china will follow you home

I left China six days ago. Since returning, I have been enjoying having conversations in a language that I understand, attending family gatherings, reading English street signs, basking in high-speed internet, seeing friends, meeting new babies, drinking abundant beer, haunting my favorite coffee shops, eating sandwiches, adjusting to the time change, and enjoying the fact ...

we come at it from the streets

Posted on Jun 25, 2010 in architecture, buildings, shanghai, urbanism | No Comments

As we approach an important team meeting on Sunday where we make sure that our design concept dovetails with the planning research, we encounter a semi-frustrating day (and night) at the studio. It seems that every day there is some new planner from China brought in with the intention of lending a much needed hand, ...