Rural Urban Framework (RUF) is the research and design collaborative between Joshua Bolchover and John Lin. Based at the University of Hong Kong, RUF engages in the rural-urban transformation of China through built projects, research, exhibitions and writing.
Joshua Bolchover and John Lin reflect on their practice after ten years. How do we design for rapidly developing and ever-changing contexts? Can we replace the mantra of ‘built to last’ for ‘built to adapt’? Building architecture in sites of uncertain transformation calls for a design approach that embraces contradiction as a strategic response.
Introduction and response by Kate Orff, Director of Urban Design at Columbia GSAPP.