We hope you enjoyed last week’s interview with People’s Architecture Office, and while we’re talking building, we invite you to explore our version of a photo-scrapbook.
This is a collection of behind-the-scenes architecture snapshots from our summer in China. It includes everything form the historic splendour of the Forbidden City and the glitz of neon-covered nightclubs, to the crumbling rooftops of 200-year-old hutongs and austere modern structures. Pull up a chair, pour a cup of tea and enjoy the show.
The recognisable blue door of FAKE, Ai Wei Wei’s design base at Caochangdi Art Village
Carved marble railing in a courtyard inside the sprawling Forbidden City.
A nightclub in Beijing.
Somewhere in Caochangdi.
Boat in a Caochangdi Art Village courtyard.
Exploring the Forbidden City.
Vice China HQ
Great Wall odyssey.
Designer Tai Chi.
Rooftop of fashion designer Zhang Chi‘s offices.
Inside Zhang Chi’s studio.
Back seat of a taxi.
Bumpy pedi-cab ride home.
Apartment building in SanLiTun.
At 798 Art Zone.