- Wang Shu of Amateur Architecture Studio became the first Chinese architect to win the Pritzker Prize for Architecture today.
- The developer of Three on the Bund gallery gives us a behind-the-scenes tour of the creative side of Shanghai.
The third evening of the 27th annual Emerging Voices lecture series, featuring Slade Architecture and UrbanLab.
New York’s Slade Architecture led by partners James Slade and Hayes Slade seeks “to develop the unique characteristics of each project” and “to engage the occupant or viewer by testing their experience/perception of the space.” Current projects include a 500,000 SF residential development in Williamsburg; a zoo renovation in Staten Island; two freestanding residences, one in China, the other in Pennsylvania; and the renovation of HELP/Family Residence Housing Complex in Brooklyn. Recently completed projects include the Barbie Store Shanghai, Aperture Foundation Headquarters, and a number of apartments and offices. Previous to the founding of Slade Architecture in 2002, James Slade was in partnership with Min Cho in Cho Slade Architecture.
- A New York exhibition explores where architecture and engineering meet to design for earthquake zones.
- In this special five-part series, we're riding along with SWA Group landscape designer Amirah Shahid as she cycles nearly 800 miles from Beijing to Shanghai.
- Something about the outline of a city against its clear, crisp sky stops us in our tracks and commands our attention.
- There seems to be no end to the superlatives being used to describe cities in China: the buildings there are the biggest, the most, the heaviest, the longest, the deepest, the tallest, always…
The exhibition, featuring the work of approximately 100 designers, reveals how designers, architects, filmmakers, and artists have transformed Chinese design and led to a new aesthetic that reinterprets traditional Chinese forms, references global youth culture, and responds to the dreams and desires of a rising middle class. This new entrepreneurial spirit is reflected in the runway trends, street posters, photography, interior design, architectural projects, advertising, and consumer products presented in the exhibition.The show is structured in three thematic sections: Shenzhen, Shanghai, and Beijing. Each city is a starting point for the exploration of different design fields – graphic design and visual culture in Shenzhen, fashion and lifestyle in Shanghai, and architecture and urban spaces in Beijing.