Obesity in children up 25% in a decade →
About 13.3 percent of local children are overweight and 6.5 percent are obese, according to a newly released survey. The obesity rate among local schoolchildren has grown by 24.4 percent in the past decade and is close to that found in Western countries, experts said. (Shanghai Daily). Maybe not the aspect that they need to beat the Western countries.
Underpasses for Lujiazui area →
(Photo of Lujiazui by Payton Chung) “Having already taken to the air, planners are going underground to make the Lujiazui financial zone more pedestrian-friendly.” (Shanghai Daily) What about making smaller blocks, smaller roads, and program the ground level of buildings? Maybe that way the area will become more pedestrian-friendly and not just a series of isolated buildings in a...
Shanghai Museum of Glass opens →
This museum seems worth checking out next time I’m in Shanghai. Has anybody been there already? I would love to hear your opinion. “The studio glass movement in China has been growing since around 2000 or 2001,” explains Vanessa Lee Taub, the Hong Kong-based director of Galerie Vee and a strong proponent of the studio glass movement, which has worked closely with the museum for the...
behind the camera: ishi mak on photographing... →
Interview with Ishi Mak, a dedicated photographer of Shanghai’s architectural heritage with a style reminiscent of Japanese minimalism. He captures what remains of Shanghai’s vanishing heritage structures, showcasing their beauty and elegance as deserved. Ishi’s attention to the photographic process and reverence for his subject detail are reflected in his tightly edited and timeless work....
Bullet Train from Shanghai to Beijing
(This is a guest post by Alvaro Leonardo, senior designer architect at POLIFACTORY) Tomorrow, May 12, the trials for the bullet train linking the cities of Beijing and Shanghai begin. The line is expected to be operative in June, with a top speed ranging from 300 km/h to 350 km/h. There is still quite a lot of discussion about the price of the tickets, due to the direct competition...
Shanghai's little-known Spanish style →
Great to see the research by Alvaro Leonardo, senior designer architect at POLIFACTORY and guest blogger here, featured in the Shanghai Daily newspaper: “Shanghai is famous for what’s left of its European neoclassical and Art Deco architecture and Hungarian architect L.E. Hudec is virtually worshipped for his work in the 1930s. But little is known about Shanghai’s Spanish and...
SHANGHAI IN 3D
Enjoy discovering the buildings of the city thanks to sh.edushi
Shanghai Houtan Park / Turenscape →
Built on a brownfield of a former industrial site, Houtan Park is a regenerative living landscape on Shanghai’s Huangpu riverfront. The park’s constructed wetland, ecological flood control, reclaimed industrial structures and materials, and urban agriculture are integral components of an overall restorative design strategy to treat polluted river water and recover the degraded waterfront in an...