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The Lexicon in Shanghai, China by MA2

Thursday, August 11th, 2016

Article source: MA2

The conceptual design for shanghai is a theoretical exercise in thematic processes, an investigation into architectural language as a lexical device governed by thematic parameters and syntactical structures. The lexicon is rather a series of architectural devices and tectonics composed as an interface for a subject and object experiencer. These tectonics thread through an arrangement of digital art and light sculptures as a syntax of meaning and definition to the overarching architecture. The correlation between lexical properties and syntactic structures are modes of operation in which the architecture emerges. Meaning and experience are not limited by surface and material association; but when art and technology are introduced, the system of thematic structure becomes visible in its lexical and syntax relationship. The art work in the form of digital projection, light sculpture, and diverse mediums perform as aspectual properties, unlike the thematic tectonic shapes and form. They become interface entities; these entities are mediators between spaces and the architectural body. The subject experiencer correlates the differences in the art and tectonic expression, but the event in which these entities project are undefined allowing emergence in activity to develop and operate.

Image Courtesy © MA2

Image Courtesy © MA2

  • Architects: MA2
  • Project: The Lexicon
  • Location: Shanghai, China

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Humble Hostel in Beijing, China by CAO PU STUDIO

Sunday, August 7th, 2016

Article source: CAO PU STUDIO

Nowadays in Beijing’s hutong, most of the courtyards properties are divided up into mix occupants instead of one big family. Everyone is trying to occupy more space, thus the shared communal space in the middle has shrink down to one walking aisle. The yard was already taken up by small constructions built by the neighbors, bicycle parking and piles of junk, leaving a tiny space barely to walk through. This is a very common situation of the living environment in Beijing’s Hutong yard.

Image Courtesy © Cao Youtao

Image Courtesy © Cao Youtao

  • Architects: CAO PU STUDIO
  • Project: Humble Hostel
  • Location: Dashilar, Beijing, China
  • Photography: Cao Youtao

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San Shan Bridge in Beijing, China by penda

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016

Article source: penda

The San Shan Bridge spans across the Gui River and will be an integral part of the infrastructure program for the Olympic Winter Games 2022 in Beijing and connects the city center with Zhangjiakou. The english translation of “San Shan” is 3 Mountains and describes the form of the bridge seen from the side with its 3 arches connecting to its hilly backdrop.

Image Courtesy © penda architecture & design

Image Courtesy © penda architecture & design

  • Architects: penda
  • Project: San Shan Bridge
  • Location: Beijing, China
  • Team: Chris Precht, Dayong Sun, Wang Jing, Yu Zizhi, Bai Xue, Li Pengchong, Snow Sun
  • Structural Engineer: ARUP
  • Year: 2016

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Apartment 37 in Shanghai, China by Atelier Mearc

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016

Article source: Atelier Mearc

Early architecture was built maybe merely to accommodate people. As time changes, city breath permeates into architecture and stamps them with urbanization. Just like the old residential buildings in shanghai.

Image Courtesy © Lu Haha

Image Courtesy © Lu Haha

  • Architects: Atelier Mearc
  • Project: Apartment 37
  • Location: Shanghai, China
  • Photography: Lu Haha
  • Software used:  AutoCAD, SketchUp, and Adobe InDesign
  • Architect in charge: Zhou Wei
  • Design team: Xu Xiwen, Du Mili
  • Area: 37 sqm
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Complete Time: 2016

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Fashionable Villa with Rich Feng Shui in China by Another Design Interntional

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016

Article source: Another Design Interntional

Julian and his wife, Mana, a fashion designer, chose the 3,500 sq ft, five-storey house they have now been living in for 18 months for its stunning views over the country park, Plover Cove Reservoir and the South China Sea.

“It is a famous feng shui area because you can see three ‘dishes’ of water – the reservoir and the sea on either side of an island – which is a sign of very good fortune. There are green mountain views and we can also see the Kwun Yum [statue] from our rooftop on a clear day,” says Chan. “I love it because we are so close to nature – you can hear the birds sing during the day and the insects whistling at night. One of our priorities was the private glass-fronted terrace [with water wall] so we could take advantage of our natural environment.”

Image Courtesy © Another Design Interntional

Image Courtesy © Another Design Interntional

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CupOne cafe in Beijing, China by Latitude

Friday, July 29th, 2016

Article source: Latitude

Cafés, restaurants, libraries and the likes have become indubitable extensions of our own homes. In this particular occasion, LATITUDE was commissioned to explore the possibilities of extending the public realm into a standard café organized into two floors and a terrace.

By removing the entrance façade, the first floor was opened up, thus becoming an extension of the outside space. Inside, visitors can find two areas: the fast (come-and-go) area and the relaxed (sitting down) area. The first one features high tables and chairs next to the service desk –a longitudinal lighting box wrapped in white glass–. The second area portrays low tables, chairs and a bench zone. These two areas are divided by steel made longitudinal furniture that incorporates an orchestrated disposition of mirrors and projectors to create a visual illusion.

Image Courtesy © Youtao Cao, Shannon Fagan

Image Courtesy © Youtao Cao, Shannon Fagan

  • Architects: Latitude
  • Project: CupOne cafe
  • Location: Beijing, China
  • Photography: Youtao Cao, Shannon Fagan
  • Client: CupOne Co., Limited
  • Principal Architect: Manuel N. Zornoza
  • Project Manager: Lihui Sim
  • Team: Bo Liu, Cherry Fan, Frank Zhan, Jorge Cortes de Castro, Lucia Bravo Guinea
  • Budget: 300,000€
  • Program: 700 m2
  • Year: 2013 – 2016
  • Status: Completed

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Zhuhai International Convention and Exhibition Centre in China by 10 Design

Friday, July 29th, 2016

Article source: 10 Design

Led by Gordon Affleck (Design Partner) and Miriam Auyeung (Project Director & Partner), 10 DESIGN has won an international competition against 9 other international design firms for the second phase of a world class Zhuhai International Convention and Exhibition Centre in China (Zhuhai CEC).  This phase will provide an additional new convention space, supported by office and retail components totalling 273,000 sqm.  State owned Huafa Group anticipates construction to commence in Q4 2016.

Image Courtesy © 10 Design

Image Courtesy © 10 Design

  • Architects: 10 Design
  • Project: Zhuhai International Convention and Exhibition Centre
  • Location: Zhuhai, China
  • Client: State-owned Enterprise Huafa Group and its wholly-owned subsidiary Zhuhai Shizimen Central Business District Development Holdings
  • Architectural Design Team:

    • Chief Design: ArchitectGordon Affleck
    • Project Director: Miriam Auyeung
  • Total Site: 270,000 sqm
  • Total GFA: 980,000 sqm

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HarbourLoop in Hong Kong, China by Lead 8 architecture and design studio

Thursday, July 21st, 2016

Article source: Lead 8 architecture and design studio 

Multidisciplinary architecture and design studio Lead 8 – a team with a passion for creating liveable cities, have developed the HarbourLoop, a vision to transform the Hong Kong waterfront into an iconic 23 kilometre urban cycle, running and walking network.

HarbourLoop will be Hong Kong’s first mobility network prioritising zero emission modes of transit, connecting Hong Kong to Kowloon in a continuous loop. The route exploits the legacy of the city’s world famous Victoria Harbour.

Image Courtesy © Lead 8 architecture and design studio

Image Courtesy © Lead 8 architecture and design studio

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Olympia 66 in Dalian, China by Aedas

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016

Article source: Aedas

INTRODUCTION

Olympia 66 is a statement of innovative design as a landmark in the city of Dalian, China. The design respects Chinese culture and urban context, with the thoughtful approach to its relationship to the street providing generous community space and plazas with integrated landscape. This 7-storey shopping mall grasps the fine balance between complex form and function, responding to the immediate surroundings and local community and providing the largest shopping, lifestyle and leisure complex in Dalian.

External view, Image Courtesy © Aedas

External view, Image Courtesy © Aedas

  • Architects: Aedas
  • Project: Olympia 66
  • Location: Dalian, China
  • Client: Hang Lung Properties Ltd
  • Directors: Christine Lam and David Clayton
  • Structural Engineer: Ove Arup & Partners Hong Kong Ltd.
  • E&M Engineer: Parsons Brinckerhoff (Asia) Ltd.
  • Quantity Surveyor: Langdon & Seah China Ltd.
  • Traffic Consultant: MVA Hong Kong Ltd.
  • Lighting Designer: DUO Lighting Design + Associates
  • Site Area: 63,400 sq m
  • Gross Floor Area: 221,900 sq m
  • Floor: 7 stories above ground, 3 basement floors
  • Completion Year: 2015

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Librairie Avant-Garde, Ruralation Library in Zhejiang Province, China by AZL Architects

Friday, July 15th, 2016

Article source: AZL Architects

Located in Daijiashan Village,Eshan She Nationality Township of Tonglu, Zhejiang Province, the Avant-Garde Ruralation Library is the 11th Bookstore run by the Librairie Avant-Garde. With the culture-spreading idea ——Avant-Garde and Library, as well as the unique regional natural and human landscape of the ‘Shes’ village, this project has become the public life bond among local villagers and alien readers, and also become a a focal point of local cultural and creative industries. The main body of the library was an idle yard lying at one side of the village’s main street, including two yellow mud adobe houses and a platform projecting from a slope. While maintaining the structural and spatial sequence of the buildings and courtyards, the architectural design restores the current declined status to a healthy state. The relationship between the new and the old strengthens the ‘timing’. The carriers of time and memory – the adobe walls, tile roofs and roof trusses have become the spatial dominance, and have jointly created context-continuing contemporary local aesthetics, together with the publicity of function regeneration.

Image Courtesy © Yao Li

Image Courtesy © Yao Li

  • Architects: AZL Architects (Zhang Lei )
  • Project: Librairie Avant-Garde, Ruralation Library
  • Location: Eshan She Nationality Township of Tonglu, Zhejiang Province, China
  • Photography: Yao Li, Hu Jun
  • Software used: AutoCAD, SketchUP
  • Project Team: Zhang Lei,Liu Wei, Ma Haiyi,Chen Junjun, Zhang Qilin, Shao Xuan
  • Collaborator: ADI-NJU
  • Project Area: 260 sqm
  • Project year: 2015.10

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