Today’s contemporary Chinese architects are addressing their home country’s myriad of design problems with sensitivity, insight and uniquely poetic solutions. This annual special edition features Chinese architects working in China today. 13 studios ranging from one man bands to practices with multiple locations and dozens of staff are profiled along with the best of their projects. Each has made their mark upon China’s cities and countryside in small and not so small ways. From intimate interior spaces to majestic institutional structures, the projects reflect intelligence, evoke emotion, and invites contemplation.
d+a is a Singapore-based title established in 2001. We began as a bi-monthly print magazine and have since developed a digital presence too. Advocates of good design and architecture in Asia and Southeast Asia, we also champion Asian designers who are either trailblazing or up-and-coming. Our excellent relationship with the design and architecture community means we are among the first to publish newly-completed projects, and find out how they are done. These we curate to ensure that they are designed with purpose and intention to have a positive imprint on the built environment. Through in-depth features, we analyse the trends, technologies and ideas sweeping across the industry and their implications on the ecosystem.