In June 2013, ABITARE China magazine invited MovingCities to guest edit its summer issue on the topic of (re)Design Heritage – Strategies of Urban Renewal and the Chinese City. We took this opportunity to address one of the most urgent issues to discuss when dealing with the urban, architectural, cultural, social and economical development of the city of Beijing 北京: heritage, preservation, adaptive strategies and the hutong 胡同. Hence we came up with HUTONG /Adaptation as our unifying theme. Check this post for more background; read our Preface and TOC or order a copy of《Abitare住》#34 [September 2013].
ABITARE China magazine #34 | ‘HUTONG/adaptation’ guest-edited by MovingCities [June _September 2013] Between June and September 2013, MovingCities guest-edited Abitare China’s 34th issue, dealing with the (preservation of the) city of Beijing 北京 and more specifically focussing on the theme of ‘hutong/adaptation’. Commissioned by ABITARE China [Rizzoli Group, Beijing], this special Summer Issue #34, customarily rooted in the…Details
《ABITARE 住》 TALK @ Dashilar Factory | BJDW 2013 The special issue of ABITARE China magazine – HUTONG /Adaptation, guest-edited by MovingCities – was launched on Saturday September 28th, at Dashilar Factory’s Auditorium [No. 8. Dawailangying Hutong, Dashilar 大栅栏]. Part of Beijing Design Week 2013 series of events, MovingCities presented the magazine, its contents and the idea…Details
hutong 胡同 PREFACE 前言 p.05 Beijing HUTONG Adaptation The once coherent visual and architectural identity of Beijing’s hutongs has been largely erased, replaced, and at times invaded by a cacophony of architectural interventions; big, small, fixed and instant structures are mixed together. Today, selected gentrified and historical areas are in close proximity to pockets of tranquility,…Details
INDEX 目录 HUTONG 胡同 Guest-edited by 客座编辑 MovingCities p.03 PREFACE 前言 Beijing HUTONG Adaptation 胡同社区共生 Words by 文 Bert de Muynck & Mónica Carriço 伯德孟 和 莫妮卡·卡瑞苏 / MovingCities p.05 PEOPLE 人物 MovingCities (Bert de Muynck & Mónica Carriço 伯德孟 和 莫妮卡·卡瑞苏); Wang Jun 王军; Michael Meyer 迈克尔·麦尔; THF－Tibet Heritage Fund (THF) / Hirako Yutaka 平子丰; Laura Trombetta Panigadi 劳拉; Matthew Hu 胡新宇; Hua Xinmin 华新民; Chao Yan 晁艳; Zhang Jinqi 张金起; [META: HUTONGS] [超胡同] (Wang…Details
The Shanghai Tower 上海中心大厦 is a supertall skyscraper under construction in the Pudong district of Shanghai 上海. Recently, the Shanghai Tower celebrated its 4th anniversary of construction and today’s its skeleton is dominating the Shanghai skyline. MovingCities pays a close-up look, from its curtain wall over its concrete core to its steel structure.
Bert de Muynck | MovingCities published in the Feb-March 2013 issue of Mark magazine #42 an interview with Liangfu Ni 倪良富 and Haoru Chen 陈浩如 called The Brick Whisperer. Reporting from Ningbo 宁波, the text deals with the Chinese craftsman Mr. Ni who’s skilful use of recycled bricks in the Ningbo History Museum, the China Academy of Art in Hangzhou and the Ningbo Tengtou Pavilion in Shanghai has elevated him to the ranks of celebrity, particularly in this part of the world.