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.

a map of hutopolis

AQSO is pleased to announce the publication of the book ‘A Map of Hutopolis‘, a monograph comprising the projects developed during the Hutopolis research program and a series of articles written by researchers and professors on the topic of Chinese urbanisation.

W salon opening

The interior of a hair salon in Beijing designed by AQSO has been recently completed.

architecture without context

Contextualism in architecture refers to the visual relationship of a building about its surroundings. Architecture is the single unit interwoven into an urban fabric. Added collectively, these interconnected units engage a dialogue concerning the culture, time and history of a place. Contextualism creates an environment where memories of a place are collected together.

analysing the customer journey

Circulation in public buildings is a critical factor to consider in the design process. Flow becomes the emblem of the building’s concept and even shapes its form. In simplistic terms, it is how people move and interact with space.

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.

urbanization process in China

It is not easy to see the sky in Beijing. Sometimes because of the storms, sometimes because of the fog and most of the times because of the tangible pollution surrounding the city the atmosphere becomes a ghostly mass in which the buildings are merely glimpsed. At night the stars cannot be seen, only flashing […]

aqso and cca awarded for Liuzhou museum

The proposal for the new Industrial museum in Liuzhou presented by CCA and AQSO has been awarded the 3rd prize in the restricted competition organised by the local government. The museum is intended to use a 62000 sqm old factory near the Liu river in the second largest city in the Guangxi province (China).

a map of hutopolis

(un)made in China exhibition in Shanghai

architects at work

China’s construction: designing the future

starchitecture and cityscape

(un)made in China

city visions

glass magazine #11

3×3 projects in contexts

unmade in China

next stop: hutopolis

old is new at Today Art Museum

AQSO launches urban research Hutopolis

from policies to design

transformations

Iberian architecture in Beijing

round table at 751

2012 bjdw

identities in comparison

the people’s urbanism

learning from Dashilar

reinterpreting the traditional courtyard house

lecture at the Global Pioneer design forum

lecture at the Iterate workshop