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World Horticultural Expo Theme Pavilion in Qingdao, China by UNStudio

Saturday, June 7th, 2014

Article source: UNStudio

The World Horticultural Expo 2014 takes place the Chinese city of Qingdao (from April to October 2014) and is expected to attract 15 million international visitors. The main theme of the expo is ‘From the Earth, For the Earth’s and aims to encourage the exchange of culture, technology and horticultural knowledge.

Image Courtesy © Edmon Leong

Image Courtesy © Edmon Leong

  • Architects: UNStudio
  • Project: World Horticultural Expo Theme Pavilion
  • Location: Qingdao, China
  • Photography: Edmon Leong
  • Building surface: 35.000m2
  • Building volume: 168.000m3
  • Building site: 35.000m2
  • Programme: Main Expo Pavilion including Expo Hall, Grand Theater, Conference Center and Media Hub
  • Status: Realised
  • UNStudio: Ben van Berkel, Hannes Pfau, Gerard Loozekoot with Markus van Aalderen, Joerg Petri, Milena Stopic, Yu-Chen Liu and Cong Ye, Irina Bogdan, Xing Xiong, Maud van Hees, ShuoJiong Zhang, Philipp Mecke, Maya Alam, Junjie Yan, Gilles Greis, Subhajit Das, Erwin Horstmanshof, Faiz Zohri, Andrew Brown, Patrik Noomé, Amanda Chan, Nanang Santoso
  • Landscape Architect: !melk landscape architecture PC, New York
  • Structure engineering: Qingdao Architectural Design Institute (QUADI)

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Three Courtyard Community centre in Jiangsu Province, China by AZL ARCHITECTS

Friday, June 6th, 2014

Article source: AZL ARCHITECTS

On the eastern edge of Yangzhou’s new development area and east of the 2500-year-old Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal, Three Courtyard Community Centre stands out from the surrounding newly completed call centres, glass office blocks, and farmers’ villages. The Community centre’s programme calls for recreation, dining, and meeting spaces for the surrounding residents and employees.

Image Courtesy © Iwan Baan

Image Courtesy © Iwan Baan

  • Architects: AZL ARCHITECTS
  • Project: Three Courtyard Community centre
  • Location: Jiangsu Province, China
  • Photography: Iwan Baan
  • Project Team: Zhang Lei, Shen Kaikang, Yang Hefeng
  • Collaborator: Yangzhou City Planning & Design Institute
  • Project Area: 1900 sqm
  • Project year: 2008-2009

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Andersen Garden in Beijing, China by schmidt hammer lassen architects

Thursday, June 5th, 2014

Article source: schmidt hammer lassen architects

Andersen Garden is an impressive residential complex, where the Upper East Side neighbourhood is intended to resemble the prestigious areas surrounding Central Park in New York and will consist of residential, commercial and leisure uses. schmidt hammer lassen architects was responsible for the design of the largest plot comprising a 93,000 square metres large housing development.

Image Courtesy © Adam Mørk

Image Courtesy © Adam Mørk

  • Architects: schmidt hammer lassen architects
  • Project: Andersen Garden
  • Location: Beijing, China
  • Photography: Adam Mørk
  • Client: Beijing Yang Guang Xin Ye Real Estate Co.
  • Area: 93,000 m²
  • Competition: 2003, 1st prize in restricted international competition
  • Status: Construction period 2006 – 2009
  • Cooperating Architects: Beijing Xingtai Real Estate Development Co. Ltd., Super Shine
  • Engineer: Beijing Chengjian Design and Research Institute
  • Landscape Architect: schmidt hammer lassen architects

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Axial Symphony in Shenzhen, China by Design Systems Ltd

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

Article source: Design Systems Ltd

Central axis, symmetry and spatial hierarchy have always been the essential compositional elements in environmental design. They can be seen in both royal architectures and civilian residences. Our designers believe the creation of a symmetrical space can help people attain a state of mental equilibrium through the experiential and spiritual aspects. Thus, axis manipulation is the point of departure of this project.

Image Courtesy © Design Systems Ltd

Image Courtesy © Design Systems Ltd

  • Architects: Design Systems Ltd
  • Project:Axial Symphony
  • Location: Shenzhen, China
  • Designers: Lam Wai Ming, Fanny Leung, Fang Huan Huan, Zhang Xing, Lansy Dai
  • Clients: Ms Sze
  • Area: 300 m²
  • Main materials: Recycled solid wood, fair-faced concrete, terrazzo, marbl

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ABC COOKING STUDIO in Shanghai, China by PRISM DESIGN

Thursday, May 29th, 2014

Article source: PRISM DESIGN

ABC Cooking Studio is a place where people come to cook an array of foods, including baking breads and cakes.

Unlike other cooking schools, ABC Cooking Studio promotes a more casual and friendly environment where people can enjoy while learning how to cook delicious and sophisticated food.

Image Courtesy © Studio W – Wataru Ishida

Image Courtesy © Studio W – Wataru Ishida

  • Architects: PRISM DESIGN (TOMOHIRO KATSUKI, MASANORI KOBAYASHI, REIJI KOBAYASHI)
  • Project: ABC COOKING STUDIO
  • Location: Shanghai, China
  • Photography: Studio W – Wataru Ishida
  • Total floor area: 160 square
  • Design period: Apr.2013 – Jan.2014
  • Construction period: Jun.2014 – Apr.2014
  • CLIENT: ABC COOKING STUDIO

MATERIAL LIST

  • Wood
  • Old Plaster
  • Stainless
  • Clear mirror
  • Slate Tile
  • MORTAR
  • Paint

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Huaxin Business Center in Guiling Road &Yishan Road, Shanghai Xuhui District, China by Scenic Architecture

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

Article source: Scenic Architecture

I expect that this building could enlighten us to think the relevance among human, nature and society.

Huaxin office complex locates to the west of Guilin road, with a green land at the south of its entry.  This green land owns 6 old camphor trees and opens to the urban main road — these two facts become the starting point of the design, and hence to lead to two basic strategies of the business center: One is to elevate the main body of building up to second floor in order to maximize the open green space on the ground; Second is to establish an intimate and interactive relationship with 6 trees while protecting them in the site.

Image Courtesy © Su Shengliang

Image Courtesy © Su Shengliang

  • Architects: Scenic Architecture
  • Project: Huaxin Business Center
  • Location: Guiling Road &Yishan Road, Shanghai Xuhui District, China
  • Photography: Su Shengliang
  • Program: Exhibition+Teahouses
  • Building Area: 730 sqm
  • Structure:  SRC、Bended Steel Truss
  • Material: Mirror Finish Stainless Steel, Twisted& Tensioned Aluminum Strip, Transparent and Fritted Glass, Solid and Perforated Aluminum Panel, Gravel, Water
  • Design/Built: 2012/2013
  • Client:  China Fortune Development Co.
  • Design Team: Zhu Xiaofeng(Design Principal), Ding Penghua(Project Designer), Cai Mian, Yang Hong, Li Haoran, Du Shigang

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House in Dawanglu, China by Tsutsumi and Associates

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

Article source: Tsutsumi and Associates

Renovation project for a residence which stands in the center of Beijing. By changing the closed kitchen to the open one and putting study room in the part of the dining space which had been too large before,comfortable size and openness was realized. Some tables ofManchurian ash which clients had been using for a long time were reused, and the wooden wall and fixed furniture was made by the same material, besides them other part of wall was painted simply white.

Image Courtesy © Misae Hiromatsu

Image Courtesy © Misae Hiromatsu

  • Architects: Tsutsumi and Associates
  • Project: House in Dawanglu
  • Location: Dawanglu, China
  • Photography: Misae Hiromatsu
  • Area: 93㎡
  • Construction: Panasonic electric works sunny decoration co.,ltd
  • Completion: 2014/04

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Shenzen Poly Grand Theatre in China by Hunter Douglas

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

Article source: Hunter Douglas

Set near the Houhai Street of Shenzhen Bay, the Shenzhen Poly Grand Theatre, designed by Shenzhen Huazhu Engineering Design Co., Ltd., is a landmark building. The building’s sleek design evokes a piece of high-tech equipment, or perhaps a drop of water. Viewed from above, its silver contour gleams under the sunlight, reflecting its surroundings in the Luxalon® 20mm Quadro Cladding Panels and 2.5mm custom aluminum panels provided by Hunter Douglas.

Image Courtesy © Hunter Douglas

Image Courtesy © Hunter Douglas

  • Architects: Hunter Douglas (Robert Corbier)
  • Project: Shenzen Poly Grand Theatre
  • Location: China

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Lingzidi Bridge in Shangzhou, China by Rural Urban Framework (RUF)

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

Article source: Rural Urban Framework (RUF)

As part of the country’s urbanisation scene, China’s infrastructure construction leads to myriad consequences that significantly impact not only the economic conditions of the respective locality, but also its existing social matrices. One example, highway infrastructure, undoubtedly brings to remote areas increased accessibility and new employment opportunities. Yet at the same time, this top-down planning approach often overlooks the specific needs of the local area. Construction of a new highway in southern Shaanxi Province required the destruction of hundreds of local bridges. This project involves the design of a pedestrian bridge in Lingzidi Village to service the disrupted network.

Image Courtesy ©  Rural Urban Framework (RUF)

Image Courtesy © Rural Urban Framework (RUF)

  • Architects: Rural Urban Framework (RUF)
  • Project: Lingzidi Bridge
  • Location: Shangzhou, China
  • Photography: Rural Urban Framework (RUF)
  • Design Team: Joshua Bolchover, John Lin
  • COMMISSIONING DONOR:World Vision
  • ADDITIONAL DONORS: Luke Him Sau Charitable Trust
  • PROJECT COLLABORATOR: Winview Building Materials & Services Co., Ltd.
  • Project manager: Maggie K Y Ma
  • Project team: Jeffery Huang, Mark Kingsley, Kwan Kwok Ying, Wendy Huang
  • Commission Date: June 2012
  • Completion Date: September 2012
  • Size: 65 m2
  • Cost: 27,000 USD (170,000 RMB)
  • Unit Cost: 400 USD/sqm (2,600 RMB/sqm)

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Jockey Club Innovation Tower, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University in China by Zaha Hadid Architects

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

Article source: Zaha Hadid Architects

The Jockey Club Innovation Tower (JCIT) is home to the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) School of Design, and the Jockey Club Design Institute for Social Innovation. The 15-storey, 15,000 sq. m. tower accommodates more than 1,800 students and staff, with facilities for design education and innovation that include: design studios, labs and workshops, exhibition areas, multi-functional classrooms, lecture theatre and communal lounge.

Image Courtesy ©  Iwan Baan

Image Courtesy © Iwan Baan

  • Architects: Zaha Hadid Architects
  • Project: Jockey Club Innovation Tower, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  • Location: Hong Kong, China
  • Photography: Iwan Baan, Virgile Simon Bertrand, doublespace
  • Date: 2007 / 2014
  • Client: Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
  • Project Director: Woody K.T. Yao
  • Project Leader: Simon K.M. Yu
  • Project Team: Hinki Kong, Jinqi Huang, Bianca Cheung, Charles Kwan, Juan Liu, Junkai Jian, Zhenjiang Guo, Uli Blum, Long Jiang, Yang Jingwen, Bessie Tam, Koren Sin, Xu Hui, Tian Zhong.
  • Competition Team: Hinki Kwong, Melodie Leung, Long Jiang, Zhenjiang Guo, Yang Jingwen, Miron Mutyaba, Pavlos Xanthopoulus, Margarita Yordanova Valova.
  • Local Architect: AGC Design Ltd, (Hong Kong), AD+RG (Competion Stage)
  • Geotechnical / Structure / MEP / Façade Engineer: Ove Arup & Partners Hong Kong Ltd
  • Landscape: Team 73 Hong Kong Ltd
  • Acoustic: Westwood Hong & Associates Ltd
  • Quantity Surveyor: Rider Levett Bucknall Ltd.
  • Area/Size Net Occupied Floor Area: 15,000 sqm
  • Height: 78 meters
  • Capacity: 1800 students & staff
  • Program: School of Design and, Design Institute for Social Innovation
  • General Contractor: Shui On Construction Company Ltd., Hong Kong
  • Façade Contractor: YKK AP Facade Hong Kong LTD / Beijing Jangho Curtain Wall Co. Ltd.

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