Posts Tagged ‘China’
Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016
Article source: Atelier Mearc
Early architecture was built maybe merely to accommodate people. As time changes, city breath permeates into architecture and stamps them with urbanization. Just like the old residential buildings in shanghai.
Image Courtesy © Lu Haha
- Architects: Atelier Mearc
- Project: Apartment 37
- Location: Shanghai, China
- Photography: Lu Haha
- Software used: AutoCAD, SketchUp, and Adobe InDesign
- Architect in charge: Zhou Wei
- Design team: Xu Xiwen, Du Mili
- Area: 37 sqm
- Project Year: 2015
- Complete Time: 2016
Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016
Article source: Another Design Interntional
Julian and his wife, Mana, a fashion designer, chose the 3,500 sq ft, five-storey house they have now been living in for 18 months for its stunning views over the country park, Plover Cove Reservoir and the South China Sea.
“It is a famous feng shui area because you can see three ‘dishes’ of water – the reservoir and the sea on either side of an island – which is a sign of very good fortune. There are green mountain views and we can also see the Kwun Yum [statue] from our rooftop on a clear day,” says Chan. “I love it because we are so close to nature – you can hear the birds sing during the day and the insects whistling at night. One of our priorities was the private glass-fronted terrace [with water wall] so we could take advantage of our natural environment.”
Image Courtesy © Another Design Interntional
Friday, July 29th, 2016
Article source: Latitude
Cafés, restaurants, libraries and the likes have become indubitable extensions of our own homes. In this particular occasion, LATITUDE was commissioned to explore the possibilities of extending the public realm into a standard café organized into two floors and a terrace.
By removing the entrance façade, the first floor was opened up, thus becoming an extension of the outside space. Inside, visitors can find two areas: the fast (come-and-go) area and the relaxed (sitting down) area. The first one features high tables and chairs next to the service desk –a longitudinal lighting box wrapped in white glass–. The second area portrays low tables, chairs and a bench zone. These two areas are divided by steel made longitudinal furniture that incorporates an orchestrated disposition of mirrors and projectors to create a visual illusion.
Image Courtesy © Youtao Cao, Shannon Fagan
- Architects: Latitude
- Project: CupOne cafe
- Location: Beijing, China
- Photography: Youtao Cao, Shannon Fagan
- Client: CupOne Co., Limited
- Principal Architect: Manuel N. Zornoza
- Project Manager: Lihui Sim
- Team: Bo Liu, Cherry Fan, Frank Zhan, Jorge Cortes de Castro, Lucia Bravo Guinea
- Budget: 300,000€
- Program: 700 m2
- Year: 2013 – 2016
- Status: Completed
Friday, July 29th, 2016
Article source: 10 Design
Led by Gordon Affleck (Design Partner) and Miriam Auyeung (Project Director & Partner), 10 DESIGN has won an international competition against 9 other international design firms for the second phase of a world class Zhuhai International Convention and Exhibition Centre in China (Zhuhai CEC). This phase will provide an additional new convention space, supported by office and retail components totalling 273,000 sqm. State owned Huafa Group anticipates construction to commence in Q4 2016.
Image Courtesy © 10 Design
- Architects: 10 Design
- Project: Zhuhai International Convention and Exhibition Centre
- Location: Zhuhai, China
- Client: State-owned Enterprise Huafa Group and its wholly-owned subsidiary Zhuhai Shizimen Central Business District Development Holdings
- Architectural Design Team:
- Chief Design: ArchitectGordon Affleck
- Project Director: Miriam Auyeung
- Total Site: 270,000 sqm
- Total GFA: 980,000 sqm
Thursday, July 21st, 2016
Article source: Lead 8 architecture and design studio
Multidisciplinary architecture and design studio Lead 8 – a team with a passion for creating liveable cities, have developed the HarbourLoop, a vision to transform the Hong Kong waterfront into an iconic 23 kilometre urban cycle, running and walking network.
HarbourLoop will be Hong Kong’s first mobility network prioritising zero emission modes of transit, connecting Hong Kong to Kowloon in a continuous loop. The route exploits the legacy of the city’s world famous Victoria Harbour.
Image Courtesy © Lead 8 architecture and design studio
Wednesday, July 20th, 2016
Article source: Aedas
Olympia 66 is a statement of innovative design as a landmark in the city of Dalian, China. The design respects Chinese culture and urban context, with the thoughtful approach to its relationship to the street providing generous community space and plazas with integrated landscape. This 7-storey shopping mall grasps the fine balance between complex form and function, responding to the immediate surroundings and local community and providing the largest shopping, lifestyle and leisure complex in Dalian.
External view, Image Courtesy © Aedas
- Architects: Aedas
- Project: Olympia 66
- Location: Dalian, China
- Client: Hang Lung Properties Ltd
- Directors: Christine Lam and David Clayton
- Structural Engineer: Ove Arup & Partners Hong Kong Ltd.
- E&M Engineer: Parsons Brinckerhoff (Asia) Ltd.
- Quantity Surveyor: Langdon & Seah China Ltd.
- Traffic Consultant: MVA Hong Kong Ltd.
- Lighting Designer: DUO Lighting Design + Associates
- Site Area: 63,400 sq m
- Gross Floor Area: 221,900 sq m
- Floor: 7 stories above ground, 3 basement floors
- Completion Year: 2015
Friday, July 15th, 2016
Article source: AZL Architects
Located in Daijiashan Village,Eshan She Nationality Township of Tonglu, Zhejiang Province, the Avant-Garde Ruralation Library is the 11th Bookstore run by the Librairie Avant-Garde. With the culture-spreading idea ——Avant-Garde and Library, as well as the unique regional natural and human landscape of the ‘Shes’ village, this project has become the public life bond among local villagers and alien readers, and also become a a focal point of local cultural and creative industries. The main body of the library was an idle yard lying at one side of the village’s main street, including two yellow mud adobe houses and a platform projecting from a slope. While maintaining the structural and spatial sequence of the buildings and courtyards, the architectural design restores the current declined status to a healthy state. The relationship between the new and the old strengthens the ‘timing’. The carriers of time and memory – the adobe walls, tile roofs and roof trusses have become the spatial dominance, and have jointly created context-continuing contemporary local aesthetics, together with the publicity of function regeneration.
Image Courtesy © Yao Li
- Architects: AZL Architects (Zhang Lei )
- Project: Librairie Avant-Garde, Ruralation Library
- Location: Eshan She Nationality Township of Tonglu, Zhejiang Province, China
- Photography: Yao Li, Hu Jun
- Software used: AutoCAD, SketchUP
- Project Team: Zhang Lei，Liu Wei, Ma Haiyi，Chen Junjun, Zhang Qilin, Shao Xuan
- Collaborator: ADI-NJU
- Project Area: 260 sqm
- Project year: 2015.10
Friday, July 8th, 2016
Article source: AVA – Andrea Vattovani Architecture
The sizes of the plots is 5,873 m2. The total requested built areas was 4,000 m2 that we reached with our proposal. We wanted to create a special flair, a place to feel home but relax on the same time with the highest standard of living quality.
We created two different units to create also two different flats to adapt to the market. At the same time they can fit different need. The houses are really flexible and different function can be brought in.
Image Courtesy © AVA – Andrea Vattovani Architecture
Thursday, July 7th, 2016
Article source: Arch Studio
Lily Nails is a nail and eyelash salon that owns numerous chain stores in Beijing and Shanghai. To meet the needs of environmental upgrade of the brand, Arch Studio was commissioned to do the design for the brand’s new store in Yau Tang Shopping Centre, Beijing. The store is a rectangular space with an area of more than 60 m2
Image Courtesy © Jin Weiqi
- Architects: Arch Studio
- Project: Lily Nails – Nail and Eyelash Salon(Yau Tang Store)
- Location: Beijing, China
- Photography: Jin Weiqi
- Design Team: Han Wen-Qiang, Song Hui-Zhong, Huang Tao
- Design Company: Arch Studio
- Project Address: Yau Tang Square, Chaoyang District, Beijing
- Design Time: 2016.01 — 2016.03
- Construction Time: 2016.04 — 2016.06
- Area: 66 m2
Wednesday, July 6th, 2016
Article source: gmp Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner
The foundation stone was laid for the new headquarters of the vip.com online group in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou. Stephan Schütz attended the ceremony as the partner representing gmp, von Gerkan, Marg und Partners Architects. At the beginning of the year, gmp won the international competition for the project and was subsequently commissioned to begin construction.
Perspective Northeast, Image Courtesy © gmp
- Architects: gmp Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner
- Project: New vip.com Headquarters
- Location: Guangzhou, China
- Client: vip.com
- Design: Meinhard von Gerkan and Stephan Schütz with Nicolas Pomränke
- Project leader: Clemens Kampermann
- Team, competition: Jan Peter Deml, Thomas Muncke, Dimitri Philippe, Burkhard Pick, Anastasiya Vitusevych, Qin Wei, Xu Ji, Thilo Zehme, Yin Zhang, Katarzyna Zaczek
- Team, implementation: Andreas Goetze, Dimitri Philippe, Kristin Schoyerer, Xu Ji, Yin Zhang, Wei Zhilin, Astrid Jahncke
- GFA: 151,000 m2