Beijing Photo Journal: Architecture

Beijing Photo Journal: Architecture

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 [...]

November 26, 2013 at 11:36 am 0 comments

Courtyard House Plug-in by People’s Architecture Office

Courtyard House Plug-in by People’s Architecture Office

The Design Hop initiative was launched as part of Beijing Design Week in an effort to engage designers in the complex issue of rejuvenating and preserving the deteriorating historic neighborhoods in Beijing. The Dashilar hutong, or courtyard neighborhood, is a once-thriving area that, like so many Beijing hutongs, had fallen into disrepair. Dashilar now serves as the main Design Hop [...]

November 19, 2013 at 12:01 pm 0 comments

Getting Around Beijing

Getting Around Beijing

Even with good command of the Chinese language, Beijing can be a difficult city to navigate. This is because it’s infamous for traffic jams and many of its most desirable locations are tucked away in small streets or narrow alleyways known as hutongs, which are difficult for taxis to traverse – and easy for visitors to get lost in. Foreigners [...]

October 8, 2012 at 11:55 pm 1 comment