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Tea House in Beijing, China by ARCHSTUDIO

Thursday, August 13th, 2015

Article source: ARCHSTUDIO

Project Background: Located in Beijing traditional Hutong district, the project’s structure space is an “L” shaped neighbourhood, 450 square metres large. Currently, the space has five old traditional houses and temporary corroded steel houses. The building, which originally hosted company business meetings before going dormant due to poor management will be transformed to a tea café. The tea café will be an ample place for people to read while enjoying their tea time. Additionally, the café will also serve individual dining guests.

Image Courtesy © ARCHSTUDIO

Image Courtesy © ARCHSTUDIO

  • Architects: ARCHSTUDIO
  • Project: Tea House
  • Location: Beijing, China
  • Area: 450 sqm
  • Project type: Tea House
  • Design time: 2013.06—2014.03
  • Construction time:2014.03—2015.01
  • Design Team:Han Wenqiang , Cong Xiao, Zhao Yang

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SOHO Fuxing Lu in Shanghai, China by gmp Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner

Thursday, August 13th, 2015

Article source: gmp Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner 

The former French Concession in the heart of Shanghai is known for its typical rectilinear development – the Li Long. Li stands for neighborhood, and Long refers to the narrow rectilinear streets separating the buildings. This urban morphology, which is typical of Shanghai, creates narrow and intimate urban spaces.

View from the east showing the development and the 100 m high office tower, Image Courtesy © Christian Gahl

View from the east showing the development and the 100 m high office tower, Image Courtesy © Christian Gahl

  • Architects: gmp Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner 
  • Project: SOHO Fuxing Lu
  • Location: Shanghai, China
  • Photography: Christian Gahl
  • Client: SOHO China
  • Design: Meinhard von Gerkan and Stephan Schütz with Stephan Rewolle
  • Project management: competition Su Jun
  • GFA, total above ground: 71,565 m²
  • GFA, total below ground: 64,975 m²
  • Retail area: 85,661 m²
  • Office area: 50,879 m²
  • Height of high-rise building: 99.85 m

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Boutique Cinema in Hong Kong, China by AGC Design Ltd.

Tuesday, August 11th, 2015

Article source: AGC Design Ltd.

The first boutique cinema in Hong Kong, offering ‘loft-design’ aesthetic with comfort, stylish and homely in a central location at the bustling and hustling Causeway Bay area. The cinema comprises 3 Houses of total 250 seats.

Image Courtesy © AGC Design Ltd.

Image Courtesy © AGC Design Ltd.

  • Architects: AGC Design Ltd.
  • Project: Boutique Cinema
  • Location: Hong Kong, China

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Tasty Flagship Restaurant Taikoo in Chengdu, China by Bean Buro

Thursday, August 6th, 2015

Article source: Bean Buro

The brief for the 8,000sqft flagship restaurant for Tasty Congee & Wantun Noodle Shop, located at Swire Properties’ Daci Temple Sino-Ocean Taikoo Li Chengdu China, was to celebrate the client’s 70 years old Wontun noodle brand by upgrading its historical street-food status to a contemporary international identity. The new space is a cultural exchange between east and west, old and new, in Chengdu China.

Image Courtesy © Bean Buro

Image Courtesy © Bean Buro

  • Architects: Bean Buro
  • Project: Tasty Flagship Restaurant Taikoo
  • Location: Chengdu, China
  • Software used: Rhino, Vray, Dialux, Autocad & Adobe suite (Photoshop/Illustrator/Indesign)

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3Cubes Office Building at the Caohejing Business Park in Shanghai, China by gmp · von Gerkan, Marg and Partners

Thursday, August 6th, 2015

Article source: gmp · von Gerkan, Marg and Partners

The 3Cubes office building designed by gmp for the Caohejing Business Park in the western part of Shanghai have now been completed. The office building complex with service functions in the basement floors has a total gross floor area of 60,000m² and consists of three cubic building volumes with different heights of between
35 m and 60 m.

panoramic view of building complex, Image Courtesy © Christian Gahl

panoramic view of building complex, Image Courtesy © Christian Gahl

  • Architects: gmp · von Gerkan, Marg and Partners
  • Project: 3Cubes Office Building at the Caohejing Business Park
  • Location: Shanghai, China
  • Photography: Christian Gahl
  • Design: Meinhard von Gerkan and Nikolaus Goetze with Magdalene Weiss
  • Project management: Sun Yajin
  • Project team: Cai Lei, Chen Jingcheng, Saeed Granfar, Lin Yi, Sun Yajin, Zhang Yan, Zhang Yang, Zhong Ming
  • Client: Shanghai Caohejing Hi-Tech Park Development Corporation
  • GFA above ground: 58,200 m²
  • GFA below ground: 32,450 m²
  • Total GFA: 90,650 m²

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Data Center of China Life Insurance in Shanghai, China by gmp Architekten von Gerkan, Marg and Partner

Sunday, August 2nd, 2015

Article source: gmp Architekten von Gerkan

China’s largest insurance company, China Life Insurance Company, has moved into its new Data Center in Shanghai-Pudong. After a design and construction period of six years – which is on the long side for China – the complex designed by architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners (gmp) was completed in June.

Image Courtesy © Christian Gahl

Image Courtesy © Christian Gahl

  • Architects: gmp  von Gerkan, Marg and Partners
  • Project: Data Center of China Life Insurance
  • Location: Shanghai, China
  • Photography: Christian Gahl
  • Design: Meinhard von Gerkan and Nikolaus Goetze with Magdalene Weiss
  • Project management: Kong Buhong, Martin Hagel, Hao Yanli
  • Competition design team: Jan Blasko, Rebekka Brauer, Wang Qing
  • Client: China Life Insurance
  • GFA above ground: 79,000 m²
  • GFA below ground: 45,000 m²
  • Total GFA: 124,000 m²

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Momentary City in Hefei, China by Vector Architects

Friday, July 31st, 2015

Article source: Vector Architects 

Like many other cities in China, Hefei is undergoing a rapid transformation. The original urban fabric was torn apart and discarded, replaced by giant blocks of anonymous structures and forms. The present Hefei is just a fleeting moment on its relentless march toward the future. So, we call it a “Momentary City”.

Image Courtesy © Shuhe Photo

Image Courtesy © Shuhe Photo

  • Architects: Vector Architects 
  • Project: Momentary City
  • Location: Hefei, China
  • Photography: Shuhe Photo
  • Software used: Sketchup, Vray
  • Client: CR Land
  • Structural/Mechanical Engineer: Huanyu Design Institute, Hefei (more…)

COFCO Ruifu Residence in Beijing, China by W. Architectural Design Co., Ltd.

Thursday, July 30th, 2015

Article source:  W. Architectural Design Co., Ltd.

An Unforgettable View

As Wang Changling–a renowned poet of the Tang Dynasty– illustrated in his work Shige (Chinese for Poetical Patterns), the art of writing a poem involves three individual layers: landscape description as the physical layer; inception of emotions from the landscape as the emotional layer; and the expression of one’s own emotions as the emphatic layer. The integration of these three layers into the shaping of space is a refined interpretation that suits perfectly the tier-by-tier progressive atmosphere created for the COFCO Ruifu Residence.

 Image Courtesy © W. Architectural Design Co., Ltd.

Image Courtesy © W. Architectural Design Co., Ltd.

  • Architects: WArchitectural Design Co., Ltd.
  • Project: COFCO Ruifu Residence
  • Location: Beijing, China
  • Completion time: June 2015
  • Project type: Model residence
  • Client: COFCO Ruifu
  • Project area: 1,500 m2
  • Chief designer: Wu Bin

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Suzhou library building in China by gmp Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner

Sunday, July 26th, 2015

Article source: von Gerkan, Marg and Partners (gmp)

Fully automated high-bay storage for seven million books – a unique facility in China; opening scheduled for 2017

The architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners (gmp) have won the design competition for the new construction of the Suzhou Library in China. The start of construction has been scheduled for 2016 and the opening of the complex for the end of 2017.

Entrance of library, Image Courtesy © Willmore CG

Entrance of library, Image Courtesy © Willmore CG

  • Architects: gmp Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner
  • Project: Suzhou library building in China
  • Location: Suzhou,China
  • Photography: Willmore CG
  • Design: Meinhard von Gerkan and Nikolaus Goetze with Magdalene Weiss
  • Project management: Yan Lüji, Kong Buhong
  • Competition design team: Martin Friedrich, Kong Buhong, Pan Mei Ren Peiying, Fabian Schlitt, Kan Lijing, Mustafa Obaid, Wang Yiqun, Zhang Bowei
  • Team realization: Bai Yunjie, Martin Friedrich, Kong Buhong, Li Chen, Pan Mei, Yan Lüji, Yao Yao (more…)

Molewa-Mount Lu World Architecture International design competition in Ruichang, China by AtelierBlur/Georges Hung Architecte D.P.L.G. & Partners

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015

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

Competition winning scheme for Plot 15 of the MOLEWA residential design competition in Ruichang, Jianxi Provence of China.

Residential design in China faces multitudes of restrictive design issues: One, facing heavy regulations imposed by local planning bureaus residential design often results in very strict interpretations of massing and building separations. Second, a developer-led and market driven standard of apartment layout creates a homogeneous and monotonous building typology that litters the urban landscape offering very little choice to potential buyer / inhabitants. Thirdly, out-of-date local customs remains a design barrier that is difficult to overcome by users accustomed to certain arrangements of functional layout that is a reflection of the developer-led model, fueling the perpetual circle of the same type of residential layouts.

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

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

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