Posts Tagged ‘China’
Sunday, September 4th, 2016
Article source: Rocco Design Architects Ltd
As a luxurious mansion built for 21st Century living, Mandarin Court (Jiu Jang Tang) villas have inherited the spirit of traditional Chinese courtyard residences, which is most vividly expressed in their spatial articulation, interplay of light and spaces, and the subtlety in material usage. Yet, despite the strong cultural resonance, the design of the villas has rejected outright on any revivalist gesture or pastiche symbolism. Instead, an uncompromisingly modern and unpompous approach has been taken to honestly reflect the times where the buildings belong.
Image Courtesy © Rocco Design Architects Ltd
- Architects: Rocco Design Architects Ltd
- Project: Jiu Jian Tang
- Location: Luen Yang District, Pudong, Shanghai, China
- Client: Shanghai Zendai Delta Real Estate Co. Ltd.
- Site Area: 108,000 sq m
- Gross Floor Area: 29,000 sq m (50 houses from 400 sq m to 750 sq m)
- Design Date: 2003
- Completion Date: 2005
Sunday, September 4th, 2016
Article source: Cao Pu studio
Located in Changsha, the 17-storey Firework Mansion used to be the dormitory building for staff of the former state-owned fireworks company. Nowadays, young people have moved away, so those left are mostly retired elderly people.
There is a 60 m2 apartment on the top floor of the building. The once high-expense complete shear wall structure forms a light tight environment. Even in daytime, the interior is dim. The owners want to transfer this apartment into a family bookstore, and name it “Reedom”. They wish to provide a good place to go for the residents in Firework Mansion.
Image Courtesy © Zhang Zheming
- Architects: Cao Pu studio
- Project: Reedom bookstore
- Location: 1703 Firework Mansion, No.605 Furong Mid Road, Changsha, China
- Photography: Zhang Zheming
- Design Team: Cao Pu Cui Hao (structural consultant)
- Construction: Zou Baolin, Zeng Wenli
- Area: 60 m²
- Finish: Floor, Wall, Ceiling
Friday, September 2nd, 2016
Article source: LYCS Architecture
Traditional primary and secondary school planning in modern Chinese cities usually provides students and children with an adult-scale campus environment at an excessively early stage. Such environment gives no help to them in coping with high educational and social pressure. Facing these phenomenon, it is the architects’ responsibility to subversively break these conventions in school planning and offer children with space of their own scale and age in which they will enjoy living and studying.
Courtyard of Primary School, Image Courtesy © LYCS Architecture
- Architects: LYCS Architecture
- Project: Hangzhou No.2 School of Future Sci-Tech City
- Location: Hangzhou, China
- Project Team: RUAN Hao, CHEN Wenbin, YIN Yong, WU Shiyang, XIA Wei
- Architect of Record: Zhejiang Province Institute of Architecture Design and Research
- Total Architectural Area: 44,900sqm
- Project Period: 2015-2016(Design), 2016-2017(Construction)
Wednesday, August 31st, 2016
Article source: Latitude
The project aims to restore and refurbish Mings Café, a building located in the outskirts of Shanghai. To take advantage of its exceptional location –facing a lake and embraced by nature–, the owner decided to revitalize the venue through the application of a new design concept. In June 2015, LATITUDE got commissioned to explore the renovation strategy that would redefine this building’s identity. Our tasks covered from interior refurbishment to the redesign of outdoor areas such as the terrace, the façade and the surrounding landscape.
Image Courtesy © Boris Bohsem
- Architects: Latitude
- Project: Lakefront Mings Café Renovation
- Location: Shanghai, China
- Photography: Boris Bohsem
- Team: Andrea Ramos Rodriguez, Cherry Fan, Jorge Cortes de Castro
- Client: Shanghai Wei Mings-Food Co., Ltd.
- Budget: 70,000€ Principal Architect: Manuel N. Zornoza
- Area: 550m2
- Year: 2015 – 2016
- Status: Completed
Friday, August 26th, 2016
Article source: Leekostudio
Qichun Catholic Church is located in Hongshitou Village, Qichun County, Hubei Province, which is a very remote place but with beautiful scenery.
It’s surrounded by mountains and on a peninsula of a lake (it’s actually a fishery farm with qualified water), and the total covered area of the church is 700 square meters. The cost is very limited and almost all the fund is from the government. It is because that Qichun County had a monastery which was built by Italian missionaries before liberation, and it was collected by the government and served as a soldier sanatorium after liberation, and then it was converted into a local hospital, and denouncement meetings were all held here during the Cultural Revolution.
Image Courtesy © Leekostudio
- Architects: Leekostudio
- Project: Qichun Catholic Church
- Location: Huanggang Shi, China
- Design Team: Li Yikao and Jin Xing
- Time: 2009
- Construction Time: From 2010 to 2011
Friday, August 26th, 2016
Article source: LUKSTUDIO
The ‘Modular Lilong’ was designed for Value Retail China to showcase ‘Chuang x Yi’; a concept brand that provides a platform for Chinese fashion designers. The 150 sqm site is located in Yioulai Shanghai Village; a sister to Bicester Village in London – both global shopping developments. The intent of ‘Chuang x Yi’ is to create a retail experience specifically related to the context of Shanghai.
Image Courtesy © Dirk Weiblen
- Architects: LUKSTUDIO
- Project: The Modular Lilong
- Location: Shanghai Village, 88 Shendi East Road, Pudong New Area, Shanghai, China
- Photography: Dirk Weiblen
- Client: Value Retail China
- Design team: Christina Luk, Marcello Chiado Rana, Alba Beroiz Blazquez
- Display furniture and custom lighting: TIWU design
- Lounge furniture: Lost and Found, MRT
- General contractor: CENTROID CONSTRUCTION
- Net area: 150 sqm
- Design: Jan 2016 – Feb 2016
- Construction: Mar 2016
Friday, August 19th, 2016
Article source: Oculus Architects
Cactus Tex Mex is an upscale bar located at Hongya Dong, in downtown Chongqing. The front of the bar overlooks the Jialing and Yangtze Rivers, while the rear of the bar overlooks the 9 story Hongya Cave.
Image Courtesy © Oculus Architects
Sunday, August 14th, 2016
Article source: Li Yizhong Interior Design
Nanning is the capital of the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region in southern China. It is known as the “Green City” because of its abundance of lush tropical foliage.
In 2015, we designed a high-end photographic studio Guangxi Nanning Winhand Bridal Shop nearby Nanning Wuxiang Lake Park with fine ecology environment, which offers professional services for bridal & groom wear, photography, filming and hair & make-up.
Image Courtesy © Li Yizhong Interior Design
- Architects: Li Yizhong Interior Design
- Project: Guangxi Nanning Winhand Bridal Shop
- Location: Nanning, Guangxi Province, China
- Designer: Li Yizhong, Chen Song, Xiao Yao
- Furnishings: Xiong Can, Chen Song, Ou Xueting
- Service: Interior Design, Lighting Design, Soft-furnishing Design
- Main Materials: White paint, white tiles, black titanium brushed steel, white iron, art glass, wood flooring, carpet, wood finishes Movies, rice gray leather hard pack
Thursday, August 11th, 2016
Article source: MA2
The conceptual design for shanghai is a theoretical exercise in thematic processes, an investigation into architectural language as a lexical device governed by thematic parameters and syntactical structures. The lexicon is rather a series of architectural devices and tectonics composed as an interface for a subject and object experiencer. These tectonics thread through an arrangement of digital art and light sculptures as a syntax of meaning and definition to the overarching architecture. The correlation between lexical properties and syntactic structures are modes of operation in which the architecture emerges. Meaning and experience are not limited by surface and material association; but when art and technology are introduced, the system of thematic structure becomes visible in its lexical and syntax relationship. The art work in the form of digital projection, light sculpture, and diverse mediums perform as aspectual properties, unlike the thematic tectonic shapes and form. They become interface entities; these entities are mediators between spaces and the architectural body. The subject experiencer correlates the differences in the art and tectonic expression, but the event in which these entities project are undefined allowing emergence in activity to develop and operate.
Image Courtesy © MA2
- Architects: MA2
- Project: The Lexicon
- Location: Shanghai, China
Sunday, August 7th, 2016
Article source: CAO PU STUDIO
Nowadays in Beijing’s hutong, most of the courtyards properties are divided up into mix occupants instead of one big family. Everyone is trying to occupy more space, thus the shared communal space in the middle has shrink down to one walking aisle. The yard was already taken up by small constructions built by the neighbors, bicycle parking and piles of junk, leaving a tiny space barely to walk through. This is a very common situation of the living environment in Beijing’s Hutong yard.
Image Courtesy © Cao Youtao
- Architects: CAO PU STUDIO
- Project: Humble Hostel
- Location: Dashilar, Beijing, China
- Photography: Cao Youtao