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Pavilions in Kunshan, China by Pu Miao Architecture

Sunday, February 16th, 2014

Article source: Pu Miao Architecture

In the last two decades, Kunshan, Jiangsu Province, China has transformed itself from an ancient canal town to a modern industrial city. The west edge of its built-up area is reaching Lake Yangcheng. As the only public space on the lake shore, a park has been constructed. Three pavilions (Buildings B,C,D) were planned in the east area of the park.

Northeast view of the building, Image Courtesy © Pu Miao Architecture

  • Architects: Pu Miao Architecture
  • Project: Pavilions
  • Location: Kunshan, China
  • Project Period: 2009-2010
  • Building Area: 160 square meters
  • Client: Kunshan City Construction, Investment and Development Co., Ltd.
  • Designer: Architecture: Miao Design Studio (Design Architect), Pu Miao; Hanjia Design Group, Shanghai (Architect of Record), Jiang Ninqing, Structure: Shanghai Yuangui Structural Design Inc., Zhang Yewei, Liu Xiao, Engineering: Hanjia Design Group, Shanghai, Guo Zhong, Yu Yang, Wu Qiuyan

Hillside House in Suzhou, China by Pu Miao Architecture

Saturday, February 15th, 2014

Article source: Pu Miao Architecture

Hillside houses tend to belong to one of the two types, the terraces and the tower. While the tower has a more prominent visual appearance, the stepped profile of the terraces allows residents in the rooms same-level accesses to exterior spaces. This design explores a third type–the combined–that takes advantages from both existing models and minimizes their shortcomings. The new prototype tries to produce a better relationship between indoor and outdoor spaces, recreating the traditional Chinese courtyard space on a hillside site. This is part of the author’s experiment to localize Modern Architecture.

South elevation (the wall around the lower courtyard and the pool were not built) , Image Courtesy © Pu Miao Architecture

  • Architects: Pu Miao Architecture
  • Project: Hillside House
  • Location: Suzhou, China
  • Software used: Autocad.
  • Project Period: 2001-2002
  • Floor Area: 250 square meters
  • Client: Shanghai Huaxin Construction and Development Co., Ltd.
  • Designer: Miao Design Studio (Design Architect), Pu Miao, Luo Jirun; Textile Industry Design and Research Institute of Jiangsu Province (Architect of Record). Interior design was by other parties.

SND District Urban Planning Exhibition Hall in Suzhou, China by BDP

Saturday, February 15th, 2014

Article source: BDP

Suzhou Planning and Exhibition Hall is a 12,000 sq m exhibition facility within the Science and Technology Smart City. The project showcases past, present and future developments of Suzhou District, and sits on the edge of a new central parkland area, with great views of the surrounding landscape and hills. It houses a 1,000 sq m model of the new district, 3D viewing gallery, interactive displays, conference facilities and multipurpose exhibition halls.

Image Courtesy © Marco Jacobs

  • Architects: BDP
  • Project: SND District Urban Planning Exhibition Hall
  • Location: Suzhou, China
  • Photography: Marco Jacobs

Changsha Meixi Lake City Island in China by KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten

Saturday, February 8th, 2014

Article source: KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten

1st prize for the design of the Meixi Urban Helix in Changsha by KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten | The symbolic structure is a vantage point, high-rise walkway, and the new landmark of the expanded city.

In Changsha, the capital of Hunan Province in south-eastern China, KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten International won out against international com-petitors (Archea Associati, Florence /Beijing und Cox Architecture, Sydney, Australia) in the architecture competition – with its concept for the Meixi Urban Helix. In the two-stage competition, participation in which was by invitation only, the design submitted by the German architects, who have a branch in Beijing, was awarded first prize.

Image Courtesy © KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten

  • Architects: KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten
  • Project: Changsha Meixi Lake City Island
  • Location: China
  • Area: approx. 20.000 square meters
  • Spiral length: approx. 1 kilometer
  • Height: 34 meters
  • Diameter: approx. 88 meters
  • Competition: Jan/2014, 1st prize
  • Completion: 2015


Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

Article source: PRISM DESIGN 

At the beginning this annex building of public passage which necessary to lead to the main building. The main buildings concept came from Japanese culture.

So that’s why we use bamboo image for this space.

It is like typical Japanese architectures passage.

Image Courtesy © PRISM DESIGN

  • Location: Jiangsu, China
  • Category: Public passage, Installation
  • Total floor area: 210 square meters ( 37 square meters storage , 35 meters toilet), 20 m main corridor part, width 1.8 m, 3 m height
  • Design period: Des.2013 – Apr.2013
  • Construction period: Jan.2014 – Des.2013
  • Construction: Suzhou Hezhan Design & Construction Co,.Ltd

OPEN Prototype for Temporary Sales Pavilion in Beijing, China by OPEN Architecture

Sunday, February 2nd, 2014

Article source: OPEN Architecture

As a unique Chinese architectural typology in recent years, sales pavilion reflects rather interesting phenomena. A sales pavilion will surely be built before the sales of almost every housing project in China. Extravaganzas as these pavilion buildings often are, in terms of form and décor, they normally bare almost no relationship to the actual housing marketed and sold inside. This building typology has been a beloved experimental field for elite architects practicing in China, offering much design and budget freedom that most other types of buildings do not enjoy. However, temporary buildings as they were born to be, these costly pavilions are often demolished shortly after the sales were completed, and in some lucky cases, converted to other functions.

Image Courtesy © Su Shengliang

  • Architects: OPEN Architecture
  • Project: OPEN Prototype for Temporary Sales Pavilion
  • Location: Beijing, China
  • Photography: Su Shengliang
  • Design Year: 2013
  • Status: Completed
  • Client: VANKE Beijing
  • Program: Reception, Exhibition Space, Playroom, Lounge, Bar, Office
  • Building Area: 1115 m²
  • Site Area: 6670 m²
  • Principals in Charge: Li Hu, Huang Wenjing
  • Project Team: Liu Xiujuan, Qiao Shawei, Laurence Chan, Daijiro Nakayama, Zhao Yao, Zhai Dongyuan, Jia Han, David Dominguez
  • Local Design Institute: CABR Technology Co., Ltd
  • General Contractor: Beijing ShengShiWei Engineering Co.,Ltd
  • Interior Construction: Beijing ShangRui Decoration Design Co., Ltd

Kangju Community Center in Kunshan, China by Pu Miao Architecture

Sunday, February 2nd, 2014

Article source: Pu Miao Architecture

With modern buildings increasingly being designed as one large and centralized mass, this design revisited the decentralized model. Catering for senior residents living in the apartments around the park, the community center has a porous exterior appearance which resembles a forest that attracts people to enter.

Middle part of south elevation, Image Courtesy © Pu Miao Architecture

  • Architects: Pu Miao Architecture
  • Project: Kangju Community Center
  • Location: Kunshan, China
  • Software used: Autocad 2005.
  • Project Period: 2005-2006
  • Client: Kunshan City Construction, Investment and Development Co., Ltd.


  • Landscape: Zhuang Wei (Shanghai Landscape Architecture Design Institute, same below)
  • Structure: Xu Man
  • Plumbing: Li Wen
  • Electrical Engineering: Zhou Leyan

Hotel Kapok Shenzhen Bay in China by Goettsch Partners

Saturday, January 25th, 2014

Article source: Goettsch Partners 

Located adjacent to the Shenzhen Bay Sports Center athletic complex, the new Hotel Kapok, designed by Goettsch Partners (GP), is a 19-story boutique hotel with 242 rooms. The design attempts to provide the guest with a unique spatial quality that eliminates the cloistered and disorienting nature of typical hotel corridors. In response, a pinwheel plan was developed, allowing for corridors that end in vision glass with a punctuation of light and views.

Image Courtesy © Goettsch Partners

  • Architects: Goettsch Partners
  • Project: Hotel Kapok Shenzhen Bay
  • Location: China
  • Software used: AutoCAD, Sketchup, 3DS Max and Photoshop

Flower Garden Square in Shanghai, China by RTA-Office

Friday, January 24th, 2014

Article source: RTA-Office

Shanghai Flower Garden Square project identifies itself with space and three-dimensional continuity. There are no elevations, no plans, or sections. This is space within solid objects. The genesis of the concept is based on a proposal that is more volumetric than linear, creating spaces in front of creating shapes. Unexpected spaces that enhance human life experience and seek to seduce the sensitive side, the emotional response.

Image Courtesy © RTA-Office

  • Architects: RTA-Office
  • Project: Flower Garden Square
  • Location: Shanghai, China
  • Photography: RTA-Office
  • Plot area: 45.653 m2
  • Total construction area: 30.800 m2 (Above ground area 9.200 m2 + Underground area 21.600 m2)
  • Project: 2013
  • Completion Date: in progress
  • Landscape Design: Santiago Parramón, RTA-Office
  • Interior Design: Santiago Parramón, RTA-Office

Zhuting Church in Zhuzhou, China by Pu Miao Architecture

Friday, January 24th, 2014

Article source: Pu Miao Architecture

Located next to a mountain path, this rural church responds to its narrow site with a zigzag spatial sequence that generates the much needed transitional space from the profane to the sacred. Inside, a unique sacred space is created through pairing the chapel with an outdoor space which contains the altar.

Image Courtesy © Pu Miao Architecture, The “gate” leading toward the exterior altar

  • Architects: Pu Miao Architecture
  • Project: Zhuting Church
  • Location: Zhuzhou, China
  • Project Period: 1999-2002
  • Site Area: 500 square meters
  • Floor Area: 380 square meters
  • Client: Zhuting Church
  • Consultants: Zhuzhou County Architectural Design Institute, Hunan Province
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