posts tagged ‘construction’

ABITARE China #34 HUTONG /Adaptation

《ABITARE 住》'Hutong/adaptation' | Guest-edited by MovingCities, 2013
《ABITARE 住》'Hutong/adaptation' | Guest-edited by MovingCities, 2013

In June 2013, ABITARE China magazine invited MovingCities to guest edit its summer issue on the topic of (re)Design Heritage – Strategies of Urban Renewal and the Chinese City. We took this opportunity to address one of the most urgent issues to discuss when dealing with the urban, architectural, cultural, social and economical development of the city of Beijing 北京: heritage, preservation, adaptive strategies and the hutong 胡同. Hence we came up with HUTONG /Adaptation as our unifying theme. Check this post for more background; read our Preface and TOC or order a copy of《Abitare》#34 [September 2013]. read more »

Shanghai Tower | under construction

Shanghai Tower by Gensler | under construction | Pudong April 27 2013
Shanghai Tower by Gensler | under construction | Pudong April 27 2013

The Shanghai Tower 上海中心大厦 is a supertall skyscraper under construction in the Pudong district of Shanghai 上海. Recently, the Shanghai Tower celebrated its 4th anniversary of construction and today’s its skeleton is dominating the Shanghai skyline. MovingCities pays a close-up look, from its curtain wall over its concrete core to its steel structure. read more »

The Brick Whisperer | Ningbo | publication

The Brick Whisperer | Ningbo 宁波 | MARK Magazine#42
The Brick Whisperer | Ningbo 宁波 | MARK Magazine#42

Bert de Muynck | MovingCities published in the Feb-March 2013 issue of Mark magazine #42 an interview with Liangfu Ni 倪良富 and Haoru Chen 陈浩如 called The Brick Whisperer. Reporting from Ningbo 宁波, the text deals with the Chinese craftsman Mr. Ni who’s skilful use of recycled bricks in the Ningbo History Museum, the China Academy of Art in Hangzhou and the Ningbo Tengtou Pavilion in Shanghai has elevated him to the ranks of celebrity, particularly in this part of the world. read more »

Preservation Playground | publication

Preservation Playground | MARK Magazine#35
Preservation Playground | MARK Magazine#35

In Baoshan, a district on the northern outskirts of Shanghai 上海 known for its steel factories and shipyards, lays the Wendao Garden 闻道园. This garden covers an area of over 400 hectares and is a place where ancient houses from the nearby provinces of Anhui, Jianxi and Zhejiang are brought in and reconstructed. Last summer MovingCities visited the place and now MARK magazine published the story. Preservation Playground is online. read more »

Hangzhou | Rammed Earth Architecture

School of Architecture, China Academy of Art | Hangzhou, december 2011
School of Architecture, China Academy of Art | Hangzhou, december 2011

On December 20-21, the School of Architecture – China Academy of Art, in Hangzhou 杭州  – hosted the 1st International Symposium ‘Localized Architecture Resources and Innovational Development‘. Under the theme ´The Protection and Redevelopment of Rammed Earth Architecture夯土建筑保护与再发展, various presentations were held; followed by the opening of ‘People’s Architecture’-exhibition, presenting works of Taiwanese architect Hsieh Ying-Chun 謝英俊. Invited by Wang Shu 王澍 & Lu Wenyu 陆文宇 [amateur architecture studio 业余建筑工作室], MovingCities participated in this 2-day event. read more »

Tōhoku Japan 2011 | by Sören Grünert [part II]

Workshop in Shishiori on September 4th 2011 | by Sören Grünert
Workshop in Shishiori on September 4th 2011 | by Sören Grünert

In August 2011, architect Sören Grünert spend one month in Tōhoku, Japan, as part of the relief efforts in the aftermath of the devastating March 11 eartquake and tsunami. After introducing the objective of his trip and providing insight into his first impressions [read part I]; in part II  Sören recalls the experience of participating in the workshop, the discussion with architects and local residents and the work on the area’s masterplan.
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Tōhoku Japan 2011 | by Sören Grünert [part I]

Tōhoku Japan 2011 | by Sören Grünert
Tōhoku Japan 2011 | by Sören Grünert

In August 2011, architect Sören Grünert spend one month in Tōhoku, Japan, as part of the relief efforts in the aftermath of the devastating March 11 eartquake and tsunami. After getting in touch with Archi+Aid, he was involved with work, along with local architects and communities, on a masterplan for Shishiori. For MovingCities he filed a double report. Part one: arrival in Tōhoku and the confrontation with a collapsed city. read more »

10 X 2010 | MovingCities

Shanghai Jing'An District [January, 2010]
Shanghai Jing'An District [January, 2010]

A quick MovingCities wrap-up of the past year. A selection of 10 posts representing the way we have experiencing cities, architectures, travels, projects, research and writing in 2010. As ever, the selection is a metropolitan mix of construction, demolition, interviews, being on-the-move, projects and publications. Click on any of the images below to find out more. read more »

Yinzhou | urban change

'Yinzhou New Town' - Ningbo's Yinzhou District | October 10, 2010
'Yinzhou New Town' - Ningbo's Yinzhou District | October 10, 2010

Now the 2010 Shanghai 上海 World Exhibition is officially over and the theme of “Better City, Better Life” has been discussed from all possible angles, it is time to figure out how to implement all that has been said, pondered upon and promised. As can be seen from the picture above, the World’s Exhibit mascot – Haibao (meaning the treasure of the sea) – has not only been roaming the Expo site, but also has been acting as a treasurer for urban change and territorial renewal in Ningbo’s Yinzhou District 宁波市鄞州区. read more »

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