At our last Speakers Event Chris Barclay talked about his experience restoring an old temple in Yunnan and shared with us his philosophy on building restoration.
We here at Project: China Building Restoration are very excited to announce our new partnership with the architecture and interior design company anySCALE! This partnership will combine CBRâ€™s knowledge of all things related to Chinaâ€™s historical buildings with anySCALEâ€™s extensive architectural experience and innovative design solutions. With over 10 years of international and local China architecture experience, anySCALE brings access to building construction and technical… Read more →
A glimpse into the cave dwellings of the Loess Plateau in northern Ningxia province.
A new report by the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development discusses “Building Energy Savings” and incentives for constructing environmentally friendly, sustainable buildings in China.
Superblocks in the financial area * There was an interview recently by CNN Money with urban designer Peter Calthrope on Chinaâ€™s fast paced urban development and the unsustainable model of the superblock. Anyone who has visited or lived in a major Chinese city will be all too familiar with the superblock; large-scale apartment and business complexes with monotone facades and… Read more →
Here is an article from China Dialogue (12.11.12) that I came upon on how government designated low-carbon industrial zones in reality seem to be that in name only. This article, although not directly linked with our main topics of discussion here on Project: China, does sum up quite well the general approach to the still new notions of sustainability and low-carbon… Read more →
Business Insider article published at the beginning of the month (02.11.12) on China’s plans for an entirely new eco-city named the “Great City” on the outskirts of Chengdu. Scroll down the article to see the interesting concept design by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture. The “Great City” is a plan for an ambitious urban center designed to limit its… Read more →
Article featured in inmanNEWS (02.11.12) about the “western” perspective on China’s outlook on environmental policies and how this is at odds with the reality of what China is already doing, and has been doing for a while, in the name of sustainability. This article deals more with the general issue of sustainability in China, rather than specifically with regards to buildings…. Read more →