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Five museums and a sports centre in Meishan, China by Rafael de La-Hoz

Thursday, March 12th, 2015

Article source: Rafael de La-Hoz

Within the framework of a restricted architecture competition organised by the authorities of the Meishan city, Sichuan province, in the south of China, the Spanish architectural studio Rafael de La-Hoz, associated with the Chinese design institute ADRI-HIT (Architectural Design and Research Institute of Harbin Institute of Technology), wins the design competition to design a large leisure complex which includes five museums and a sports centre.

Image Courtesy © Rafael de La-Hoz

Image Courtesy © Rafael de La-Hoz

  • Architects: Rafael de La-Hoz
  • Project: Five museums and a sports centre
  • Location: Meishan, China

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LONE RANGER HOT DOG SHOP in Shanghai, China by LINEHOUSE

Saturday, February 21st, 2015

Article source: LINEHOUSE

LINEHOUSE was asked to create a new modern fast food identity for Lone Ranger; a hot dog shop, incorporating a wild west theme. Replacing the entire façade of the shop located at the waterfront of the Hangpu River, Shanghai, LINEHOUSE created a playful composition of white timber weatherboards, raw timber, and custom printed tiles featuring an arrowhead motif. The exterior is composed of opening doors and shutter panels, which when opened reveals the continuous tile pattern which wraps the counters and floors. The exterior counters seats 6 with a further 6 seats inside. The 4m high ceiling void is painted a bright yellow with a woven rope structure which creates an apparatus for the lights to hang from. 

Image Courtesy © Benoit Florencon

Image Courtesy © Benoit Florencon

  • Architects: LINEHOUSE
  • Project: LONE RANGER HOT DOG SHOP
  • Location: Shanghai, China
  • Photography: Benoit Florencon
  • Software used: Sketch up, AutoCAD 2015, Adobe Photoshop and Indesign, Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Year of completion: 2014
  • Area: 19sqm
  • Materials (all locally sourced or custom made): White washed timber weatherboarding, Rope, Raw timber, Custom made white matt tile with arrowhead motif, Powder coated black metal

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WUHU URBAN PLANNING EXHIBITION, OFFICE AND ARCHIVE in Nanling, China by RTA-Office

Saturday, February 21st, 2015

Article source: RTA-Office

We understand the whole as an exquisitely meticulous sculpture that contains space and hosts knowledge.

Our intention is to convey a strong character and presence for the building, exemplifying how it as an urban cultural container. The building stands as an entity able to transcend from the local to the provincial scale, capable of reflecting the collective consciousness, feelings, and future visions of the Chinese society.

Image Courtesy © RTA-Office

Image Courtesy © RTA-Office

  • Architects: RTA-Office
  • Project: WUHU URBAN PLANNING EXHIBITION, OFFICE AND ARCHIVE
  • Location: Nanling, China
  • Landscape Design: Santiago Parramón, RTA-Office
  • Architecture Design: Santiago Parramón, RTA-Office
  • Interior Design: Santiago Parramón, RTA-Office
  • Client: Confidential
  • Completion Date: Competition by invitation – 1st prize -under construction
  • Plot area: 22.900m2
  • Total construction area: 54.920m2
  • Project: 2014

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KIDS MUSEUM OF GLASS in Shanghai, China by COORDINATION ASIA Ltd.

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

Article source: COORDINATION ASIA Ltd.

On January 18, 2015, China sees the opening of its first kids design experience: the Kids Museum of Glass. Children can explore their creativity in the former workshop that is converted into a space that hosts an Exhibition, a DIY Workshop, two Cafés, a Gift Shop and a Party Space. The idea and design of the museum are by Tilman Thürmer, founder and CEO of COORDINATION ASIA, and combines art, design, performances, films and games in a creative, interactive and educational environment. The 2,000 sqm space is designed for children in the age of 4-10 to learn about the basics of glass in a playful and fun way.

Image Courtesy © COORDINATION ASIA Ltd.

Image Courtesy © COORDINATION ASIA Ltd.

  • Architects: COORDINATION ASIA Ltd.
  • Project: KIDS MUSEUM OF GLASS
  • Location: 685 West Changjiang Rd Baoshan District, Shanghai, China
  • Client: Shanghai G+ Culture Creative Developing Co.,Ltd
  • Construction: Shanghai Jieshuo Stage Property Company Ltd. (Exhibition), Shanghai Jiecheng Exhibition & Display Company Ltd. (Multimedia), Jiangsu Henglong Decoration Engineering Company Ltd. (Interior),Shanghai Bo Wen Architecture Decoration Co., Ltd (Interior), Shanghai Tongjian Qianghua Building Design Company Ltd. (Building)
  • Shanghai Jinqiao Engineering Construction & Development CompanyLtd. (Building)
  • Extent: 2,000 sqm
  • Completion Date: January 2015

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Baita Italia in Jilin, China by SLOW Architects

Friday, February 13th, 2015

Article source: SLOW Architects

The Italian word “Baita” refers to a place that allows climbers to have a break and regain their strength. This café located in Vanke Lake Songhua Resort is appropriately denominated as “Baita Italia” due to its remarkable place at the right beginning of the town center of the resort facing the mountain and the ski tracks, and its role in the cultural communication between Vanke and Italy.

Image Courtesy © Zhou Ruogu

Image Courtesy © Zhou Ruogu

  • Architects: SLOW Architects
  • Project: Baita Italia
  • Location: Lake Songhua, Jilin
  • Photography: Zhou Ruogu
  • Software used: Autocad, Sketchup and Photoshop
  • GFA: approx. 500m2
  • Completion time: 2014.12

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G10 in Shanghai, China by Atelier I-N-D-J

Thursday, February 12th, 2015

Article source: Atelier I-N-D-J

The Urban Harvest, Shanghai features food grown on site: a minimum miles concept aimed at reducing food miles – in this case zero, other ingredients are sourced locally where possible.

Image Courtesy © Atelier I-N-D-J

Image Courtesy © Atelier I-N-D-J

  • Architects: Atelier I-N-D-J
  • Project: G10 in Shanghai
  • Location:  Xuejiahui, Shanghai, China
  • Software used: Rhino, AutoCad
  • Design Team: Ian Douglas-Jones, Leo Leung,Liu Yong

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Red Carpet in Shanghai, China by 100architects

Wednesday, February 11th, 2015

Article source: 100architects

This project is located in Shanghai, on East Nanjing road’s Century Square, the most famous and glamorous pedestrian street in the “heart” of the city center.

The essence of this street is its commercial status, which was historically developed as a link between East and West, connecting directly the port with the city, therefore used as the principal trading platform, becoming a cultural and social active axis.

Image Courtesy © 100architects

Image Courtesy © 100architects

  • Architects: 100architects
  • Project: Red Carpet
  • Location: Shanghai, China
  • Software used: Rhino 5.0, AutoCad 2014, Photoshop

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Shanwei Neighborhood Centre Design Competition in Shantou, China by AtelierBlur / Georges Hung Architecte D.P.L.G. + Partners

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

Article source: AtelierBlur / Georges Hung Architecte D.P.L.G. + Partners

The new Neighborhood Centre is a central piece of the community-oriented facility, a masterplan designed to cater to an entirely new work-live-play district along the main infrastructural artery connecting Shantou and Shenzhen along the National road G324. Situated within the Shenzhen-Shantou special cooperation zone, the planning incorporates a series of commercial, cultural and community oriented facilities to add leisure and entertainment and fun into a developing district.   Amidst 10.36 sqkm area of high tech, science and technology innovation platform, emerging industries, and other entrepreneurial and agricultural based industries, these facilities are well serviced along the main arteries, which connect the various functional zones and living communities. The Neighborhood Centre and its environs are destined to become community hubs to attract users and promote interaction as well as a place to be for all leisure, entertainment and satisfying quotidian needs in living.

Image Courtesy © AtelierBlur / Georges Hung Architecte D.P.L.G. + Partners

Image Courtesy © AtelierBlur / Georges Hung Architecte D.P.L.G. + Partners

  • Architects: AtelierBlur / Georges Hung Architecte D.P.L.G. + Partners
  • Project: Shanwei Neighborhood Centre Design Competition
  • Location: Shanwei Special Cooperation Zone of Shenzhen-Shantou,  China
  • Software used: Autocad 2014, Rhino, 3DS Max, Photoshop 
  • Executive Architects/Engineers: Huazhu Architetcure + Engineers Consultants Company Ltd.
  • Scope: Invited Competition – 1st place+Commission
  • Total GFA: 40 480 sqm
  • The competition date: dec. 2014
  • Expected year of completion: 2017

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Pearl River Science and Technology Digital City Sales Center in Guangdong, China by C&C DESIGN CO.,LTD.

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

Article source: C&C DESIGN CO.,LTD.

This project is located in a sales center with classic style. When we live in the city for so long, it is easy for us to feel numb and ignore the beauty of natural scenery. The fast-paced information era also makes people ignore daily life. We are open to the possibilities of free and flowing space, regardless of architecture limitations. Stars, mountains, rivers, snowflakes, or sweet chocolate are our most cherishing childhood memories which remind us of the importance of living condition by abstract forms.

Image Courtesy © C&C DESIGN CO.,LTD.

Image Courtesy © C&C DESIGN CO.,LTD.

  • Architects: C&C DESIGN CO.,LTD.
  • Project: Pearl River Science and Technology Digital City Sales Center
  • Location: Guangdong, China

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Babysteps in Hong Kong, China by AtelierBlur / Georges Hung Architecte D.P.L.G.

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

Article source: AtelierBlur / Georges Hung Architecte D.P.L.G.

BabySteps is new playgroup in the heart of Central district in Hong Kong. Situated on Arbuthnot road, on the 25th floor of the Universal Trade Centre Tower. Created to shape and foster a unique learning experience, Babysteps offers innovative psychological approaches to bring to life each child’s passion for learning.

Image Courtesy © AtelierBlur / Georges Hung Architecte D.P.L.G.

Image Courtesy © AtelierBlur / Georges Hung Architecte D.P.L.G.

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