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This Ridiculous World Guide: China – Life Stages of a Modern Building

This Ridiculous World Guide: China – Life Stages of a Modern Building

A building is a magical thing. However, as a resident, whether temporary or permanent, getting to know your own building can be confusing, if not scary. At times you may wonder what goes on within its walls, or below the floorboards. You may be concerned about the shifting of doors and cabinets, or the loosening […]


CHINA IMITATES FOREIGN DESIGNS…

DOES SO POORLY Nanjing, CHINA – Despite all sensory evidence, this little red-brick neighborhood is well within the borders of the Orient. In stark contrast to the current trend of massive apartment complexes, this project offers residents an opportunity to pretend that they are living abroad – specifically, in a generic, quaint European community. Some […]


Prime Real Estate – Property # JSNJ006PRC

This property aims to dissolve the border between Civilization and Nature, to open the possibility for a more harmonious, organic life. The load-bearing tree’s canopy combines with fabricated materials to create shelter in a most ‘original’ sense, and an inviting open-air patio lures inhabitants in like the suggestive mouth of a cave. Always changing, it […]


Prime Real Estate – Property # JSNJ003PRC

Prime Real Estate - Property # JSNJ003PRC

A solid two stories of concrete set on a pedestrian-heavy thoroughfare, with outdoor sink, doormat, and space for a bicycle. Offers an unbeatable view of both the butcher’s table and the tofu stand – the perfect vantage point for swiping a hunk of pork when the vendors get distracted by skirmishes down the street. Impending […]


The Art of Architecture in 21st Century Urban China

Totally Awesome Picture of the Week 56 Once upon a time, shelter was constructed from only so much as sticks, mud, and skin. The functionality of these primitive structures was basic and limited. They provided mild protection from the elements and a sense of warmth to cold bodies. To the inhabitants of the era they […]