Columnist Blaine Brownell, AIA, explores the historical materials, practices, and forms that are being revived in the next generation of Chinese architecture.
In my column published last week, I discussed some of the construction disappointments resulting from current building practices in China, where breakneck development and a reliance on unskilled labor abound, and flaws are often disguised—either in manipulated press photography or through physical cover-ups. But that is only one side of the story. Recent Chinese architecture also offers exemplary models of material realization, notable not only for their high construction quality but also for their innovative, often low-tech material strategies. The fundamental difference is how architects approach materials.
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