Our good buddy Kris Provoost have recently released his first book titled: 'Beautified China: The Architectural Revolution', it's a striking 'recueil' of a selection of modern buildings that Kris has been photographing for the past decade. In this book, you will get a glimpse of buildings located in well-known cities like Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Harbin, Wuhan (!) and many more!
For the upcoming summer/ fall, we will be planning our next vacation in Beijing or somewhere in China. I think it will be a great introductory to how's life in China and obviously to explore the magnificent neons spots! :) For the occasion, we are featuring the work of Ekaterina and her series titled: 'Beijing'. We have featured the work before by Ekaterina Busygina on Abduzeedo, it's always great seeing her progress and experiments.
Our pal Kris Provoost did it again and shared the amazingness innovation tower design through photographs. The incredible work from Zaha Hadid Architect who is well-known in the community whatever you are into photography and architecture. Located in Hong Kong, more specifically home to the Hong Kong Polytechnic University School of Design, and the Jockey Club Design Institute for Social Innovation. Imagine a 15,000 sq. m. tower accommodates more than 1,800 students and more.
Kris Provoost has shared via his Behance, the colossal 'under construction' site of the upcoming Changzhou culture center located in the southern Jiangsu province, China. Picture a total floor area of 365,000 sq.m, which according to Archdaily is going to be six times the size of the Louvre in Paris. Designed by Gerkan, Marg & Partners, an international architectural company based in Hamburg, Germany.
Having visited Amsterdam before, I did saw the construction of MVRDV's Crystal Houses. I didn't understand its architecture and uniqueness at first but learning about it now makes even more sense. So the Crystal Houses is a store located in Amsterdam, Netherlands designed by the amazing folks from MVRDV who has received International recognition since their opening in 2016. Its particular uniqueness?
We are excited to share a photography series by our pal Kris Provoost entitled: Chongquing Impressions. Working as an architecture photographer, we follow his 3 days journey into the city of Chongqing, China. With more than 30 million people sharing its streets, the city tends to feel dense at times. This feeling becomes most apparent when viewed from a distance especially through Kris's pictures. The voluminous illusion of the city's density is bringing me into my consciousness and it must have been quite an enjoyable experience to explore.