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Features

BAM's Newest Landscape
Daxing West, South Beijing

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Fresh out of the oven, Daxing West has Sunken Plazas, Kaleidoscope Spinners, Kinetic Canopies, and Spiraling Knolls. Bammers, have you been studying Landscape Vision (BAM's book on the aesthetic principals of landscape design)?!

Guomao Interchange Is A Landscape
"Utopia Is Always Green"
乌托邦永远是绿色的

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BAM imagines Guomao, Beijing’s notoriously problemmatic traffic interchange, and understands the solution to be foremost within the power of landscape design.
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。

Buji with "Playscraper"
Shenzhen, China

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Residents of Buji are looking forward to spending time in BAM's landscape which debuts "Playscraper."

Peep 4 New Projects under construction
From Tall Periscopes to Deep Holes

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Great work, BAM designers!!

Daxing Park Phase II
Beijing

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800m of BAM Loves Details and BAM Loves Builders

"10 Years of Dumb" Retrospective
BAM Exhibition at 798
从展品到视频到讲座到派对,没有一个不愚蠢!

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Over the past 10 years BAM’s admittedly dumb strategy of "just say yes" has resulted in a portfolio of strange, exuberant works with seemingly incomprehensible breadth.

Daxing Park Phase I
Beijing

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A park to reinvigorate the cultural tradition of gardens in Asia.

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

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The original "Indigo Playground" is proportioned using the Golden Ratio.

Super Green Road
Lai'an, China

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Super Green Road is an idea about public space for cities of tomorrow. BAM proves that designing at lightning speed can actually yield strong results, while two phases are well under construction. Look for an 11m-tall periscope...

Garden Expo 5 Years Later - Grow Baby Grow!!!
Beijing

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

Wallpaper China Edition
Interviews Ballistic Architecture Machine

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What brought BAM to China? What were BAM's biggest obstacles when starting a career in China? What are BAM's new videos about?

Rain Ring Consecrated
Tiexi Plaza, Shenyang

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A public fountain in the heart of modern industrial China.

Landscape Vision
The Aesthetic Principals of Landscape Design
BAM的第一本书
景观视界》在十年展上首发

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"LANDSCAPE VISION" is a first-edition pioneering manual that charts the aesthetic principles of landscape design.

"Sandscape" LED Facade
Chongqing, CHINA

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Asked to make architecture, BAM makes a sand landscape

Cloud Waffle (#2)
Kunming, Yunnan

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A public space installation South of the Clouds...

Smooth VS. Rough Polemic
Why "rough" design actually makes us smarter
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流畅对决粗旷

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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

BAM's Beijing office...
PEEK Inside!

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Ballistic Propaganda Machine
BPM News Says "10 Years of Dumb" Show is Dumb
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, "What did YOU think of BAM's show?"
全程火力!全面覆盖! 本次播报的主题是:BAM 回顾展。

"Nature Is an Idea"
自然是个概念

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BAM grapples with culturally diverse ideas about Nature. How we perceive Nature is rooted in the way cultures define the self.
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。

An Illustrated Journey: From Art Installations to Landscape
独家幕后花絮: 装置的故事

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BAM started as a group of like-minded individuals in architecture school interested in installation art and publication as a means to create and activate community.
BAM也不适合被任何特定的艺术或设计领域所定义。

YES YOU CAN AT BAM
The Difference between BAM and other companies
在 BAM,一切皆有可能
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There are five clear differences between BAM and other architectural design companies.
明天,我们可以变身牙刷公司!

"Ramble" Gooood Interview
Foreign Architects in China
老外建筑师在中国

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Is Landscape in China ‘Better’ Than 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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Chinese culture developed out of a garden culture.

Why is BAM almost entirely female?
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。

Always Evolving
Pushing the Depths of Design

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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。

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

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The process of developing two different designs for a 100m tall monument-bridge.

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

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MAKE SKYSCRAPERS GREAT AGAIN

Competition:
Avian Habitat Green Roof (Biornis-Aesthetope)
Lower Manhattan, New York

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A fully supported avian habitat green roof structure.
美国纽约市曼哈顿区 高盛总部Biornis-Aesthetope. 完全满足鸟类栖息地要求的屋顶花园结构

WELCOME!
BAM's NEWEST CREATION
"Fetus"

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You have a bright future ahead!
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News

BAM at YIXI (China's TED Talk)

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BAM gives a Yixi talk about the Chinese urban landscape! BAM finds solutions to Beijing's notorious Guomao traffic intersection through an unlikely source: landscape design. MORE on "Guomao Is a Landscape" "Guomao may be hardscape, but it is landscape just the same," says BAM co-founder Jake Walker. "It is part of the true material of the city defining places where we want to be.”

NYTimes 'T Magazine' International Symposium

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"Artists, designers, architects and creatives from all over the world use art as an opportunity to explore the past, present and future of the city one step ahead. BAM, which specializes in urban landscape design in China, gave a keynote speech." China 'T' 2nd Global Style Forum held in Chengdu Sept 2018.

"Playground Crazy" Lecture at UCCA

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BAM Partners Jake Walker and Jingwen Guan give a talk at the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA) in Beijing about designing Future Urban Playspace for children and adults. Playgrounds can fit inside the much larger cultural context of Play in the Landscape.

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

Wallpaper Interview

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Wallpaper China interviews BAM, available on their app July 2018.

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BAM in full throttle out of Beijing and Shanghai with a New York satellite

Landscape Vision

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Charting the AESTHETIC PRINCIPALS of landscape design to create a clear-thinking guide to aid generations of future designers. LANDSCAPE VISION is authored by co-founder Daniel Gass. Intelligence at BAM after 10 dumb years in practice. New edition in progress...

Stunning Playscraper Idea from Rising BAM Star Designer

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BAM’s maxim, “A good idea can come from anywhere,” stands no truer represented than in the story, “Denise Designs." Watch Denise progress from idea to construction with BAM!

BAM 的座右铭,“好创意不问出处”,用今天的人物故事来诠释是再好不过了。接下来,就由 BPM 新闻为大家带来“Denise 的设计故事”。

LANDSCAPE IS MORE

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No more little green tricks in the city... BAM redefines "landscape" territory by re-imagining the busiest, fastest-growing intersection in Beijing as a green, defensible park with integrated systems. Architecture is not the solution. VIDEO: "Guomao is a landscape and needs to be designed as one"

"10 Years of Dumb" BAM Retrospective

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What did YOU think of BAM's "10 Years of Dumb" retrospective at 798? Ballistic Propaganda Machine newsagent Walker hits the streets of Beijing to find out. Channel 28 in Chinese /English

Nature Is an Idea

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The definition of Nature is rooted in the way different cultures define themselves. Plus: Connections and disconnections between landscape, art, nature, culture.

BAM+UN Studio

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BAM collaborates with architecture powerhouse UN Studio for a site on the new Guangzhou city axis. The proposal includes an enormous public park spanning retail and transport infrastructure.

BAM+PWP Landscape

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BAM is pleased to announce teaming with Peter Walker Partners (PWP) for the Sanlin Bund Planning Competition. PWP will lead concept design and BAM will lead design execution, similar to collaboration for the Beijing Garden Expo. Peter Walker visits BAM's studio for workshops and lectures.

LANDSCAPE 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!

MAXXI MUSEUM IN ROME

Exhibition at the Zaha Hadid-designed MAXXI Museum, 'VERSO EST,' features BAM's Wintergarden project as part of the "Public Art and Landscape" show curated by Fang Zhening and Wang Shu.

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?"

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BAM teaches a multidisciplinary design studio at the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design at the University of Toronto. Jake Walker and Allison Dailey commute from New York and Beijing.

Huffington Post Feature

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Huffington Post interviews Jake Walker on the process of making proposals for the Nanjing Youth Olympic Memorial competition.

BAM gets BOOMED!

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

The Story of BAM

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Storytime with "An Illustrated Journey: From Art Installations to Landscapes" Interview featuring famous BAM designer Zdog.

HOW BAM IS DIFFERENT

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5 traits make BAM very different from other architectural companies working in China, even globally. What are they? (Is it true that BAM could become a toothbrush company?!) Kick it into gear and read right HERE. If you forget how to read, watch this video!

Party Hardy

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If you like 'rip your FACE OFF' parties and you LOVE BAM installations then you will go CRAZY for this! BAM designs a stage for the dART party in Beijing.

THE WOMAN IN BAM

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Why is BAM almost entirely FEMALE? BPM News covers the hot potato question. The mystery!

VISION MAG & Décoration Internationale

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Golden Egg Bar is featured in the July issue of VISION magazine and the Paris-based magazine, Décoration Internationale. And that's not all!

CAFA Studio

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

Gooood Ramble Interview

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The BAM Ramble - BRAMBLE for short - is an interview by Gooood.hk at BAM's office in Beijing.

BAM says "Copying is OK!"

"Copying is OK!" -BAM

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BAM is delighted to design two playgrounds inside the unprecedented public park space of Jiuxianqiao Park in Beijing.

RELEASE THE TITAN!

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BAM's 100m tall 400m long "Titan" has been released... Is it a monument?! Is it a bridge?! BAM's design process & Titan on BAMTube

Hong Kong Landmark Installation

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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 FLOATS Hit the Streets

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BAM works with the WuYiShan local government to design 9 unique parade floats. WuYiShan is famous for musical productions in a plein air theater. Watch the procession on BAMTube!

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Mesmerized by supersized 'fengshui' waterball, BAM's centerpiece of "Idea King" Daxing Park

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...

Financial Reports

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

BAM+Decibel Architecture

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Collaborating with Decibel Architecture of Melbourne, Australia on their Wujin Lotus Pavillion project, BAM delivers a 7m tall organic 'droplet' chandelier based on concept and schematic work by Decibel.

Sydney Art Competition

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BAM+Martha Schwartz propose "Nature Pixel" Forest with the coolest engineers on Earth: Neil Thomas (Atelier One) and David Wiley (aerodynamics). Pipilotti Rist, Jenny Holzer, and Yayoi Kusama also submit ideas for this Richard Rogers exterior lobby.

BAM+RIBA

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BAM tells the story, "The Empress's New Shoes," through architecture with Markus Jatch for the 2014 RIBA Windows project in Xintiandi, Shanghai.

HEAVY WHALE VIDEO

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

BAMTube

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

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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.

CLAMSHELL PEARLS

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Clamshell Carstands have been picked up by news sources all over! See what they're saying in Italy or on car blog "Auto Motto".

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.

DESIGN BOOM

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BAM's Ballistic Cloud is seen on designboom.com, the third of BAM's major installations in 2011 to be featured.

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.

Cover feature for ANTAE n.5

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Bilbao architecture publication features BAM's design for L'Idiot 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。

digital landscape architecture now

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

Celery

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Woody Allen attempts to steal another large head of celery.

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