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 →
A day spent wandering around historic Harbin. Whilst much of the European and Russian style architecture has been preserved much of it is falling into disrepair.
My first introduction to 798 Art Zone was one of laser pointers, loud music and more leopard print lycra than you could shake a stick at. Yes, it was the 2011 INTRO music festival. Although a great venue for urban electronic festivals, 798 is most famous for housing Beijing’s vibrant art community. 798 Art Zone is an art district that… Read more →