Building Beijing | part IV

To CBD | August 29, 2009

Haussman is haunting Beijing. While driving around, we traversed the territory by cab. From within it, Beijing reveals another image; there is the unavoidable largeness of space, buildingblocksbigness and omnipresence of green corridors along its ringroads and inner-city highways. A strange symphony of snapshots -like slowing down and speeding up. Continue reading “Building Beijing | part IV”

Building Beijing | part III

xTo CBD | August 29, 2009

Haussman is haunting Beijing. While driving around, we traversed the territory by cab. From within it, Beijing reveals another image; there is the unavoidable largeness of space, buildingblocksbigness and omnipresence of green corridors along its ringroads and inner-city highways. A strange symphony of snapshots -like slowing down and speeding up. Continue reading “Building Beijing | part III”

Building Beijing | part II

Central Business District | Beijing, August 14, 2009

We are no strangers to purposeless wanderings in Beijing’s Central Business District. On this transactional territory we find towers (in flames), residual spaces, rational randomness or examples to learn from. World top planning news and snapshots. Continue reading “Building Beijing | part II”

Building Beijing | part I

Area nearby Dongzhimen subway station | July 25, 2009

After destruction, construction! While large parts of Beijing are lost, new appear. During the past weeks we undertook some accidental urban re-explorations, drifted between a spectrum of scales, crossed ringroads and monitored a metropolis subjected to post-Olympic development. Beijing is becoming a linked hybrid. Continue reading “Building Beijing | part I”

New Indonesian Architecture | publication

New Indonesian Architecture | SPACE #498

The 498th issue of South-Korean architecture magazine SPACE features a special on New Indonesian Architecture. Bert de Muynck | MovingCities wrote the introduction essay and selected recent works by Studio Tonton, mamostudio, 12AKITEK and Ahmad Djuhara. Text and images now online! Continue reading “New Indonesian Architecture | publication”

Future Tense | ABC radio interview

FutureTense | ABC National Radio

FutureTense is a weekly half-hour podcast program aired on Australian ABC National Radio that takes a critical look at new technologies, new approaches and new ways of thinking. This week’s theme is “Urbanisation and our relationship with the city” and includes interviews with Adam Greenfield, Bert de Muynck, Professor Richard Florida and Dr. Tony Fry. Podcast now online! Continue reading “Future Tense | ABC radio interview”

Hutong Histories 2009 | part III

Area around Gulou Dajie subway station | August 7, 2009

In the final chapter of our Hutong Histories trilogy we provide more background, new images and touch upon recent updates in the Qianmen redevelopment, a much contested and hutong-hyped area located South of Tian’anmen Square. Oh Charles, Where Art Thou? Continue reading “Hutong Histories 2009 | part III”