The Beauty In Modern Chinese Architecture
Kris Provoost, Belgian architect based in Shanghai, China has once again impressed us. As a hobby, he takes on the role of photographer and finds the beauty in minimalism. Especially seeking out the architecture in China, it’s possible to find all types of architecture sparkling with crazy designs. Today, we are so used to seeing a packed, populous China, that we tend to forget to look at the modern design they have built in the past 10 years.
Each photo is so pleasing to the eye that we could look at them forever. However, these exclusively unique buildings almost came to an end as in 2014 Chinese President Xi Jinping called for an end to the "weird architecture" that has come as a result of China's construction boom. But fortunately, after much criticism on the decision, today in 2018, they have decided that as long as the architecturally different buildings are economical, functional, aesthetically pleasing and environmentally friendly, it is still completely accepted and encouraged.
Provoost has captured the best of the best and they are ever so satisfying to see. He favors in finding and photographing the most striking buildings, meanwhile capturing them at angles that are less anticipated. Ensuring that his viewers are experiencing each line, edge, and element of the architecture. Documentation like this takes time and dedication. Not to mention, its the 2nd of the Beautified China Series! You can find all of his past and present projects on his Instagram and or Behance accounts!
Architect: Information Based Architecture | Place: Guangzhou / 2010
Architect: MAD Architects | Place: Beihai / 2016
Guotai Arts Center
Architect: China Architecture | Place: Chongqing / 2013
Architect: GMP Architekten | Place: Shanghai / 2015
National Aquatics Center
Architect: PTW Architects | Place: Beijing / 2008
Architect: MVRDV | Place: Shanghai / 2015
Architect: Bernard Tschumi | Place: Tianjin / 2018
Architect: GMP Architekten | Place: Shanghai / 2018
The Gate to the East
Architect: RMJM | Place: Suzhou / 2015
Sliced Porosity Block
Architect: Steven Holl Architects | Place: Chengdu / 2012
Chongqing Grand Theater
Architect: GMP Architekten | Place: Chongqing / 2009