USING THE WATER CHARACTER IN ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN Graham Humphries – TAASA Review December 2008
A fter the death of Shu Tong in 1998, one of China’s most revered 20th century calligraphers, his stepson Wong Ching founded the Rong Feng Development Company in Beijing.
This company has been at the forefront of the recent development boom engulfing most of China.
The opportunity to somehow draw on the artistic inspiration of his step-father’s life’s work in the architectural expression of his buildings was at the forefront of his mind when he briefed us to design a new 250 meter high commercial tower building in Changchun in Jilin Province, North East China. Shu Tong was never far from the political nerve centre of China’s turbulent years of change during Mao’s Revolution...