This celebration of 20 of China’s latest generation features detailed profiles of each architect, exploring their routes to success, their inspirations and the challenges posed for those working and designing in this richly diverse and rapidly evolving region. Each profile is followed by a selection of recent works, including everything from small-scale conceptual plans to country houses, schools, offices and large-scale city development projects. From exploring new ways to build with radical, sustainable materials to sensitively honouring the vernacular traditions of the country’s complex history, each architect brings their unique vision to the question of what architecture means in China today.
Table of Contents
Foreword by Xin Zhang • The Architects: Shaohua DI • Wowo DING • Mei DONG • Juan DU • Beilei FAN • Rossana HU • Ying JIANG • Heng LIU • Wenyu LU • Lele PENG • Shanshan QI • Yuen TANG • Luming WANG • Wei WANG • Youfen WANG • Na WEI • Min YE • Di ZHANG • Jinqiu ZHANG • Zhao ZHAO
About the Author
Austin Williams is senior lecturer in Professional Practice at Kingston School of Art and honorary research fellow at XJTLU University in China. He is the director of the Future Cities Project, China correspondent for the Architectural Review, contributing editor for AR Pacific Region and writes for L'Architecture d'Aujourd'hui. Zhang Xin, founder of SOHO China, has worked with many of the world's most renowned architects, including Kengo Kuma and the late Zaha Hadid.