Ying-Zao: Hutong Metabolism--Zhang Ke, Beijing

Ying-Zao: Hutong Metabolism--Zhang Ke, Beijing

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Exhibition Catalog

Aedes Architekurforum, Berlin, 2021.

120 pp. Well illustrated (chiefly col.). 19 x 18 cm. Bilingual in English and German. Paperbound.

ISBN 9783943615661

Zhang Ke uses the concept of metabolism to describe his work with hutongs, the historically significant courtyard houses typical of Beijing. He thus adheres to the idea of transferring the organic lifecycle of birth, growth and renewal to urban development and architecture. For transformative adaptations of the hutongs to contemporary uses, the architect has received the Aga Khan Award and the Alvar Aalto Medal. In addition to the hutong projects, the exhibition also demonstrates Zhang Ke’s great creative independence with projects such as the Xiao Feng Art Museum in Hangzhou, the Aranya Outdoor Theatre at the Great Wall of China. The office building for the Novartis Campus in Shanghai, completed in 2016, and the strong design for the Exilmuseum Berlin also show a deep intercultural sensitivity, reflecting Zhang Ke’s studies at Tsinghua University in Beijing and his training and teaching work at the Harvard Graduate School of Design.

Subject Headings: Asian Art (Western Style) ; Non-Western in a Western Style ; Western Art -- China -- Post-1945 ; Post-1970 ; Post-1990 ; Post-2000 -- Architecture --

Artist(s): Zhang Ke

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