For decades, the eastern nation was seen as “the world’s factory,” a manufacturing giant for whom success meant importing talent from the west or simply copying it altogether. Leading architects from Europe and America reaped the benefits of the country’s rapid urbanization, where spectacular, futuristic buildings are encouraged and no expense is spared. But all of that is changing. A creative revolution is taking place that has China poised to overtake the west in terms of architecture and design. A new wave of homegrown, internationally educated talent is reimagining the possibilities for Chinese architecture, spurring a new aesthetic that links tradition and identity with China’s built environment. China Builts (working title)China is a fresh look at the architects leading the change in this fast-growing country. This book takes readers on a journey into the fascinating world of Chinese design, where the next crop of international architects is already hard at work.
24 x 30 cm