Towards Openness

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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…

SKU: 90670
Size: 6.75″ x 9″ Portrait
Pages: 288pp
Binding: Soft Bound
Publication Date: spring 2018
ISBN: 978-1-940743-22-6
Rights World: Available

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“A fresh perspective on contemporary architectural practice in China through the innovative work of OPEN.”

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6.75" x 9" Portrait

Pages

288pp

Binding

Soft Bound

Publication date

spring 2018

ISBN

978-1-940743-22-6

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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.

Authors

Li Hu and Huang Wenjing are founding partners of the Beijing based firm OPEN Architecture which has quickly risen to international recognition in recent years. Prior to OPEN, Li Hu was a partner of Steven Holl Architects. He received his B. Arch. from Tsinghua University in Beijing in 1996 and his M. Arch. from Rice University in 1998. Aside from his practice, he is a visiting professor at Tsinghua University, and a frequent speaker and critic at universities worldwide. Huang Wenjing received her B. Arch. from Tsinghua University in Beijing in 1996 and her M. Arch. from Princeton University in 1999. She is a registered architect in New York State and a member of the AIA. Prior to OPEN, Huang was a senior designer and associate in the New York-based firm Pei Cobb Freed & Partners (formerly I.M. Pei Architects).

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SKU: 90670
Size: 6.75″ x 9″ Portrait
Pages: 288pp
Binding: Soft Bound
Publication Date: spring 2018
ISBN: 978-1-940743-22-6
Rights World: Available


Towards Openness

“A fresh perspective on contemporary architectural practice in China through the innovative work of OPEN.”

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USA - New York
Tel: +1(646) 322-2466
Asia - Singapore & China
Tel: +(65) 9068-1860
Tel: +(86) 755-84556863

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