November China Seminar

November 10, 2022, 12 pm via Zoom

Integrating Architecture with Landscape:
My Design Experiments in China

Dr. Pu Miao
Professor Emeritus
School of Architecture, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa 

Architect Pu Miao has long explored a creative “localization” of modern architecture in China. Learned from his research and practice, integrating architecture and landscape promises to be one of the main directions for localization.  

Based on his new book A Dialogue Between Architecture and Landscape: Pu Miao’s Architectural Design, this presentation will illustrate four modes to integrate buildings and landscape: 

  • Outdoor spaces as alternative places for indoor activities 
  • Architecture and landscape each playing a unique role in a functional pair 
  • Architecture partially taking the form of landscape 
  • Gardens as urban public spaces in a building 

Pu Miao is an architect and architectural scholar based in Shanghai, China, and Honolulu, USA. He is also a Professor Emeritus at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa School of Architecture. His built designs have won awards and have been published in international journals, exhibitions, and other media. Most recently, his designs were featured in Chris van Uffelen, ed., China: The New Creative Power in Architecture (Salenstein, Switzerland: Braun, 2021). Scholarly, Miao has produced the book Public Places in Asia Pacific Cities and many research papers on architecture and urban design in Asia and China. Learn more about Miao’s work at