“Originaire” is a word created to combine the meanings of “original” and “initial”. In the Chinese language, the character for “source” is specifically in the context of the water source.
What will be the theme of the chinese pavilion at this year’s venice architecture biennale?
‘Nature is a rich source of inspiration, you do not need to create anything but observe, because nature is always creating things better than you can ever image.’ – Pei Zhu
Principal architect of Urbanus, speaks about the current living conditions of the china and how his projects bring together the traditional appeal with a modern design. liu xiaodu at a designboom conversation in beijing from designboom on Vimeo.
Made from the aggregated debris from the Sichuan earthquake, straw fiber and cement, these bricks have been used to build and reconstruct disaster areas, creating new meanings to the ideas of renewable materials and the regeneration of a community.
How the historical legacy of Chinese architecture can be applied to contemporary building practices, and the important relationship his structures have to light and nature.
Shifting Chinese aesthetics to a modern taste.