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EMGdotSTONE set up EMGdotART Foundation in 2012. In Venice, as well in Italy, it is the first arts and culture foundation established by a Chinese enterprise, to have a permanent gallery and headquarters in the heart of Venice.
If the fleeting fascination for fundamentals during the upcoming 14th International Architecture Exhibition [June 7 – 23 November 2014, Venice] will deal with the idea of trying to understand the basic principles that create architecture, than ADAPTATION - architecture and change in China 《应变——中国的建筑和变化》 focuses on the flexible framework that makes architecture (in China) possible.
Taking place on the ground floor the historic Palazzo Zen 禅宫 – newly renovated by Chinese architectural studio O-OFFICE 源计划 工作室 – ADAPTATION 应变 – selected as one of 21 Collateral Events – is curated by Marino Folin & MovingCities and presents a profession in progress featuring recently completed projects, some even still under construction or in research, by 11 Chinese architects through the media of photography, architectural models, sketches, design objects, reels and newly commissioned audio-visuals.
A productive preview and last updates after the break. read more »
ADAPTATION 应变－architecture and change in China 中国的建筑和变化
MovingCities has been a little away, a bit absent, yet adapting ourselves to new horizons and cities. Today, we’re pleased to announce that together with prof. Marino Folin we are curating an exhibition around the concept of ‘adaptation, architecture and urban change in China‘. Selected as one of 21 Collateral Events that will take place alongside the other official exhibitions during the 14th International Architecture Exhibition [June 7 – 23 November 2014, Venice], ‘adaptation’ presents a profession and construction culture in progress, in China.
The exhibition will take place at Palazzo Zen 禅宫, a cultural venue of EMGdotART Foundation, newly renovated by Chinese architectural studio O-OFFICE 源计划 工作室.
A preview after the break, more to follow soon… read more »
Published in December 2013, MovingCities guest-edited a special bilingual [Chinese/English] 90-page issue of the Chinese architecture magazine Urban Flux 城市空间 设计 [vol 34 /2013-6] entitled “INDONESIAN ARCHITECTURE: TROPICAL AND EMERGING” 新兴崛起的印度尼西亚热带建筑. With this special report MovingCities, along with Indonesian architect Danny Wicaksono, gives a comprehensive overview of contemporary Indonesian architectural practices and insight into contemporary tropical architectural design. read more »
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住》#34 [September 2013]. read more »
January 3rd, 2013 • movingmemos, works
Tags: amsterdam, antwerp, beijing 北京, bogor, books, design, fashion, guangzhou 广州, hangzhou 杭州, hong kong 香港, jakarta, lectures, projects, publications, shanghai 上海, shenzhen 深圳, workshop, yogyakarta
2012 was a good year for MovingCities. With 2013 barely started, we composed a non-lineair overview of the past year. The selection is based on content, correspondences and aspects of continuity across various projects, publications and places. While our Portuguese posts on Peter Zumthor and Álvaro Siza Vieira keep on generating traffic, with 2012 Pritzker Prize winner Wang Shu we found a close runner-up. But we’re also pleased that our, incognito, Koolhaas-Simpsons scoop made it to the sixths place on Archinect’s Top 12 News Posts of 2012. MovingCities in 2012 was about cities, architecture and the creative industries in China. A selected flashback. read more »
The Asia-Pacific Creative Landing Pad is a newsletter associated with the Asia Creative Transformations (ACT)-website. This issue checks in on the booming market for creative content in Asia, has an interesting update on the Ordos100-project, and, amongst others, features a MovingCities introduction to the Design & Fashion in China Mappings [commissioned by DutchDFA, 2012] called Capturing China’s Creativity (in two reports). read more »
Architecture on Speed is the title of the Spring Lecture series at the HKU Shanghai Study Centre. Today, Thursday, February 23, Albert Pope [principal investigator at zoneresearch.net] will lecture on ‘The Subject of Megalopolis’; and, next Monday, February 27, Jonathan D Solomon [Acting Head of the Department of Architecture at the University of Hong Kong] will discuss ‘Aformal Architecture’. Lectures start at 7.30pm. Background after the break. read more »
The second day [see day one] of the Finland/Shenzhen Architecture Tour presented a diverse Shenzhen 深圳. Starting in the VANKE Shenzhen headquarters, the group of 20 Finnish architects moved on to Shenzhen Tower (441.8 meter) and via the Shenzhen University – Dept. Arch ended up in the opening ceremony of 2011 Shenzhen-Hongkong Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture featuring a performance by Finnish architect-musician Tuomas Toivonen. read more »
During the opening week of the 2011 Shenzhen-Hongkong Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture, MovingCities toured a group of 20 Finnish architects around in Shenzhen 深圳. The first day of the two-day program [see day two] started in the Shenzhen Center for Design 都市实践 with a discussion/presentation on the topic of ‘Finland-Shenzhen Symposium on Architectural Competitions‘ 深圳×芬兰建筑设计竞赛座谈会邀请, continued with visits to and meetings with local architecture offices and real-estate developers. Impressions after the break. read more »