Through our Beijing office, we have been providing architectural design, interior design and urban planning consultancy services in China since 2018.

We have worked for private clients, corporations and local governments developing residential, commercial and public buildings.
Our urban planning expertise is complemented by the development of research programmes and cultural activities related to urban planning in conjunction with the country’s leading universities.




hutopolis restrospective

Beijing Design Week is scheduled to be an annual event composed of several sections: a design forum, design exhibitions, workshops, a guest city program, design hops and an annual design award. ‘Next stop: Hutopolis’ is a retrospective on the urban condition of Beijing and specifically its Hutongs.

architects at work

The second edition of the Architects@Work festival, an event showcasing architecture and industry-related products with a special focus on innovation and education, took place in Beijing last December 5th and 6th. AQSO participated both at the ‘Spanish design in China’ seminar and the conference ‘Hutong to Hutopolis’.

identities in comparison

What is the influence on urbanism when a planned economy shifts to a new model of development? How to promote an urban evolution based on soft elements? Can social interactions catalyse strategies of urban regeneration?

our analysis of the Chinese market for El País

El País correspondent in China has interviewed Luis Aguirre to learn more about the architecture market in China and the opportunities it offers to Spanish architects.

learning from Dashilar

Organized by ‘Beijing Design Week’, Dashila(b) and Capital M, the event included speakers such Kenya Hara, designer from Nippon Design Center and director of design for MUJI, Fang Zhenning, curator of the Chinese pavilion of the 2012 Venice Architecture Biennale, Liang Jingyu, architect from Approach Architecture, Giannantonio Bongiorno, curator of Hutopolis and Luis Aguirre from […]

lecture at the Dashilan design hop

Giannantonio Bongiorno, curator of the exhibition ‘Next stop: Hutopolis‘, presented together with Luis Aguirre Manso the contents of the research that will start next fall about the Chinese urban conditions.

round table at 751

Cannon Design organized a roundtable at the 751 lecture hall coinciding with the exhibition ‘Unmade in China’ presented at the 2012 Beijing Design Week. The event featured projects developed by the architectural firms featured in the exhibition followed by a discussion about the particular characteristics of the design process in the Chinese market.

city visions

City Visions is an exhibition that collects one year of research, experiments and events organized in China and Europe by the Hutopolis research program. Soft and physical urban planning strategies, visions and ideas have been developed taking Beijing as a case study.

China’s construction: designing the future

China’s construction industry has been a driving force in the nation’s economy since the early 80s. The country is experiencing an unprecedented exodus of population from rural areas to cities. The urban population has increased half a billion since 1980 and 300 million people are expected to live in cities by 2030. Shanghai and Beijing […]

unmade in China

(un)made in China

transformations

lecture at the Global Pioneer design forum

lecture at the Iterate workshop

urbanization process in China

analysing the customer journey

reinterpreting the traditional courtyard house

architecture without context

a map of hutopolis

a map of hutopolis

AQSO launches urban research Hutopolis

W salon opening

the people’s urbanism

starchitecture and cityscape

aqso and cca awarded for Liuzhou museum

old is new at Today Art Museum

from policies to design

glass magazine #11

Iberian architecture in Beijing

3×3 projects in contexts

(un)made in China exhibition in Shanghai