There are many ways to get a grip on the immensity of any Chinese city. One way to understand the development – besides driving through, seeing from a rooftop or by wandering around – is to head to the local urban planning museum. Typically these spaces exhibit the largest scale-model you ever saw, while the corridors are draped with explanations about planning strategies, new iconic buildings and historical developments.Details
While in Nanjing last March, MovingCities visited the CIPEA-project along with architect Zhang Lei. CIPEA stands for China International Practical Exhibition of Architecture and features a collection of architectural structures designed by Steven Holl Architects, Amateur Architecture Studio, Ettore Sottsass, SANAA, David Adjaye, Mathias Klotz, SANAKSENAHO Architects, Odile Decq and many others. Some background and snapshots.Details
As we’re resuming posting and tweaking the site, we start with a few snapshots from our April trip from Shanghai [上海] to Nanjing [南京]. After the train, a semi-parallel set off pictures shot from the bus: villages, malls, highways, fields and factories. In no particular order; China’s highways are construction-site corridors.Details
MovingCities is working on a come-back after MovingServers. Since we’ve been reworking the site, at least 20 million gallons have spilled into the Gulf… So bear with us. In the coming weeks, we’ll be keep on changing the site as well resuming posting. We’re moving, alas. A new site every day. Click on any of the pictures below and see what’s happening. Click on any of the links above to wander around in our collapsed site.Details
[re-post] During the past month, MovingCities went twice to Nanjing, once by train, once by bus. Once to meet up with Chinese architect Zhang Lei 张雷 – the interview with him will be published in June/July issue of MARK Magazine -, once to present at the Think Green Global Forum. Snapshots while speeding, from East to West, from Shanghai to Nanjing, at 200 km/h through the Yangtze River Delta.Details
[re-post] Bert de Muynck | MovingCities published in a recent issue of MARK magazine ‘Illegal Copying‘, an article about the phenomenon of the underground architectural booksellers and their trade in illegally copied architecture books, DVD’s and magazines. Location: Beijing, China. Original pirate material [back] online!Details
[re-post] MovingCities is back after an unforeseeable website tech-up. The coming period might still see some glitches, tweaking, weird invasions and interruptions as we go along. But let’s proceed, lifting off under cloudy skies, scanning and investigating the state of urbanization, picking up where we left: the Think Green Global Forum –
http://www.thinkgreen2010.org/ – in Nanjing. Background on the Forum and the ‘Green Building and Architecture’ session.