Journal

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 the more recent embassy buildings here in Beijing are designed by architects from the country the building represents. The transition of horizontal...

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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 architecture is rather ordinary, the contribution the site masteplanning makes to the surrounding area is superb tadalafil over the counter....

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The New Beijing # 11 | SOHO Shangdu

Completed in 2007, the Shangdu edition of SOHO is located in the CBD area of Beijing and was designed by Melbourne based LAB Architecture Studio. LAB was also responsible for the landmark Melbourne project Federation Square and over the last decade or so has completed numerous projects around the...

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Antony Martin Architects | 2011 Shanghai Expo Australian Pavilion

Melbourne has produced many of Australia’s leading architectural practices and has in the process generated an architectural community that is perhaps one of the world’s most engaging. As a result, there is an appreciation for design among the general public where the pursuit and execution of sophisticated architecture and...

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The New Beijing # 10 | 1949 The Hidden City

Hidden a few blocks south east of the SWIRE Sanlitun Village in Chaoyang District, is this superbly executed refurbishment of a collection of old, single level industrial brick buildings. Distributed around a central courtyard, the 1949 Hidden City complex contains restaurants, cafes and bars and a small art gallery. http://www.elite-concepts.com/Promotions/1949/TheHiddenCity.htm...

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The New Beijing # 9 | Phoenix Media Centre

Located at the south east corner of Chaoyang Park is this interesting and rather extravagant looking project. I haven’t been able to establish who designed it as yet, so standby for an update soon. click on images to access gallery

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Photography | Canon S95

I have taken most of the images in the Journal section using the Canon S95 – it’s an awesome little camera that punches well above it’s weight. Marketed as the Canon premium compact, it has a great system that compensates for slight movement when shooting which is really helpful...

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The New Beijing # 8 | GHL SOHO | MADA s.p.a.m.

Located on the western edge of Beijing’s CBD is the SOHO Guanghualu project designed by Qingyun Ma and his studio MADA s.p.a.m.: http://www.madaspam.com/. Preliminary renderings looked promising, however this edition of SOHO may well be the most contentious to date. Ma provides some insight into what he was thinking...

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