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[infographic] Four perspectives to understand life in Beijing’s Hutong

[infographic] Four perspectives to understand life in Beijing’s Hutong

I hope you like this infographic about my favorite part of Beijing. You can click on the image to enlarge. The reason why I haven’t been posting for more than a week is because it took me quite a while to draw all those illustrations… anyway, I feel it was worth it! All the informations and numbers included in this graphic come from an extensive research I did a couple of years ago while contributing to the Hutopolis workshops. Feel free to share it, or maybe I should say “please share it!” P.S.: If you are interested in how to generate an...
To build ten huts or to dream of a castle? China is getting 3D-(re)printed

To build ten huts or to dream of a castle? China is getting 3D-(re)printed

China began investing in 3D printing in the early 1990s and is something of a relative early adopter. And despite Terry Gou, president of Foxconn Technology Group, one of the world’s largest electronics manufacturers, having called 3D-printing “a gimmik”, Chinese materials firm Winsun New Materials this year made the news internationally by 3D-printing ten stand-alone buildings in 24 hours. They used a giant custom-built 3D printer measuring 6.6 meters tall, 10 meters wide and 32 meters long that outputs layers of construction waste mixed with cement. The houses will be used as offices at an industrial park in Shanghai. Rather...
Beijing, electronic music on the rise

Beijing, electronic music on the rise

Just a short forty years ago, China was gripped by the most severe setback and the heavy losses suffered during the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution which paralyzed social and economic development throughout the nation. However, China‘s rapid economic growth in the last three decades and development of an affluent middle class, set the nation on the crux of a new cultural revolution. With a growing level of affluence, the Chinese people are beginning to explore individual interests in ways never before possible. Just like photography and tattoos, EDM is just an other new outlets for individuals in China to express themselves and establish their...