Page C1.1 . 29 February 2012                     
ArchitectureWeek - Culture Department
HOME   |   DESIGN   |   CONTEXT   |   CULTURE   |   TECHNOLOGY   |   SEARCH
< Prev Page Next Page >
 
CULTURE
 
  •  
  • Wang Shu Gallery

     
    AND MORE
      Current Contents
      Blog Center
      Download Center
      New Products
      Products Guide
      Classic Home
      Architecture Forum
      Architects Directory
      Topics Library
      Complete Archive
      Web Directory
      About ArchWeek
      Search
      Subscribe & Contribute
      Free Newsletters
       

     
    QUIZ

    [an error occurred while processing this directive]

    Wang Shu Gallery

    by ArchitectureWeek

    ArchWeek Image
    SUBSCRIPTION SAMPLE

    Ningbo Historic Museum, in Ningbo, China, 2003 to 2008.
    Photo: Lv Hengzhong/ Courtesy Amateur Architecture Studio

    The Pritzker Architecture Prize has usually been given to an internationally well-known architect. In contrast, with the announcement of the 2012 Pritzker Prize award to Wang Shu last week, many architectural observers confronted a Pritzker-winning oeuvre being seen for almost the first time.

    With significantly less critical review of Wang Shu's creations having occurred previous to his Pritzker Prize than usual, at least in English — and standing among the ranks of newcomers to Wang Shu — the editors of ArchitectureWeek will not move quickly in expressing interpretation and evaluation of his body of work.

    Not only is there the challenge of accurate interpretation through translation of technical and architectural theory terminology, and in robust fact-checking back to sources in China, but in addition Wang Shu has built in an impressively wide variety of building types and styles. A fair and lasting assessment of such a range of designs as we see from his office is not likely to be reached overnight.

    At the same time — overnight as it were — Wang Shu is now in fact an important international architect.

    This gallery is offered, therefore, so that Wang Shu's work may speak for itself — as all architecture ultimately must.

    We hope you can join us in taking a long and thoughtful look.

    — The Editors

    ArchWeek Image

    Xiangshan Campus, patterning with external stairs and door and window openings. Photo: Lv Hengzhong/ Courtesy Amateur Architecture Studio Extra Large Image

    ArchWeek Image
    SUBSCRIPTION SAMPLE

    Vertical Courtyard Apartments in Hangzhou, China, 2004 to 2007.
    Photo: Lu Wenyu/ Courtesy Amateur Architecture Studio Extra Large Image

      >>>

    Discuss this article in the Architecture Forum...

    Continue...

    ArchWeek Image
    SUBSCRIPTION SAMPLE

    Chinese architect Wang Shu, recipient of the 2012 Pritzker Architecture Prize.
    Photo: Zhu Chenzhou

    ArchWeek Image
    SUBSCRIPTION SAMPLE

    Ningbo Historic Museum, detail of the stone and concrete walls.
    Photo: Lv Hengzhong/ Courtesy Amateur Architecture Studio Extra Large Image

    ArchWeek Image
    SUBSCRIPTION SAMPLE

    Ningbo Historic Museum, interior atrium.
    Photo: Lv Hengzhong/ Courtesy Amateur Architecture Studio Extra Large Image

    ArchWeek Image

    Xiangshan Campus, deep window openings in a concrete wall.
    Photo: Lv Hengzhong/ Courtesy Amateur Architecture Studio Extra Large Image

    ArchWeek Image

    Phase two of the Xiangshan Campus of the China Academy of Art, in Hangzhou, China, 2002 to 2007.
    Photo: Lv Hengzhong/ Courtesy Amateur Architecture Studio Extra Large Image

    ArchWeek Image
    SUBSCRIPTION SAMPLE

    Xiangshan Campus, courtyard between the two buildings with swooping concrete roofs.
    Photo: Lv Hengzhong/ Courtesy Amateur Architecture Studio Extra Large Image

     

    Click on thumbnail images
    to view full-size pictures.

     
    < Prev Page Next Page > Send this to a friend       Subscribe       Contribute       Media Kit       Privacy       Comments
    ARCHWEEK  |  GREAT BUILDINGS  |  ARCHIPLANET  |  DISCUSSION  |  BOOKS  |  BLOGS  |  SEARCH
      ArchitectureWeek.com © 2012 Artifice, Inc. - All Rights Reserved