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Five-Dragons Temple Environmental Refurbishment in Shanxi Province, China by URBANUS

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

Article source: URBANUS

Situated in Ruicheng County of Shanxi Province, the Five Dragon Temple (Guang Ren Wang Temple) was built in 831 A.D. during the Tang Dynasty. Ranked chronologically, it is the second oldest among the remaining four architectures of the Tang Dynasty, as well as being the oldest surviving Taoist temple. The Five Dragons Temple experienced several times of renovation during its lifetime, but its structure from the Tang Dynasty remained largely unchanged. However, contrasting to the Five Dragons Temple’s exalted historic position was its previous surrounding environment. The Five Dragons Temple is seldom known and has few visitors. Located on a high slope, the temple as a cultural relic was segregated away from the villagers. Due to arid weather in recent years, the past splendor of the Dragon Spring lying at the bottom of the slope was gone now. Additionally, the advancement in agricultural irrigation technology caused the vanishing of the rain praying culture at dragon temples, thus resulting in the decline of the temple as the neighborhood center. In the end, the Dragon Spring, which was the spiritual core of the villagers, gradually deteriorated into a rubbish dump of the village.

Image Courtesy © Yang Chaoying, Jerry Yin

  • Architects: URBANUS
  • Project: Five-Dragons Temple Environmental Refurbishment
  • Location: Ruicheng City, Shanxi Province, China
  • Photography: Yang Chaoying, Jerry Yin
  • Client: The Tourism Cultural Relics Bureau of Ruicheng City
  • Principle Architect: Wang Hui
  • Team: Zou Dehua, Du Aihong, Wen Ting, Anne Van Stijn, Li Xiaofen, Li Yongcai
  • Exceutive Team: “Long·Plan”Group|Ding Changfeng, Hou Zhenghua, Cao Jiangwei, Li Xiaomei, Dong Lina, Lv Jiancang, Zhang Xiaokang, Wang Hui, Han Jiaying

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Xi’an Vanke Reputation Sales Center in Shan’xi Province, China by Li Yizhong Interior Design

Wednesday, September 7th, 2016

Article source: Li Yizhong Interior Design

Xi’an Vanke Reputation Sales Center is located at the prosperous and bustling crossroads of science and technology 2nd Road and Zhang 8th North Road in Xi’an city, Shan’xi province. The total area is about 460,000 square meters.

Image Courtesy © Li Yizhong Interior Design

Image Courtesy © Li Yizhong Interior Design

 

  • Architects: Li Yizhong Interior Design (Li Yizhong, Fan Yihua, Dong Zhenhua)
  • Project: Xi’an Vanke Reputation Sales Center
  • Location: Xi’an, Shan’xi Province, China
  • Software used: CAD, Photoshop CS3 and 3D software
  • Furnishings Design: Xiong Can, Ou Xueting, Li Yunyun, Sun Bin
  • Construction Drawing: Ye Zenghui, Lin Qing, Hu Peng
  • Service: Interior Design, Soft-furnishings Design, Lighting Design, Consultant Service
  • Area: 680 square meters

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River Heights Pavilion in Taiyuan, Shanxi Province, China by People’s Architecture Office

Tuesday, August 6th, 2013

Article source: People’s Architecture Office

The River Heights Pavilion is situated on the outskirts of Taiyuan along the edge of its famous Fen River. As the capital of Shanxi province, Taiyuan is an example of a second tier Chinese city developing at break neck speed. The River Heights Pavilion is built on a typical blank slate site, yet counters the trend of low density housing developments. It is an urban project located in the middle of suburbia.

Image Courtesy © People’s Architecture Office

Visitor Center in Hengshan Temple in Shanxi Province, China by Latitude Studio

Friday, May 13th, 2011

As fast as China develops new requirements for Architecture displayed. Far away of the quotidian urban scenario, this enterprise requires the knowledge of how to operate in a historic-rural area.

Visitor Center in Hengshan Temple

  • Architects: Latitude Studio
  • Project: Visitor Center in Hengshan Temple
  • Location: Southwest Datong, Shanxi Province, China
  • Year: 2010
  • Status: Concept design
  • Team: Latitude Studio with BIAD

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