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George Zhang

George is currently a dual-degree candidate between the Architecture and Landscape Architecture programs at the Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD). Professionally trained as an architect and designer, George is interested in and inspired by the intersection between design and issues beyond the built environment. He has had professional experience across design firms such as Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), Kengo Kuma & Associates, and Gensler, covering a wide range of projects and contexts. His design research work focuses on the relationship between architecture and the environment and has been exhibited at various locations. He is also on the Editorial Board of the Harvard Urban Forum and contributing authors for Architect’s Newspaper in the United States and A+U Magazine in Japan.

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AD Classics: Suzhou Museum / I.M. Pei + Pei Partnership Architects

08:00 - 11 May, 2018
AD Classics: Suzhou Museum / I.M. Pei + Pei Partnership Architects, © Chenxing Mi
© Chenxing Mi

As one of the latest built works of acclaimed Pritzker architect I.M. Pei, Suzhou Museum was built in the heart of his hometown, Suzhou, China. As one of the last surviving modernists, the architect strove to bring together both his modernist sensibilities as well as the Suzhou vernacular. Sited on the northeast section of the historic quarter of Suzhou, the museum is adjacent to the landmarked Zhong Wang Fu, a complex of 19th-century historical residences, and the Garden of the Humble Administrator, a 16th-century garden listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. [1]

Images in this article were captured in 2016 by Rome-based photographer, Chenxing Mi. Read the full article after the break.

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