Posts Tagged ‘China’
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
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
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
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
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㎡
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
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
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
Friday, April 7th, 2017
Article source: Guida Moseley Brown Architects
Guida Moseley Brown Architects (GMB) were selected by long time collaborator for China-based architectural projects, the Suzhou Industrial Park Design and Research Institute (now The ARTS Group), to provide design services for the interior architecture, furniture, and lighting design of all of the highly “public” spaces in their new mixed-use multiple-form headquarters in Suzhou.
Image Courtesy © ARTS Group
- Interior Architects: Guida Moseley Brown Architects
- Project: ARTS Group Headquarters
- Location: Suzhou, China
- Photography: ARTS Group
- Building Architects: ARTS Group
Friday, April 7th, 2017
Article source: CCD / Cheng Chung Design (HK)
As one of the seven ancient capitals in China, Hangzhou has a long history and profound background with picturesque scenery and numerous celebrities. It is known as “paradise on earth” for the fascinating characteristics.
The brand “Diaoyutai”, originated from the ancient Diaoyutai scenic spot outside of Beijing Fuchengmen, which had a history of more than 800 years, is the heritage of Diaoyutai State Guesthouse. Its sites have always been very focused on the accumulation of history and culture. As an esteemed world class hotel brand grounded in Chinese philosophy and aesthetics, Diaoyutai Hotel is designed to create the mansion experience with Chinese spirit and international style.
Image Courtesy © CCD / Cheng Chung Design (HK)
- Architects: CCD / Cheng Chung Design (HK)
- Project: Diaoyutai Hotel Hangzhou
- Location: No.65, Wuxing Road, Jianggan District, Hangzhou, China
- Designer: Joe Cheng
- Project area: 34,820m2 for Phase I; 19,767 m2 for Phase II
- Design time: 2014.12 – 2015.12
- Construction time: 2015.5 – 2016.8
- Opening time: 2016.11