Miele House / Kokaistudios →
(Photo by Kokaistudios) Kokaistudios developed a detailed renovation plan and works ranged from repairing the impressive roofs and rediscovering the facade original materials to structural reinforcements and the installation of modern air conditioning and fire protection systems as well as thermal and noise insulation. To underline the new life of the house a huge art and craft metal panel...
Lupu Bridge Climb →
(Photograph by SmSh) Lupu Bridge is that big, bad-ass bridge connecting Puxi and Pudong, which you usually cross on your way to Pudong Airport if you live in a sane part of town. It’s a wonderful, chest-thumping architectural achievement. The Lupu Bridge Climb — actually, they call it the “Shanghai Climb”— is the stairs that lead up the arch of the structure. It’s pretty...
Transforming the north Bund →
As the controversial crowing jewel of the north Bund, the Shanghai Port Cruise Terminal, moves toward completion we look at it’s colorful and lasting impact on the area. (CNNGo) The building is design by SPARCH. More information about the project itself here.
City has plan to better integrate public transport →
“Providing a more convenient public transport network is our top initiative to relieve urban traffic pressure,” Sun Jianping, director of the Shanghai Communications, Transport and Port Administration Bureau, told Shanghai Daily yesterday. “People can expect to see more Metro lines built with connecting bus routes.” (Shanghai Daily)
China artist Ai Weiwei's Shanghai studio... →
Chinese demolition workers have torn down the Shanghai studio of the artist Ai Weiwei - a move he says is linked to his political activism. (BBC)
The Giant Interactive Group Campus →
At what point is a building complete? Is it when construction ends? When users move in? And how does one factor in the contributions of its occupants when assessing a building? Does an apparent conflict between the architects’ vision and the residents’ tastes indicate a failure? An opportunity? An inevitability? The Giant Interactive Group headquarters is a big,...
800b yuan to make city greener, better linked →
(Photo by danaspencer) Shanghai plans to spend between 700 billion yuan (US$105 billion) and 800 billion yuan over the next five years improving transport links and making the city a greener place.This represents a 40 percent increase in investment on the previous five years, the city’s top construction and transport commission said yesterday. Some 550 billion yuan was invested locally...
Remaking the Chinese City panel discussion →
If you are in New York City tomorrow and you want to hear about Chinese cities, you might want to check this panel discussion at Asia Society: “Remaking the Chinese City is a series of panel discussions exploring the development of the contemporary Chinese city, including topics such as models of urban development, the role of infrastructure and sustainability, real estate development,...
Beijing-Shanghai fast rail link to open in June →
A high-speed railway that will cut travel time between Beijing and Shanghai to around four hours will open in June, a year ahead of schedule, state media said Tuesday. China also plans to invest 700 billion yuan (106 billion dollars) in railway construction this year, railways minister Liu Zhijun was quoted by the official Xinhua news agency as saying. (The Gazette)
When Innovation, Too, Is Made in China →
As a national strategy, China is trying to build an economy that relies on innovation rather than imitation. Clearly, its leaders recognize that being the world’s low-cost workshop for assembling the breakthrough products designed elsewhere — think iPads and a host of other high-tech goods — has its limits. So can China become a prodigious inventor? The answer, in truth, will play out over...