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andlt;bandgt;Featuring hundreds of photographs and extensive commentary, this modern architecture and design book showcases the dynamic structures of today's China.andlt;/bandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;by China's booming cities are evolving at a dizzying speed, and her new wealth has created a dynamic environment for architecture and construction. andlt;iandgt;New China Architectureandlt;/iandgt; documents the spectacular transformation modern China has undergone in recent decades as the heady push to prosperity has inspired architects from China and around the globe to produce striking new designs.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Award-winning professor of architecture, Xing Ruan, covers the entire range of China's most captivating new building projectsand#8212;from Shanghai skyscrapers to public buildings in Beijing and Guangzhou, and from cutting-edge private homes and gleaming new airports to theaters and universities throughout China. Over the past few decades, architects, urban planners, and design aficionados everywhere have watched China's spectacular urban transformation with awe, and andlt;iandgt;New China Architectureandlt;/iandgt; offers them a closer look at the country's most innovative new buildings.

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The spectacular transformation of China in the last decade is symbolized by its architecture. The booming cities of China are evolving at a speed which is hard to comprehend, and their skylines have seen a profusion of new architectural styles. An economic metamorphosis and an invasion of Western culture have created a dynamic

environment for architecture and construction, both at the public and the domestic scale. This push to prosperity has excited architects from around the globe, who have seen a unique opportunity to produce remarkable and innovative designs.

New China Architecture seizes this moment in time. It documents both the stunning designs of famed architects and the emergence of a whole new generation of Chinese architects. The selected projects cover a broad range of residential homes, public buildings, office towers and the adaptive reuse of older city precincts. The buildings featured include skyscrapers in Shanghai, the dazzling new designs for the Beijing Olympic Games venues, innovative private houses such as those at the Commune by the Great Wall and the now mandatory gleaming new airports and city landmarks.

Synopsis:

The spectacular transformation of China in the last decade is symbolized by its architecture. The booming cities of China are evolving at a speed which is hard to comprehend, and their skylines have seen a profusion of new architectural styles. An economic metamorphosis and an invasion of Western culture have created a dynamicandlt;BRandgt;environment for architecture and construction, both at the public and the domestic scale. This push to prosperity has excited architects from around the globe, who have seen a unique opportunity to produce remarkable and innovative designs.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;iandgt;New China Architectureandlt;/iandgt; seizes this moment in time. It documents both the stunning designs of famed architects and the emergence of a whole new generation of Chinese architects. The selected projects cover a broad range of residential homes, public buildings, office towers and the adaptive reuse of older city precincts. The buildings featured include skyscrapers in Shanghai, the dazzling new designs for the Beijing Olympic Games venues, innovative private houses such as those at the Commune by the Great Wall and the now mandatory gleaming new airports and city landmarks.

About the Author

andlt;iandgt;andlt;bandgt;Xing Ruanandlt;/iandgt;andlt;/bandgt; is a professor of architecture at the University of New South Wales and was previously Head of the Department of Architecture at the University of Technology, Sydney. He was born in China and graduated with a degree in Architecture from the Southeast University in Nanjing. He has practiced and taught in China, New Zealand and Australia. He has been published widely on architecture, anthropology, architectural education and on contemporary Chinese architecture.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780794603892
Publisher:
Periplus Editions (HK) ltd.
Subject:
China
Photographer:
Bingham-Hall, Patrick
Author:
Bingham-Hall, Patrick
Author:
Ruan, Xing
Subject:
Architecture
Subject:
International Architecture - Asian
Subject:
General Architecture
Subject:
Architecture-Asia and Oceania
Subject:
Architecture -- History.
Subject:
New China architecture; Contemporary Chinese architecture, modern China; Recent Chinese architecture; new buildings China
Subject:
new china architecture ; contemporary chinese architecture, modern china ; chinese homes
Subject:
chinese art ; china architecture ; china design ;
Edition Description:
Hardback
Series:
No Series
Publication Date:
20060315
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
350 color photos
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
12 x 9 in 59 oz

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Product details 240 pages Tuttle Publishing - English 9780794603892 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The spectacular transformation of China in the last decade is symbolized by its architecture. The booming cities of China are evolving at a speed which is hard to comprehend, and their skylines have seen a profusion of new architectural styles. An economic metamorphosis and an invasion of Western culture have created a dynamic

environment for architecture and construction, both at the public and the domestic scale. This push to prosperity has excited architects from around the globe, who have seen a unique opportunity to produce remarkable and innovative designs.

New China Architecture seizes this moment in time. It documents both the stunning designs of famed architects and the emergence of a whole new generation of Chinese architects. The selected projects cover a broad range of residential homes, public buildings, office towers and the adaptive reuse of older city precincts. The buildings featured include skyscrapers in Shanghai, the dazzling new designs for the Beijing Olympic Games venues, innovative private houses such as those at the Commune by the Great Wall and the now mandatory gleaming new airports and city landmarks.

"Synopsis" by , The spectacular transformation of China in the last decade is symbolized by its architecture. The booming cities of China are evolving at a speed which is hard to comprehend, and their skylines have seen a profusion of new architectural styles. An economic metamorphosis and an invasion of Western culture have created a dynamicandlt;BRandgt;environment for architecture and construction, both at the public and the domestic scale. This push to prosperity has excited architects from around the globe, who have seen a unique opportunity to produce remarkable and innovative designs.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;iandgt;New China Architectureandlt;/iandgt; seizes this moment in time. It documents both the stunning designs of famed architects and the emergence of a whole new generation of Chinese architects. The selected projects cover a broad range of residential homes, public buildings, office towers and the adaptive reuse of older city precincts. The buildings featured include skyscrapers in Shanghai, the dazzling new designs for the Beijing Olympic Games venues, innovative private houses such as those at the Commune by the Great Wall and the now mandatory gleaming new airports and city landmarks.
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