‘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.

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solos: tulou/affordable housing for china‘vanke-tulou project’ by urbanus, guangzhou, china, 2008 photo: chaoying yang

solos: tulou/affordable housing for china ‘vanke-tulou project’ by urbanus, guangzhou, china, 2008 courtesy of urbanus

solos: tulou/affordable housing for china‘vanke-tulou project’ by urbanus, guangzhou, china, 2008 photo: chaoying yang

solos: tulou/affordable housing for china‘vanke-tulou project’ model by urbanus, guangzhou, china, 2007 courtesy of urbanus

solos: tulou/affordable housing for china‘vanke-tulou project’ model by urbanus, guangzhou, china, 2007 courtesy of urbanus

solos: tulou/affordable housing for china‘vanke-tulou project’ interior courtyard & entrance façade by urbanus, guangzhou, china, 2007 courtesy of urbanus

solos: tulou/affordable housing for china‘vanke-tulou project’ by urbanus, guangzhou, china, 2007 courtesy of urbanus