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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
MVRDV are nearing the completion of a library in Tianjin, China. The 34,200 m2 building forms part of the new Binhai Cultural Centre, the masterplan of which was designed by German architects GMP, and joins four other buildings through a series of ‘cultural corridors’. The library bases itself around a mirrored spherical auditorium which, coupled with the main atrium, forms an eye that gives panoramas of the interior space and reflects the beautiful park in front of the building. Terraced bookshelves echo the sphere throughout the atrium, leading users up into the heart of the library, before continuing around the building as louvres. The cultural project was designed for Tianjin Binhai District and is estimated to be open to the public in mid-2017.
100architects was commissioned to develop an interactive installation for the Winter Festival 2015 of KTGA (Kick the Gong Around), a company specialized in organizing immersive events and festivals as Narrative Environments, physical or virtual spaces in which stories can unfold.
The project took place in an unfinished structure of a shopping mall right in Shanghai downtown, at Xintiendi, one of the most glamorous streets of China.