition – on display untill November 23, 2104 – is selected by Wallpaper* Architecture as one of the top 25 exhibitions to visit during this Venice Architecture Biennale 2014. Impressions of an opening event after the break. read more »

Homecoming | book review

Homecoming | Gestalten, 2013
Homecoming | Gestalten, 2013

Last December – after the Double Rural book launch at the HKU Shanghai Study CenterMovingCities received a copy of Homecoming - Contextualizing, Materializing and Practicing the Rural in China [Gestalten, 2013]. The book – edited by Christiane Lange, John Lin 林君翰 and Joshua Bolchover – presents work and thoughts by “architects [that] are offering resistance against the rapid urbanization that has dominated the Chinese landscape“. Homecoming is a timely publication, but also the result of a strange harvest. Sisyphus in China, a review. read more »

> That’s Beijing quotes Moving Cities on hutong preservation

That’s Beijing 2014 January/February cover story Land, Theft, Autos: Beijing, 1949–2014 > Things Fall Apart – Plagued by poor planning for decades, Beijing now faces an imperfect future - article by Yuan Ren, quotes MovingCities. Keywords: urban development, sprawl, land reclamation, private property… read more »

> the guardian quotes Moving Cities on Beijing’s Dashilar

theguardian.com architecture & design blog by Oliver Wainwright > Designers use ‘urban acupuncture’ to revive Beijing’s historic hutongs  (Wednesday 2 October 2013) Beijing Design Week sees architects launch ‘micro-interventions’ in one of the capital’s oldest neighbourhoods. But are their good intentions having the right effect? (…)  “Bert de Muynck, a Belgian architect who has carried out extensive research on the Dashilar initiative with Mónica Carriço at the Moving Cities think-tank, has mixed feelings about the outcome so far. “It is a brave attempt to do something different after the failures of places like Qianmen,” he says. “People criticise those developments for creating twee stage-sets for tourists – but we have to be careful Dashilar is not just creating another kind of ‘authentic’ stage set for designers.”  

Eastern Promises | MAK Vienna

MAK Vienna | Eastern Promises - curated/designed by Andreas Fogarasi & Christian Teckert
MAK Vienna | Eastern Promises - curated/designed by Andreas Fogarasi & Christian Teckert

Eastern Promises is an exhibition curated and designed by Andreas Fogarasi and Christian Teckert. On display at MAK Vienna untill October 6, 2013, the exhibition focuses on the promise of pioneering architecture in a selection of East Asian countries, including those by leading proponents of the contemporary Japanese scene and by independent Chinese offices. MovingCities contributed an essay to the EASTERN PROMISES. Contemporary Architecture and Spatial Practices in East Asia [HatjeCantz, 2013]-catalogue. read more »

URBANUS | Meillan Hotel & Nanshan Wedding

Maillen Hotel and Apartments . Shenzhen | URBANUS, 2012
Maillen Hotel and Apartments . Shenzhen | URBANUS, 2012

A few weeks ago while in Shenzhen 深圳, MovingCities paid a visit to two recently completed projects by URBANUS Architecture & Design 都市实践: the Maillen Hotel and Apartments
美伦酒店&公寓 and the Nanshan Wedding Center 南山婚礼堂.
Both projects represent viable architectural alternatives – mid-scale residential range, and institutional small-scale buildings – for the Chinese context. read more »

mamostudio | House in Bogor

mamo [Adi Purnomo] | Bogor, August 11, 2012
mamo [Adi Purnomo] | Bogor, August 11, 2012

While in Jakarta we grasped the opportunity to catch up with mamo [architect Adi Purnomo], who, along with Andra Matin, is one of Indonesia’s finest architects; and visited with mamo an older, and so-far unpublished, villa-project: the David and Gita House [2008] – in the suburbs of Bogor. A timely moment to have him again on tape and talking.
Delving in our archive to show some older work, we also publish a short Q&A. read more »

Eko Prawoto | Nasirun private gallery

Nasirun Gallery by Eko Prawoto | August 9, 2012
Nasirun Gallery by Eko Prawoto | August 9, 2012

While in Yogyakarta, we met up with Indonesian architect/artist Eko Prawoto. Although Eko Prawoto is largely know for his art-installations and the use of locally sourced and often recycled materials, he has been a quite active architect within the artistic scene in Yogyakarta. This can be exemplified in his design for the Cemeti Art House or Langgeng Art Foundation. With him we visited a recent project, a small and private gallery for the Indonesian artist Nasirun. read more »

Andra Matin: Sebuah Sekuel | exhibition

Andra Matin: A Sequel | August 1, 2012
Andra Matin: A Sequel | August 1, 2012

After a summer break, MovingCities is back at work. First stop is Jakarta, where on August 1 we attended the opening of Andra Matin: Sebuah Sekuel. The exhibition contains 9 built works by the leading Indonesian architect Andra Matin. Each of the designs is presented in 9 short films. The exhibition is on view at Dia.Lo.Gue Art Space until August 27. Impressions after the break. read more »

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