Beijing again

admin | Architecture, China, Photography | Saturday, June 18th, 2011

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Beijing on March 2011.
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Beeter City, Better Lufe

admin | China, Travel | Friday, July 16th, 2010

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Some things never change…
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Beijing

admin | China, Photography, Travel | Wednesday, March 25th, 2009

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The Great Wall of China at Badaling

admin | Architecture, China, Photography, Travel | Wednesday, March 25th, 2009

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Shanghai

admin | China, Photography, Travel | Wednesday, March 25th, 2009

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Hong Kong

admin | China, Photography, Travel | Wednesday, March 25th, 2009

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Chinese Heritage

admin | Architecture, China, Travel | Tuesday, March 17th, 2009

A Chinese bunker which used to be located outside the city, has now been enclosed by the vast amount of new development in Shanghai, Pudong.

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Shanghai

admin | China, Photography, Travel | Saturday, June 28th, 2008

It has been a bit quiet here and that has a good reason: I recently moved from Shanghai to Dubai, from one building boom to the other. And just then you realise where you are and what you leave behind. The photos in the gallery are just a registration of how Shanghai is at this very moment. A city of contrasts; frustrating and fantastic:

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Room with a view

admin | China | Tuesday, April 15th, 2008

In Suzhou: a room with a view… on 4 lane motorway that is! And the apartment is approximately half a meter away from it.

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Shenzhen

admin | China, Photography, Travel | Tuesday, March 18th, 2008

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Cultural shock

admin | China | Thursday, March 6th, 2008

Do you like your job? Are you feeling stressed at the end of your day? Act like a Chinese; buy a beach chair and take a nap during your lunch break…. It is certainly refreshing and only accepted in Asia… And maybe Spain.

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Tianjin

admin | China, Photography, Travel | Thursday, February 28th, 2008

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CCTV near completion

admin | China, Construction | Thursday, January 24th, 2008

The  TV tower designed by OMA is slowly reaching its completion:CCTV01 (more…)

Around the world in 365 days

admin | China, Professional | Friday, January 4th, 2008

I once saw a diagram of Rem Koolhaas showing all his flights and traveled distances from the start up of OMA till now. It displayed an exponential increasing amount of flights related to the number and location of his projects.
 
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Welcome at the steelshop 02

admin | China, Construction | Tuesday, November 13th, 2007

Days after our disapproval of the steel beams we decided to visit the sub-contractor that fabricated the steel. There was some confusion because the General Contractor took us to another workshop which was approved earlier. But the shock was still to come: there was not a single security, health or environmental precaution taken in this workshop. People working without the proper protection, no chemical storages and a chaotic workspace:
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Welcome at the steelshop 01

admin | China, Construction | Tuesday, November 13th, 2007

For a project in Shanghai the General Contractor submitted the following steel beams for approval. I always thought that steel beams are cast / formed in one piece but the Chinese way is welding the steel beams from virtually every left over piece of metal they have. And without the proper tools for welding, cutting, drilling and transporting things get really messy:
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