Category: Exhibition
Principal Architect: Liu Xiaodu, Meng Yan, Wang Hui

Location: New York City
On view: 2008.10– 2009.4
Curator: Matilda McQuaid、Ma Qingyun


In the fifth installment of the Solos series, the museum will present Tulou, a prototype for affordable housing being built in the city of Guangzhou by the Chinese architectural practice Urbanus. The Tulou project incorporates 245 apartment units, a dormitory, a small hotel, shops, a gymnasium, a library, and various communal and public spaces. For the exhibition at Cooper-Hewitt, Urbanus will display two full-scale bedrooms, with additional areas of the unit outlined on the gallery floor and walls, in order for visitors to fully experience the spatial interior.

The Solos series was launched in 2003 to showcase innovations in the fields of architecture and design, including designs new to the market or to construction or new design in the research and development stage.

 Solos: Tulou/Affordable Housing for China is made possible in part by Deloitte LLP, public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a State agency, and Tishman Speyer. Additional support is provided by Agnes Gund, Deedie Rose, Mrs. Geraldine S. Kunstadter, The Solow Foundation for Art and Architecture and the Albert Kunstadter Family Foundation.