Design 360° | publication

City x People x Design | Design360 issue 37, January 2012

The Guangzhou 广州-based magazine Design 360° has always been a favorite bilingual [CN-EN] periodical of MovingCities. The first issue of 2012 has City x People x Design 城市•人•设计 as its theme. For our contribution we went in a dialogue with architect Zhang Ke 张轲 from standardarchitecture 标准营造. Continue reading “Design 360° | publication”

Preservation Playground | publication

Preservation Playground | MARK Magazine#35

In Baoshan, a district on the northern outskirts of Shanghai 上海 known for its steel factories and shipyards, lays the Wendao Garden 闻道园. This garden covers an area of over 400 hectares and is a place where ancient houses from the nearby provinces of Anhui, Jianxi and Zhejiang are brought in and reconstructed. Last summer MovingCities visited the place and now MARK magazine published the story. Preservation Playground is online. Continue reading “Preservation Playground | publication”

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. Continue reading “Hangzhou | Rammed Earth Architecture”

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. Continue reading “Shenzhen Architecture Biennale | Exhibition”

Finland/Shenzhen Architecture Tour | day 2

Finland-Shenzhen Architecture Tour by MovingCities | December 8, 2011

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. Continue reading “Finland/Shenzhen Architecture Tour | day 2”

Finland/Shenzhen Architecture Tour | day 1

Finland-Shenzhen Symposium on Architectural Competitions | December 6, 2011

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. Continue reading “Finland/Shenzhen Architecture Tour | day 1”

Bandung | Drive-Through City

Bandung | November 27, 2011

During our last Sunday afternoon in Bandung, we spend time, after seeing the Car-Free City, driving around. After reading about the work of the Dutch architect C.P. Wolff Schoemaker in the publication Tropical Modernity, it was time for MovingCities to see his work first-hand. Continue reading “Bandung | Drive-Through City”