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Pu Miao

Professor
School of Architecture
University of Hawaii
United States of America

Biography

Established Miao Design Studio since the early 1990s. Built designs have been published in international journals such as Architectural Review, Domus, Detail, A+, Urban Design (Quarterly), Architecture Asia, and Architectural Review Asia Pacific, as well as Chinese periodicals such as Architectural Journal, Time+Architecture, New Architecture, and Architect. Invited to exhibit his work at CIVA in Brussels (2008) and at Aedes in Berlin (2011). His designs received awards including the 2007 Far Eastern Architectural Awards (Taiwan) and the First Architectural Design Awards organized by the Architectural Society of China (ASC), Shanghai Chapter in 2006. His designs are reviewed by books on contemporary Chinese architecture, such as Charlie Q.L. Xue's Building A Revolution: Chinese Architecture Since 1980 (Hong Kong University Press, 2006). Miao was a member of the Expert Group Meeting on public space convened by the United Nations Human Settlements Program (UN-Habitat) and the Italian National Planning Institute (INU) in 2014. See www.pumiao.net for more information on Miao’s design and research works.

Research Interest

Areas of Interest Architectural and urban design, focusing on the localization of Modernist architecture in today's China. Architectural and urban design theory, topics include public space in modern Chinese cities, gated communities in Chinese cities, structure of Chinese traditional architectural form, garden theory, phenomenology, architectural education, and design criticism.

Publications

  • Worlds Apart: Common Meanings in Classical Gardens of East and West in Landscape, Vol. 31, No. 3, 1992, pp. 40-7.

  • In the Absence of Authenticity: An Interpretation of Contemporary Chinese Architecture in Nordisk Arkitekturforskning(Nordic Journal of Architectural Research), Vol. 8, No. 3, 1995, pp. 7-24.

  • Pu Miao, ed., Public Places in Asia Pacific Cities: Current Issues and Strategies (Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2001).

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