China: The New Creative Power in Architecture

Chris van Uffelen

Braun Publishing, 2021


In 2012 at the latest, when a Chinese architect received the prestigious Pritzker Prize for the first time ever, the professional community started noticing and realizing that contemporary Chinese building culture is among the most innovative and adventurous found anywhere today. It is truly amazing how the technically most daring designs can be implemented within the shortest possible time. At the same time, Chinese architects mediate between modernity and architectural tradition and turn to regional typologies to rediscover traditional craft techniques.

This volume features a wide range of typologies, styles, sizes, and locations that have one thing in common — their designers hail from China and have made the world of architecture stop and take notice of their work.

Number 31 in Shanghai (Neri&Hu Design and Research Office)
YueCheng Courtyard Kindergarten in Beijing (MAD Architects)
Shangwei Village Plugin Houses in Shenzhen (People’s Architecture Office)
Jingdezhen Imperial Kiln Museum (Studio Zhu Pei)
Dichi Service Center in Qingdao (HHDFUN)


ISBN: 9783037682678

352 pagina's, 726 illustraties, 27 x 21 cm, hardcover, Engels