NBBJ’s Tencent Seafront Towers in Shenzhen is one of 78 buildings captured in 118 photos in Kris Provoost’s book Beautified China: The Architectural Revolution. Photo: Kris Provoost

Modern architecture in China by Aedas, Zaha Hadid and other star firms: is it awesome or absurd?

  • From Beijing’s Wangjing Soho to Macau’s Morpheus Hotel, a new book by Kris Provoost includes more than 100 photos of iconic buildings across China
  • Most of the projects are by Western architects, but Provoost says many are actually designed by Chinese architects who don’t get the credit they deserve
Topic |   Architecture and design

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NBBJ’s Tencent Seafront Towers in Shenzhen is one of 78 buildings captured in 118 photos in Kris Provoost’s book Beautified China: The Architectural Revolution. Photo: Kris Provoost
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Kowloon Walled City is depicted in stunning fashion by Greg Girard and Ian Lambot in photos including “Children playing on Walled City rooftop (1989)”, above, by Girard. Photo: courtesy of Blue Lotus Gallery

Stunning photos of Hong Kong’s Kowloon Walled City show life inside the crowded, lawless enclave before it was razed 25 years ago

  • Before Kowloon Walled City was demolished in 1994, its 300 interconnected buildings were home to 50,000 people
  • Infamous for drugs and prostitution, it was also home to factories, shops, restaurants and everything a city needed
Topic |   Photography

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Kowloon Walled City is depicted in stunning fashion by Greg Girard and Ian Lambot in photos including “Children playing on Walled City rooftop (1989)”, above, by Girard. Photo: courtesy of Blue Lotus Gallery
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