Each summer for the past ten years the AA's Shin Egashira has organised a workshop in the remote village of Koshirakura, north of Tokyo. The students attending leave behind a structure designed to improve in some way the lives of the inhabitants. This book documents these workshops through texts, diaries and images.
Explores the design innovation developed to create a 'walkable' environment in high-density cities - using Shanghai and Shenzhen as examples - showing how to make cities more liveable, healthier and friendlier, by making them walkable and overall more sustainable.
A celebration of the architecturally eclectic make-up of Shanghai. It includes city landmarks (the Oriental Pearl TV Tower), city legends (Dragon-pillared overpass on Yan'an Road), cultural sites (the Great World and Shanghai 1933), the unapproved construction projects (pigeon houses), and slums (Hongzhen Old Street).