In Spring 2018 we taught a design studio at Tongji University with our host professor, Wang Jun Yang. We introduced two of Shanghai’s most important historic parcels for study: the Dong Ba Kuai “shikumen” neighborhood of Jing’an District. Placing priority on the careful balance of historic preservation and revitalization, the student work featured here revolves around the theme of “Fashion” as one of the early industries in global urban revitalization and as an important factor in Shanghai’s history. Students: Gao Zhou, Wang Yu Ting, Zhang Jin Yi, Guo Qiu Hua, Huang Na Wei and Ka Na Ku Ya (Marvin). HDC visiting critics: Tim Geisler and Marco Egidi. Teaching Assistant: Delta Li
The central government of China in 2007 created Special Economic Zones to spur development and promote higher standard of living for Chinese in the outer provinces. Working with architects at Werkhart International, we designed a landscape that evokes an affluent Mediterranean lifestyle.
In 2010 the City of Arvada, Colorado passed an ordinance allowing “Accessory Dwelling Units” (ADU’s) on residential properties. Shelley Cook’s ADU takes advantage of the property’s location near Arvada’s historic Olde Town, and her neighborhood’s New Urbanist planning principles. The unit was designed for maximum efficiency, convenience and comfort, with advantageous solar orientation and external shading, super-insulating structural insulated panel …
As the first international-standard Le Mans speedway in Taiwan, this resort town will create economic growth and social development opportunities for the country. To maximize the economic benefits, this resort community will include a variety of car-themed entertainment, cultural venues, business and commerce opportunities, as well as accommodations for tourist living ranging from serviced apartments to car camping.