Arquitectura Viva 180: Timeless China
Idea Code 16013
In the China of today, globalized big cities have been staining architecture with a generic anonymity, but a new crop of architects has emerged that tries to express vernacular types, spaces, and materials in a contemporary language. Li Xiangning explains this current of renewal which is as opposed to the unlimited development of the huge metropolises as to the extreme stagnation of the rural world. After the article comes a selection of five works: the redevelopment of Wencum Village, a joint work of Pritzker laureate Wang Shu and Lu Wenyu; a hospital in Baojing by Rural Urban Framework; a day facility for senior citizens by Scenic Architecture, in Shanghai; the restoration of a ‘hutong’ by Archstudio, in Beijing; and a visitor center in Tibet, by ZAO/standardarchitecture.
80 p, ills colour & bw, 24 x 30 cm, pb, Spanish/English
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