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Golden Bubbles / People's Architecture Office

18:00 - 10 August, 2016
Golden Bubbles / People's Architecture Office, Courtesy of People's Architecture Office
Courtesy of People's Architecture Office

Courtesy of People's Architecture Office Courtesy of People's Architecture Office Courtesy of People's Architecture Office Courtesy of People's Architecture Office +20

  • Architects

  • Location

    K11, Hong Kong, China
  • Architect in Charge

    He Zhe, James Shen, Zang Feng
  • Design Team

    Cui Gangjian, Min Kyoung Kim, Xu Xi, Xiang Weixing, Jiang Hao, Zhang Zhen
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of People's Architecture Office

Foster + Partners, Morphosis, UNStudio Lead List to Design Chinese Eco-Island

15:30 - 10 August, 2016
Foster + Partners, Morphosis, UNStudio Lead List to Design Chinese Eco-Island, The 250 hectare artificial island has already been formed in the Haikou Bay. Image © GAO Wenzhonglow
The 250 hectare artificial island has already been formed in the Haikou Bay. Image © GAO Wenzhonglow

Hainan Airlines Group has announced an international competition between 10 top architecture firms to design the master plan and central buildings of the South Sea Pearl Eco-Island, an island located in Haikou Bay, on the island of Hainan, China. Featuring teams from China, Europe and the United States, the competition calls for the creation of an 250 hectare eco-tourism hub, which will contain housing, hotels, tourist attractions and a port with capacity for two large cruise ships.

MAD Architects Design Veiled Xinhee Design Center in Xiamen

09:00 - 10 August, 2016
MAD Architects Design Veiled Xinhee Design Center in Xiamen, Courtesy of MAD Architects
Courtesy of MAD Architects

MAD Architects has conceived a new design center for international fashion group Xinhee in the coastal Chinese city of Xiamen. Designed as six petals growing from a central atrium, the 61,000 square meter building will sit on a 15,000 square meter site, and will serve as the home of Xinhee and its six subsidiary brands.  

“We envision it as a building with skin-and-bones,” reveals MAD founding principal Ma Yansong, “the correspondence of clothing and architecture is they both explore the relationship between the interior and the exterior.”

Courtesy of MAD Architects Courtesy of MAD Architects Courtesy of MAD Architects Courtesy of MAD Architects +19

Haishang Plaza Sales Center / Amphibian Arc

19:00 - 9 August, 2016
Haishang Plaza Sales Center  / Amphibian Arc, © Zhejia Dai
© Zhejia Dai

© Zhejia Dai © Zhejia Dai © Zhejia Dai © Zhejia Dai +22

  • Architects

  • Location

    Zhengzhou, Henan, China
  • Area

    1200.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

China Envisions a Futuristic Carbon Neutral City With a Technologically Innovative Highway

08:00 - 9 August, 2016
China Envisions a Futuristic Carbon Neutral City With a Technologically Innovative Highway, Courtesy of Avoid Other Architects + TETRA Architects and Planners
Courtesy of Avoid Other Architects + TETRA Architects and Planners

Highways have been operating in largely the same way since the early twentieth century. In the Bao'an District in Shenzhen, China, rapid urbanization and industrialization within the built environment is not mirrored in its infrastructural spine, the G107 highway. In order to investigate the possibilities for this strip and its adjacent areas, a visionary open competition was organized earlier this year. A team lead by Avoid Obvious Architects (AOA) and TETRA Architects and Planners presented a redefinition of the highway typology, with a system complex enough to properly service the rich productivity it is connecting. 

AOA and TETRA's new G107 is a multi-modal transport system, focused on allowing futuristic modes of transport as it is on implementing cutting edge levels of sustainability. Also referred to by the consortium as an "organic highway," the proposition aims to foster and connect a network of "green manufacturing," with the strategic vision of making Bao'an a carbon neutral city by 2045. 

Courtesy of Avoid Other Architects + TETRA Architects and Planners Courtesy of Avoid Other Architects + TETRA Architects and Planners Courtesy of Avoid Other Architects + TETRA Architects and Planners Courtesy of Avoid Other Architects + TETRA Architects and Planners +33

Tongling New Library / yue-design

19:00 - 8 August, 2016
Tongling New Library / yue-design, Courtesy of yue-design
Courtesy of yue-design

Courtesy of yue-design Courtesy of yue-design Courtesy of yue-design Courtesy of yue-design +14

  • Architects

  • Location

    Tongling, Anhui, China
  • Design Team

    Liu Jin, Yu Yiqing, Tao Zimin, Zhou Jing, Sibelle Hu, Tan Shuang
  • Area

    11000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of yue-design

Metal Hut / Robot 3 Studio

18:00 - 7 August, 2016
Metal Hut / Robot 3 Studio, Courtesy of Robot 3 Studio
Courtesy of Robot 3 Studio

Courtesy of Robot 3 Studio Courtesy of Robot 3 Studio Courtesy of Robot 3 Studio Courtesy of Robot 3 Studio +17

  • Architects

  • Location

    Beijing, China
  • Architect in Charge

    Fei Pan, Zhi Wang
  • Area

    52.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Robot 3 Studio

Nashare Hotel / C+ Architects + Naza design studio

19:00 - 4 August, 2016
Nashare Hotel / C+ Architects + Naza design studio, © Xu Xiaodong
© Xu Xiaodong

© Xu Xiaodong © Xu Xiaodong © Xu Xiaodong © Xu Xiaodong +13

China's Futuristic Straddling Bus Becomes a Reality, Begins Testing Period

14:30 - 3 August, 2016
China's Futuristic Straddling Bus Becomes a Reality, Begins Testing Period, via Xinhua News Agency
via Xinhua News Agency

A few years ago, Chinese company Shenzhen Huashi Future Parking Equipment envisioned a unique solution to address congestion issues spurred by rapid population growth in many of China’s cities: a straddling bus that would bypass traffic by simply driving over top of it. The design captured the attention of people worldwide, though many were skeptical the idea could ever come to fruition. But now, that pipe dream has become a reality.

via Xinhua News Agency via Xinhua News Agency via Xinhua News Agency via Xinhua News Agency +4

Three Ancestors Cultural Museum / Architectural Design Research Institute of SCUT

22:00 - 2 August, 2016
Three Ancestors Cultural Museum / Architectural Design Research Institute of SCUT, © Zhan Changheng - Ma Minghua
© Zhan Changheng - Ma Minghua

© Zhan Changheng - Ma Minghua © Zhan Changheng - Ma Minghua © Zhan Changheng - Ma Minghua © Zhan Changheng - Ma Minghua +32

Dazhou Public Library / China Southwest Architectural Design and Research Institute

22:00 - 1 August, 2016
Dazhou Public Library / China Southwest Architectural Design and Research Institute, © ARCH-EXIST
© ARCH-EXIST

© ARCH-EXIST © ARCH-EXIST © ARCH-EXIST © ARCH-EXIST +27

Apartment 37 / Atelier Mearc

22:00 - 21 July, 2016
Apartment 37 / Atelier Mearc, © Lu Haha
© Lu Haha

© Lu Haha © Zhang Jun © Lu Haha © Lu Haha +25

  • Architects

  • Location

    Shanghai, Shanghai, China
  • Architect in Charge

    Zhou Wei
  • Design Team

    Xu Xiwen, Du Mili
  • Artist

    Zhang Jun
  • Area

    37.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Zài Xīng Tǔ Mù. Sixteen Chinese Museums, Fifteen Chinese Architects

14:16 - 18 July, 2016
Zài Xīng Tǔ Mù. Sixteen Chinese Museums, Fifteen Chinese Architects

An exhibition by ANCB The Aedes Metropolitan Laboratory in collaboration with Zumtobel

China is an outstanding example of a new ‘museum boom’. The sheer number of new projects is overwhelming, and citizens, the international public as well as visitors wonder about the long-term effects on society and public urban space. The exhibition reflects on the physical and curatorial positioning of museums as drivers of progress within the socio-political and cultural landscape in China today.

JI-SHI Urban Harvest / Atelier I-N-D-J

19:00 - 15 July, 2016
JI-SHI Urban Harvest / Atelier I-N-D-J , © Seth Powers
© Seth Powers

© Seth Powers © Seth Powers © Seth Powers © Seth Powers +23

  • Architects

  • Location

    Shanghai, China
  • Design Team

    Ian Douglas-Jones, Calvin Zhou, Lynn Xu, YimingYang

  • Area

    446.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Video: Daily Life, Daily Tao – Jingyu Liang Discusses the Chinese Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Biennale

12:00 - 15 July, 2016

In this interview, curator Jingyu Liang of Approach Architecture Studio discusses the concept behind "Daily Design, Daily Tao – Back to the Ignored Front," the theme of the Chinese Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Biennale. Responding to 2016 Biennale director Alejandro Aravena's overall theme of "Reporting From the Front," the pavilion takes an introspective look at China's own architectural front, and the impact that the country's ongoing development boom has had on Chinese architecture.

Colorful New Shopping District "Joytown" Under Construction in Changsha, China

06:00 - 15 July, 2016
Colorful New Shopping District "Joytown" Under Construction in Changsha, China, Courtesy of AGA
Courtesy of AGA

AGA Architects have designed a new mixed-use development which is currently under construction in the Hong Xing district of Changsha, China. The project is set to become the first prototype of a combined leisure park and shopping mall in the country. A mix of retail, office, residential and hotel space is interspersed with "joyful" elements such as a sky walking corridor, 360-degree restaurant and a sky pool which overlooks the complex. Integrated landscape and a focus on sustainability transform the center into what the architects call a "green park mall."

Courtesy of AGA Courtesy of AGA Courtesy of AGA Courtesy of AGA +17

Call for Applications: FUTURE+ Aformal Academy

08:56 - 12 July, 2016
Call for Applications: FUTURE+ Aformal Academy, Fall Application
Fall Application

The Urban Design Plus is a PostGrad program. Applicants must already posses either an undergraduate or graduate degree. We are open to people with a diverse backgrounds that relate to the formation of our urban places – including architects, urban planners, landscape architects, economists, artists, sociologists, etc.

For your application we require the submission of a statement of interest [less than one A4 of text], cv/resume, and a sample of work – which could include a portfolio, work samples, and/or writing samples. All are to be submitted in one single pdf, smaller than 10mb.

Ennead Architects Designs Sweeping New Music Center for Xiamen

12:00 - 7 July, 2016
Ennead Architects Designs Sweeping New Music Center for Xiamen, © San Labs for Ennead Architects
© San Labs for Ennead Architects

Ennead Architects has released plans for a new 40,000 square meter (430,550 square foot) Music Center in the Chinese city of Xiamen. The design, produced for a six-week design competition held by Xiamen City Municipal Planning, draws inspiration from the island city’s dramatic topography and history to create a new public institution along the harbor. To provide the beachfront with a new public gathering place, the project’s feature element will be a grand stair likened by Ennead to Rome’s timeless Spanish Steps.

© San Labs for Ennead Architects © San Labs for Ennead Architects © San Labs for Ennead Architects © San Labs for Ennead Architects +13