Hangzhou | Rammed Earth Architecture

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.

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Shenzhen Architecture Biennale | Exhibition

Atelier Deshaus | Shenzhen Architecture Biennale 2011

The theme of the 2011 Shenzhen-Hongkong Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture is “architecture creates cities. cities create architecture”. Around this quasi-elusive statement, an arbitrary exhibition – curated by Terence Riley – was created. There were some good ideas and installations [our selection below], but all in all it felt vague. Loose. Uncoordinated. [Ticking the boxes but not building up an argument, not stimulating the mind. Oftentimes it felt someone has printed out books or portfolios, glued them to the wall and expected visitors to stick around for a couple of days]. The show is on till February 18, 2012.

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