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shanghai slaughterhouse IPPR

From slaughter to laughter: the renovation of a slaughterhouse in Shanghai by IPPRSubscription


The 1933 Shanghai Slaughterhouse, which revolutionised abattoir design, has been impeccably transformed by IPPR into a fun palace

Sacred spaces


Lu Wenyu: the emphasis on craft and precisionSubscription

The architecture and teaching of  Lu Wenyu emphasises the virtues of craft and precision, using historical knowledge as the catalyst for innovation

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Yiwu: China's trinket townSubscription

The Chinese city of Yiwu is undergoing a modern-day Gold Rush of novelty item suppliers

Chinese archive


November 2015: ChinaSubscription

1425: Vector Architects, MAD, Ai Weiwei, Original Design Studio, Amateur Architecture Studio, Wang Shu, Typology: Factories 

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Interview: Di Zhang VideoSubscription

‘I like to go through the emotional route for things’: Founder of WAA (We Architech Anonymous) discusses the work of her practice in Beijing’s competitive market



Wang Shu (b1963 - )Subscription

A poster boy confronting the issues that are failing Chinese architecture

Wang Shu

Harbin Opera House by MAD Architects

‘We are able to experiment directly on the ground’Subscription

In conversation with Ma Yansong and Dang Qun from MAD Architects