Beijing

Art | Dashanzi Precinct | Factory 798 | UCCA

Located between the East Fourth and East Fifth Ring Roads in Chaoyang District, the Dazhanzi Art precinct has provided a home for contemporary Chinese art and artists since the...

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Food | The New Beijing # 3 | Gung Ho!

Not quite architecture but definitely right up front in the New Beijing is Gung Ho Pizza! Founded by serial entrepreneurs John O’loghlen and Jade Gray (of the legendary Lush...

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The New Beijing #2 | 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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The Old Beijing #4 | Residential Towers

There are thousands of these residential towers around Beijing of varying size and age. While they look as though they are from the fifties, in fact a lot of...

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Music | SPLIT JUE Festival | The Whitest Boy Alive | Patrick Watson

Thankfully the days of tours by the likes of Whitney Houston are long gone (although the Eagles did play here recently). We are now able stay up to date...

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Smarter Than Cars | Are we Evolving?

In recent years the number of cars on the road in Beijing has reached truly epic levels, the volume of pollution has increased well beyond World Health Organization defined safe levels and I’ve had...

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The New Beijing #1 | CCTV | OMA | Buro OS

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The Watercube by Chris Bosse | LAVA

In August 2011, three years will have passed since the Beijing Olympics in 2008. While the main stadium by Swiss architects Herzog and de Meuron often took centre stage,...

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The Old Beijing #3 | Sanlitun

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

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The Old Beijing #2 | Hutong

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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