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Club House in Shanghai, China by Studio Marco Piva

Sunday, April 30th, 2017

Article source: Studio Marco Piva 

Historical Background: Acquisition of the Project & Concept

At the beginning of the project there was a careful research focused on the dualism between classic and contemporary, international and traditional, public and private spaces, to integrate all those aspects in a fluid and natural way.

Precisely, it has been the dualism of public and private that has strongly influenced the project concept.

Image Courtesy © Studio Marco Piva

  • Architects: Studio Marco Piva
  • Project: Club House
  • Location: Shanghai, China
  • Customer: Shanghai Real Estate Group
  • Area: 865 square metres on 3 levels
  • Date: 2014-2016
  • Project Phase: Completed

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Shitang Internet Conference Center in Nanjing, China by AZL Architects

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

Article source: AZL Architects 

The trend of modernization and urbanization in rural development inevitably requires the introduction of new types of functions. As multi-functional buildings with large space, the Internet conference center is one of them. Taking the commune auditorium and the vegetable greenhouse as the original form, Shitang Village Project in Jiangning tries to reconstruct public buildings in a rural context. Efforts have been made to rapidly build a system through industrialization, bringing in the technology of pre-fabricated super slender column structure, selectively applying suitable technology to eliminate the existence of weakened and materialized buildings and restoring the primitive feeling of rural villages, hence having conducted a rejuvenated construction practice in an extremely short construction period of time in rural villages.

View of the north facade, Image Courtesy © Hou Bowen

  • Architects: AZL Architects (Zhong Huaying, Zhang Lei)
  • Project: Shitang Internet Conference Center
  • Location: Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, China
  • Photography: Yao Li, Hou Bowen
  • Design team: Zhong Huaying, Zhang Lei, Xi Hong
  • Cooperative Organization: Institute of Architecture Design and Planing Co.,Ltd.of Nanjing University Shanghai Tongji Steel Structure Technology,Ltd
  • Total floor area: 3000 sqm
  • Design/Completion: 2016/10.15.2016

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Nanjing Financial City II (Third plot) in China by gmp · Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

Article source: gmp · Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner 

With a height of 411 meters, the building comes under the high-rise building category of the “super-high skyscrapers” of the CTBUH, the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. This means that the architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners are putting up their highest building ever on the third plot. Design activities for the first two building plots (A and B) had already started after the gmp master plan obtained first prize in the competition at the beginning of last year. Now the client has also given the go-ahead for the third building plot (C). The site lies to the south-west of the inner city next to the trade exhibition grounds, and is the key project for linking two urban axes of the Hexi New Town development.

View from Northwest to plot A, Image Courtesy © Atchain

  • Architects: gmp · Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner
  • Project: Nanjing Financial City II (Third plot)
  • Location: Nanjing, China
  • Photography: Atchain
  • Client: Nanjing Financial City Construction Development Stock Limited Company
  • Design: Meinhard von Gerkan and Nikolaus Goetze with Marc Ziemons
  • Project management, competition: Jan Blasko

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Design Center for Xinhee Group in Fujian, China by MAD Architects

Sunday, April 23rd, 2017

Article source: MAD Architects 

Located in the Chinese coastal city of Xiamen, MAD Architects’ design for the Xinhee Design Center is currently under construction. The design center is for the international fashion group, Xinhee, and its six subsidiary brands. It has a site area of 15,000 square meters with building area of 61,000 square meters. “We envision it as a building with skin-and-bones,” reveals MAD founding principal Ma Yansong, “the correspondence of clothing and architecture is they both explore the relationship between the interior and the exterior.”
Xinhee Design Center has the central atrium space at its core; from there, six long spanning structures extend out to different directions, and become a star-shaped layout which formalizes a solid “bone” structure frame. A mix of office spaces and green gardens compose each of the organically-formed arms. A translucent and sun-shading envelope of PTFE hangs slightly off the vertical garden, and provides ventilation during the hot season. At the same time, it lightens the building to be elegant and floating, just likes a piece of delicate thin, soft, skin covering the “bone” structure of the building body. Ma Yansong elaborates, “It’s interesting for a building with such an intrinsically logical structure to look floating and free.”

Image Courtesy © MAD Architects

  • Architects: MAD Architects
  • Project: Design Center for Xinhee Group
  • Location: Xiamen, Fujian, China
  • Site Area: 15,624 sqm
  • Building Area: 61,534.6 sqm

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Micr-O in Hangzhou, China by Superimpose

Friday, April 21st, 2017

Article source: Superimpose

Inside the rural Tai Yang Valley, West of Hangzhou, the Sun Commune is a local initiative raising awareness of sustainable farming and promoting healthy living and outdoor activities for the increasing urbanization of China.

Within the sun commune, Superimpose Architecture Studio designed MICR-O to be a learning platform for city dwellers.

Image Courtesy © Marc Goodwin

  • Architects: Superimpose (Carolyn Leung, Ben de Lange, Ruben Bergambagt, Mika Woll)
  • Project: Micr-O
  • Location: Tai Yang Valley, Sun Commune, Lin’an, Hangzhou, China
  • Photography: Marc Goodwin
  • Software used: Rhino, Grasshopper and Bentley Microstation
  • Client: Sun Commune
  • Site Area: 2800 sqm
  • GFA: 243 sqm

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A motif to connect old and new in Shanghai, China by Aedas

Friday, April 21st, 2017

Article source: Aedas

Located on the north bank of Suzhou Creek and within the business area across Sichuan North Road and Zhapu Road in Shanghai, Aedas-design Shanghai Landmark Center enjoys a prime location with excellent views towards the Northern Bund and Huangpu River. The site is surrounded by low-rise residential blocks and a number of historic buildings such as the Shanghai Post and Telecommunication Bureau, Shanghai General Hospital, New Asia Hotel, Ruikang Mansion and Outer Baidu Bridge, forming a unique urban fabric. The new complex creates a synergy for the commercial hub and the neighbourhood and connects the old and new of Shanghai city.

Image Courtesy © Aedas

  • Architects: Aedas
  • Project: A motif to connect old and new
  • Location: Shanghai, China

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ZANADU Travel Experience Space in Shanghai, China by Shishang Architecture

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

Article source: Shishang Architecture

ZANADU is a 4 years old e-commerce startup-company in the premium travel space in China. They provide a suite of travel products to affluent Chinese travelers. Signature journeys, international luxury vacations, high-end cruises, domestic short vacations, private villas and a large selection of the world’s best boutique and luxury hotels.

Image Courtesy © Sui Sicong

  • Architects: Shishang Architecture
  • Project: ZANADU Travel Experience Space
  • Location: Shanghai Village, Shanghai, China
  • Photography: Sui Sicong
  • Area: 600㎡

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Purified Residence in Nanjing, China by Wei Yi International Design Associates

Tuesday, April 18th, 2017

Article source: Sunshine PR

People may have a special bond with part of the memories about the past life. Focusing on people’s feelings, continuing the past life experience as well as creating a new life experience for the client is the most interesting and important core for this project.

1F Living Room, Image Courtesy © JMS

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Huafa & City Hub Wuhan Sales Center in Hubei Province, China by Shenzhen Rongor Design & Consultant Co., Ltd

Sunday, April 16th, 2017

Article source: Shenzhen Rongor Design & Consultant Co., Ltd 

With Guqin, Yu Boya met Zhong Ziqi, the only one who can understand his music;

With poems, Li Bai, a great poet in the Tang Dynasty, met Du Fu, another renowned poet;

So when the project developed by Huafa & City Hub lands in Wuhan’s CBD, in which way should it meet Wuhan?

Image Courtesy © JING Xu-Feng

Hongkun Art Auditorium in Beijing, China by Penda architecture & design

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

Article source: Penda architecture & design

Penda creates an “escheresque” space with arches, steps and mirrors for an art auditorium in the centre of Beijing.

Penda recently finished a Project for an Art Auditorium on the Southern 3rd Road in Beijing. The venue is located at Xi Da Wang Lu, an upcoming cultural area with Galleries and Museums in its neighbourhood. Next to it Art Auditorium, penda completed the “Hongkun Museum of Fine Arts” in 2013.

Image Courtesy © Xia Zhi

  • Architects: Penda architecture & design
  • Project: Hongkun Art Auditorium
  • Location: Beijing, China
  • Photography: Xia Zhi
  • Project Team: Chris Precht, Dayong Sun, Jing Wang, Li Pengchong, Wen Xu, Bai Xue, Mingxue Sun
  • Project Size: 270 sqm
  • Project Year: 2016

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