ARCHITECTURE, URBANISM & DESIGN

Towards Openness

Mr. LI Hu, HUANG Wenjing

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Specifications

Size: 
6.75" x 9" (Portrait)
Pages: 
288pp
Binding: 
Soft bound
Publication date: 
Spring 2018
ISBN: 
978-1-940743-22-6
Rights world: 
Available

Kenneth Frampton, Steven Holl, Lars Lerup, Yehuda Safran

Overview: 

Drawn from keen observation of the rapidly changing social economic landscape of China, and using OPEN projects as case studies, Towards Openness is a symphony of seven built projects and six idea chapters which are intriguingly interwoven to offer an in-depth examination of OPEN’s unique practice and the critical thinking underlying their work, work that actively engages with the rapid transformation of the society, with unwavering hope for a better future.

 

Towards Openness offers a unique approach to understanding the transformational power of architecture, presenting a humanistic approach to architecture in relation to nature, touching upon our fundamental sensitivity as human beings to go far beyond the boundaries of nations. This book challenges the preconceived and often prejudicial notions of what Chinese architecture ought to be, by providing a fresh perspective on contemporary architectural practice in China through the innovative work of OPEN.

 

 

About the author: 

Mr. LI Hu and Ms. HUANG Wenjing are founding partners of the Beijing based firm OPEN which has quickly risen to international recognition in recent years. Prior to OPEN, Mr. LI Hu was a partner of Steven Holl Architects.