Project: China Building Restoration (CBR) is a website that reports on all things related to building restoration and sustainable building projects in China. The website (chinabuildingrestoration.com) was founded in 2011 by Amy Mathieson, a British – Chinese architect with a passion for all things related to traditional architecture and cultures. The purpose of CBR is to provide a comprehensive summary of the building restoration industry in China and to act as a resource for others with similar interests.
“After I moved to Beijing in 2010, I started researching the building restoration and sustainable building industries in China. However, I found there was no reliable source of information to turn to.” - Amy explains why she started the website.
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anySCALE shares Amy’s interest in building restoration. While topics such as building restoration, sustainable building practices and building preservation are still relatively uncharted in China, we have observed a steady rise in demand for considered, sympathetic building restoration projects. Having a keen interest in Chinese culture and the preservation of Beijing’s remaining traditional architecture, anySCALE is now collaborating with Amy Mathieson to create a more active presence in this field.
Since the start of 2015 the two organisations have been working on several courtyard restoration projects together, additionally, they are running a Speakers’ Series in which experts in the field of building restoration are invited to talk about their experiences in front of an audience hosted in the Courtyard Institute space.