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DongZhuang-Building Museum in China by Xinjiang Wind Architectural Design & Research Institute Co.,Ltd.

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017

Article source: Xinjiang Wind Architectural Design & Research Institute Co.,Ltd. 

Western or Eastern? 

DongZhuang-Building Museum of Western Regions, is located in Tuoli Township of Nanshan Grasslands, 30 km away from Urumqi City, and is built on the site of a previous grain shop that existed more than sixty years ago. Since the ancient times, architectural design which is inspired by natural landscape has always been exciting. The Museum, facing the city in the south and backed by the mountain in the north, has no disturbance on surrounding vegetation. From afar, it looks like an off-white stone rolled down from the mountain, standing quietly and naturally in the open and vast Gobi desert of Inner Eurasia. Part of the Museum was designed as a guest house containing a private art gallery and the other is open to the public where passengers could have some rest. Cement, sand, necessary rebar and least glass are all components of the building for ecology protection and resource conservation. The thick walls and small windows shield against the scorching sun in summer and chillness in winter. The principles and methods of traditional technologies for cavity walls, ramming earth, sun-dried mud bricks and laying stones are adopted to construct a simple, reliable and durable building. The texture of materials is highlighted on the building’s surface to obtain a “natural” completeness of a non-specific space. The design respecting the data framework and ecological cycle reflects the diversity, liberty and obscureness of local life and endows the building with liberty, freeness and vitality. DongZhuang is a “transparent” presence, with no clear internal floors, possibilities of uncertain and multiple applications, and UDLR interconnection. It takes advantage of natural presences in a smart way to protect against wind and snow and realize ventilation and day lighting. The perfect concave-convex matching with the outer space and the existing space chiseled and space “created” as required for the workers’ needs makes a building under the concept of “harmony” and “container”.

a corner of DongZhuang, Image Courtesy © Yao Li

  • Architects: Xinjiang Wind Architectural Design & Research Institute Co.,Ltd.
  • Project: DongZhuang-Building Museum
  • Location: Western Ecological Environment Research Center, 23 Baijiangou Village, Tuoli Township, Urumqi County, Xinjiang, China
  • Photography: Yao Li
  • Design Team: Liu Xu, Zhang Haiyang, Liu Erdong, Zhang Zhong, Zhang Qing, Zhang Jian
  • Technical and economic target: land used for building 1,990 m2; building area 800 m2; total construction area 7,700 m2; underground area 1,750 m2; floor area 5,950 m2; building density 40%; floor area ratio 3.87
  • Scale of construction: 7,700 m2, with one story underground and 3 stories above ground
  • Completed in: July 2016

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Shenzhen Mind the Sea Sales Gallery in China by Blvd International

Sunday, August 20th, 2017

Article source: Blvd International

Different from traditional real estate sales gallery, this project emphasizes more on conceptual feature, aiming to present the environmental, modern and creative branding spirit to visitors. With white as the background color, the whole space conveys a pure aesthetics of minimalism. White is open to all possibilities and it embraces future to the largest extent. Touched up by the abstract artistic ambience, the space is overwhelmed with a deep and delicate aesthetic perception.

Image Courtesy © Ouyang Yun

  • Architects: Blvd International
  • Project: Shenzhen Mind the Sea Sales Gallery
  • Location: Shenzhen, China
  • Photography: Ouyang Yun
  • Design Scope: interior design and façade renovation
  • Construction Company: Wanxia Real Estate Co., Ltd.
  • Designers: Liu Honglei, Liang Xiaomei, Wang Ting, Xia Menghan
  • Design area: 269 m2
  • Design time: December, 2015
  • Completion time: November, 2016

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Tangchao Wharf in Shenzhen, China by Weini Design

Sunday, August 20th, 2017

Article source: Weini Design

Teochew people are called Oriental Jews for their traits of shrewd, tenacity, and concentration, while the Teochew cuisine is popular at home and abroad for its exquisiteness, daintiness, and neutralization. Taking Teochew culture as design theme, Tangchao Wharf restaurant injects modern elements into the centuries-old tradition of this ethnic group in East Guangdong by blending modern elements into Chinese style design.

Image Courtesy © Ouyang Yun

  • Architects: Weini Design
  • Project: Tangchao Wharf
  • Location: πmallShopping Center, Zhongzhou, Shenzhen, China
  • Photography: Ouyang Yun
  • Chief designer: Ray Cai
  • Project area: 450 ㎡
  • Completion time: 2016,11

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2022 The winter Olympics Plaza in Beijing, China by CCTN Architectural Design Co. Ltd

Friday, August 18th, 2017

Article source: CCTN Architectural Design Co. Ltd

The winter Olympics Plaza locates at the northwest part of the original factory, to the south of Fushi Road, to the north of Xin’an Street. The show lake at the north and the Shijingshan Mountain at the west bring about splendid natural landscape.

Image Courtesy © Chen He

  • Architects: CCTN Architectural Design Co. Ltd
  • Project: 2022 The winter Olympics Plaza
  • Location: Shougang Garden, Shijingshan Zone, Beijing
  • Photography: Chen He
  • Design team: Bo Hongtao, Jiang Ke, Zhu Jiang, Zhang Yang, Gao Wei, Wang Zeng
  • Gross floor area (m2): 86500㎡
  • Design year: 2016

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Wuji Academy in Shanghai, China by Wutopia Lab

Sunday, August 6th, 2017

Article source: Wutopia Lab 

In 2006, house No. 1, house No. 2 and courtyard No. 3 were completed at the same time in Jiu Jian Tang, Shanghai, which were all designed by famous international architect Isozaki.

In 2011, the owners of these estates, unbeknownst to the others, invited local architect Yu Ting to transform them one by one.

Image Courtesy © Chen Yao, Su Shengliang

  • Architects: Wutopia Lab (Yu Ting, Pu Shengrui)
  • Project: Wuji Academy
  • Location: Shanghai, China
  • Photography: Chen Yao, Su Shengliang
  • Height: 12m
  • Site Area: 550 m2
  • Building Area before Renovation: 450 m2
  • Building Area after Renovation: 940 m2
  • Design Period: 2011
  • Construction Period: 2011-2012

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Renovation of Huadian Tianning Temple Factory (Phase 1) in Beijing, China by UFo,(UFo Studio, Beijing Institute of Architectural Design)

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017

Article source: UFo,(UFo Studio, Beijing Institute of Architectural Design)

Abstract

Huadian Tianning Temple factory, also known as the second thermal power factory, assumed of the central city heating tasks since 1976. After the main generator unit shouted down in 2009, the factory Facing the challenge of changing itself to a new area and meet the needs of the city.

On the north and west side of the factory are the urban roads, and the roads inside the block are narrow and full of dead ends. On the east side of the factory is Tianning Temple, a well-known Buddhist holy site in Beijing.

south elevation and north plaza, Image Courtesy © Wang Xiangdong

  • Architects: UFo,(UFo Studio, Beijing Institute of Architectural Design)
  • Project: Renovation of Huadian Tianning Temple Factory (Phase 1)
  • Location: Xicheng District, Beijing, China
  • Photography: Wang Xiangdong
  • Client: Huadian Power (Beijing) ThermoElectron Co., Ltd
  • Discipline Chief: Liu yuguang, Li Jiaqi
  • Project Architect: Shao weiping, Liu yuguang
  • Structural Engineer: Ma jingyou
  • MEP Consultant: Tian Jindong, Chen Jiujiu, Zhang Binbin, Li Fang, Pang Jing
  • Lighting consultant: Cao Yujing
  • Quantity surveyor: Zhang Guangyu

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Eight tenths Garden in Shanghai, China by Wutopia Lab

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017

Article source: Wutopia Lab

Eight tenths Garden is an art museum dedicated to arts and crafts, which can also be used as a venue for the conference in the idle hours. It has a coffee shop, a library, offices, bed and breakfasts, as well as a restaurant, study rooms and chess rooms. It is a micro cultural complex in all.

Eight tenths garden was originally a sales center. The sales center was one of the two-story buildings on the street’s triangular corner, with a four-story circular hall embedded on the top of it. The entrance is located on the garth of the triangle. The other two sides of the building were the neighborhood committee and shops along the street.

Image Courtesy © CreatAR

  • Architects: Wutopia Lab
  • Project: Eight tenths Garden
  • Location: Shanghai, China
  • Photography: CreatAR
  • Client: Shi Huijuan
  • LDI: Shanghai DuJuan Engineering Design and Consultants Limited
  • Interior Design: ShangRuiYuan Building Design Consultants Limited
  • Landscape design: Atelier VISION
  • Chief architect: Yu Ting

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Mrs. Fan’s Plugin House in Beijing, China by People’s Architecture Office

Sunday, July 30th, 2017

Article source: People’s Architecture Office

Mrs. Fan is from a traditional Chinese family. Newlyweds like her are expected to purchase a car and move into a new house in the suburbs to start the next phase of their life. But for people in their early 30’s who wish to be financially independent, the astronomical price of real estate in Beijing makes buying a house on their own nearly impossible.

Image Courtesy © Gao Tianxia

  • Architects: People’s Architecture Office
  • Project: Mrs. Fan’s Plugin House
  • Location: Changchun Jie, Beijing, China
  • Photography: Gao Tianxia
  • Client: Mrs. Fan
  • Principal: He Zhe, James Shen, Zang Feng
  • Project Team: Chen Yihuai, Zhang Zhen
  • Date of Completion: July 2016

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International Expo Center in Zhejiang, China by Beijing Institute of Architectural Design, Office of Conference and Exhibition Architecture (BIAD Office 3A7)

Sunday, July 30th, 2017

Article source: Beijing Institute of Architectural Design, Office of Conference and Exhibition Architecture (BIAD Office 3A7)

Hangzhou International Expo Center is situated on the bank of Qiantang River. Its form is grand and exquisite, and rich in the implication “of Jiangnan”. To this date, it is the biggest, most advanced mega urban complex in China.

Image Courtesy © Lu Xu

  • Architects: Beijing Institute of Architectural Design, Office of Conference and Exhibition Architecture (BIAD Office 3A7)
  • Project: International Expo Center
  • Location: Jingben Avenue, Qianjiang Shijicheng, Xiaoshan District, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China
  • Photography: Lu Xu
  • Principle architect: Liu Mingjun
  • Client: Hangzhou Olympic and International Expo Center, Xiaoshan Construction and Investment Company Limited
  • Structural Engineer: Beijing Institute of Architectural Design, Second Design Office
  • MEP Consultant: Beijing Institute of Architectural Design, Second Design Office
  • Quantity surveyor: Beijing Institute of Architectural Design, Economics Division

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House on the house in Shanghai, China by Wutopia Lab

Sunday, July 30th, 2017

Article source: Wutopia Lab

House on the house used to be shanty above the slums. It was ruins contained whole family with 6 persons on the top of an 86 years history water tower. Architect decided to totally reconstruct the house base on left structure of water tower as meanwhile can’t change house contour according to the code. And the new house should be a complex system with different subsystem but influent each other in content and space with simple display.

Image Courtesy © HU Yijie, CreatAR Images (Ai Qing, Mao Yingchen)

  • Architects: Wutopia Lab
  • Project: House on the house
  • Location: Shanghai, China
  • Photography: HU Yijie, CreatAR Images (Ai Qing, Mao Yingchen)
  • Architect in charge: YU Ting
  • Design Team: XIA Murong, GE Yufei, WANG Suyu, LIU Qicai, YU Junfeng
  • EPC: PSA Associate
  • Floor Area: 39 m2
  • Project Year: 2015

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