kengo kuma, zaha hadid, and MAD’s design in new china prisoner by kris provoost

exploring a possibilities of china — a country, that significantly grown over a final decade —, belgium-born and asia-based photographer kris provoost reflects on a new pattern in sepulchral second-tier cities. following adult a prior ‘beautified china I’, the ‘beautified china II’ photo array of iconic buildings designed by famous architects, such as kengo kuma, zaha hadid, MAD, GPM architekten and others, aims to understand how to find a concede between preserving a abounding birthright of a nation and keep on building contemporary destinations. 


chongqing grand museum
architect: GMP architekten
place: chongqing 
year: 2009

 

 

the forehead of provoost’s array are shape, color, and settlement — a elements each designer has to understanding with daily. a images uncover clever contrasts between shapes, though maybe even some-more between opposite cities.


hongkou soho
architect: kengo kuma
place: shanghai 
year: 2015

 

 

the structures mount out since of a clever use of tone (guotai humanities center, china pattern pattern group), a liquid shapes (harbin grand theater, MAD), or a symbolism (canton tower, information formed architecture). ‘each building is taken out of context — all that’s left is a pristine shape,’ explains a photographer. ‘this allows me, as an architect, to investigate and improved know a pattern that creates a building a approach it is. for me, beautified china encapsulates my career both as an designer and photographer.’


canton building
architect: information formed pattern
place: guangzhou 
year: 2010

 


guangxi enlightenment and humanities core
architect: GMP architekten
place: nanning 
year: 2018

 


harbin grand museum
architect: MAD architects
place: harbin 
year: 2015

 


3 cubes
architect: GMP architekten
place: shanghai 
year: 2015

 


guotai humanities core
architect: china pattern pattern organisation
place: chongqing 
year: 2013

 


tianjin exploratorium
architect: bernard tschumi
place: tianjin 
year: 2018

 


guangdong museum
architect: rocco pattern
place: guangzhou 
year: 2010

 


ningbo gateway
architect: RSH+P
place: ningbo 
year: 2017

 


sky SOHO
architect: zaha hadid architects
place: shanghai 
year: 2014

 


museum of complicated art
architect: atelier deshaus
place: shanghai
year: 2017

 

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edited by: maria erman | designboom

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