British designer Thomas Heatherwick at Coal Drops Yard, the new shopping and dining district in London. Photo: Marcus Hawk

Designer of Shanghai’s 1000 Trees development, Google’s new London HQ, Coal Drops Yard and Singapore’s The Hive on connecting to the human scale

  • British designer Thomas Heatherwick, one of the few recognisable Western designers in Asia, says large projects need to integrate with the human experience
  • His 1000 Trees project in Shanghai is almost revolutionary in the context of Chinese urban planning
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British designer Thomas Heatherwick at Coal Drops Yard, the new shopping and dining district in London. Photo: Marcus Hawk
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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

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
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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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