Posts Tagged ‘architecture’
Shanghai Spaces: Lower Suzhou Creek II

Looking across to the south side of from Si Hang Warehouse Suzhou Creek meanders itself through some newer condominium developments which could be a sign of items to come on the lesser developed north bank.  One must continually switch back and forth between the north and south banks in order to avoid both construction and […]

Shanghai Spaces: Lower Suzhou Creek I

With the amazing architecture of the Bund, the awesome skyline of Lu Jia Zuii and the Expo 2010 site, it is probably easy to say that Huangpu River exists as Shanghai’s predominant water body.  However, the Huangpu retains it’s industrial soul, Lu Jia Zui is a little too much image,  the Bund a little too […]

Shanghai Spaces: Wu Jiao Chang 五角场 – A classic Mainland commercial centre

There isn’t much happening around Fudan University.  I wouldn’t regard the place as quite the ‘sticks’ but its far enough out and it’s present poor urban rail connection makes is rather isolated from the rest of Shanghai.  Line 3 is walkable, but it’s not something one wants to do more than once a day…never if […]

Shanghai From Yang Pu District

Taken from the Foreign Students Residence at Fudan University on a reasonable clear afternoon. Lujiazui – looking south from the top floor. Shanghai Financial Centre to the left, with the Jin Mao Tower to the right. Don’t forget the Pearl Tower.  Black photo, colour photo.  What does it really matter?           […]

Most Hideous Building in the World?
Most Hideous Building in the World?

No, it’s not the CCTV Headquarters building…which I strangely kind of like, even though it appears to epitomize masturbatory architecture and sky-line wonks nor does it fit at all into the surrounding fabric…I remain strangely drawn to it.  I can’t seem to explain my new found attraction towards good ultra-modernist design.  I could blame weburbanist.com, […]

Sexy Sprawl
Sexy Sprawl

Planning at its best! I picked up a copy of Suburban Nation (Andre Duany, Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk, Jeff Speck, 2000) largely to help fill the reading void this semester created by the impossibly difficult to read Municipal and Planning Law, and nap inducing Land Use Planning Made Plain (literally made plain). The authors (more famously known […]

More media and planning

Has a profession developed mainstream appeal and acceptance when a music video is created?  Actually, it’s not really about planning – but definitely has a SimCity vibe to it (again, I’m ripping this video off my instructor…I’m very unoriginal). Some one recently asked me if my numerous hours logged on SimCity 2000 back when I […]

Media from SURP

I wasn’t expecting to plug my physical planning course via this site but today’s lecture brought forth some interesting media tidbits. The course is taught by the VP of the 7500 employee architectural firm HDR|Mill & Ross Architects, who has also apparently become somewhat of a minor celebrity in Kingston through is rather experimental house.  […]

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