Pu Miao Architecture
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.
Upper left: Visitor Center, Xingxi Park, Kunshan (2017); Upper middle: Jin-gu-yuan Mixed-use Complex, Kunshan (2013); Upper right: Visitor Center, Lake Yangcheng Park, Kunshan (2012);
Lower left: Reception Center, Minhang Ecological Garden, Shanghai (2004); Lower middle: New Jiangwan Ecological Exhibition Center, Shanghai (2005); Lower right: Rural Church, Zhuzhou (2002). All by Pu Miao
上左: 昆山星溪公园游客中心(2017); 上中: 昆山金谷园多功能建筑群(2013); 上右: 昆山阳澄湖公园游客中心(2012);
下左: 上海闵行生态园接待中心(2004); 下中: 上海新江湾城生态展示馆(2005); 下右: 湖南株洲朱亭堂(2002). 以上均为缪朴设计。
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
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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