Transformations, a dialogue about the evolving city is the title of a documentary recently presented by AQSO at the 2013 Beijing Design Week. The movie is conceived as the conclusive chapter of the Hutopolis reseach program launched in 2011 for studying the urban changes on Chinese cities.

from policies to design

Modern urbanism involves several disciplines beyond architecture and sociology. Often the rules guiding urban development are established taking into account economic and political factors. In a complex scenario where the future of urban areas is more difficult to predict, how policymakers can take into account public participation?


AQSO launches urban research Hutopolis

architecture for the shared economy


architects at work

city visions

the people’s urbanism

lecture at the Dashilan design hop

conservation and urban diversity

special mention for atienza hall

a map of hutopolis

next stop: hutopolis

key elements of the contemporary urban language

‘ramp up the mun’ shortlisted for e10

aqso and cca awarded for Liuzhou museum

a map of hutopolis

lecture at the Iterate workshop