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Tulou tower and plug in rural urban framework architectural review 09

Breathing new life: Tulou tower and plug-in, Lantian village, China by Rural Urban Framework + University of Hong KongSubscription

By Jaime Chu

New into Old 2019 Highly Commended: with their tulou renovation projects, Rural Urban Framework alongside students at the University of Hong Kong are transforming ideas about urbanising the rural

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The global village: building a future countrysideSubscription

No longer bucolic backwaters but networked centres for e-commerce, Chinese Taobao Villages are shaping the post-human landscape


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

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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Xu Tiantian: ‘The buildings are not iconic – they're more quiet’VideoSubscription

Xu Tiantian, founder of DnA (Design and Architecture), talks about acupuncture, ancient Chinese building techniques and rejecting icons after winning the Moira Gemmill Prize for Emerging Architecture at the Women in Architecture awards 2019



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