Project: China Building Restoration wishes everyone a very happy new year! Special thanks to all of our followers for their ongoing support, we hope your 2016 has got off to a great start! Looking Back In addition to the articles on topics related to building restoration and sustainable building projects in China, in 2015 we deepened our partnership with architecture and interior… Read more →
About the Speaking Series We’re happy to announce that our new speaking series got off to a good start last Thursday with the first presentation titled “Historic Preservation in China” by Gary Feuerstein. The courtyard where we held the event was packed with visitors, mingling and enjoying the last of the evening sun on the raised platform overlooking the hutong… Read more →
The State Administration of Cultural Heritage has started restoration works on the Eastern Qing Tombs located on the north-eastern outskirts of Beijing.
Continuing our tour of China’s architectural and cultural heritage our next stop is the province of Gansu.
Dazhalan ??? (colloquially known as Dashilar ????) is a famous traditional commercial street in Beijing located south of Tiananmen Square. The street and surrounding area hold many of Beijing’s historical brands, ranging from traditional Chinese herbal medicine stores to renowned tailors, shoe and hat makers, many of these businesses dating back to the Ming dynasty (1368-1644). As such the Dashilar area has… Read more →
Four short recordings from Bruce in Beijing interviewing Matthew Hu from the Courtyard Institute on Beijing courtyard life and the importance of community involvement for the preservation of old Beijing.
We here at Project: China Building Restoration would like to wish all our readers the best for the coming Year of the Ram! The Ram is the 8th sign in the 12-year cycle of animals in the Chinese zodiac. The Chinese regard the ram or sheep as an auspicious animal, so the Year of the Ram is one of promise and… Read more →
From January to May 2014 I temporarily joined one of the largest building restoration companies in China; China Heritage Conservation Center (CHCC). During my time at CHCC I was able to become involved in several projects, including the restoration of Wuhan University’s 1930s dormitory buildings (described in more detail below). In this post I’d like to share some of the insights from my… Read more →