old places, contemporary art

Posted on Aug 29, 2010 in architecture, buildings, sculpture | One Comment

The old abandoned factories of Beijing and Shanghai make unique spaces for contemporary artistic practice. I’m not saying that the work is all good, but gigantic volumes of brick, rusting factory equipment, and abandoned machinery can help mediocre pieces. If you don’t enjoy the art, at least you can enjoy the architecture. The work does ...

slaughterhouse dance break

Posted on Jul 26, 2010 in architecture, people, shanghai, urbanism, video | No Comments

The view from the slaughterhouse rooftop reveals a plaza full of jazzercisers.

slaughterhouse 2: the legend of curly’s gold

Posted on Jul 22, 2010 in architecture, buildings, interiors, shanghai | No Comments

You know that scene at the end of Labyrinth where David Bowie is singing gently and creepily to a young but totally crush-worthy Jennifer Connely “Live without the sunlight, Love without your heartbeat…I, I can’t live within you.” It likely didn’t leave the lasting impression on you that it did me, but certainly you remember ...


Posted on Jul 21, 2010 in architecture, buildings, shanghai, urbanism | 2 Comments

A few nights back I had a chance to really embrace my inner architecture geek. After about one month of solid work with no days off, Perry told everyone to stay away from the studio no matter what deadlines were looming. We took the opportunity to explore a few areas of the city. The Central ...