Wallpaper* is a global architecture, design, lifestyle title usually based in London. Recently, the editorial team decamped to pop-up offices in Beijing and Shanghai and made the latest issue using people based there. One of the many exciting stories to emerge was on the incredible architects who work there.
"Despite the global slowdown and skew-whiff nature of Olympic economics, there's no doubting the ongoing hunger for architectural innovation in China. For a nation that once favoured state-controlled super-studios, the rise to prominence of small practices is remarkable. A fusion of art and commerce, new Chinese modernism has - at times - made the more ascetic elements of the Western avant-garde wince. But there's also an increasing maturity"
Implications - Architectural innovation is more important now than ever, with an increase in creativity and innovative thinking across all facets of design.
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