Beijing

Patrick Sloan Beijing Sanlitun Intercontinental Hotel 01

I cycled past the Intercontinental Hotel site on the corner of Sanlitun Nan Lu and Gong Ti Bei Lu in early November – finally there is some progress on...

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Patrick Sloan Beijing Phoenix Media Center

Not the greatest photgraphsI’ve taken, however this is an update on the Phoenix Media Center – a pretty interesting piece of work on the South West corner of Chaoyang Park –...

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Patrick Sloan | Sanlitun

The Sanlitun precinct in Beijing was one of the first areas with bars and venues catering to westerners and dates back to the early eighties. In the lead up...

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Patrick Sloan | Old Laneways

These photographs are from March 2006, when the regeneration of the Sanlitun Precinct in Chaoyang District was in full swing. The Olympics were just around the corner and Balenciaga was on...

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Patrick Sloan | Dongcheng Hutongs

There has been a great deal recorded and lamented regarding the traditional hutong laneways of the ‘Old Beijing’ inside the Second Ring Road in Dongcheng District, but they never cease...

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Patrick Sloan | San Yuan Li Markets

While much of Beijing is undergoing constant expansion and regeneration there are numerous precincts and traditions that have remained the same. One of the most charming and energetic retail areas...

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Cuisine | MOSTO + MODO

It used to be that you could get steak sandwiches and hamburgers from a few places around town and at a stretch you could find a reasonable Caesar salad...

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Supertall Towers | Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill

When completed, the recently approved 1609m high Kingdom Tower in Jeddah City, Saudi Arabia, will be the tallest structure in the world. Designed by American firm Adrian Smith +...

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The New Beijing #13 | North Embassy District

This new embassy building, located in the North Embassy District close to Liangmaqiao, is stunning. I haven’t yet established which embassy it is or who designed it – many of...

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The New Beijing # 12 | SOHO Chaowai

Designed by South Korean Architect Seung H-Sang of IROJE Architects + Planners, the Chaowai edition of SOHO is one of the more compelling projects in the SOHO collection. While the...

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