Kris Provoost is a Belgian photographer and architect. He has been active in Asia the past decade capturing buildings and cities, to better understand the built environment.

After graduating with a Master in Architecture, he relocated to Beijing where he started his architecture career contributing to buildings spread around Asia. He worked for highly respected design firms including Zaha Hadid Architects, Buro Ole Scheeren and gmp.

As a photographer he has worked with some of the most well-known established architects and engineers.

Focus: Architecture and Infrastructure
Through the different stages of construction and completion.

Kris is based in Hong Kong and Shanghai. He works internationally.

Clients include:


Kris' work has appeared in CNN Style, The Guardian, Dezeen, ArchDaily, FastCompany, Aesthetica Magazine, The Plus Paper, Designboom, gooood, Abduzeedo, Fubiz, T-Magazine.

Architectural Photo Essays Additionally Kris creates architecture photo essays highlighting different aspects of architecture. In 2017 he published Beautifed China I, which proved successful and shared on a large scale across the web. The follow-up come in 2018, Beautifed China II, highlighting China’s ‘other’ cities.

Architectural Video In 2013, Kris Provoost and Wahyu Pratomo founded #donotsettle. This online architecture video project focuses on the users perspective of building and cities. Together we create short, fun and expressive videos that are trying to break the paradigm of architecture media. Over the years, #donotsettle has collaborated with MVRDV, MAD Architects, UNStudio,amongst others to highlight their recently completed projects and bring a new perspective onto the architecture.