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Tulou Open House Event

Tulou Open House Event

URB was invited by Dana Wu (Studio Yao Yao, Shanghai/Cambridge, MA ) and Samantha Culp (New Territories Studio, Shanghai/Beijing) to collaborate for the organization of the Tulou Open House event, which took place in the Qingxing Tulou in Tianzhong Village, Nanjing County, Fujian, on June 8-10, 2012. The event was hosted by Friends of Tulou,...
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Tulou Open House Event

Tulou Open House Event

URB was invited by Dana Wu (Studio Yao Yao, Shanghai/Cambridge, MA ) and Samantha Culp (New Territories Studio, Shanghai/Beijing) to collaborate for the organization of the Tulou Open House event, which took place in the Qingxing Tulou in Tianzhong Village, Nanjing County, Fujian, on June 8-10, 2012. The event was hosted by Friends of Tulou, a nonprofit based in Fujian and Seattle, WA. The event brought together ideas and thinking inspired by the traditional earthen houses, their lifestyle, and landscape. Researchers and artists from many fields spent two weeks in the tulou, living with the community, holding discussions, surveying, and building installations for the public event weekend. Qingxing Tulou, completed...
Creative City Shenzhen

Creative City Shenzhen

This project is an analysis of the creative park model, advocated throughout the world as one of the key strategies to attract the “creative class”, the new vital resource for cities that desire a decisive influence on the global scene. OCT Loft is the first subject of the analysis. 3 objectives that lead the research: 1. To characterize what a creative park is. 2. To investigate what is happening inside a creative park, after the planning phase, and how it works. 3. To depict the creative city’s dynamics and the resulting outcomes. 3 layers of analysis: 1. Physicality: concept and architectural...
South China City Industrial Park

South China City Industrial Park

Tulou: Traditional and Urban

Tulou: Traditional and Urban

The Tulou research project takes this building typology as a case for investigating community growth and the implications of design and space for communities. URB has documented both the Urban Tulou and the traditional Fujian Tulou, with particular attention to the community’s uses of common areas and the networks that develop within the communities themselves. In Fujian, URB conducted research in Qingxing Lou, a traditional Tulou adopted by Friends of the Tulou and the setting of the three day event (June 8-10, 2012) that URB assisted in organizing with Dana Wu and Samantha Culp. Later this year, the book  and...
Jiading Zhangjiang Tech Park | 张江高新技术园区嘉定园

Jiading Zhangjiang Tech Park | 张江高新技术园区嘉定园

Urban design for the Zhangjiang High Tech Park, Jiading Campus 2011
Longgang South CBD | 龙岗大运南新城

Longgang South CBD | 龙岗大运南新城