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The typical Lilong houses, a fusion of traditional Chinese courtyard structures and the English lane houses, formed the cityscape of Shanghai for the past centuries. Evolving in the 20th century as a mass typology in times of war and housing crisis, they reached their peak in the 1950s, with up to 60% of the buildings in Shanghai being Lilong, making them the comprehensive and identity forming typology.
This hybrid urban fabric, which provides space for the typical Shanghai street life and urban diversity is able to create connections and layers between the city and the individual. Their typological development and vari- ety are closely linked with Shanghai’s unique social and political history. Continue reading raumkraft

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Flores Prats

repassen la seva feina amb JOSÉ ÁNGEL MONTAÑÉS

Flores Prats . repassen la seva feina amb JOSÉ ÁNGEL MONTAÑÉS

foto: © MASSIMILIANO MINOCRI . + entrevista completa

Hi ha més perill en els arquitectes anònims, sense autor, que destrossen la costa, els paisatges i el patrimoni i la ciutat, que no en quatre icònics que podem criticar més fàcilment. Però aquests arquitectes tenen molt d’ofici i són molt professionals.