Ípsilon Público | an interview with Wang Shu

Today, Wang Shu receives the 2012 Pritzker Architecture Prize in Beijing. Exclusively for Ípsilon [a weekly cultural supplement of the Portuguese daily newspaper Público], MovingCities had a lengthy talk with Wang Shu 王澍 & Lu Wenyu 陆文宇 [amateur architecture studio 业余建筑工作室] about past, present and future. The article – Wang Shu constrói a China tijolo a …

Congratulations Wang Shu! | Pritzker Prize

From Local Hero to Global Hero in three years time! MovingCities wishes to congratulate Wang Shu 王澍 & Lu Wenyu 陆文宇 [amateur architecture studio 业余建筑工作室] for receiving the 2012 Pritzker Architecture Prize. He is a great architect and source of inspiration. This is a great moment for contemporary Chinese architecture. As an homage, we collected …

> People meet the architect. WANG SHU

La Biennale di Venezia > People meet the architect. WANG SHU 12th International Architecture Exhibition – People meet in architecture

Wang Shu: Local Hero [2008]

Chinese architect Wang Shu uses far-fetched metaphors as he talks about his work. Walking towards his latest creation, the Ningbo Historic Museum, he constantly refers to it as a mountain. Today, however, weather conditions are helpful. It’s raining, and a blanket of fog blurs the view. From afar, the mesmerizing grey monolith does look like …

Ningbo Historic Museum | Wang Shu

On Sunday December 28, MovingCities met up in Ningbo with architect Wang Shu 王澍 [Amateur Architecture Studio]. In preparation for an upcoming feature on some of his recently built projects, to be published in MARK Magazine, we visited the just completed Ningbo Historic Museum and interviewed Wang Shu while strolling through the building.

Alejandro Aravena Pritzker Prize 2016 | Ordos100 interview

China is a great place to cross paths with architects from all over the world, even if these encounters happen in the desert of Inner-Mongolia. Back in 2008, as part of the Ai Weiwei / Herzog & de Meuron -instigated Ordos100 project, MovingCities had the opportunity to interview Chilean architect Alejandro Aravena [Elemental] about his design …

ELEMENTAL: Alejandro Aravena at ORDOS100 [2016 edit]

During the first half of 2008, MovingCities attended the gathering of 100 international architects in the city of Ordos 鄂尔多斯, China. We published a few articles on the subject – one in MARK Magazine#15 called “Babel for Billionaires” – in which Chilean architect Alejandro Aravena talked about the Ordos House: ‘(designing) luxury houses in such …