Landline Becomes Mutation MatterBy Rem / in Tea Time with Rem / August 23, 2013
So it takes a server failure, a new domain, a new host, a new blog name, a twitter handle, a new theme and plugins, and some traveling for me to restart what was formerly known as Landline into a new ...Read more →
Open Letters on Shanghai FuturismBy Rem / in shanghai / October 21, 2012
On Friday night, a Chinese friend and I attended a lecture presented by the Shanghai Studies Symposium, NYU Shanghai and the excellent Rockbund Art Museum, titled "All Tomorrow's Parties, Episode 2: S...Read more →
Shanghai VernacularBy Rem / in shanghai / April 7, 2012
I do not believe one can ever stop being a tourist. Perhaps if tourism means the art of traveling to places of interest known to many; perhaps then it is conceivable to ”run out of” places to see. Bu...Read more →
The Symphony of Restive StillnessBy Rem / in shanghai / September 27, 2011
This is Moganshan, a mountain about 3 hours southwest of Shanghai. It was discovered by expat Shanghainese in the early 20th century and became a villa retreat from the hectic life of the city.Read more →
Xi’an Expo 2011: University TrialsBy Rem / in shanghai / September 12, 2011
As I have myself experienced, what is articulately designed as a concept is so ever rarely built well in China. Compromises are made which may have been a worse choice than the choice of building it at all.Read more →
Xi’an Expo 2011: Master BridgeBy Rem / in shanghai / September 12, 2011
Area: 1005 sq metersRead more →
Design Theme: The path of life
Introduction: The Garden of Bridges is designed by Adriaan Geuze, a famous landscape gardener from Holland, professor of landscape architecture at Harvard University, and chief designer of West 8 city planning and landscape designing firm.
Xi’an Expo 2011: Master MazeBy Rem / in shanghai / September 12, 2011
Area: 1054 sq metersRead more →
Design Theme: The most primitive and truest behaviors of human in the variable and endless forest
Introduction: Maze Garden is designed by Martha Schwartz, an internationally renowned master hand and artist of landscape architecture, Lifetime Professor at Harvard University, has honorary fellowship at the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), and is chief designer at Martha Schwartz Design Firm.
Xi’an Expo 2011: Master FrameBy Rem / in shanghai / September 12, 2011
Area: 1032 sq metersRead more →
Design Theme: Modern garden art displayed with Chinese landscape painting
Introduction: The Landscape Garden is designed by Catherine Mosbach, an outstanding French designer of landscape architecture; chief designer at Mosbach Landscape Architecture Firm; founder and chief editor of Pages Paysages; visiting professor at the Graduate School of Pennsylvania Institute of Art and the receiver of the 2003 Rosa Barba European Landscape Design Award as well as the Grand Prize of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA).
Xi’an Expo 2011: Master HoleBy Rem / in shanghai / September 11, 2011
Area: 1002 sq metersRead more →
Design Theme: leave the garden, leave the hole, to ther other end of the world
Introduction: The Big Dig Garden is designed by Martin Cano, one of the chief designers of Topotek one of the most progressive design corporations in Germany, and has received a number of awards such as the First Prize in competitions at Wolfsburg, Tiergarten, and Eberswalde.
Xi’an Expo 2011: Master BoxesBy Rem / in shanghai / September 11, 2011
Area: 1012 sq metersRead more →
Design Theme: Poetic quality of garden space
Introduction: The Quadrangle garden is designed by Wang Xiangrong, a presiding designer at Atelier DYJG in Beijing, a professor and doctoral supervisor in the School of Landscape Architecture, Beijing Forestry University, associate editor of Chinese Garden; chief editor of Landscape Architecture; editorial board member of magazines including Landscape Design, Modern Garden, etc., honorary professor of University of Hong Kong, and visiting professor at Southwest University, Nanjing Forestry University, and Zhejiang Forestry University.