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]”
Back to Mainland and heading for Guangzhou. One Country, Two Systems… two checkpoints! The journey starts with people flocking at Macau‘s Border Gate square and lining up inside the Border Gate building. After passing the frontier checkpoint, a tax free no man’s land, and Zhuhai‘s Gongbei immigration & custom checkpoint one arrives at an underground mall that combines a busy pedestrian walkway, shopping plaza & coach station. Snapshots from a bus ride to Guangzhou. Continue reading “Macau >> Zhuhai >> Guangzhou”
The second day in Macau started with a rooftop view over a smokestack. From the thirteen-floor rooftop of a housing block, located adjacent to one of sharpest corners of Macau’s Guia racing circuit, a white industrial obelisk divides the city’s view. This was followed by a long stroll in downtown, picking up Luso references along the way. Continue reading “Macau | smokestack, circuit & cobblestones”
Highways, elevated roads, bridges, tunnels, waiting rooms, tarmac, airports, cabins, runways, food for flying, turbojet, window seats, clouds, seafood, suburbs, aerophotography, land reclamation, islands, shipyards, masses, gambling, golf courts, corridors and borders. This week we are in the Pearl River Delta. First stop: Macau. A journey in snapshots.