Prof. Dr. Andong Lu

B.Arch. (Tsinghua), M.Phil. (Cantab), Ph.D. (Cantab)
Guest Professor, Dessau Institute of Architecture, Anhalt University of Applied Sciences
Newton Trust Fellow, Department of Architecture, University of Cambridge
Research Fellow of Wolfson College, University of Cambridge
Andong's research interests include narrative organization of space, cinematic aided research, garden studies, and contemporary Chinese urbanism. He taught postgraduate courses at University of Cambridge and Nanjing University. 

He has written widely on the subjects of city, cinema and garden in peer-reviewed journals, including the
Journal of Architecture (UK), Studies in the History of Gardens & Designed Landscapes (UK), arq: Architectural Research Quarterly (UK), The Architect (China) and World Architecture (China). He has guest-edited the Cinematic Architecture (special issue of The Architect (China), profile no.136) and co-edited with François Penz the Urban Cinematics (Intellect Books, 2011). 

He also works as a freelance consultant on architectural and landscape design, and a filmmaker of urban documentaries.

  • A. Lu (2010). ‘The Telling of a Spatial Allegory: the Danteum as narrative labyrinth’, arq: Architectural Research Quarterly 14(3), pp. 237-46. Cambridge University Press.
  • A. Lu ed. (2008). Cinematic Architecture. Special issue of The Architect. n.136. China Architecture & Building Press. ISSN 1001-6740.
  • A. Lu (2008). ‘Cinematic Architecture and Spatial Projections’, The Architect, 2008(6), pp. 5-13.
  • Z. Bao & A. Lu (2008). ‘Glossary of Cinematic Architecture’, The Architect, 2008(6), pp. 92-94.
  • A. Lu & F. Penz (2006). ‘Narrative Form in Chinese Garden’, in: B. Uluoglu, et al. eds. Design and Cinema: form follows film. Cambridge Scholars Press, pp. 62-74.
  • A. Lu (2006). ‘A Journey into Chinese Visual Space: a study on the Notes of Random Thoughts by Li Yu (1610-1680)’, ArtChina 2006(1).
  • A. Lu (2004). ‘Mimetic Surface: spatial phenomena and strategy design’, The Architect, 2004(4), pp. 31-39.
  • A. Lu (2004). ‘Space, Vision and Metropolis: Fumihiko Maki and the collective form’, Architecture Technology & Design (China), 2004(1), pp. 50-55.

Long Canal Town
60-min documentary of a disappearing town.
The Fitzwilliam Ecstacy:
short films selected by François Penz and Andong Lu
Architecture and the Moving Image 1998-2005 (2 dvds):
short films selected by François Penz and Andong Lu