Friday, June 17, 2016

Shang Hai Ren Building By Bjarke Ingels

Architecture in China never ceases to amaze us—case in point—the REN Building. Copenhagen’s Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) proposed this eye-catching design over a year ago to coincide with Shanghai’s “Better City, Better Life” 2010 World Expo . The building takes its form from the Chinese character for person 人 (”ren”) and combines two buildings (one symbolic of mind and the other symbolic of body). We love the poetic inspiration that reflects both site and cultural sensitivity.

“The first building, emerging from the water, is devoted to the activities of the body, and houses the sports and water culture center. The second building emerging from land, is devoted to the spirit and enlightenment, and houses the conference center and meeting facilities. The two buildings meet in a 1000 room hotel, a building for living.”

It’ll be exciting to see if the plans for the project are approved. Check out more views and an animated fly-through of the project below.

Dilemma in urban planning

Sub-urbanism or New-urbanism(old urbanism)?

The by product of sub-urbanism, negative spaces, mislocation of resources and most of all TIME.

New urbanism on the other hand couldn't provide adequate of positive space. Time or Space? can we somehow get a balance between 2 by technology? or by creative urban planning and design? can compact city give amber of space and time? Or, can the ecology system cater the population growth?

When architects are focusing on carving the art of buildings, how many are attending to the solution for population, economy, time and space.

will there be a module or formula to form a guideline for the future development?