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 […]

next stop: hutopolis

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.

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.

the power of a concept

Architecture can simply be defined as a form of an art. It requires the combination of both technical and aesthetic approaches. Property developers require the assistance of an architect, who can figure out the perfect balance in between these two factors. An architectural concept is an abstract or generative idea around which the project will […]

Harvest Home awarded by the IaaC

The self-sufficient house Harvest Home has been given an award in the ‘2nd Advanced Architecture Contest’, an international competition organized by the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia.


conservation and urban diversity


identities in comparison

the process

lecture at the Global Pioneer design forum


(un)made in China exhibition in Shanghai

a map of hutopolis

furniture and accessories

contract administration

2012 bjdw

unmade in China

tierra de cultivo in Gorizia

round table at 751

massing study

the illusion of weightless architecture

city visions

architecture without context

computer-generated imagery


handover and as-built documentation

from policies to design

physical models

arquia proxima 2012

singular concepts

the people’s urbanism

glass magazine #11

the value of unconventional thought

the significant value of design in real estate

(un)made in China

3×3 projects in contexts

value engineering

mark magazine

AQSO launches urban research Hutopolis


design workshop

Lisbon Architecture Triennale

interdisciplinary is not multidisciplinary

technical reports

communicating design with 3D prints

our analysis of the Chinese market for El País

special mention for atienza hall

lecture at the Dashilan design hop

the blink

old is new at Today Art Museum


Iberian architecture in Beijing