The unveiling of the China Wood Sculpture Museum in Harbin – near the border with Russian Siberia – signals that even China’s frozen northern periphery is beginning to be reshaped as its economy booms. The figure behind the thunderbolt-hued building is China’s leading experimental architect, Ma Yansong, along with his MAD Architects.
The low-rise residences echo the contours of the surrounding topography and offer unequalled access to one of China’s most famous landscapes.
Fondly dubbed the Marilyn Monroe towers by local residents, the Absolute Towers parallel the twisting fluidity or natural lines found in life.
Located in Ordos, Inner Mongolia, the Ordos Museum is a crossroads for a community working to interpret its local traditions in a new urban context.
Eleven young architects collaborate to design high-density urban nature in China.
The expansion of Beijing city has intensively accelerated the development of its periphery area for the last few years, which thereby helped develop the first space typology in China. In the meantime, the suburbian areas emerged gradually.