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China Art Academy in Hangzhou by Amateur Architecture Studio Subscription Required

[Archive] The campus for China’s leading art school is richly nuanced


‘At every turn, Isozaki's CAFA's play of curves draws you forward’ Subscription Required

[Archive] Arata Isozaki brings Japanese rigour and sensuality to a new art museum


‘This was a romantic art with mountain peaks of fantastic shapes and cloud-capped terraces’ Subscription Required

Although landscape was long the primary theme of Chinese painting, the role of architectural depictions was an incredibly important one


‘These mournful years, unproductive of building, were, however, productive of thought’ Subscription Required

In the early twentieth century, China’s period of modernisation was also one of ‘foreignisation’


‘Nowhere is the Chinese counter-revolution more apparent’ Subscription Required

China’s growing market for contemporary art has spawned an equally revolutionary crop of new buildings


‘Always and everywhere the mystic sense of a community with nature makes its influence felt’ Subscription Required

In 1947, Sir John Pratt documents his grand journey across China


Chinese Architectural Theory Subscription Required

The pattern of Chinese life is made up of the formalities of Confucianism and the informalities of Taoism. It is in the house that the demands of the former are satisifed


National Stadium in Beijing by Herzog and de Meuron Subscription Required

‘For China, the Games were seen as a coming-out party that demanded a worthy symbol’


‘Quantity is rarely matched by quality’ Subscription Required

Back in 2008, China’s focus on rapid expansion left architecture in the slipstream


Cast in Iron: New York's structural heritage Subscription Required

The cast-iron facade gave a character to the street architecture of New York that it would be poorer without