Dashilar: Housing In-between

23:00 - 21 September, 2015
Dashilar: Housing In-between

Dashilar: Housing In-between is a collaborative forum and exhibition event organized by Studio X and Dashilar Platform for Beijing International Design Week 2015. Curated by Jeffrey Johnson (Studio X Beijing), Yijing Xu and Neill Mclean Gaddes (SANS, Dashilar Platform) with support from Columbia University GSAPP, Dashilar Platform and Beijing International Design Week.

‘Housing’ is a basic human necessity and has always been a critical subject of discussion around the world. With growing awareness of the gross inequalities created by neoliberal economies, significant attention has been placed recently on the housing conditions of those less privileged and marginalized.

Sichuan Fine Arts Institute Library of Huxi / TANGHUA ARCHITECT & ASSOCIATES

22:00 - 21 September, 2015
Sichuan Fine Arts Institute Library of Huxi  / TANGHUA ARCHITECT & ASSOCIATES, © Dai Qiong
© Dai Qiong
  • Architects

  • Location

    Chongqing, Chongqing, China
  • Design Team

    Tang Hua, Su Wei Dong, Hu Zheng, Tang Ke Zhi, Zhou Ying Zhi. Huang Jie, Cao Hua
  • Client

    Sichuan Fine Arts Institut
  • Area

    14259.44 sqm
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

    Dai Qiong, Fuxing Studio, Tang Hua, Courtesy of TANGHUA ARCHITECT & ASSOCIATES

© Fuxing Studio © Tang Hua © Fuxing Studio Courtesy of TANGHUA ARCHITECT & ASSOCIATES +39

Mercedes-Benz Advanced Design Center of China / anySCALE

19:00 - 21 September, 2015
Mercedes-Benz Advanced Design Center of China / anySCALE, Courtesy of Nathaniel Mcmahon
Courtesy of Nathaniel Mcmahon
  • Architects

  • Location

    Wang Jing Dong Lu No. 6, International Technology Research & Development Park
  • Design Team

    Andreas Thomczyk, Karin Hepp, Simon Berg, Vivian Zhang
  • Client

    Daimler China
  • Designed Areas

    Design Studio, Workshop, Office Space and Outside Garden
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Nathaniel Mcmahon

Courtesy of Nathaniel Mcmahon Courtesy of Nathaniel Mcmahon Courtesy of Nathaniel Mcmahon Courtesy of Nathaniel Mcmahon +16

Guanshanju Sales Center / Deve Build Shenzhen

22:00 - 18 September, 2015
Guanshanju Sales Center / Deve Build Shenzhen, Courtesy of Deve Build Shenzhen
Courtesy of Deve Build Shenzhen
  • Architects

  • Location

    Urumqi, Xinjiang, China
  • Design director

    Yu Feng
  • Project design team

    Deve Build Shenzhen
  • Designer team members

    Zhenhua Chen, Zongyue Jin, Zhaozhen Hu, Yanqin Deng, Yonggang Zhu, Nini Lai
  • Development firm

    Fudiyuan Estate Company, Xinjiang
  • Area

    350.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Deve Build Shenzhen

Courtesy of Deve Build Shenzhen Courtesy of Deve Build Shenzhen Courtesy of Deve Build Shenzhen Courtesy of Deve Build Shenzhen +21

Open Call: Creative Competition for Shenzhen's Low Carbon Future Center

06:00 - 18 September, 2015
Open Call: Creative Competition for Shenzhen's Low Carbon Future Center, Courtesy of Shenzhen Design Center
Courtesy of Shenzhen Design Center

As a part of the flagship project for the EU-China Urbanization partnership, the Shenzhen Institute of Building Research Co., Ltd. (IBR) has announced its "Demand▪ Technology▪ Space Creative Competition" for the Future Low Carbon Building and Community Innovation New Experimental Center, also known as the Future Center.

Located in the underdeveloped Pingdi Subdistrict of Shenzhen, the project site is a part of the Shenzhen International Low Carbon City, a roughly 53 square kilometer area less than two hours away from Hong Kong with the goal of utilizing low-carbon and carbon-zero technologies in order to significantly boost sustainable development.

IBR is calling for submissions from individuals, teams, and even research institutes, design institutions, and any others, to participate in one, two, or all three of the competition’s categories.

Fairyland Guorui / UNStudio

03:00 - 18 September, 2015
Fairyland Guorui / UNStudio, © Edmon Leong
© Edmon Leong
  • Architects

  • Location

    2 Yun Teng Lu, Yinzhou Qu, Ningbo Shi, Zhejiang Sheng, China
  • UNStudio team

    Ben van Berkel, Hannes Pfau with Markus van Aalderen and Shoujiong Zhang, Whenzen Yi, Fernie Lai, Yuchen Liu, Irina Bogdan, Cristina Gimenez, Gil Greis
  • Area

    23489.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Edmon Leong © Edmon Leong © Edmon Leong © Edmon Leong +17

Family Box Qingdao / Crossboundaries

22:00 - 17 September, 2015
Family Box Qingdao / Crossboundaries, © Xia Zhi
© Xia Zhi
  • Architects

  • Location

    Qing Dao Lu, Shinan Qu, Qingdao Shi, Shandong Sheng, China, 266003
  • Partners in Charge

    Binke Lenhardt, Dong Hao
  • Project Team

    Tracey Loontjens, Gao Yang, Cynthia Cui
  • Client

    Children Enterprise (UK) Ltd.
  • Area

    4400.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Xia Zhi © Xia Zhi © Xia Zhi © Xia Zhi +34

The Clinic / hcreates

19:00 - 16 September, 2015
The Clinic / hcreates, © Seth Powers Photography
© Seth Powers Photography

© Seth Powers Photography © Seth Powers Photography © Seth Powers Photography © Seth Powers Photography +17

Binhai Xiaowai High School / HHD FUN

02:00 - 16 September, 2015
Binhai Xiaowai High School / HHD FUN, © Wang Zhenfei
© Wang Zhenfei
  • Architects

  • Location

    Tianjin, Tianjin, China
  • Design Team

    Wang Zhenfei, Wang Luming, Li Hongyu, Thomas Clifford Bennett, Wang Yiliang, Tang Xiaohuan, Yin Guodong, Li Renzhong, Liu Jiawei
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Wang Zhenfei © Wang Zhenfei © Wang Zhenfei © Wang Zhenfei +34

Jiangxi Nanchang Greenland Zifeng Tower / SOM

17:00 - 15 September, 2015
Jiangxi Nanchang Greenland Zifeng Tower / SOM, © Lv Hengzhong
© Lv Hengzhong
  • Architects

  • Location

    Nanchang, Jiangxi, China
  • Area

    209000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Lv Hengzhong © Lv Hengzhong © Lv Hengzhong © Lv Hengzhong +10

Bitter Bamboo Room / Deve Build Shenzhen

19:00 - 14 September, 2015
Bitter Bamboo Room / Deve Build Shenzhen, Courtesy of Deve Build Shenzhen
Courtesy of Deve Build Shenzhen
  • Architects

  • Location

    Futian, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China
  • Design director

    Yu Feng
  • Project design team

    Deve Build Shenzhen
  • Designer team members

    Yonggang Zhu
  • Area

    250.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Deve Build Shenzhen

Courtesy of Deve Build Shenzhen Courtesy of Deve Build Shenzhen Courtesy of Deve Build Shenzhen Courtesy of Deve Build Shenzhen +14

The Temple House / Make Architects

17:00 - 10 September, 2015
The Temple House / Make Architects, © John Madden
© John Madden
  • Architects

  • Location

    Jinjiang, Chengdu, Sichuan, China, 610021
  • Area

    35500.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

    John Madden, Courtesy of Make Architects

Courtesy of Make Architects © John Madden Courtesy of Make Architects Courtesy of Make Architects +16

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

20:00 - 5 September, 2015
Library for Qujing Culture Center / Hordor Design Group + Atelier Alter, Courtesy of Atelier Alter
Courtesy of Atelier Alter

Courtesy of Atelier Alter Courtesy of Atelier Alter Courtesy of Atelier Alter Courtesy of Atelier Alter +34

Competition Entry: WVA’s Zhuhai Observation Tower

12:00 - 5 September, 2015
Competition Entry: WVA’s Zhuhai Observation Tower, Exterior Rendered View. Image Courtesy of WVA Architects
Exterior Rendered View. Image Courtesy of WVA Architects

WVA's “Zhuhai JIANFENG Bridge East Square Landscape Tower” proposal received third place in the Zhuhai Doumen Observation Tower Competition, held in July 2014. Their project began with a rigorous analysis of the surrounding geographical, cultural and socio-political context. Located at the junction of two rivers in Zhuhai, China, the Zhuhai Observation Tower is sited in an intersection of neighbourhoods: a place of destination and circulation for locals and tourists.

Exterior Rendered View. Image Courtesy of WVA Architects Exterior Night Rendered View. Image Courtesy of WVA Architects Interior Rendered View. Image Courtesy of WVA Architects Aerial Rendered View. Image Courtesy of WVA Architects +12

Transportation Office / CAA

19:00 - 4 September, 2015
Transportation Office / CAA  , © CAA
© CAA
  • Architects

  • Location

    Beijing, China
  • Architect in Charge

    Liu Haowei
  • Design Team

    CAA Brand (Chen Fei, Zhang hope, Deng Yue, Zhu Yawei, Duan Lian)
  • Area

    2400.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© CAA © CAA © CAA © CAA +11

Jianamani Visitor Center / TeamMinus

22:00 - 31 August, 2015
Jianamani Visitor Center / TeamMinus, Courtesy of TeamMinus
Courtesy of TeamMinus
  • Architects

  • Location

    Yushu, Yushu, Qinghai, China
  • Architect in Charge

    Brian Zhang (Zhang Li)
  • Area

    1100.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of TeamMinus

Courtesy of TeamMinus Courtesy of TeamMinus Courtesy of TeamMinus Courtesy of TeamMinus +27

Marine Urbanism: How China is Building Artificial Islands in the South China Sea

04:00 - 25 August, 2015
Marine Urbanism: How China is Building Artificial Islands in the South China Sea, A reef in August 2014. Image Courtesy of DigitalGlobe, via the CSIS Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative, and CNES, via Airbus DS and IHS Jane’s (via The New York Times)
A reef in August 2014. Image Courtesy of DigitalGlobe, via the CSIS Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative, and CNES, via Airbus DS and IHS Jane’s (via The New York Times)

For a recent article in The New York Times, Derek Watkins examines "what China has been building in the South China Sea." Employing high resolution satellite imagery and diagrams, his article investigates why—and how—China have been dredging and dumping sand in a bid to construct inhabitable artificial islands. Political and diplomatic concerns aside, the article also touches upon the technical requirements necessary to reclaim land from the oceans. 

China in Flux: Mapping the Middle Zone

19:30 - 21 August, 2015
China in Flux: Mapping the Middle Zone

Students and faculty from the USC School of Architecture, in partnership with USC’s American Academy in China (AAC), have been engaged in a summer‐long program examining how the “middle zone,” or more rural, outlying areas in between cities, are growing. The program travelled to Beijing, Lushan, and Xian, and is currently in Shenzhen where it is staging the exhibition China in Flux: Mapping the Middle Zone.