Guangzhou | uncertain cities

Guangzhou | March 14, 2011

The dominant uncertainty of the 21st-century world is not what happens to the city, or even whether we can engineer a new type of city. The dominant uncertainty of our time is the survival of architecture on this planet. Drive through cities are the type of cities we know best. Cities where architecture doesn’t matter [too much]. Continue reading “Guangzhou | uncertain cities”

Guangzhou | Delta Four forum [review]

Guangzhou | March 14, 2011

The dominant uncertainty of the 21st-century world is not what happens to the city, or even whether we can engineer a new type of city. The dominant uncertainty of our time is the survival of architecture on this planet. Drive through cities are the type of cities we know best. Cities where architecture doesn’t matter [too much]. Continue reading “Guangzhou | Delta Four forum [review]”

Shenzhen | seasonal skylines

Shenzhen | March 16, 2011

One city, two seasons and three skylines. Cities in-between the crisp and cloudy, cities in-between the fog and the flash. Cities for future fishes. Another chapter, case-study Shenzhen 深圳, in yet another unfinished essay on China’s urban development. Skyline-cities are some of our other favorite cities. In winter, and spring. Continue reading “Shenzhen | seasonal skylines”

> Bert de Muynck on ‘Re-inventing Construction’ – book review

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Bert de Muynck reviews ‘Re-inventing Construction’ published by Ruby Press [review in DUTCH]

Shanghai >> Hangzhou

Shanghai - Hangzhou | March 8, 2011

In-between cities are our favorite cities. In-between cities are the so-called “real city’s” hinterland, a space dotted with high-rises, farmland and glass houses, a territory of palace-like constructions and pylons. It is here that the future of farming is being re-invented, where tradition and technology become one. MovingCities is once again on-the-move, at 350 km/h, from Shanghai 上海 to Hangzhou 杭州. Continue reading “Shanghai >> Hangzhou”

Beijing >> Shanghai

Beijing - Shanghai | March 6, 2011

aerophotography is not a study of architectural details, but the exploration of urban districts. aerophotography is about cities flipping from being specific to generic to grainy. It isn’t about the silent and fixed gaze, but about turbulence, wings and windows. It is about the cities slowly disappearing while climbing, cruising and descending to reach another city, about seeing cities from your window-seat, about being up in the air from Beijing 北京 to Shanghai 上海. Continue reading “Beijing >> Shanghai”

Guangzhou | Delta Four forum

Delta Four | Guangzhou March 11, 2011

MovingCities is on its way to Guangzhou 广州 to participate in the DELTA FOUR | A Living Museum of Urban History: the Four Cities in the PRD-forum 三角四方 – 行进中的歷史博物馆: 广州/深圳/香港/澳门 on Friday March 11, 2011. Organized by the School of Architecture | The Chinese University of Hong Kong 香港中文大學 in association with Colombia University USA 美國哥倫比亞大學, the forum will be centered around Guangzhou 广州, Shenzhen 深圳, Macau 澳门 and Hong Kong 香港. Continue reading “Guangzhou | Delta Four forum”