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  1. World Architecture in China

    Posted Oct 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... Charmaine Chan World Architecture in China by Charlie Q.L. Xue Joint Publishing HK$200 '[In China] everyone is encouraged to do their most stupid and extravagant designs... They don't have as much of a barrier between good taste and bad taste.' So said Jacques Herzog, of Herzog & de Meuron, which built the National Stadium, known as the Bird's Nest, ...

  2. Scaffolding comes off the gleaming architecture as a new capital awakens

    Posted Apr 30th 2008, 12:00am by Peter Simpson

    ... of scaffolding and hoardings- is being peeled off to reveal a city filled with dazzling new architecture rising from the ancient dust bowl. The government's mantra of a 'hi-tech, green, ... but given carte blanche to design a city brimming with monuments to capitalism and commercialism. Seven years later their handiwork- and that of several million migrant workers- is on display. ...

  3. Hip to be square

    Posted Sep 30th 2007, 12:00am by Yenni Kwok

    ... of spatial layout, laid on the central axis, which is fundamental to Chinese architecture, and also the harmonious relationship between nature and dwelling places,' says Chen. Chen, the designer behind cashmere design line Apsara, says her interest in architecture should not come as a surprise. 'Both fashion and architecture are about form, structure and function. Like fashion, ...

  4. Modern design in Beijing may not stand test of time

    Posted Jun 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... by their self-assurance. 'Here in China, a recent architecture graduate has probably designed more buildings than an architect in Europe throughout his career,' they are fond of saying. But I wonder how ... Hannah Xu On May 24, as the audience in the National Convention Centre sat waiting for the start of the 2012 Beijing Architecture Forum, a short film featuring the capital's ancient ...

  5. The Opposite House, Beijing

    Posted Feb 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... traditionally located opposite the main house in a Chinese courtyard, where esteemed guests would stay. The name also reflects the hotel's southern location within the courtyard design of Sanlitun Village, a trendy retail and entertainment complex, and highlights the bar district's diversity- old and new, East and West, bohemian and chic. What makes this place special? Its design ...

  6. Beijing projects' adviser puts down 1881 Heritage

    Posted Mar 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... on successful conservation: 'There should be a heritage expert to confirm the values of a site. When you plan the interior design, you should adopt the old facilities as well as bringing ...

  7. Mainland architects build demand

    Posted Oct 01st 2010, 12:00am by Mark Graham

    ... a waterfront residential building that resembles a giant glass roller coaster. Another architectural firm making waves is Neri & Hu Research and Design Office (NHRDO), headed by Lyndon Neri, ... and the towering Shanghai World Financial Centre, to name just four- and not surprisingly its architects are becoming increasingly in demand worldwide. Beijing-based Ma Yansong's innovative designs ...

  8. Loud and clear

    Posted Aug 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in a variety of categories from graphic design to fashion, sound art and architecture. This year's display includes a dress that transforms into a chair by product designer Mina Wu; sofas made ... trying to view the exhibits can be something like a treasure hunt. And that's just the way chief curator Ou Ning wants it. The idea is to make art and design more accessible to the public, ...

  9. Lifestyle

    Architect Yung Ho Chang in focus

    Posted Sep 28th 2012, 12:00am by HANNAH DONGHUAN XU

    ... of Chang's practice, from architectural designs to his new endeavours in fashion and film. The exhibition, titled Yung Ho Chang + FCJZ: Material-ism, is a pun on dialectical materialism, the current ... Hannah Donghuan Xu donghuan.xu@scmp.com Mainland architect Yung Ho Chang has spent much of his career creating modern designs with Chinese characteristics. Now his work is the subject ...

  10. In with the old

    Posted Sep 21st 2007, 12:00am by Sharon Leece

    ... Tradition and modernity are combined in a new generation of cutting-edge Chinese design, writes Sharon Leece Beijing's newest landmark architecture- among it the soaring CCTV tower, ... economy and a desire to embrace new opportunities are fuelling innovation in design and architecture. The results are not always successful, although a small but increasingly assertive generation ...




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