Octubre 2018
Hutong Mushroom
Beijing
ISBN: 9787112219179
Autor: Li Han, Jin Qiuye
Editor: China Architecture & Building Press

Hutong Mushroom is a collection of models and drawings by the students of Beijing University of Civil Engineering and Architecture from an urban studies project led by Li Han of Drawing Architecture Studio and Professor Jin Qiuye of BUCEA. Various houses created by the local residents from the hutongs of Beijing are made into models and drawings with meticulous and vivid details to show the exceptional creativity of those “non-professional architects”. The project drew inspiration from the Degree Zero concept by Roland Barthes in which he regarded the significance of literature was not to present the world but to present itself as literature. In Hutong Mushroom, architecture is not regarded as an “intervention” into the world (socially or politically) to produce knowledge or space, but as a “myth” the significance of which is to present itself as work about the city (which could be writing, image, video, or model).
Hutong Mushroom is shortlisted in DAM Architectural Book Award 2019 and Beazley Designs of the Year by The Design Museum in London.

Setembre 2015
A Little Bit of Beijing · Dashilar
Beijing
ISBN: 9787560860015
Autor: Li Han, Hu Yan
Editor: Tongji University Press

In A Little Bit of Beijing · Dashilar, the authors continued their exploration for the potential of architectural drawings. With precise lines and flat colorings, plans, elevations, sections, and axonometric projections transformed from 3D models are turned into sophisticated drawings with delicate details in a unique mechanical aesthetic feeling. By adding simple words to the drawings, the authors present 10 interviews in the form of graphic novel. Through these stories, the book showcases the relation among people, architecture, and city not only in terms of space and function, but also of time and emotion. Such a fateful subject of architecture is graphically interpreted as an observation with patience, delicateness, and concentration.

Setembre 2013
A Little Bit of Beijing
Beijing
ISBN: 9787560852942
Autor: Li Han, Hu Yan
Editor: Tongji University Press

The book is the finest visual presentation about contemporary Beijing. The authors took the architect's approach and depicted 3 most interesting and trendy places in Beijing, San Li Tun, 798, and Nan Luo Gu Xiang by the use of computer software. The book includes 3 volumes as one for each of the places, 1 small booklet Fiction, and 3 axonometric posters.