Architecture China Architects' Offices

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Li Xiangning/Wanli Mo

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The Images Publishing Group
Territory: USA & Canada
Size: 7.75 in x 11.5 in
Pages: 152
Illustrations: 378 color, 3 b&w
Name of series: Architecture China, Architects' Offices Vol 3

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  • While architects' offices are spaces where ideas are crafted, they're usually less reported. This volume offers an inside look at 14 outstanding Chinese architects' office and the desk of Pritzker Prize winner Wang Shu. The projects are accompanied by interviews with the architects to offer a better understanding of their work process and architectural ideas

The office of an architect is perhaps a special project in one's oeuvre complete. One is no longer just an architect crafting ideas to meet the requirements proposed by others, but now faces one's own desires, both as architect and as client: What are the spatial qualities that one needs? How to best stimulate ideas and inspirations? Considering it is the place where those ideas and inspiration are born, how could it be shaped by and speak for them? With essays, projects, and interviews, the 2019 spring volume of Architecture China, Architects' Offices, offers a look into the offices of 14 outstanding Chinese architects: Atelier FCJZ, ZAO/standardarchitecture, MAD Architects, OPEN Architecture, Atelier Deshaus,Vector Architects, Neri&Hu Design and Research Office, AZL Architects, Archi-Union Architects, Atelier AZ+, People's Architecture Office, ArchMixing, Original Design Studio and NATURALBUILD. Additionally, Pritzker Prize winner Wang Shu reveals his desk in the cover imagery.

Dr. Xiangning Li is deputy dean and full professor in history, theory and criticism at Tongji University College of Architecture and Urban Planning. He is the editor-in-chief of Architecture China. He is a member of CICA (Comité International des Critiques d'Architecture), and has published widely on contemporary Chinese architecture and urbanism in international architectural magazines. Wanli Mo is an acting editor of Architecture China. She is also a curator and architecture scholar and has published widely on contemporary Chinese architecture. She received her Master of Architecture Degree from Yale University.