Photography: Wang Shu Projects, by Clement Guillaume

Campus Hangzhou / © Clement Guillaume

Taken by Clement Guillaume, the photographs in this post include 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.’ A gallery of images can be viewed after the break.

Cite: Furuto, Alison. "Photography: Wang Shu Projects, by Clement Guillaume" 15 Mar 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 21 Sep 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=215678>

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    I’m getting to appreciate Wang Shu’s works. None of his projects really strikes me as a perfect piece of architecture. Most of them could do well with some cleaning but there is something about them that it’s very different to much of what we see today. I think that we have so many technological means both in the design and construction stages, that is very easy to get carried away by those means and produce souless architecture. Wang Shu’s work, while not as neat and perfect as Zumthor’s (buy anyway, they’re working with different scales), reminds me to him in that he’s another wake-up call of for architects. We need to stop and look at what we’re doing.

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    yes, long live to brutalism!
    great architecture can be made only by bricks, concrete and nothing else.
    the pritzker price always surprise us, i´m glad none of the starchitecture won this year.

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