'it actually is a concept that developed in the early 1990s when china just started the modernization trend, just started to build those boxed buildings I showed.
as a reaction to that the original idea of 'shan-shui city' came from dr. qian xuesen (a famous chinese scientist from the last century)
which aroused discussions among the architecture field. the idea is simple actually; it is asking will our city be just like this, like boxes spreading all over?
will they be another chicago? of course he suggested to learn from cities like hangzhou and beijing. so I think in the future if nature and human can,
on a spiritual level, go hand in hand…
since we can have small-scaled objects involving emotional elements, from a plant to a city, why cannot the larger-scaled? the dense cites?
this is the key problem today.'- ma yansong