Hutong Metabolism+


Zhang Ke ZAO/standardarchitecture, Beijing

Aedes catalogue with texts by Martino Stierli, Marc C. Fishman and Eduard Kögel

Zhang Ke

Ying Zao Hutong Metabolism+


Zhang Ke, Beijing

AEDES Architecture Forum Berlin

Exhibition: 29 May – 8 July 2021


Zhang Ke

Eduard Kögel: An Authentic Basis for a Narrative in the Name of Architecture: The Work of Zhang Ke, in World Architecture, 10/2018, p. 14–19.

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Zhang Ke’s works

Eduard Kögel: Ethics or Aesthetics? The Brutalism and Rustic Manners in Zhang Ke’s Works, in Time + Architecture (Shanghai), 1.2018, p. 83–85 (in Chinese).

Dornbirn, 25.6.2015 Zumtobel, Ausstellungseroeffnung im Lichtforum

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营造 Contemplating Basics ZAO/standardarchitecture, Beijing / China

25.06.2015 | 19:00 | Lichtforum Dornbirn | Schweizerstrasse 30 Ausstellungsdauer: 25.06 – 17.07.2015

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Hans-Jürgen Commerell, Aedes Architekturforum

Zhang Ke (Gründer ZAO/standardarchitecture)

Eduard Kögel (Kurator)


VIDEO here


Photos of the exhibition in Dornbirn: (c) Lisa Mathis


Exhibition at Aedes Berlin 31.1.–26.3.2015

ZAO/standardarchitecture, Beijing, Contemplating basics


Zhang Ke

Video: Zhang Ke Arch+

Zhang Ke of ZAO/standardarchitecture from Beijing is one of the most promising protagonists of a young group of Chinese architects and urban planners. His work seeks to combine the specific context and local culture with contemporary means. In addition to the upcoming exhibition „Contemplating Basics“ at Aedes and the accompanying ANCB symposium on sustainable tourism, ARCH+ features invites Zhang Ke to give an in-depth lecture on his work including the projects presented in the exhibition, as well as his more conceptual projects and installations.

Contemplating Basics

Video: Zhang Ke Aedes

ZAO/standardarchitecture has applied basic local principles as surprising gentle solutions. In the work of Zhang Ke the local and the contemporary meet in a creative process, promoting a distinct, discrete modernity that embraces the potentials of local craftwork for new solutions.