< Last Photo   << Last Chapter                Notes on the Geography of Places: China: Shanghai: Shikumen to Xintiandi         Next Chapter >>   Next Photo > 
   

Notes on the Geography of China: Shanghai: Shikumen to Xintiandi: Photo 9

world pictures China: Shanghai: Shikumen to Xintiandi

And here we slide over to Xintiandi, the "New Heaven and Earth" redevelopment project of Hong Kong's Shui An group, financed by Vincent Lo.  Two blocks of shikumen have been converted into what an American developer would call festive retail.

The result, comparable to many renovations in the United States, preserves the historic facade but completely reorganizes the interior space, to the extent of relocating load-bearing walls. Shui An was supposed to renovate the buildings, not transform them into modern commercial buildings.

View: tiny * small * medium * big * biggest Photo Size

Back to China: Shanghai: Shikumen to Xintiandi chapter

Short link for this page: http://www.greatmirror.com?justpic=10367


www.greatmirror.com Web   
 

* Argentina * Australia * Austria * Bangladesh * Belgium * Botswana * Brazil * Burma / Myanmar * Cambodia (Angkor) * Canada (B.C.) * China * The Czech Republic * Egypt * Fiji * France * Germany * Ghana * Greece * Hungary * India: Themes * Northern India * Peninsular India * Indonesia * Israel * Italy * Japan * Jerusalem * Jordan * Kenya * Laos * Kosovo * Malawi * Malaysia * Mauritius * Mexico * Micronesia (Pohnpei) * Morocco * Mozambique * Namibia * The Netherlands * New Zealand * Nigeria * Norway * Oman * Pakistan * Peru * The Philippines * Poland * Portugal * Romania (Transylvania) * Senegal * Singapore * South Africa * South Korea * Spain * Sri Lanka * Sudan * Syria (Aleppo) * Tanzania * Thailand * Trinidad * Turkey (Istanbul) * Uganda * The U.A.E. (Dubai) * The United Kingdom * The Eastern United States * The Western United States * Oklahoma * Uzbekistan * Vietnam * The West Bank * Yemen * Zambia * Zimbabwe *
go back to previous picture go to next chapter go to next picture go to previous chapter page