unfortunately, didn't meet:
TM Studio Office (2003)
Guo Kuang Road, Shanghai
Architect: TONG Ming, TM Studio
Zhujiajiao Cambridge Water Town
Architect: Studio Shanghai
Was thrilled to visit Ben Wood's Studio Shanghai architecture firm (read NYtimes article)...based in their new adaptive re-use complex in the very Xintiandi neighborhood they restored. Really cool people with an interesting approach to development in Shanghai. Studio Shanghai was one of the first architecture firms in China to explore alternatives to suburban growth and outlandish development schemes. For example, their new 337 housing development in the Cambridge Water Town showcases how modern architecture is able to naturally merge with ancient Chinese principles.