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Kale Café / YAMO Design

  • Architects: YAMO Design
  • Location: Binjiang, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Courtesy of YAMO Design

Courtesy of YAMO Design Courtesy of YAMO Design Courtesy of YAMO Design Courtesy of YAMO Design

Jiangyin Primary & Secondary School / BAU Brearley Architects + Urbanists

  • Architects: BAU Brearley Architects + Urbanists
  • Location: Yushanwan Garden, Furong Avenue Side Road, Jiangyin, Wuxi, Jiangsu, China
  • Area: 56000.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Shu He

© Shu He © Shu He © Shu He © Shu He

Zhangmiao Exercise Park / Archi-Union Architects

  • Architects: Archi-Union Architects
  • Location: Baoshan Road, Shanghai, China
  • Architect In Charge: Philip F. Yuan
  • Schematic Design: Alex Han, Shaoliang Hua, Fuzi He
  • Construction Design: Fuzi He, Weiwei Zhao
  • Area: 4000.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Archi-Union Architects

Courtesy of Archi-Union Architects Courtesy of Archi-Union Architects Courtesy of Archi-Union Architects Courtesy of Archi-Union Architects

Suzhou School / BAU Brearley Architects + Urbanists

  • Architects: BAU Brearley Architects + Urbanists
  • Location: Suzhou, Jiangsu, China
  • Architect In Charge: James Brearley, Fang Qun, Jiang Han, ,Lin Donghui, Richard Tam, Olga Mladenovic, Nicky Chang, Mao Jie, Zhou Yinying, Chen Lei
  • Project Year: 2009
  • Photographs: Shu He

© Shu He © Shu He © Shu He © Shu He

Hangzhou Duolan Commercial Complex / BAU Brearley Architects + Urbanists

  • Architects: BAU Brearley Architects + Urbanists
  • Location: Xiasha, Jianggan, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China
  • Archtiecture Team: Jiang Han, James Brearley, Huang Fan, Lin Youzhen, Zhen Lili, Cao Xizhen
  • Landscape Team: Huang Fang, Xiong Juan, Li Shuyun
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Shu He

© Shu He © Shu He © Shu He © Shu He

The Lotus Building and People's Park / studio505

  • Architects: studio505
  • Location: Wujin, Changzhou, Jiangsu, China
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: John Gollings

© John Gollings © John Gollings © John Gollings © John Gollings

Phoenix Valley / studio505

  • Architects: studio505
  • Location: Wujin, Changzhou, Jiangsu, China
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: John Gollings

© John Gollings © John Gollings © John Gollings © John Gollings

Kunshan Visitor Center / Vector Architects

  • Architects: Vector Architects
  • Location: Kunshan, Suzhou, Jiangsu, China
  • Architect In Charge: Gong Dong
  • Project Architects: Zhimin Zhou, Xiangdong Kong, Feng Xu, Ran Huo
  • Project Advisor: Nan Wang
  • Area: 280.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Shengliang Su

© Shengliang Su © Shengliang Su © Shengliang Su © Shengliang Su

Flamingo Shanghai Office / Neri & Hu Design and Research Office

  • Architects: Neri & Hu Design and Research Office
  • Location: 7 Mengzi Road, Huangpu, Shanghai, China, 200231
  • Architect In Charge: Lyndon Neri, Rossana Hu
  • Associate In Charge: Nellie Yang
  • Desing Team: Begoña Sebastian, Anqing Zhu, Kelvin Huang, Brian Lo, Zhao Yun, Litien Poeng
  • Project Manager: Jerry Guo
  • Area: 620.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Dirk Weiblen

© Dirk Weiblen © Dirk Weiblen © Dirk Weiblen © Dirk Weiblen

Jiahe Boutique Hotel / Shangai Dushe Architecture Design

  • Architects: Shangai Dushe Architecture Design
  • Location: Jiangyin, Wuxi, Jiangsu, China
  • Architects In Charge: Kege Ling, Yijia Liu
  • Area: 7000.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Shengliang Su

© Shengliang Su © Shengliang Su © Shengliang Su © Shengliang Su

Rocco Designs New Campus for Chu Hai College of Higher Education

Modeled after its dense urban surroundings, Chu Hai College of Higher Education’s new campus in Hong Kong meets a complex program while giving students a fantastic view of the ocean. Designed by Rocco Design Architects Limited, the building's geometry stacks different programmatic uses on top of each other and connects them with a vertical boulevard. The result is a sculptural entity, partially inspired by Chinese calligraphy, that seeks a balance between solid and void.

R&D Center "Looks Towards Beijing" With Calligraphic, Symbolic Form

View from Ground Level. Image Courtesy of J. J. Pan & Partners
View from Ground Level. Image Courtesy of J. J. Pan & Partners

The Beijing city district of Wanjing has traditionally been a gateway for people entering the city. Its name literally translates as “Looking Towards Beijing.” J. J. Pan and Partners seek to renew that title with the design of Beijing Automotive Group’s new Research and Development Center. Taking inspiration from the character 北 (bei), which signifies openness, as well as Beijing itself, this mixed use building is meant to become a symbolic landmark both for Wanjing and for the company it houses.

Biennale Exhibit Examines the "Chinese Condition" - What Happens When 1% of the World's Architects Design 33% of its Buildings

"Chinese architects account for 1% of the world total, but the turnover from building work is 1/10 of the world total. In other words, one hundredth of the world’s architects must design 33% of all buildings and they must do this for just 1/10 of the profit. How does this condition effect architecture?"

Fumihiko Maki Commissioned to Design China's First Design Museum

The Pritzker Prize-winning architect Fumihiko Maki has revealed early designs for China's "first major design museum", a project in the Shekou district of Shenzhen commissioned by China Merchants Group (CMG) in collaboration with London's V&A Museum. The design model was unveiled yesterday at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office in London, where representatives of CMG and the V&A signed a collaboration agreement to deliver the museum, which is hoped to open at the end of 2016.

Maki's design for the Shekou Museum features three severely cantilevered volumes atop a deconstructed plinth; a staircase at the corner of the building also leads to the green public space on the roof.

More on the project after the break

Birds-eye view. Image © China Merchants Property Development & Maki and Associates Model of the Shekou Museum. Image © China Merchants Property Development & Maki and Associates Model of the Shekou Museum. Image © China Merchants Property Development & Maki and Associates Model of the Shekou Museum. Image © China Merchants Property Development & Maki and Associates

China's Pavilion at Venice Biennale 2014: Mountains Beyond Mountains

From the Curators. By making space the manifestation of content and content an insight of the space, space and content are correlated in the China Pavilion in that content provides an explicit timeline of China’s 100 years’ of architectural thinking (dual theme threads), while space presents an implicit theme of Yi Xiang (imagery-scape) through the history of Chinese architecture.

The Pre-Fabricated Skyscraper & The Clean-Tech Utopia: Two Game-Changing, Sustainable Proposals in China

How can the city be reinvented to save the world? Chinese business magnate Zhang Yue and Finnish professor Eero Paloheimo are two men with very contrasting answers to this loaded question. Zhang Yue's answer puts trust in pre-fabricated, high-density vertical development, whereas Paloheimo envisions a built-from-scratch, clean-tech sprawling utopia. Their grand ideas, met with both skepticism and excitement, are documented in a new film by Anna-Karin Grönroos. To watch the trailer and learn more about the bold proposals, continue after the break.

Jia Du Clubhouse / U10

  • Architects: U10
  • Location: Yanjiao Railway Station, Jingha Highway, Sanhe, Langfang, Hebei, China, 065201
  • Area: 2500.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Zhang Guangyuan

© Zhang Guangyuan © Zhang Guangyuan © Zhang Guangyuan © Zhang Guangyuan

Bank of Shanghai Data Processing Center / Silvio d´Ascia

  • Architects: Silvio d´Ascia
  • Location: Shanghai, China
  • Design Team: Silvio d’Ascia Architecture with AREP
  • Area: 76000.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Yves Chan You

© Yves Chan You © Yves Chan You © Yves Chan You © Yves Chan You