|Title||Towards a New Normal: The Blurred Landscape of Architectural Research in China|
The legacy of the Soviet era and 40 years of market‐led reform have given the Chinese architectural profession a unique profile. Architect and researcher John Zhang, who teaches a China‐focused studio at the University of Westminster in London, sets out its three main strands, each of which blends domains that are largely separate in the West. From state‐owned Local Design Institutes often affiliated to universities, to commercial developers with in‐house design capabilities, to a new generation of theoretically engaged architects who use their practice as means to establish their critical positions, he investigates their genealogy and approaches, and explores their pros and cons as models of architectural practice.
|Local Design Institutes|
|Journal citation||89 (3), pp. 120-125|
|Accepted author manuscript|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||https://doi.org/10.1002/ad.2445|
|Web address (URL)||https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/ad.2445|
|Published||01 Apr 2019|