It’s amazing to find that such a giant, sprawling metropolis like Beijing (over 20,000,000 inhabitants), boast such a splendid, peaceful green heart at its center.

In a world that is increasingly evolving around the fast and the ugly, we should go back to a future in which the necessity of the fast, is being replaced by an environment that brings excitement in a profound experience; lasting; true and intense. So, I spend a day away from haste, congestion, speed and chaos. It feels almost [...]

Here are some pictures of my recent trip to the Lama Temple. This temple is located in the North East part of Central Beijing, within an old Hutong district that is still relatively intact. Once a former imperial palace, it is now one of the most famous Buddhist monasteries in [...]

Stuck in a moment. The actual atmosphere of urban designs is to a large extent defined by its occupants. Within urban space it are eventually the people that activate space and define places. Identity is thus established by spaces that are designed to be inhabited, transformed and occupied. A strong [...]

Water divides and water creates. Streams of running water always have an amazing capacity to cut through landscapes, whether these are forests, mountains, plains or fields, the water cuts and divides the areas. In this way it enables specific identity and partitioning for the separated environments. Water also creates environments [...]

Norway is one of the Western nations that enjoy a rich abundance of dramatic natural wealth within its boundaries. These natural resources on the one hand account for a large share of Norway’s national income, in terms of oil reserves, but on the other hand allow for serenity of pristine [...]