Posts Tagged ‘China’
Friday, July 1st, 2016
Article source: gmp Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner
The design of the architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners (gmp) and KCAP Architects & Planners, in cooperation with landscape architects Ramboll Studio Dreiseitl, was awarded first prize in the competition for Zhangjiang Science and Technology City in Shanghai. The international team was able to prevail against two other competitors. For gmp and KCAP, this is the second successful cooperative effort, having already jointly developed the urban masterplan for Hamburg’s OlympiaCity.
Masterplan Public Center, Image Courtesy © Willmore
- Architects: gmp Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner
- Project: Zhangjiang Science and Technology City as “Living University”
- Location: Pudong, China
- Client: Shanghai Municipal Planning and Land Resources Administration/People‘s Government of Pudong New Area of Shanghai
- Design: Meinhard von Gerkan and Nikolaus Goetze with Magdalene Weiss
- Project management: Competition Kong Buhong
- Competition Design Team: Ralf Donner, Huang Meng, Lu Yan, Alexa Schmidbauer, Du Haoyue, Shi Mengjing
- Project Management: Detailed design Kong Buhong
- In Cooperation With: KCAP Architects&Planners and Ramboll Studio Dreiseitl
Friday, June 24th, 2016
Article source: Atelier Alter
This rehabilitation project converts a storage space into a stone archive: to showcase the diversities of stone craft and to create a space for architects to contemplate their designs with stone.
As the most primitive construction material, stone comes with dignity and authenticity. However, as construction becomes more and more visually dominated, stones are crafted to be light and polished. The spirit within stones seems to be lost, as stones are gradually substituted by other superficial materials. This project attempts to propose a critic for modern construction.
facade night, Image Courtesy © Atelier Alter
- Architects: Atelier Alter
- Project: Yingliang Stone Archive
- Location: Beijing city Chaoyang District Beiyuan North Qu Winery International Art District F1-1001, China
- Software used: Rhino
- Client: Beijing Tian Cheng Ying Liang Stone Co., Ltd.
- Principals in Charge: Xiaojun Bu Yingfan Zhang
- Design Team: Kai Qin, Zhenwei Li, Dehu Du, Tongwei Liu
- Civil/Structure/MEP Engineer: Jie Jin, Zhe Li, Wei Li, Ming Cheng
- Landscape Architect: Xiaojun Bu, Dehu Du
- General Contractor: An Hui Wan Cong Construction Services Co.,Ltd., Beijing Jingcheng Yongshun Science and Technology Development Co., Ltd.
- Cost: $427,560
- Area: 472 m2
- Year: 2016
Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016
Article source: LAVA – Laboratory for Visionary Architecture
LAVA’s Zhejiang Gate Towers are an iconic entrance to the city of Hangzhou. The design of the two towers is based on the Chinese characters for ‘gate’, and they feature a shimmering façade of fins.
LAVA was commissioned by Shimao (Hangzhou) in 2014 to masterplan the mixed-use development, which consists of five buildings housing offices, residential, and retail. LAVA’s masterplan features fluid building masses, improved positioning of the towers from different viewing directions, logical pedestrian movement and the removal of cars from the complex.
Image Courtesy © LAVA
- Architects: LAVA – Laboratory for Visionary Architecture
- Project: Zhejiang Gate Towers
- Location: Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China
- Client: Shimao Property Group
- Project team: Christian Tschersich (PL), Tommy Joo, Elvira Perfetto, Jan Kozerski, Jing Xi Zhang, Nicola Schunter, GüleyAlagöz, MikolayScibisz, Yu Chun Tsai, Melanie Quessel
- Architectural Design: SOL
- Executive Architect: ZIAD (Zhejiang Architecture Design Institute)
- Structure: LERA
- Landscape: PubangPela
- Façade Consultant: Schmidlin Façade Consultancy
- Size: Two towers 280m high, each 125,000 m2
- Total area: 370,000 m2
- Status: Construction started in 2015, the towers will commence in 2017, completion due 2019
Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016
Article source: Sunshine PR
An unsophisticated scene is needed to stage a gentle encounter. How to paddle a mood to allow you to feel shuttle-like light and shadow? How to weave a wave of forest to allow you to purposely sway with wind? How to brush the outline of water expressions to allow you to experience the lingering breath freely, as ripples but indescribable.
Qiandao Lake is a blessed place surrounded by myriad mountains. In the past few years, the developer has a crush at this place, and the buildings of this project – 12 soho-style villas designed by German GMP, have already been completed two years ago. However, by cherishing this landscape, the develop is very careful about this investment. Till the beginning of 2014, the developer finally decided to build a self-managed boutique resort hotel here after multiple considerations, which unveils the designer’s fate with it.
Image Courtesy © Hu Yi-Jie
- Architects: XL-MUSE
- Project: Ripple Hotel
- Location: Qiandao Lake, Hangzhou, China
- Photography: Hu Yi-Jie
- Client: Union Developing Group of China – UDC Qiandao Lake Jinxian Bay International Resort
- Design Director: Li Xiang
- Design Team: Fan Chen, Liu Huan, Tong Ni-Na, Zheng Min-Ping
- Rooms: 27
- Area: 3300 m2
- From Design to Completion：7 months
- Completion Time: 2015.01
Saturday, June 18th, 2016
Article source: LATITUDE
Despite being a fairly recent construction, the actual department store has two basic flaws: a lack of character in its façade and public spaces –which we consider indispensable to ensure the success of a commercial building–, and a disorienting organization of the interior commercial area. Thus, the refurbishment scope of the building is focused on three main areas: interior refurbishment, façade renovation, and the restructuration of the outdoor landscape.
Image Courtesy © LATITUDE
- Architects: LATITUDE
- Project: Dawan Square Department Store
- Location: Beijing, China
- Client: DW Real Sate
- Principal Architect: Manuel N. Zornoza
- Project Architect: Andrea Ramos Rodriguez
- Team: Jorge Cortes de Castro, Lucía Bravo Guinea, Manuel Coves Botella, Zhang Wen
- Budget: 28,000,000€
- Program: 60,000 m2
- Year: 2016
- Status: Proposal
Saturday, June 18th, 2016
Article source: Cheng Chung Design (HK)
Marriott International Business Image is Transforming The business image of Marriott International has undergone significant transformation from the original colorful and luxurious style into the latest clean and elegant style. Without excessive decorations, the architectural structures have become even more prominent to the eyes. Since Shenzhen Marriot Hotel Nanshan has planned to create a business image that focus on nature, fresh, modern, eco-friendliness, and technology, all materials applied in the hotels are of natural, ecological, handmade, and customized styles.
Image Courtesy © CCD/Cheng Chung Design (HK)
- Architects: CCCD/Cheng Chung Design (HK)
- Project: Shenzhen Marriott Hotel
- Location: No. 88, Haide Yi Road, Nanshan District, Shenzhen, Guangdong 518054, China
- Total Interior Design Area: 80,000 m2, including hotel area 45,000 m2
- Design Period: 2009 – 2014
- Opening Date: 18th, December, 2015
Tuesday, June 14th, 2016
Article source: INUCE
Intact nature: After three decades of accelerated urbanization, most cities in China are tormented by thick clouds of smog and the stench of polluted rivers. Not so Fuzhou: Enclosed by intact forests and infused with parks and green belts, the capital of Fujian Province maintains the best air quality amongst all major cities in the country. The water quality of the city’s Min River is good, allowing citizens to refresh themselves in its cool floods during summer.
Image Courtesy © INUCE
- Architects: INUCE
- Project: Minjiang Lifestyle Gallery
- Location: Fuzhou, China
Tuesday, June 14th, 2016
Article source: MVRDV
MVRDV have opened the 133 Wai Yip Street in Hong Kong. An office transformation, with retail and restaurants, which strips an old industrial building down to its bare bones and uses only glass with stainless steel infill to build up the interior spaces. The 18.000m2 project, located on the Kwun Tong waterfront is part of a larger urban development scheme which aims to turn the post-industrial district of East Kowloon into Hong Kong’s new central business district (named CBD2). An entirely see-through office stands as an example to the goals of the project to give ultimate transparency within the workplace. The project was commissioned in 2013 by project developer GAW Capital and now stands as one of the flagship projects for the new business development, becoming the bridge between the neighbourhood’s industrial roots and it’s metropolitan future.
Image Courtesy © Ossip van Duivenbode
- Architects: MVRDV
- Project: 133 Wai Yip Street
- Location: Hong Kong, China
- Photography: Ossip van Duivenbode
Thursday, June 9th, 2016
Article source: Li Yizhong Interior Design
“POLY Central Park Sales Center is located in the north of Yangjiang City, Guangdong Province near Gongqing Lake and Changqi Mountain with an extremely rich resource of natural landscape.
Image Courtesy © Li Yizhong Interior Design
Tuesday, June 7th, 2016
Article source: 10 Design
10 DESIGN’s (10) latest competition win is the 53,000 sqm Zhuhai High Technology District Commercial Hub in the district of East Zhuhai, China. The client, Huafa Group, proposed a brief for a development that provides rich and dynamic social, professional, and personal experience for entrepreneurs and employees who can live and work within a SOHO (small office/home office) environment. This typology of commercial development is to greatly enhance the social and economic benefits for the high tech start-ups intended to invest in this new district.
Image Courtesy © 10 DESIGN
- Architects: 10 Design
- Project: High Technology District Commercial Hub
- Location: East Zhuhai, China
- DESIGN TEAM:
- Design Partner: Ted Givens
- Partner: Miriam Au Yeung
- Design Team: Adam Wang, Frisly Colop Morales, Wang Yang, Xuan He