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* Architecture: Wang Shu Projects, Photographs by Clement Guillaume

Posted by the editors on Thursday, 15 March 2012

Architecture: Wang Shu Projects, Photographs by Clement Guillaume: “..projects by the 2012 Pritzker Prize winner, Wang Shu, Chinese architect and founder of Amateur Architecture Studio. The projects featured here include Campus Hangzhou, CIPA Nanjing, Five Squared Houses, Ningbo, Zhongshan Lu, and Vertical Houses. Shu’s projects present a contemporary and progressive approach that acknowledges the rich tradition of Chinese architecture and as one of the jury members for the Pritzker Prize stated, ‘produces an architecture that is timeless and deeply rooted in its context and yet universal.’..”  60+ photos by Clement Guillaume of projects by the 2012 Pritzker Prize Winner..excellent..

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image: Clement Guillaume; article: Furuto , Alison . “Photography: Wang Shu Projects, by Clement Guillaume” 15 Mar 2012. ArchDaily. <http://www.archdaily.com/215678&gt;

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* Architecture: Pritzker Prize Winner Wang Shu: The Work of Amateur Architecture Studio

Posted by the editors on Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Architecture: Pritzker Prize Winner Wang Shu: The Work of Amateur Architecture Studio: “..wang shu of the hangzhou-based firm amateur architecture studio has been announced by thomas j. pritzker, chairman of the hyatt foundation, as the 2012 pritzker prize architecture laureate. born on november 4, 1963 in the city of urumqi in the xinjiang province of china, the 49 year old is the first architect to receive the award from his nation. he acquired his bachelor of science and then masters degree from the nanjing institute of technology in 1988 and a ph.d. from tongji university in 2000. from 1990 to 1998, wang shu worked for craftsman to gain experience by learning everything involved in the construction of buildings through the renovations of old structures..along with his wife lu wenyu, they co-founded the amateur architecture studio in 1997, bringing forward their personal critique of the architecture profession in their country. his disapproval of the destruction of urban areas and therefore history as well as rapid developing of rural areas became central to his design approach. an executed example of this mindset is the ningbo historic museum, where he used recycled materials found near the site to fuse memories of the past into the modern day construct..”

image: © lu wenyu; courtesy of the pritzker prize foundation; article: Designboom

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* Architecture: Chinese Architect Wang Shu Wins the 2012 Pritzker Prize

Posted by the editors on Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Architecture: Chinese Architect Wang Shu Wins the 2012 Pritzker Prize: “..Wang Shu, a 48-year-old Chinese architect whose work explores the intersection of modern technologies and traditional sensibilities, has won the 2012 Pritzker Architecture Prize..”  Includes slideshow..

image: © Lv Hengzhong; article: Architectural Record

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