By Xuefei Ren
From the years 2004 to 2008, Beijing and Shanghai witnessed the development of a rare variety of new constructions, a lot of that have been designed by means of architectural agencies in another country. Combining ethnographic fieldwork, old learn, and community research, Building Globalization heavily scrutinizes the starting to be phenomenon of transnational structure and its profound influence at the improvement of city space.
Roaming from development websites in Shanghai to architects’ workplaces in Paris, Xuefei Ren interviews hundreds of thousands of architects, builders, politicians, citizens, and activists to discover this factor. She reveals that during the speedily reworking towns of contemporary China, iconic designs from prestigious overseas architects aid deepest builders to tell apart their tasks, executive officers to improve their careers, and the chinese language country to announce the arriving of recent China at the international stage.
China leads the best way within the globalization of structure, a procedure whose ramifications should be felt from Beijing to Dubai to Basel. Connecting the dots among genuine property hypothesis, megaproject development, residential displacement, old protection, housing rights, and concrete activism, Building Globalization unearths the contradictions and effects of this new, international city frontier.
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Building Globalization: Transnational Architecture Production in Urban China by Xuefei Ren