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URBANUS

Founded in 1999, URBANUS (based in Beijing and Shenzhen) is recognised as one of the leading forces amongst China’s design firms. Under the leadership of partners Liu Xiaodu, Meng Yan and Wang Hui, URBANUS is a think tank providing strategies for architecture and urbanism in the new millennium. The firm strongly believes that architecture is “a pivotal force for a better life”, and that “architects should push the boundaries of their traditional role and become a progressive societal force.” Pictured above is one of their most intriguing projects, Urban Tulou.

Image from Netherlands Architecture Institute via NYT.
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