Suzhou Bay Landscape & CBD Underground Space | Suzhou China | Tract, FKA and SIAD

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The design focus is integrating advanced urban design principles, into the strong local culture and natural environment. The final result presents an ideal & poetic Urban Centre: Retail, entertainment and service zones are buried underground; they share an open-to-sky public space – a canyon like garden axis. Ground level forms a car free public realm. Library, exhibition hall and other…

Asian Contemporary Art and Chinese 20th Century Art

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Item Overview Description CHEN YIFEI(1946-2005)Early Fall (Suzhou) signed ‘Chen Yifei ‘in Pinyin (lower left)oil on canvas76 x 51 cm. (30 x 20 in.)Painted in 1989 Exhibited Tokyo, Japan, SHIBUYA SEIBU Department Store, Chen Yifei, 1989. Literature Chen Yifei, exh. cat., SHIBUYA SEIBU Department Store, Tokyo, Japan, 1989. (illustrated, p. 25). Notes In 1984, the New York Times and Art News used the coined expression ‘Romantic Realism’…

24 Hours In the City of Suzhou

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Suzhou is well known for its traditional Chinese gardens that emanate decadence and tranquility; they are considered some of the best in the world, and rightly so. The histories of the classical gardens, which are scattered throughout the city, are long and can be traced back to 6BC. However, it is said that only a small number of the original…

Photos: The Stunning Ancient Gardens of Suzhou

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Centuries ago, Chinese scholars created exquisite gardens in which to spend their days painting, writing poetry, and escaping the world. Today, Paul Westlake captures these gardens in this slideshow of photos and digital extras. Life’s pretty as a picture at Suzhou’s Master of the Nets Garden. Its twelfth-century owner was a former court administrator who retired to devote his time…

Legendary Architect I.M. Pei Passes Away at 102 Years Old

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On May 15, 2019, famed Chinese-American architect I.M. Pei passed away at 102 years old. Renowned for his avant-garde approach to architecture, Pei has produced some of the world’s most well-known modernist buildings, with the National Gallery of Art’s East Building, the Bank of China in Hong Kong, and the Louvre Pyramid among his crowning achievements. Pei was born in Guangzhou, a port…

Lion Mountain Park, Suzhou

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The City of Suzhou, China has announced TLS Landscape Architecture, Berkeley, California as the winner of the Lion Mountain Park Design Competition. The new 74-hectare urban park, built on the grounds of an old amusement park and pond, is anchored by Shishan (Lion) Mountain. The park will become the key amenity of the newly-developing Suzhou High-Tech District. Lion Mountain forms…

Street Food of Suzhou

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In Suzhou, China it’s all about night street markets. And man, do they offer a variety of numnums. Steamed things, fried things, gelatinous things, things wrapped in banana leaf, soup, seafood, tofu, rice in every form imaginable, and some of the most interesting desserts I have ever seen. The following photos should serve as a slideshow of sorts of all the…

Zhouzhuang: Die Wasserstadt Nummer Eins in China.

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Zhouzhuang liegt ganz im Osten Chinas und nennt sich ganz bescheiden Chinas Wasserstadt Nummer Eins. Nicht weit von Shanghai und Suzhou entfernt, ist Zhouzhuang ein beliebtes Ausflugsziel: Mit seinen vielen Kanälen und Wasserstraßen sowie einer schmucken kleinen Altstadt ist Zhouzhuang (sprich: Tschuu-Tschuang) definitiv einen Besuch wert. Die kleine Wasserstadt gilt als eines der kulturellen  Zentren der Region und bietet nicht nur chinesischen Touristen, sondern auch…