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This bilingual site exhibits Pu Miao (缪朴)'s architectural designs and research writings. Pu Miao is an architect, architectural scholar and educator based in Shanghai, China and Honolulu, USA. His work is dedicated to the design and theory of a modern architecture and urbanism localized in the context of China. You are welcome to email him your comments.


Visitor Center, Lake Yangcheng Park, Kunshan 昆山阳澄湖公园游客中心
New Jiangwan Ecological Exhibition Center, Shanghai 上海新江湾城生态展示馆
Zhuting Church, Zhuzhou, Hunan 湖南株洲朱亭堂




Today, it is very rare for an architect to practice by him/herself. Pu Miao has proved that such a traditional craftsman’s mode of practice is still possible; more than that, he inspires us to see that the modes of architectural practice need not to be as uniform as many believe. There are actually many possibilities, as long as you dare to imagine and to try. Perhaps Pu Miao’s initial objective was to control the building detailing as much as possible, which he has accomplished, but meanwhile he has also become a special banner of independent practice in China.

Yung Ho Chang

Professor, MIT



同济大学出版社, 2021.8

214 页,中英双语,ISBN 978-7-5608-9316-7


本书书评 作者奥斯汀·威廉姆斯(Austin Williams)是未来城市研究项目的负责人,多部有关环境及中国的专书的作者及英国建筑杂志《建筑评论(Architectural Review)》驻中国记者:http://futurecities.org.uk/2022/06/25/pu-miao-traditional-chinese-modernism/









A Dialogue between Architecture and Landscape: Pu Miao’s Architectural Design

By Pu Miao

Shanghai: Tongji University Press, Aug. 2021

214 pages, Chinese/English bilingual, ISBN 978-7-5608-9316-7

Architect Pu Miao has long explored the localization of Modern Architecture in the context of China. As he has learned from his practice, the integration between architecture and landscape promises to be one of the main directions for the localization. This volume selects 15 architectural designs from Miao’s practice since the 1990s, 12 of them have been constructed and published in international and Chinese professional journals and books. The building types include restaurant, retail, exhibition, worship, residence, education, and public facilities. The works illustrate four modes to integrate buildings and landscape: outdoor spaces as alternative places for indoor activities, architecture and landscape each playing a unique role in a functional pair, architecture partially taking the form of landscape, and gardens as urban public spaces in a building. Through detailed analyses of design concepts, large amount of building photos, and drawings (including wall sections for some projects), this book brings readers not only virtual tours of the places, but also meticulous design documentation.

Book Review by Austin Williams, director of the Future Cities Project, author of a number of books on the environment and on China, and China correspondent for The Architectural Review:


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