posts tagged ‘reviews’

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 »

HKU Shanghai Study Center | Final Review

HKU Shanghai Study Center review | December 2, 2013
HKU Shanghai Study Center review | December 2, 2013

Last Monday, the second-year architecture students at the HKU Shanghai Study Centre presented their final projects. Dealing with ‘Architectural Urbanism‘, the 26 students in the studios of Pascal Berger [HKU Shanghai Academic Director], Elena Perez Garrigues and Zhu Xiaofeng 祝晓蜂 showed their design proposals, maquettes and thoughts of their 3-month stay in Shanghai 上海. read more »

ATLAS – geography, architecture & change | book review

Atlas | Artifice, 2012
Atlas | Artifice, 2012

Atlas – Geography, Architecture, and Change in an Interdependent World’ was published by Artifice in 2012. Edited by Renata Tyszczuk, Joe Smith, Nigel Clark and Melissa Butcher, the publication aims to test novel ways of looking at globale envrionmental and economic change and presents itself as a collection of exploratory sketches of worlds that are currently in the making. With 45 varying (in length and scope) contributions, the books presents itself both as a new inventory and introduction to the practice of rethinking the global territory. A review. read more »

Cities Without Ground | book review

Cities Without Ground | ORO Editions, 2012
Cities Without Ground | ORO Editions, 2012

Recently MovingCities received Cities Without Ground [April 2012, ORO Editions], a publication by Adam Frampton, Jonathan Solomon and Clara Wong. The subject is the city of Hong Kong 香港 and the publication is – as the subtitle suggests – more a Hong Kong guidebook than a pamphlet, manifesto or analysis of a larger urban trend. A book review. read more »

HKU Shanghai Study Center | Final Review

HKU Shanghai Study Center review | December 6, 2012
HKU Shanghai Study Center review | December 6, 2012

Last Thursday, the second-year architecture students at the HKU Shanghai Study Centre presented their final projects. Dealing with ‘Density and the City‘, the 30 students in the studios of Pascal Berger [HKU Shanghai Academic Director], Wang Fei 王飛 and Martine Vledder showed their design proposals, maquettes and thoughts of their 3-month stay in Shanghai 上海. read more »

Emergent Architectural Territories | book review

Emergent Architectural Territories in East Asian Cities | Birkhäuser, 2011
Emergent Architectural Territories in East Asian Cities | Birkhäuser, 2011

MovingCities received a copy of ‘Emergent Architectural Territories in East Asian Cities[Birkhäuser, 2011] by prof. Peter G. Rowe [Harvard University]. The 200-page publication maps and describes the large development areas in big cities in China, Japan, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan, as they are striking out into new territories. Both as an introduction to or overview of a multitude of large-scale projects in the East Asian region, the book clearly categorizes and discusses the emergence of large-scale urban constructs in the region.
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Colonial Modern | book review

Colonial Modern | black dog publishing, 2010
Colonial Modern | black dog publishing, 2010

Colonial Modern: Aesthetics of the Past, Rebellions for the Future’ is a highly recommended book by black dog publishing in 2010. It tells the story of architecture, urban and cultural development in Morocco and Algeria, focusing on the post-war and pre-independence period, and its influence on and relevance for European urbanization at the time. But it does much more than that. A review. read more »

Roberto Burle Marx | book review

Roberto Burle Marx - The Modernity of Landscape | Actar, 2011
Roberto Burle Marx - The Modernity of Landscape | Actar, 2011

MovingCities received a copy of “Roberto Burle Marx – The Modernity of Landscape(ACTAR 2011). The 350-page publication is a insightful introduction to this great Brazilian landscape architect, poet, gardener, painter etc.. and the role of and design with vegetation in the tropical climate. At some points the book is repetitive, but a delicate graphical design and great images make up for this. A review. read more »

CAA Hangzhou School of Architecture | Review

CAA Hangzhou | Thesis Design Studio Review, May 21-22, 2012
CAA Hangzhou | Thesis Design Studio Review, May 21-22, 2012

Last week, MovingCities was invited by Erhard An-He Kinzelbach [KNOWSPACE architecture + cities] to Hangzhou 杭州 to jury the final year students projects at the School of Architecture of China Academy of Art Hangzhou [CAA] 中国美术学院建筑艺术学院. Also on review were the student work developed by Studio 崔富得 and Studio Hao Ruan 阮昊 + Devin Jernigan. read more »

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