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.
Number of Pages: 256
Publication Date: 14 Mar 2019
Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Publication City, Country: London, United Kingdom
Dimensions (cm): 24(H) x 21.6(L)
Weight (gm): 1290
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.