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Building on the Edge

Rùn Atelier

Soaring house prices, severe pollution and unsafe food are some of the many problems facing city dwellers in China today. This has led to a rise in the number of people seeking to leave the city and return to the countryside in the hope of realizing the utopian dream of the ideal life. Numerous artists and architects have made the move, also shifting the focus of their work to these outlying areas. Architect Wang Hao, co-founder of the Rùn Atelier practice, is a forerunner, having always been fascinated by architecture “on the edge”, poised between the city and the countryside, a blend of European Modernism and local building traditions. After studying in Germany, Wang Hao returned to his hometown, a small village close to the city of Ningbo to start an architecture practice that reflected a professional identity that takes its cue from the bonds of community and...

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