November 15th, 2018


Back in Shanghai after two years

I expected a lot of changes, but everything seems the same, except for Wechat payments. Here are the takeouts from today's lecture on restoring and reusing historic architecture:

Before they are slaughtered, the animals can become ferocious, and the workers needed a place to escape! [...] Elements have been added to evoke a ‘soft feel’ [...] These are products designed by western masters [...] You can see many holes in the ground that are round [...] The ‘whole old’ endures [...] To repair a building is a complex thing" [...]

Image source: Wechat group Historic Shanghai