Reuse, Renew, Recycle highlights a new generation of Chinese architects

China has undergone the largest domestic migration in human history over the last half-century, as nearly 200 million people flooded into its great metropolises from the countryside. That shift, coupled with rapid economic growth, has fueled megaprojects of ever-increasing ambition and scale; a phenomenon exemplified by cities such as Shenzhen that practically sprouted up overnight. But while feverish development has been the predominant mode, there is a growing countertrend towards smaller-scale interventions that seek to engage with their local contexts and raise the bar for environmental stability. Reuse, Renew, Recycle: Recent Architecture from China, an exhibition currently on view at The Museum of Modern Art in Manhattan,

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