ALL SH / Linehouse

20:00 - 22 July, 2015
© Benoit Florencon
© Benoit Florencon

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KAMJZ Proposes Sustainable Ruichang Flower Market for China

12:00 - 18 July, 2015
Courtesy of KAMJZ Architects
Courtesy of KAMJZ Architects

KAMJZ have unveiled their proposal for the UIA’s MOLEWA (Mount Lu Estate of World Architecture) competition, which tasked participants with designing several cultural and commercial complexes near one of the world’s largest flower theme parks in RuichangChina. Titled Ruichang Flower Market, KAMJZ's design contemplates a series of shopping streets with high-end, as well as more vernacular shopping spaces, in particular a specialty area carrying flowers grown in the neighboring Flower Theme Park, traditional crafts, and souvenirs.

Construction Underway on Aedas’ “Infinite” Design for New Sina Headquarters in Beijing

08:00 - 18 July, 2015
Courtesy of Aedas
Courtesy of Aedas

Aedas has begun construction on their winning entry to design the new Sina Headquarters in China. Located south of the Beijing Zhongguancun Software Park, the building program will include open office area, conference rooms, media rooms, library, entertainment rooms, a canteen and other supporting amenities.

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AD Essentials: China

09:30 - 17 July, 2015

This article is part of ArchDaily Essentials, a series of articles which give you an overview of architecture's most important topics by connecting together some of our best articles from the past. To find out more about ArchDaily Essentials, click here; or discover all of our articles in the series here.

Museum for Qujing Culture Center / Hordor Design Group + Atelier Alter

19:00 - 15 July, 2015
Courtesy of Atelier Alter
Courtesy of Atelier Alter

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AD Interviews: Li Xiaodong / Li Xiaodong Atelier

09:30 - 11 July, 2015

During our last trip to Beijing we had the opportunity to visit Li Xiaodong at his recently opened extension for the School of Architecture at Tsinghua University. Li Xiaodong has become recognized worldwide thanks to his recent projects in rural China, which are deeply connected with the landscape and local community and use a mix of traditional and contemporary techniques.

His built works are strongly connected with his academic research. As a professor at Tsinghua University he has focused on understanding Chinese architecture, co-authoring publications such as “Form Making in Traditional Chinese Architecture” and “Chinese Conception of Space." His research has led him to develop a unique style, which he calls a “new regionalism," focusing on how the local can deal with the global in this era.

KUAN Architects Unveil Design for “The Antique Fish” Shopping Center in China

06:00 - 10 July, 2015
Courtesy of KUAN Architects
Courtesy of KUAN Architects

KUAN Architects (UCD) have unveiled their design for The Antique Fish, a shopping center, and the first large-scale commercial construction in Qinshui, a developing city in the Shanxi Province in China.

Located at the crossing of two rivers and surrounded by mountains, the project is designed to mimic its surroundings, as well as traditional Chinese art, taking on a long, fish-like shape and using traditional materials such as blue stones, green tiles, white jade, and wood.

Ports 1961 Shanghai Façade / UUfie

19:00 - 9 July, 2015
© Su shengliang
© Su shengliang

© Su shengliang © Su shengliang © Su shengliang © Su shengliang +18

Cattle Back Mountain Volunteer House / dEEP Architects

05:00 - 8 July, 2015
Completed House. Image Courtesy of dEEP Architects
Completed House. Image Courtesy of dEEP Architects
  • Architects

  • Location

    Pumaidi Village
  • Architect in Charge

    Daode Li
  • Area

    300.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of dEEP Architects

Completed Roof Structure. Image Courtesy of dEEP Architects Rooftop Loft. Image Courtesy of dEEP Architects Roof Under Construction. Image Courtesy of dEEP Architects Under Construction. Image Courtesy of dEEP Architects +17

Yunnan Museum / Rocco Design Architects

20:00 - 6 July, 2015
© WENMING CHU - Rocco Design Limited
© WENMING CHU - Rocco Design Limited
  • Architects

  • Location

    Yunnan Museum, 118 Wu Yi Lu, Wuhua Qu, Kunming Shi, Yunnan Sheng, China, 650021
  • Design Team

    Rocco Yim, William Tam, Derrick Tsang, Martin Fung, Lucia Cheung, Gilles Chan, Benjamin Chan, Ricky Wang
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

    WENMING CHU - Rocco Design Limited

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MAD Tops Out on Beijing's Chaoyang Park Plaza

14:00 - 2 July, 2015
© MAD Architects
© MAD Architects

MAD Architects has topped out on Chaoyang Park Plaza, a 120-meter-high mixed use development rising in the central business district (CBD) of Beijing on the southern edge of Chaoyang Park, one of the city's largest parks. A product of Ma Yansong’s “Shanshui City” concept, which aims reintroduce nature into the urban realm, the building is designed to "push the boundary of the urbanization process in modern cosmopolitan life by creating a dialogue between artificial scenery and natural landscapes."

San Wayao Community Sports Center / CSWADI

19:00 - 29 June, 2015
© ARCH-EXIST
© ARCH-EXIST
  • Architects

  • Location

    Jin Gui Lu, Wuhou Qu, Chengdu Shi, Sichuan Sheng, China
  • Architect in Charge

    Liu Yi
  • Design Team

    Zhou Xuefeng, Sun Jing, Zhao Yenan, Shi Xiaoting, Zhu Wenlin, Xiang Ziyu, Zhao Mingzhu, Huang Liang, An Fei, Lu Ruofan, Ren Hongfei, Chen Yinjie
  • Area

    11936.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

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schmidt hammer lassen Breaks Ground on Ningbo Central Library

12:20 - 29 June, 2015
© schmidt hammer lassen architects
© schmidt hammer lassen architects

schmidt hammer lassen architects has broken ground on their first Chinese library. Selected through an international competition in 2013, the project will provide a new home for the Ningbo City Library's massive collection - the region's largest for historic and ancient books - on the edge of an ecological wetland area in the eastern port city of Ningbo

"Given our great collaboration with the Local Design Institute and the client team, we are full of confidence that the Ningbo New Central Library will become a vibrant new public space for the citizens of Ningbo,” says Chris Hardie, partner and director of schmidt hammer lassen.

Call for Proposals: High-speed Railway Transportation Hub and CBD in Central Gui’an New District, China

07:50 - 29 June, 2015
The Gui’an comprehensive high-speed railway transportation hub and CBD covers an area of 464 hectares (Fig. 1)
The Gui’an comprehensive high-speed railway transportation hub and CBD covers an area of 464 hectares (Fig. 1)

The Gui’an New District, the eighth National New Districts in China, is located between Guiyang City and Anshun City, Guizhou Province with a planned area of 1,795 km2. The District, committed to the goal of “creating a city with pastoral landscapes”, will be built into a new leading area in inland economic development, a pilot area for innovation and development, an agglomeration of high-end service industries, an international area for leisure, vacation and tourism and a leading area for the construction of ecological civilization. The planning of a comprehensive high-speed railway transportation hub and CBD in central Gui’an New District strives to build it into an important transportation hub and central business district. The Management Committee of Guizhou Guian New District and the Planning and Construction Bureau of The Management Committee of Guizhou Guian New District hereby publicly call for the proposals for the planning of such a transportation hub and CBD as required, sincerely inviting the participation of experienced and qualified design agencies worldwide.

Registration deadline for international teams is on July 10th, 2015. More details below:

Family Box / Crossboundaries

20:00 - 22 June, 2015
© Dong Hao @ Crossboundaries
© Dong Hao @ Crossboundaries
  • Architects

  • Location

    Si Ping Lu, Shanghai Shi, China
  • Architect in Charge

    Binke Lenhardt, Dong Hao
  • Project Designers

    Anne-Charlotte Wiklander, Irene Solà, Gao Yang
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

    Dong Hao @ Crossboundaries

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Zeller & Moye Designs "Flower Terraces" Housing in Ruichang

16:00 - 19 June, 2015
Courtesy of Zeller & Moye
Courtesy of Zeller & Moye

Mexico City and Berlin-based Zeller & Moye has won the international competition MOLEWA (Mount Lu Estate of World Architecture) to design new housing in Ruichang. Organized by UIA (Unión Internacional de Arquitectos) and Hua Yan Group, the competition received entries from more than 40 countries. 

With an "innovative housing design that sets new standards in low-energy use," Zeller & Moye's "Flower Terraces" will be built in the heart of the circular Chinese city by 2016.

Read on to learn more about the competition-winning project. 

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Rocco Yim Reveals the Key to Developing Cities for Low-Carbon Living

01:30 - 19 June, 2015
Rocco Yim speaks at the Alternatives for Low Carbon City Architecture and Life Forum. Image Courtesy of Shenzhen Design Center
Rocco Yim speaks at the Alternatives for Low Carbon City Architecture and Life Forum. Image Courtesy of Shenzhen Design Center

During this week’s “Alternatives for Low Carbon City Architecture and Life” conference in Shenzhen, China, we sat down with Rocco Yim to ask him how his work—driven by his interest in connecting cultures— is related to the pursuit of low-carbon or sustainable design. Yim explained the core values that motivate his approach to design, revealing his attitudes towards technologically-driven design solutions. Read on to see what Yim believes to be the essence of succesful urban spaces. 

Bamboo Pavilion / DnA_Design and Architecture

22:00 - 18 June, 2015
© Zhou Ruogu/Savoye Photographer
© Zhou Ruogu/Savoye Photographer

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