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Hefei Media Office in China by Ruca – Rui De Carvalho Architect

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

Article source: Ruca – Rui De Carvalho Architect

The concept of this office is based on the idea of project a space that is directly identified with the company field, so that any visitor immediately realizes that.

Since this is a construction company, all space born from the idea of a built city, which arises from the extrusion of prisms, creating different divisions throughout the space as well the necessary furniture.

Director's-Cabinet-Night

  • Architects: Ruca – Rui De Carvalho Architect
  • Project: Hefei Media Office
  • Location: Hefei-Anhui, China
  • Client: Anonymous
  • Area Surface: 700 m2
  • Year: 2012
  • Type: Office
  • Design: Ruca
  • Project Architect: Ruca
  • Co-Authors: Arqsize
  • Rendering Collaborators: Hélder Freitas
  • Building Materials: white lacquered wood, polycarbonate, screens, led, optical fiber
  • Software Used: Archicad, Artlantis (rendering) and Photoshop (post production)

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World Horticultural Expo Pavilion in Qingdao, China by UN Studio

Sunday, June 24th, 2012

Article source: UN Studio

The World Horticultural Expo 2014 will be held in Qingdao from April to October 2014 and is expected to attract 15 million international visitors. Landscape design, gardening, flowers and different types of horticulture from around the world will be exhibited during the event. The 2014 Expo aims to encourage the exchange of culture, technology and horticultural knowledge and will consist of seven different themed areas, with the Theme Pavilion located at their centre.

Entrance View

  • Architects: UN Studio
  • Project: World Horticultural Expo Pavilion
  • Location: Qingdao, China
  • 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 with integrated Landscape Design

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National Creative Cluster in Beijing, China by Sasaki Associates

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012

Article source: Sasaki Associates

Since the beginning of the 21st century, Beijing has made huge strides to solidify its position as one of the world’s great cities. It is a city that is modernizing rapidly—skyscrapers are rising out of fallow fields, a new transportation system is extending the reach of the city, and environmental initiatives are improving air and water quality. Fresh ideas are also emerging, while still embracing the rich traditions of the past. Near Songzhuang, a quiet village on the outskirts of Beijing, a unique opportunity exists to create a new urban district dedicated entirely to the cultivation of new ideas.

Public plazas and parks are also used for large gathering spaces for product launches, concerts, and other events

  • Architects: Sasaki Associates
  • Project: National Creative Cluster
  • Location: Beijing, China
  • Software used: AutoCAD, Sketch-Up, 3D Studio Max (with the VRay plug in), Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign

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Yu Bar at Shanghai Marriott in China by Kokaistudios

Sunday, June 10th, 2012

Article source: Kokaistudios

The Yu Bar is the glamorous new rooftop bar of the newly opened Shanghai Marriott Luwan. Located on the banks of the Lupu River overlooking the Expo 2010 site and the Lupu ridge the bar is located on the 28th and 29th floor and features a large terrace offering guests phenomenal views of the city.

Yu Bar at Shanghai Marriott

  • Architects: Kokaistudios
  • Project: Yu Bar at Shanghai Marriott
  • Location: Shanghai, China
  • Client: Shanghai Greenland Group
  • Design period: September-December 2010
  • Completion project: June 2011
  • Floor area: 650 sqm
  • Photographer: Charlie Xia

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RGB Project Made in China by Archiactivity

Saturday, June 9th, 2012

Article source: Archiactivity

A symbol of China’s, the Great Wall (GWC) snakes through the countryside over deserts, hills and plains. The GWC was created under Qin Empire (221-206 BC), but most of the current wall dates from de Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), with approximately 6.400Km. Around 40% has disappeared, 20% has been restored and 40% is in poor condition, in approximately 2.450Km to apply RGB_Project This proposal aims to generate the occasion and potential of the GWC as a main axis through the northern China, in the boundary with Inner Mongolia, a region that is important as a potential break for advancing desertification and climate change, to generate Green_Spots along this natural path in sustainable and replicable landscape structures to help stop desertification, revitalize the area and be an asset to the population: the N=MxRGB_Project.

RGB Project Made in China

  • Architects: Archiactivity
  • Project: RGB Project
  • Location: China
  • Software used: sketchup, v-ray and gimp

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Spruce Art Center in Zhejiang, China by LYCS Architecture

Saturday, June 9th, 2012

Article source: LYCS Architecture

Located in Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China, the site is flush with mature spruce trees and a pre-existing one-storey abandoned structure. The design is a mixture of two fundamental challenges in architecture: to evoke new spatial meaning while reconciling an existing structure, and to produce a formal language that can be dynamic and strong, yet carefully caress spruce trees. The Spruce Art Center design is inspired by traditional architectural aesthetics from the southern region of the Yangtze, known as the most desirable place to live in China. The architecture of this region is known to exude an intimate connection to water and to high-profile cultural institutions and people.

Rendering: Atrium

  • Architects: LYCS Architecture
  • Project: Spruce Art Center
  • Location: Zhejiang, China
  • Project Leader: RUAN Hao, ZHAN Yuan
  • Design Team: YANG Meng, LI Yan
  • Software used: Rhino and AutoCAD

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Bio-Lake Reception Center in Hubei, China by Zephyr Architects

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

Article source: Zephyr Architects

As the central piece of architecture for the Guanggu Bio-lake campus, this reception center houses exhibition space, conference rooms and administration offices.

The building sits between a main plaza and central lake.  In a comparatively small piece of land, the architecture seeks to have a strong symbolic character.  In order to increase the overall impact of the architecture, the mass is treated as a sculpture in shape and texture.    This site is surrounded by buildings with varying viewpoints of the main project.  The multi-faceted box produces a façade of ever-changing viewpoints.

Exterior view (Image Courtesy Yao Li)

  • Architects: Zephyr Architects
  • Project: Guanggu Bio-Lake Reception Center
  • Location: Wuhan, Hubei, China
  • Client: Bio-Lake Commission
  • Program: Exhibition, Conference, administrative offices
  • Gross Floor Area: 3,540 SqM
  • Design Period: 2008-2009
  • Construction Period: 2009-2010
  • Architectural Design: Zephyr (US) Architects P.C.
  • Design team: Fu Dong, Zhao Zhonggui, Yang Ching-Chi, Ding Junmei, Yu Tong
  • Associate Architect: Wuhan Oule
  • Photographs: Yao Li

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Sky SOHO in Shanghai, China by Zaha Hadid Architects

Thursday, May 31st, 2012

Article source: Zaha Hadid Architects

A design for a new office and retail destination that aims to provide a strong visual identity close to Hongqiao Transportation Hub near Shanghai’s city centre and Hongqiao Airport.

Our proposal for the new Linkong SOHO building aims to provide a strong visual and programmatic identity which establishes a unique destination in its own right. Such identity consists of an exclusive programme mix consolidated in three different destinations – thematic “Courtyards” – representing distinct clusters of activities, and an exceptional architecture that moulds such a programme into a landmark. The building’s dynamic, curvilinear form continues through its internal spatial experiences, dramatic courtyards and flowing public spaces.

Sky SOHO

  • Architects: Zaha Hadid Architects
  • Project: Sky SOHO
  • Location: Shanghai, China
  • Design: Zaha Hadid with Patrik Schumacher
  • Project Director: Manuela Gatto
  • Project Architect: Edgar Payan, Maria Rodero (Phases SD, DD, CD), Yoshi Uchiyama (Construction Administration)
  • Project Team: Arturo Revilla, Muriel Boselli, Chao-Chin Wang, Ai Sato, Michael Harris, Dennis Brezina, Claudia Doner, Mei-Ling Lin, Osbert So, Alberto Barba, Carlos Parraga, Pierandrea Angius, Diego Perez Espitia, Kaloyan Erevinov, Laurence Dudeney, Albert Ferrer, Leonid Krykhtin, Mu Ren, Kwanphil Cho, Evgeniya Yatsyuk, Lauren Barclay, Henning Hansen, Ben Kikkawa, Nicholette Chan, Michael Grau, Sarah Thurow, Adrian Krezlik, Chiwai Chan, Gordana Yakimovska, Ed Gaskin, Andrea D’imperio, Kaloyan Erevinov, Samson Lee, Shaowen Deng, Will Chen

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‘Fierljep’ Polder in Jinzhou, China by Bureau B+B

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

Article source: Bureau B+B

The city of Jinzhou is located 430 kilometres north of Beijing in the province of Liaoning and lies 20 kilometres inland. The Jinzhou Longqiwan New Area is an urban development on the coast of the Bonzai Sea.

Part of this development is a park, for which Bureau B+B is building a ‘fierljep’ polder and an information centre. This polder-garden will open during the Jinzhou World Landscape Art Exposition in 2013.

'Fierljep' Polder

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OCT Design Museum in Shenzhen, China by Studio Pei-Zhu

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

Article source: Studio Pei-Zhu

The inspiration for the project comes from both the location being close to the bay and from the needs of the program, a surreal space for design exhibitions. The Oct design museum focuses mainly on fashion shows, product design, and conceptual automotive shows. The goal was to create a space that is surreal to the subject matter but also transcendental in surrounding and feeling. The design of the interior relies on a continuous white curving surface that casts no shadows and has no depth.

Design Museum

  • Architects: Studio Pei-Zhu
  • Project: Design Museum
  • Location: Shenzhen, Guangdong, China
  • Architect/principal: Pei Zhu
  • Design team: Xiaoming Zeng(lead designer), Fan He, Jun Ke, Chongxia Jiao, Xiao Yin, Si Li
  • Structure consultant: Xueyi Fu
  • Design: 2008-2009
  • Construction: 2009-2011
  • Area: 5000sm

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