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Flower Terraces in Jiangxi Province, China by Zeller & Moye

Thursday, June 18th, 2015

Article source: Zeller & Moye

The ‘Flower Terraces’ sit in the heart of the circular city of Ruichang, China. Referring to traditional Chinese housing motifs, the Flower Terraces arrange living areas as individual volumes around green outdoor spaces. The individually shaped apartments let the residents sense that they live in a unique ‘house’, rather than a numbered unit along a corridor. The seasonal warm temperatures of Ruichang allow for private and communal life to happen not only inside but also outside. The generous terraces become integral living spaces and an essential and characteristic element of the buildings. Similar to overhanging roofs in historic Chinese houses, a series of cantilever slabs create protected outdoor areas in front of the apartments. Foldable wooden shutter elements clad all apartments not only to provide privacy to the interiors but also to protect from direct sun and to allow natural ventilation across the apartments. The path through the building is a lively route with open spaces that enhance social encounters. Communal spaces are placed around the lifts and the open stairs with paths of increasing privacy towards the apartments. Residents of the ‘Flower Terraces’ live surrounded by flowers on each level. Open areas allow good air flow and a pleasant microclimate around the apartments where residents can plant on their individual private terraces and winter gardens, creating their own private retreats amongst greenery.

Image Courtesy © Zeller & Moye

Image Courtesy © Zeller & Moye

  • Architects: Zeller & Moye
  • Project: Flower Terraces
  • Location: City of Ruichang, Jiangxi Province, China
  • Team: Christoph Zeller (partner) Ingrid Moye (partner), Omar G. Muñoz, Emma Woodward
  • Engineering Consultants: ARUP London, team: Stuart Smith (director), Marc Easton, Tara Clinton, Philip Turner
  • Competition: MOLEWA (Mount Lu Estate of World Architecture)
  • Award: Second Prize (no first prize given by Jury)
  • Area:
    • Buildings: 18,000 m2
    • Park: 4000 m2
  • Status: Winner of MOLEWA international competition, construction scheduled for 2016

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The Forum in Hong Kong, China by Aedas

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015

Article source: Aedas

The Forum redevelopment is a holistic design, integrating a new office building, sculpture park and events plaza and there by revitalising the entire Exchange Square development. The compact and exquisitely detailed new building opens up the site visually and physically, creating a significant public space designed as a series of stone platforms linked with water features and planting. The design by Keith Griffiths is inspired by precious gems. The perfect cube of the building is dramatically tilted to create a grand entrance from the plaza. The geometry of the tilted plane is resolved into the elegant diamond cut façade of the building. As a Grade-A office in the heart of the Central district, the column-free office interior with its 2.9m of floor-to-ceiling space evokes a tailor-made environment with ample natural daylight from all elevations.

Image Courtesy © Aedas

Image Courtesy © Aedas

  • Architects: Aedas
  • Project: The Forum
  • Location: Hong Kong, China
  • Project Design Director: Keith Griffiths
  • Client: Hongkong Land
  • Gross floor area: 4,501 square metres
  • Completion year: 2014

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Museum for Qujing Culture Center Completed in China Designed by Hordor Design Group and Atelier Alter

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015

Article source: Hordor Design Group and Atelier Alter

Qujing is one of a kind. Two impossible miracles co-exist in city of Qujing: the Longyan Tablet and a fish fossil of 4,000-billion-year-old. While Longyan Tablet marks the invention of a prominent calligraphic style, the fish fossil rewrites geology in human history. The archaeological relics are both metaphor and subject matter of the project. According to Plato, “whatever once exists can never cease to exist,” the collective consciousness of the city and her citizens awaits a resurrection, in a contemporary setting, through the materialization of a series of significant projects.

Image Courtesy © Atelier Alter

Image Courtesy © Atelier Alter

  • Architects: Hordor Design Group and Atelier Alter
  • Project: Museum for Qujing Culture Center Completed
  • Location: Qujing, Yunnan, China
  • Client: Qujing Culture and Sport Center Building Commission
  • Principals in Charge: Yan Huang
  • Design Architect: Yingfan Zhang, Xiaojun Bu
  • Project Architect: Qiuda Lin, Weining Lin
  • Architecture Design Team: Zhanghan Zheng,Zhenqing Que, Ling Zeng, Jeff Ding (more…)

JW Marriott Shenzhen Bao’an and Residences at Haiyi Plaza in Shenzhen, China by John Portman & Associates

Friday, June 12th, 2015

Article source: John Portman & Associates

The project, designed by architects John Portman & Associates, is composed of a 356-key hotel, a residential towerand support amenities on a 21,174-square-meter site in the Bao’an Central Area business district in the booming Qianhai development zone of Shenzhen, China.The hotel tower is 26 stories tall, yet, at 99-meters tall, rises higher than the 29-story residential tower. There is a total built area of 84,600 square meters above grade.

Image Courtesy © www.willpryce.com

Image Courtesy © www.willpryce.com

  • Architects: John Portman & Associates
  • Project: JW Marriott Shenzhen Bao’an and Residences at Haiyi Plaza
  • Location: Shenzhen, Guangdong, China
  • Photography: www.willpryce.com
  • Software used: Microstation (CAD) and Bentley Architecture (BIM), 3DStudio Max and SketchUp
  • Owner/Developer: Shenzhen OCT Hotel Real Estate Co., Ltd.
  • Local Design Institute: Shenzhen Huasen Architecture & Engineering Design Consulting Co., Ltd.
  • Structural Engineer: John Portman & Associates / Huasen Architectural & Engineering Consultants
  • Interior Design: HBA (Singapore)

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Seashore Library in Nandaihe, China by Vector Architects

Sunday, June 7th, 2015

Article source: Vector Architects

The library is located along the seashore of China Bohai Bay. The design key point is focused on exploring the co-existing relationship of the space boundary, the movement of human body, the shifting light ambience, the air ventilating through and the ocean view.

Image Courtesy © Su Shengliang

Image Courtesy © Su Shengliang

  • Architects: Vector Architects
  • Project: Seashore Library
  • Location: Nandaihe, China 
  • Photography: He Bin, Su Shengliang, Xia Zhi, Sun Dongping
  • Software used: Sketch Up and V-ray
  • Principal Architect: Gong Dong
  • Project Architect: Chen Liang
  • Site Architect: Yifan Zhang, Dongping Sun
  • Design Team: Zhiyong Liu, Hsi Chao Chen, Hsi Mei Hsieh
  • Client: Beijing Rocfly Investment (Group) CO., LTD (more…)

“Metropolitan Heights No.1 – High-End Apartment by London” in China by Another Design International

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015

Article source: Another Design International

Creative designers have persistence of visions to make waves in the industry. The international awarded designer Pal Pang from Another Design International was invited by property fund for a collaboration interior design project “Metropolitan Heights no.I” in China shares Mr. Pang’s devotion and passion in design, arts and culture.

Image Courtesy © Another Design International

Image Courtesy © Another Design International

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The expansion project of Dongjiao State Guest Hotel in Shanghai, China by Dushe Architectural Design Co.

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

Article source: Dushe Architectural Design Co.

The project is the last one which Dushe team (www.shdsd.cn) designed in ECADI.

This fragmented system is frequently used as an interpretation of contemporary cities; the iconic fragment becomes the signature of the city. But the city itself contains abundant resources. The 99% of these fragments are unknown for the public, but the city is also composed of background buildings.

Image Courtesy © Peter

Image Courtesy © Peter

  • Architects: Dushe Architectural Design Co.
  • Project: The expansion project of Dongjiao State Guest Hotel
  • Location: Pudong district, Shanghai, China
  • Photography: Peter
  • Project Owner: Dongjiao State Guest Hotel, Shanghai Donghu(Group) Co.
  • Design Manager: Di Shen (Xian Dai Architectural Design Group Co.), Kege Ling(Shanghai Dushe Architectural Design Co.)
  • Principal Architects: Qilin Zhang(Shanghai Dushe Architectural Design Co.), Yijia Liu(Shanghai Dushe Architectural Design Co.)
  • Chief Engineer of Architecture: Limin Wang(Shanghai Dushe Architectural Design Co.)
  • Building Area: 8,000 square meters
  • Site Area: 5,000 square meters

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Tiny shanghai shop into little catch fishmonger in China by LINEHOUSE

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

Article source: LINEHOUSE

Located on one of Shanghai’s busiest streets alive with local food stalls, small restaurants, shops and sidewalk activity, Little Catch is a fishmonger specialising in fresh and cooked seafood. LINEHOUSE created a three dimensional net that externally reaches into the street as a canopy and envelops the customers as they enter into the shop. On the ceiling the net, constructed out of a white powder coated metal structure infilled with white mesh of varying densities and transparencies, opens up in areas to create additional shelving for products. On the walls the metal structure folds and bends to hold the fresh seafood display, the cashier, product shelving and a table seating two.

Image Courtesy © Drew Bates

Image Courtesy © Drew Bates

  • Architects: LINEHOUSE
  • Project: Tiny shanghai shop into little catch fishmonger
  • Location: Wulumuqi Road, Shanghai, China
  • Photography: Drew Bates
  • Software used: AUTOCAD, Sketch up, Photoshop and Indesign
  • Graphics: Evelyn Chiu
  • Area: 18sqm
  • Year of completion: January 2015

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Shenzhen Software Industry Base in Shenzhen, China by gmp Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

Article source: gmp Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner

The focus of the Shenzhen metropolis is on national and international IT research and development. A core project for strengthening the IT industry is the „Shenzhen Software Industry Base“, for the first plot of which the architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners won the design commission as part of an international competition in 2009; this has now been completed.
The project is situated in the western Nanshan district and enjoys a favorable strategic location due to its proximity to Hong Kong, the international Bao’An airport and the eastern financial center.

Image Courtesy © Christan Gahl

Image Courtesy © Christan Gahl

  • Architects: gmp Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner
  • Project: Shenzhen Software Industry Base
  • Location: Plot 1, Shenzhen, China
  • Photography: Christan Gahl
  • Construction period: 2011 – 2014
  • GFA above ground: 111.600,00 m²
  • GFA below ground: 26.300,00 m²
  • Total GFA: 137.900,00 m²
  • Height of tower: 1 60 m

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Heavenly Water Service Center of International Horticultural Exposition 2014 in Qingdao, China by HHD_FUN

Sunday, May 17th, 2015

Article source: HHD_FUN  

The International Horticultural Exposition 2014 opened in Qingdao on April 25th; the two service centers, “Heavenly Water (Tianshui)” and “Earthy Pond (Dichi)”, are named after the two extant lakes on Baiguo Mountain where the buildings are respectively located.  As the primary architecture of the Expo area, the buildings undertook multiple functions including circulation hub, activity center, restaurant, recreational landscape, cultural communication, exhibition, etc.  Considering the distinctive nature of the architecture and its geographical location, the following unique relationships require particular design treatments.

Image Courtesy © Zhenfei Wang

Image Courtesy © Zhenfei Wang

  • Architects: HHD_FUN
  • Project: Heavenly Water Service Center of International Horticultural Exposition 2014
  • Location: Qingdao, Shandong, China 
  • Photography: Zhenfei Wang, DuoCai Photograph
  • LDI: BDGQingdao beiyang architectural design co., LTD
  • Site area: 23000 m2
  • Floor area: 6539 m2
  • Completion Date: 2011-2014

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