The Italian newspaper La Stampa has interviewed Yung Ho Chang after his visit to the Future Urban Legacy Lab and his lecture titled “South by Southeast” at the Politecnico di Torino, last Friday 26th October, 2018.
In this interview, Yung Ho Chang talks about the lessons learned during his journey through Italy, the similarities and differences between Chinese and European architecture, and his experience as an architect in China. You can find the full interview with higher resolution here.
During his visit at the Politecnico di Torino, Yung Ho Chang and his partner, Lijia Lu, were first involved in a workshop with masters and doctoral students from different disciplines, and Alberto Bologna as discussant. Following, Yung Ho Chang presented “South by Southeast”, where he explained the importance of Chinese traditional elements in architecture, like the courtyard, and how these can be translated into contemporary practice, through a review of his own projects in Beijing, where his Atelier FCJZ is based. The lecture was part of the Seminar Cycle: “Urban Legacies Between Heritage, Rights, and Innovation”, curated by Prof. Carlo Olmo. It took place at the Salone d’Onore of the Castello del Valentino, and counted with the participation of Michele Bonino as discussant.