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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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Instant Red in Jiangsu, China by Wutopia Lab

Thursday, July 27th, 2017

Article source: Wutopia Lab 

The mission to the architect is quite clear, the sales center must be finished in one week including 2-day design, 5-day construction.

For the sake of building up the sales center quickly, using thin-walled light gauge steel structure with sandwich board and polycarbonate sheet as bounding system is the only choice for architect.

Image Courtesy © Shao Feng

  • Architects: Wutopia Lab (YU Ting, HUANG He)
  • Project: Instant Red
  • Location: Jiangsu, China
  • Photography: Shao Feng
  • Material: Light steel board, Sunlight panel
  • Structure: Light steel
  • Design Period: 2 days
  • Date: November, 2015

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Phoenix Tower & Wedding Hall in Sanya, China by Beijing Institute of Architectural Design (Group) Co., Ltd

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

Article source: Beijing Institute of Architectural Design (Group) Co., Ltd 

Phoenix Wedding Hall, Phoenix Valley, Sanya, covers an area of 2000 square meters and reaches approximately 60 meters height. The bottom floor is a diamond-shaped wedding hall, which possesses about 300 square meters in area, is 20 meters in height and can accommodate 100 people.

Phoenix Wedding Hall is located in the international tourism island of Phoenix Valley, Sanya, surrounded by undulating mountains, flourishing plants and clear lakes, where  South China Sea is across the surrounding mountains.

Image Courtesy © Beijing Institute of Architectural Design (Group) Co., Ltd

  • Architects: Beijing Institute of Architectural Design (Group) Co., Ltd
  • Project: Phoenix Tower & Wedding Hall
  • Location: Phoenix Valley Ecotourism District, Sanya, Hainan Province, China
  • Client: Sanya Hua Hai Yuan Rong Travel Service Co., Ltd
  • Principle architect: Ma Long, Yang Liuqing
  • Gross floor area: 300sqm
  • Design period: 6 months
  • Construction kick-off: June 2017
  • Construction set to complete: December 2017

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Xinzhudongfang Exhibition Center in Beijing, China by Hongshi Architects, Engineers&Design Co.,Ltd

Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

Article source: Hongshi Architects, Engineers&Design Co.,Ltd 

DESIGN BRIEF

In 2015, a client had asked us to design an on site exhibition centre for housing development, the task is to present the examples for surrounding neighborhood and its infrastructure. After the development it will be converted into a cultural exhibition centre.

It is worth to be mentioned that along the way to the building site, you can experience the ancient atmosphere of the capital of China.

Image Courtesy © Zhang Luqiu

  • Architects: Hongshi Architects, Engineers&Design Co.,Ltd
  • Project: Xinzhudongfang Exhibition Center
  • Location: Huaifang West Road, Fengtai District, Beijing, China
  • Photography: Zhang Luqiu
  • Client: Overseas Chinese Town Enterprises Co.
  • Design team: Zhang Luqiu, Zhang Bing , Zhou Guohui , Li Mo, Du Qiawen , Zhang Jianxia , Kang Dong, Tian Hongjiang
  • Structural Engineer: Xue Wei
  • MEP Consultant: Shen Juan
  • Lighting consultant: Shi Kefeng

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Liuzhou Forest City in China by Stefano Boeri Architetti

Thursday, July 20th, 2017

Article source: Stefano Boeri Architetti

The first Chinese Forest City by Stefano Boeri Architetti is turning into reality. A city where offices, houses, hotels, hospitals and schools are entirely covered by plants and trees.

Once completed, the new city will host 30,000 people, absorb almost 10,000 tons of CO2 and 57 tons of pollutants per year and produce approximately 900 tons of oxygen.

Image Courtesy © Stefano Boeri Architetti

  • Architects: Stefano Boeri Architetti
  • Project: Liuzhou Forest City
  • Location: Liuzhou, China
  • Client: Liuzhou Municipality Urban Planning Bureau
  • Partners: Stefano Boeri, Yibo Xu
  • Project Leader: Pietro Chiodi
  • Team Architects: Julia Gocalek, Yinxin Bao, Shilong Tan with Giulia Chiatante
  • Cooperative Design Institute in China: Shanghai Tongyan Architectural and Planning Design Co. Ltd.
  • Area: 138.5 ha

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55TEC Studio in Beijing, China by WSDG-Walters Storyk Design Group

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

Article source: WSDG-Walters Storyk Design Group

55TEC Recording Studios represents a new level of production sophistication for China.   A significant investment in world-class design and top-flight technology, the studio was created by WSDG – Walters-Storyk Design Group, leading acousticians, studio and systems designers.  Studio owner and Golden Melody Award-winning recording engineer, Li You joined forces with Wu Yongheng, (AKA Bei Bei, China’s top drummer and, record producer), and with leading pro audio exec. Lizzy Zhou, to address China’s rapidly expanding desire for pop and rock music.

Image Courtesy © Mills Xu

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Zhuhai Hengqin Headquarters Complex (Phase II) in China by Aedas

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

Article source: Aedas 

Aedas-design Zhuhai Hengqin Headquarters Complex (Phase II) sits in a prime area on the Hengqin Island in Zhuhai, in close proximity to the Lotus Bridge that links to Cotai, Macau. Overlooking some of the largest casino resorts across the river, the development is set to be an integrated cultural tourism-oriented complex with two high-rise Grade-A office towers and a series of retail, banquet, entertainment and leisure venues.

Image Courtesy © Aedas

  • Architects: Aedas
  • Project: Zhuhai Hengqin Headquarters Complex (Phase II)
  • Location: Zhuhai, China
  • Client: MCC International Investment Development Co., Ltd.
  • Directors: Andy Wen and Keith Griffiths
  • Gross Floor Area: 486,257 sq m
  • Completion Year: 2019

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City and Nature Master Garden in Xi’an, China by Martha Schwartz Partners

Sunday, July 16th, 2017

Article source: Martha Schwartz Partners

Martha Schwartz Partners was one of nine international landscape design firms to be invited to design a small master garden installation on the theme of “the harmonious co-existence of nature and the city” at the 2011 International Horticulture Exhibition in Xi’an, China. The owner’s brief specified that the designer should consider the limitations of local building materials and methods, and that the garden should be accessible to a Chinese point of view.

Image Courtesy © Martha Schwartz Partners

  • Architects: Martha Schwartz Partners
  • Project: City and Nature Master Garden
  • Location: Xi’an, China
  • Software used: Autocad, SketchUp

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