solos: tulou/affordable housing for china
 
solos: tulou/affordable housing for china solos: tulou/affordable housing for china
apr 05, 2009

solos: tulou/affordable housing for china

‘vanke-tulou project’ by urbanus, guangzhou, china, 2007 courtesy of urbanus

solos: tulou/affordable housing for china cooper hewitt national design museum, new york october 3, 2008 – april 5, 2009

the tulou affordable housing project by urbanus is the subject of the fifth solos exhibition at new york’s cooper hewitt national design museum. the exhibition focuses on this 245 apartment structure currently being built in guangzhou, china. in addition to normal residential programming, the building also houses a dormitory, hotel, retail space, gym, library and a variety of communal and public spaces. the exhibition features photographs plans and two full-scale interior replicas. the solos series began in 2003 ‘to showcase innovations in the fields of architecture and design’. the show will continue running until this sunday, april 5th.

http://cooperhewitt.org http://www.urbanus.com.cn

‘vanke-tulou project’ by urbanus, guangzhou, china, 2008 photo: chaoying yang

‘vanke-tulou project’ by urbanus, guangzhou, china, 2008 courtesy of urbanus

‘vanke-tulou project’ by urbanus, guangzhou, china, 2008 photo: chaoying yang

‘vanke-tulou project’ model by urbanus, guangzhou, china, 2007 courtesy of urbanus

‘vanke-tulou project’ model by urbanus, guangzhou, china, 2007 courtesy of urbanus

‘vanke-tulou project’ interior courtyard & entrance façade by urbanus, guangzhou, china, 2007 courtesy of urbanus

‘vanke-tulou project’ by urbanus, guangzhou, china, 2007 courtesy of urbanus

  • It’s in ShenZhen, not guangzhou

    sanal says:
  • The firm is in SZ,but the project is in GZ.

    chen says:
  • One of my friend is living in the building
    He said that was cool special cool
    idealism Utopian

    xixixixixix says:
  • hi xixixixixix,
    could Your friend tell me, where the building is located on the map? for example by a google-earth-link?
    [email protected]

    adrian.e says:

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