The People's Republic of China is currently the largest market for
architectural services in the world, and its cities-sites of the greatest
economic migration in modern history-are rapidly being transformed into rival
centers for global trade and commerce.
On the Edge : Ten Architects from China is an unprecedented critical
anthology on new architecture in China, the first book of its kind devoted to
the development and maturation of an indigenous approach to modern architecture
and urbanism in China. Focusing on the work of ten young design firms based in
mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan, On the Edge documents the rise of a new
aesthetic, the evolution of contemporary architectural practice, and the
irresistible, global aspirations of an emerging avant-garde.
Included in the book are completed buildings, proposed projects, and urban
master plans by Gary Chang of Edge HK, Rocco Yim, Zi and Ming Zhang of Original
Design Studio, Li Hu of Open Architecture Studio, Ai We Wei, Qingyun Ma of MADA,
Jiakun Liu, and Yung Ho Chang, who is the present dean of the Architecture
School at MIT.
224 p., 8 x 10 cm