Shape of the City: Thames Town

February 8th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Shape of the City

Shape of the City: Thames Town

An English village in the Shanghai suburbs, Thames Town is an anachronistic novelty and an amusing example of the absurd experimental urbanism of modern China.

Shape of the City: Jin Mao tower

February 1st, 2011  |  by  |  published in Shape of the City

Shape of the City: Jin Mao tower

Combining a modern interpretation of a Chinese pagoda with Art Deco flourishes, the Jin Mao tower fits perfectly with the eclectic mix of styles that characterize the urban aesthetics of Shanghai.

Shape of the City: 1933

January 18th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Shape of the City

Shape of the City: 1933

1933, the slaughterhouse-turned mixed-use complex, is an Art-Deco/Expressionist masterpiece of function-over-form, and one of Shanghai’s best off-the-beaten-track architectural highlights.

     

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