An Article about Eco-cities ( )
How do we learn to stop building new eco-cities, and love our old cities? It is clear to the world that China has experienced a phenomenal growth both in terms of its urbanization and wealth over a very short period of time in recent history. It is generally predicated that by 2025, more than 350 millions people will migrate into cities, and by 2030, more than 1 billion people will be living in cities.
Manifesto for the New National Art Museum ( )
Give art works the space they need, thus they will not just games for the architect or symbols for power and profit. Simple, pure and open, the exhibition space is like a theater, architecture retreats as the backdrop. Curator is the director, directing art works in the constantly changing drama. Collections become visible, the storage will become a new kind of exhibition.
Post World Expo ( )
At the request of OUTLOOK magazine, three different concepts are conceived to imagine how to deal with the 2010 shanghai world expo pavilions. By stacking them, by floating them, or by building over them, these expo pavilions will be saved without judgment on their values, beauty or nationality. While they will serve the different purpose and functions in the future, the symbols of this phenomenal extravaganza will be transformed and integrated into people’s life, and ultimately the city. Better city better life. Be thrifty, no waste.
Mass Customization ( )
Mass Customizable Housing (MCH) is a program designed to democratically and interactively engage the ordinary end users in the process of making one’s ideal house. Each house is customized to fit individual family’s life style; each housing community is collectively planned and tailored to the need of co-op residents. It is a challenge to the currently accepted social code – only those with enough resources can afford to have architect designed (customized) dwellings, while the majorities have their individual life styles defied by homogeneous collective housing. It also aims to bring a revolution to industries related to housing constructions.
Beijing Alternative Growth Strategy ( )
As an alternative to the life and death kind of struggle between Old and New now or the “fake” historicism of the recent past, we imagine another way Beijing could be developed. “Exploding” the old city, where authentic fragments of the old city relocated to grow with the new urbanization. These fragments forms the center of each new district of development at outskirt of Beijing, while also allows ultra modern development to penetrate into the old city center, to inject new energy.