posts tagged ‘nanjing 南京’

Guardian Cities | city bloggers

The Guardian Cities | Global city bloggers
The Guardian Cities | Global city bloggers

Two weeks ago, the Guardian, in collaboration with the Rockefeller Foundation, unveiled a new section of its website — Guardian Cities — so to shine a spotlight on the urbanisation of the world, whilst highlighting resilience, environmental, sustainability, social, and poverty issues…
MovingCities is very pleased to be included! As such we’ve selected 45 urban images from our 460 posts-archive  [see sitemap]. read more »

Zhang Lei | publication

Zhang Lei (AZL) | Nanjing, March 2010
Zhang Lei (AZL) | Nanjing, March 2010

Bert de Muynck | MovingCities published in a recent issue of MARK magazine an interview with Chinese architect Zhang Lei 张雷 [Atelier ZhangLei]. In the interview, the Nanjing-based architect talks about his recently completed projects such as Split House and Brick House. Furthermore talk went about Chinese architecture in the 1980s, CIPEA, and his desire to become more middle of the road and keeping his work under control. Now online. read more »

Nanjing | skyline

Nanjing skyline | March 13, 2010
Nanjing skyline | March 13, 2010

Another birds’ eye glimpse of Nanjing. This time not a mega-maquette, but a fragmented metropolitan view on 1:1 scale seen from the two different hotels we stayed. From there Nanjing’s urban and architectural development looks rather mature. Overall there is an absence of large stretches of uniform zoning, as Nanjing presents itself as a fragmented mix of low and high-rises, of the bland and the beautiful. read more »

Nanjing | Urban Planning Exhibition Hall

Nanjing Urban Planning Museum & Exhibition Hall | April 9 2010
Nanjing Urban Planning Museum & Exhibition Hall | April 9 2010

There are many ways to get a grip on the immensity of any Chinese city. One way to understand the development – besides driving through, seeing from a rooftop or by wandering around – is to head to the local urban planning museum. Typically these spaces exhibit the largest scale-model you ever saw, while the corridors are draped with explanations about planning strategies, new iconic buildings and historical developments. read more »

Nanjing | CIPEA

CIPEA | March 13, 2010
CIPEA | March 13, 2010

While in Nanjing last March, MovingCities visited the CIPEA-project along with architect Zhang Lei. CIPEA stands for China International Practical Exhibition of Architecture and features a collection of architectural structures designed by Steven Holl Architects, Amateur Architecture Studio, Ettore Sottsass, SANAA, David Adjaye, Mathias Klotz, SANAKSENAHO Architects, Odile Decq and many others. Some background and snapshots. read more »

Shanghai >> Nanjing | by bus

Shanghai - Nanjing | April 7, 2010
Shanghai - Nanjing | April 7, 2010

As we’re resuming posting and tweaking the site, we start with a few snapshots from our April trip from Shanghai [上海] to Nanjing [南京]. After the train, a semi-parallel set off pictures shot from the bus: villages, malls, highways, fields and factories. In no particular order; China’s highways are construction-site corridors. read more »

Shanghai >> Nanjing | by train

Shanghai - Nanjing | March 13, 2010
Shanghai - Nanjing | March 13, 2010

[re-post] During the past month, MovingCities went twice to Nanjing, once by train, once by bus. Once to meet up with Chinese architect Zhang Lei 张雷 – the interview with him will be published in June/July issue of MARK Magazine -, once to present at the Think Green Global Forum. Snapshots while speeding, from East to West, from Shanghai to Nanjing, at 200 km/h through the Yangtze River Delta. read more »

Think Green Global Forum | review

Think Green Global Forum | Nanjing, April 7-9 2010
Think Green Global Forum | Nanjing, April 7-9 2010

[re-post] MovingCities is back after an unforeseeable website tech-up. The coming period might still see some glitches, tweaking, weird invasions and interruptions as we go along. But let’s proceed, lifting off under cloudy skies, scanning and investigating the state of urbanization, picking up where we left: the Think Green Global Forum - http://www.thinkgreen2010.org/ - in Nanjing. Background on the Forum and the ‘Green Building and Architecture’ session. read more »

Nanjing | Think Green Global Forum

Think Green Global Forum | Nanjing, April 7-9 2010
Think Green Global Forum | Nanjing, April 7-9 2010

[re-post] A quick announcement about the Think Green Global Forum, organized by New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) and Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications (NUPT), that is taking place the upcoming days in Nanjing. Bert de Muynck | MovingCities will hold a presentation during the “Green Building and Architecture” session hosted by Frank Mruk, Associate Dean NYIT, Architecture & Design. More info after the break. read more »