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YES YOU CAN AT BAM!
What It’s Like to Work at Ballistic Architecture Machine
在 BAM,一切皆有可能!
BAM 工作之体验

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"Tomorrow, we could become a toothbrush company!" BAM shares five clear differences between itself and other architectural design companies.
明天,我们可以变身牙刷公司!

Utopia Is Always Green
Re-Imagining Guomao Intersection as Landscape
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BAM在北京商务中心区(CBD)的核心,重新设想了一个超级繁华并不断扩张的交叉路口。

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BAM’s re-imagined Guomao intersection illustrates the power of LANDSCAPE-oriented thinking applied to desperate urban conditions, and debunks China’s architecture-oriented visions of urbanity.
最后,希望我们的努力能够为建筑的主流提供一些不一样的视角。

Guide to Designing New Bold Landscapes
BIG BAM BOOK!
BAM的第一本书
《景观视界》在十年展上首发

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"LANDSCAPE VISION" debuts at 10-year retrospective. A pioneering design manual that charts the aesthetic principles of the landscape, both wild and designed. Stay tuned for distribution of the newest edition!

Behind-the-Scenes Interview
BAM "Not Art" Installations: Illustrated Journey
独家幕后花絮:
BAM:装置的故事

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BAM's founders graduated from architecture school but rejected traditional methods by which architecture is taught. BAM is not comfortable being defined by any given field of art or design.
BAM也不适合被任何特定的艺术或设计领域所定义。

Whole Kit and Boodle
BAM Retrospective With a Video Story, Martha Schwartz Lecture... And One Craaazy Party
从展品到视频到讲座到派对,没有一个不愚蠢!

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BPM NEWS brings you more... and more... of 10 dumb years, including a party with wax hands!

"Nature Is an Idea" Explained
Plus: Art, Culture, Nature
自然是个概念
艺术,文化,自然

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BAM grapples with culturally diverse ideas about nature. Related: Let's notice connections and disconnections between landscape and art!
BAM正在努力应对塑造我们建筑环境的大自然的多元文化理念。

WOMEN AT BAM
Why is BAM almost entirely female?
BAM 的女侠们
BAM 怎么有这么多女性?

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Women at BAM get down and dirty, rolling up sleeves to get the work done! Plus 'BAM on Family' and 'Reality versus Ballistic Architecture Machine.'
BAM 的女性撸起袖子来工作!这就是“Down & Dirty”。另外, 现实 vs BAM, BAM 的家庭观。

Ballistic Propaganda Machine News
On-the Ground-Correspondence Covers "10 Years of Dumb" Retrospective
弹道宣传机 正在进行。。。
BPM新闻 将弹道世界带给你 一次请只犯一个错误

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BAM is hot on the bull market! BPM News asks people right off the streets of Beijing, "What did YOU think of BAM's show, '10 YEARS OF DUMB?'"
全程火力!全面覆盖! 本次播报的主题是:BAM 回顾展。

Is Landscape in China ‘Better’ Than Landscape in America?
Culture Is A Tricky Thing!
景观在美国更胜于景观在中国吗?
文化是一个棘手的问题!

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Why does BAM believe that in China landscape is a ‘better’ design field than in the United States?

BAM's NEWEST BUILT PROJECT!
A Central Park In Beijing
北京大兴

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BAM goes full circle on the mosaics! (Remember BAM's essay, "Smooth Versus Rough"?)

COPYING IS OK!
BAM's DESIGN FOR INDIGO PLAYGROUNDS COPIED
(20 miles from the original)

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The original, proportioned using the Golden Ratio.

Garden Expo 5 Years Later
Grow Baby Grow!!!
Beijing, China

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The Finite/Infinite Mirror Garden. Finite on the outside, infinite on the inside.

Rain Ring Consecrated
Tiexi Plaza Art Piece Completed
Shenyang, China

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Rain Ring! A public fountain in the industrial heart of modern China: Shenyang.

bam wins landscape design contract
quarry hotel project
Shanghai, China

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A landscape for The Deep Hole

A Brand New BAM
...Always Evolving!

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Although poised to be one of China’s leading design practices with a special focus on landscape architecture, BAM continues along divergent paths, pushing farther into the depths of design.
虽然BAM一直致力于成为中国领先的景观设计专业设计事务所之一,但它沿着不同的路径前进,并将其推向更深入的设计领域。

BAM Interviewed at Beijing Office!
Ramble – Foreign Architects in China
老外建筑师在中国

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BAM Completes Cloud Waffle Structure Number 2
Kunming, Yunnan
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BAM在云南设计的艺术装置

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South of the Clouds... another BAM public space installation!

NEW! BAM facade installation complete
Chongqing, China
重庆

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Asked to make architecture, BAM draws a landscape

WELCOME! BAM's NEWEST CREATION
Fetus
厦门磐基

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You have a bright future ahead!

Design Process:
The making of Nature Gate & the Titan
BAM with ARUP & BIAD

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The process of developing the 2 schemes for a 100m tall monument and bridge

Biornis-Aesthetope Avian Habitat Green Roof
Lower Manhattan, New York
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Biornis-Aesthetope: A fully supported avian habitat green roof structure
完全满足鸟类栖息地要求的屋顶花园结构

New Beijing office location in SanLiTun
BAM really settling in!

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BAM Advances 'Gardens in the Sky' Competition
Chongqing, China
重庆

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Make skyscrapers great again

Essay: Smooth VS. Rough
Why "rough" design actually makes us smarter
里帝欧餐厅 台湾台北市
流畅对决粗旷

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These objects can help you think!!! The "roughness" of the design stimulates a dialogue of active associations in the human mind.
里帝欧餐厅帮你思考!?“粗糙”的设计激起一种人内心中活跃的想法与设计之间的对话

News

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"Dear BAM, I am so excited to know that such a fun Architecture company exists on this planet. Regards, Debbie"

YES YOU CAN AT BAM

在 BAM,一切皆有可能

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Did you know that BAM could become a toothbrush company? If not, you had better kick it into gear and click right HERE. Five BAM traits make BAM UTTERLY different from architectural companies working in China, even globally. If you can't read, watch these interviews!

Utopia is Green

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BAM re-imagines the busiest intersection in Beijing as the greenest park in Beijing! Watch the video! No more little green tricks in the city... BAM explodes the definition of landscape design.

SMART BAM BOOK? I thought BAM was DUMB

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Never has there existed a guidebook like BAM's VISUAL PRINCIPALS of landscape design. LANDSCAPE VISION is the brainchild of co-founder Daniel Gass. A glimmer of hope for intelligence at BAM in 10 dumb years of practice. LV is used as an experiemental study tool at BAM. Watch for the release of a new, tested and vamped edition!

BAM "Not Art" Installations

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Behind-the-scenes interview with Zdog, the infamous BAM designer. Don't watch this video! Scandalous content. Bonus story time with BAM "Not Art" Installations: Illustrated Journey. Is this what happens if you begin with social investigations and land in the tantalizing territory of Chinese landscape?

THE WOMAN IN BAM

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BPM News covers the hot potato question, Why is BAM almost entirely FEMALE? The mystery and the agony! Let's search for answers...

What Does "Nature Is an Idea" Mean?!

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Just you've been hankering for: delving into what "Nature Is an Idea" means. Plus, BAM installations as nature allegories. Let's talk about connections and disconnections between landscape and art!

BPM News - Bringing the Ballistic World to YOU!

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Watch out, it's Ballistic Propaganda Machine and the BPM News Channel! This installment, BPM newsagent Jake hits the streets to ask, "What did YOU think of BAM's 10-Year Show?" Let's find out what people have to say. For those of you in China, CLICK HERE. For those of you in the West, CLICK HERE.

BAM gets BOOMED!

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BAM's playgrounds in Beijing get BOOMED.... DesignBOOMED!!!

TITAN IS NUMBER ONE

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The Titan hits top of the charts in Archinect's 13 Most Viewed Projects in 2013. Favorite comment: "WHEN DID ARCHITECTURE GO ON CRACK?"

BAM'S LANDSCAPE FOR DAXING WINS IDEA KING AWARD

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The Vanke Shoukai Daxing Experience Center landscape has won a 2014 Idea King Award for outstanding landscape design. Congratulations to the BAM team, Spark Architects, and Vanke Landscape Manager Kanglin!

BAM says "Copying is OK!"

"Copying is OK!" -BAM (People copy BAM, not BAM copying them!)

BAM + PWP is back!

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BAM is pleased to announce we are cooperating with Peter Walker Partners (PWP) in the Sanlin Bund Planning Competition. PWP will lead the Concept design and BAM will lead the design execution similar to our collaboration on the Beijing Garden Expo. In April Peter Walker will visit BAM's studio in Beijing for workshops and lectures!

Party Hardy!

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If you like 'rip your FACE OFF' parties and you LOVE BAM installations as much as we do, then you will go CRAZY for this!!! Check out BAM's stage design for the dART party in Beijing. Project Photos HERE......

BAM Ramble - an Online Interview!

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The BAM Ramble... or BRAMBLE for short, is an interview done by Gooood.hk at BAM's office in Beijing.... Why not check it OUT?!

Huffington Post Feature

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BAM is featured on Huffington Post and interview with Jake Walker discusses the process of making the proposals for the Nanjing Youth Olympic Memorial competition.

Check out the Huffington Post Article HERE !!!

Golden Egg Press

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The Golden Egg Bar will be featured in the upcoming July issue of VISION magazine as well as the Paris-based magazine Décoration Internationale

3 Museums + 1 Square

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BAM is collaborating with architecture powerhouse UNStudio for a competition site on the new Guangzhou city axis. The site includes an enormous public park space spanning over retail and transport infrastructure.

HEAVY WHALE VIDEO

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Do yourself a favor and watch the making of the Whale Table. Joe Walker captures the spirit of the fabrication process of one of BAM's burliest projects to date.

Ivanka Trump and the Whale Table

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Check out this article on Girlahead, 'Mary Gostelow's Inside Luxury Travel & Lifestyle Worldwide.' Apparently the author wanted Ivanka Trump to lie down on the table... Maybe that's why they didn't get a picture of her next to it... Additionally the article mentions Jean-Jacques Reibel, the visionary who commissioned the table.

Click HERE - to check it out

Option Studio

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BAM is invited to teach a multidisciplinary design studio this Fall semester at the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design at the University of Toronto. Jake Walker and Allison Dailey will accept the prestigious offer and commute from New York and Beijing.

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Daniel Gass, Zhang Yuan, and Jake Walker are honored to teach architectural design this semester at the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing.

BAM collaborates with swire and sino-ocean on indigo park landscape

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BAM is delighted to design two childrens' playgrounds within the unprecedented public space: Jiuxianqiao Park in Beijing.

RELEASE THE TITAN!!!!

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BAM's 100mtall, 400m long "Titan" has been released... AHH! Is it a monument?! Is it a bridge?! WHAT IS IT?!?!? Project Images CLICK HERE... BAM's Design Process CLICK HERE... Video of the Titan CLICK HERE

BALL

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Click here to check out the video of BAM's supersized 'fengshui' ball plaza centerpiece!

Shanghai landscape projects

BAM is delivering three landscape designs for the CIFI Corporation. These are located throughout Shanghai and will include a new selection of plant species for BAM's landscape designers.

BAM Spin Flowers Installation Video Available on Youtube

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BAM's mesmerizing 9m-tall revolving flowers go up for Chinese New Year at The Landmark in Hong Kong. Now on BamTube!

WuYiShan Parade Hits the Streets

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BAM is working with the local government of WuYiShan to design 9 totally unique parade floats for the city! WuYiShan is famous for stunning musical productions in a plein air theater. CLICK to see a video of the parade as it hits the streets!

RETAIL INSTALLATIONS

BAM's new category

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Hey there boys and girls... Not sure if you noticed but BAM-USA.com has a new category... RETAIL INSTALLATIONS! Over the past 18 months BAM has been doing more and more installations for retail environments, from up north in Shenyang to down south in Hong Kong! Tis the season, and stay tuned for many more BAM style installations... CHECK IT OUT!!!

BAM WINTERGARDEN FEATURED IN 'VERSO EST', FANG ZHENING'S NEW EXHIBITION AT THE MAXXI MUSEUM IN ROME

Wintergarden project is selected as "Public Art and Landscape" in Fang Zhening and Wang Shu's epic new show at the newly opened Zaha Hadid-designed Maxxi Museum.

BAM collaborates with Decibel Architecture

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BAM has been collaborating with Decibel Architecture of Melbourne, Australia on their Wujin Lotus Pavillion project. BAM is delivering a 7m tall organic 'droplet' chandelier based on the Concept and Schematic work of Decibel Architecture.

BAM goes into Video

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BAM has it's own YouTube channel... BamTube!!!!! Take a gander at BAM's monument, "Nature Gate" to experience stepping inside the biggest echo-chamber imaginable, with a WATERFALL!

Financial Reports

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BAM's 2009 annual report and the 2010 Q1 report were issued to shareholders this week.

all signs pointy to yes

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The Beijing BAM office installed two ripping green LED signs. The signs feature BAM's explosive logo, brainchild of the graphic mastermind Lillian Ng.

RIBA Windows Xintiandi Installation

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BAM is collaborating with Markus Jatch on an installation opening March 28 in Xintiandi, Shanghai for the 2014 RIBA Windows project.

BAM FURNITURE

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BAM designed, fabricated, and delivered a massive 200kg table milled out of solid paduak, rosewood, and burl poplar to the Intercontinental Hotel in Hong Kong. The table is installed before the breathtaking lobby view of the HK skyline, stop by for a blobtini. CHECK OUT PHOTOS HOT OFF THE PRESS!!! INSTALLATION SHOTS AS WELL...

Nature Pixels for Sydney

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Find Nature Pixels by clicking the "Installation Art" tab! Allie Dailey/BAM and Martha Schwartz worked on this competition entry with two of the coolest engineers in the world, Neil Thomas (Atelier One) and David Wiley (aerodynamics). We didn't win, which means either Pipilotti Rist, Jenny Holzer, or Yayoi Kusama got the job!

BAM in the Press!

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The Clamshell Carstands have been picked up by news sources all over! See what they're saying in Italy HERE, and check out this piece on car blog "Auto Motto" HERE.

The Top of the Charts!!

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Google "carstands" and you get BAM info at the top of the search results!!! Here we go, BAM!

cometh the moment

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BAM Beijing is honored and delighted to have Allison Dailey back in her post following her time in the Harvard GSD Department of Landscape Architecture.

Way to go BAM!

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BAM's Ballistic Cloud also featured on designboom.com! The third of BAM's three major installations of 2011 can be viewed HERE on one of our favorite design sites! Alright!

TAB 9 PUBLISHED

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That's right, Pete KL, TAB is back! Get ready for a whole new era of academic publication with the new and improved TABULA CASA. Now mining the creative depths of the local Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing, the Harvard Graduate School of Design, and of course the progenitor, Cornell University, TAB continues in its mission as a forum for news and discourse within the academic design communities. TAB 9 is out, so contact us to get your hands on a hot copy and, if you are lucky, the winning tshirt design-- and stay tuned for TAB 10 in the upcoming Spring Semester.

ABITARE

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Check out the May issue of CASE DE ABITARE for interview by Li Difei on L'Idiot Restaurant.

TAB 9

In school or at work a lot of young designers create things that are not suitable for school projects or client presentation. TAB 9 is publication to showcase this work to other young designers. It includes documentation of installations, drawings, photoshops, essays, found items, anything funny, self-promotion, gossip, etc. TAB 9 is being organized now especially to showcase some of the work of students at CAFA in Beijing, however submissions are open to everyone! If you would like to submit please email BAM!!! Also to see some of the early issues of TAB which were started at Cornell University please visit THE FACTORY SCHOOL.

BAM lecture at the central academy of fine art (CAFA)

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BAM Lecture "More Than a Pretty Face!" will be held 14 April 2011 6:30PM @ CAFA #7 Building Lecture Hall 4月14日下午6点半 @ 中央美术学院设计大楼一层红椅子报告厅

New book Utopia Forever Features BAM+MSP project biornis aesthetope

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Biornis Aesthetope is featured in Utopia Forever: Visions of Architecture and Urbanism-- An inspirational exploration of utopias and radical approaches to city planning. Read more at GESTALTEN ONLINE.

L'Idiot Restaurant featured on cover of ANTAE n.5

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Bilbao architecture publication features BAM's design for the restaurant and profiles the firm

Architecture Burns

建筑物着火

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An era of Architecture comes to an end with famous buildings burning around the world. It’s time for the landscape to become the new urban iconography.

一个建筑终结的时代——世界各地许多著名建筑毁于大火。 将是园林景观成为城市新座标的时代。

Celery

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Woody Allen attempts to steal another large head of celery.

digital landscape architecture now

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New book by Nadia Amoroso published by Thames and Hudson features several BAM projects.

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