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Ennead Architects Design Huawei Research Center in Wuhan, China

06:00 - 20 November, 2015
Ennead Architects Design Huawei Research Center in Wuhan, China, Courtesy of Ennead Architects
Courtesy of Ennead Architects

Ennead Architects has unveiled its design for the new Huawei Research Center, a research and development campus under construction in Wuhan, China. The new Center will be 350,000 square meters, and seeks to foster “interdepartmental interaction amongst employees while maximizing access to the surrounding landscape.”

Sunken Garden / Plasma Studio

20:00 - 18 November, 2015
Sunken Garden / Plasma Studio, © Holger Kehne
© Holger Kehne

© Holger Kehne © Holger Kehne © Holger Kehne © Holger Kehne +28

KUAN Architects’ Intellectual Property Office Headquarters Design is Inspired by Traditional Chinese Paintings

06:00 - 18 November, 2015
KUAN Architects’ Intellectual Property Office Headquarters Design is Inspired by Traditional Chinese Paintings, Courtesy of KUAN Architects
Courtesy of KUAN Architects

Addressing the budding concept of intellectual property in China, KUAN Architects has revealed their proposal for the Intellectual Property Office Headquarters at the Beijing TBD. The project sits at the crossing of the North-South axis of the Badaling Expressway and the East-West axis of the TBD, an irregular quadrilateral footprint among several rectangular developments. Both sides of the main axis of the TBD are divided into 5 parcels - simple, concise shapes that balance the irregularity of the site and reconcile its plan with the surroundings. Using these building volumes, a plaza is created in the centre.

Xixi Wetland Estate / David Chipperfield Architects

22:00 - 16 November, 2015
Xixi Wetland Estate / David Chipperfield Architects , © Simon Menges
© Simon Menges
  • Architects

  • Location

    Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China
  • Design

    Mark Randel – Partner
  • Project management

    Libin Chen – Partner
  • Project architects

    Ilona Priwitzer, Manh Kinh Tran, Sascha Jung, Samson Adjei
  • Area

    11800.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Simon Menges © Simon Menges © Simon Menges © Simon Menges +27

Shenkeng Children's Playground / LRH ARCHITECT& ASSOCIATES

19:00 - 16 November, 2015
Shenkeng Children's Playground /  LRH ARCHITECT& ASSOCIATES, Courtesy of LRH ARCHITECT & ASSOCIATES
Courtesy of LRH ARCHITECT & ASSOCIATES
  • Architects

  • Location

    Shenkeng district
  • Architect in Charge

    XIAO Liren
  • Design Team

    LEE Anchieh and Du Zhenwei
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of LRH ARCHITECT & ASSOCIATES

Courtesy of LRH ARCHITECT & ASSOCIATES Courtesy of LRH ARCHITECT & ASSOCIATES Courtesy of LRH ARCHITECT & ASSOCIATES Courtesy of LRH ARCHITECT & ASSOCIATES +20

Beijing Hutong House Renovation / ARCHSTUDIO

20:00 - 14 November, 2015
Beijing Hutong House Renovation / ARCHSTUDIO, © Xia Zhi
© Xia Zhi

© Xia Zhi © Xia Zhi © Xia Zhi © Xia Zhi +29

LEO office / LLLab

20:00 - 12 November, 2015
LEO office / LLLab, © Peter Dixie
© Peter Dixie
  • Architects

  • Location

    Shanghai, China
  • Project Team

    Luis Ricardo, Hanxiao Liu (LLLab) Shanghai Hooyi Prop Design Facture Co.Ltd
  • Client

    LEO digital network
  • Area

    4461.0 sqm
  • Photographs

© LLLab © LLLab © Peter Dixie © Peter Dixie +28

Chaozhou Dongshanhu Hotspring Hotel / Elsedesign

17:00 - 12 November, 2015
Chaozhou Dongshanhu Hotspring Hotel  / Elsedesign, Courtesy of Philip Fung
Courtesy of Philip Fung
  • Architects

  • Location

    Chaozhou, Guangdong, China
  • Design Team

    Philip Fung, Zhang Lingyu, Li Yi, Chen Zhen
  • Master Planning

    Lin Jun
  • Area

    3300.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Philip Fung

Courtesy of Philip Fung Courtesy of Philip Fung Courtesy of Philip Fung Courtesy of Philip Fung +18

Folding Screen, Rongbaozhai Western Art Gallery / ARCHSTUDIO

22:00 - 11 November, 2015
Folding Screen, Rongbaozhai Western Art Gallery / ARCHSTUDIO, © Wang Ning
© Wang Ning
  • Architects

  • Location

    Liulichang, Beijing
  • Design Team

    Han Wenqiang, Cong Xiao, Kong Lin
  • Area

    400.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Wang Ning © Wang Ning After Renovation © Wang Ning +12

BMW Chongqing / Crossboundaries

19:00 - 11 November, 2015
BMW Chongqing / Crossboundaries, Courtesy of Dong Hao - Crossboundaries
Courtesy of Dong Hao - Crossboundaries
  • Architects

  • Location

    Chongqing, Chongqing, China
  • Architect in Charge

    Binke Lenhardt, Dong Hao
  • Design Team

    Irene Solà, Sidonie Kade
  • Area

    4800.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Dong Hao - Crossboundaries

Courtesy of Dong Hao - Crossboundaries Courtesy of Dong Hao - Crossboundaries Courtesy of Dong Hao - Crossboundaries Courtesy of Dong Hao - Crossboundaries +16

Great Wall Yunmo Winery / a+a Anderloni Associates

20:00 - 10 November, 2015
Great Wall Yunmo Winery / a+a Anderloni Associates, © Nathaniel McMahon
© Nathaniel McMahon

© Nathaniel McMahon © Nathaniel McMahon © Nathaniel McMahon © Nathaniel McMahon +15

Pixel Wall / HKU Department of Architecture

15:00 - 10 November, 2015
Pixel Wall / HKU Department of Architecture, © Abdul Yeung
© Abdul Yeung

© Cheng Xiao Thomas © Guo Jia Jeff © Cheng Xiao Thomas © Cheng Xiao Thomas +27

Lanshi Xidi Clubhouse / WANG, CAI & ASSOCIATES

20:00 - 9 November, 2015
Lanshi Xidi Clubhouse / WANG, CAI & ASSOCIATES, © Xia Zhi, Wang Quan
© Xia Zhi, Wang Quan
  • Architects

  • Location

    Huaiyin, Jinan, Shandong, China
  • Architect in Charge

    Wang Quan, Cai Shanyi
  • Design Team

    Li Mianli, Xu Hailong, Wang Yimeng, Zhang Changqing, Xu Kun
  • Area

    1530.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Xia Zhi, Wang Quan © Xia Zhi, Wang Quan © Xia Zhi, Wang Quan © Xia Zhi, Wang Quan +69

Heaven Realm Garden Sales Center / C&C Design Co

17:00 - 9 November, 2015
Heaven Realm Garden Sales Center / C&C Design Co, Courtesy of C&C DESIGN CO., LTD.
Courtesy of C&C DESIGN CO., LTD.
  • Architects

  • Location

    Guangzhou, Guangdong, China
  • Design Director

    Peng Zheng
  • Design Team

    Peng Zheng, Xie Zekun, Wu Jia
  • Area

    850.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of C&C DESIGN CO., LTD.

Courtesy of C&C DESIGN CO., LTD. Courtesy of C&C DESIGN CO., LTD. Courtesy of C&C DESIGN CO., LTD. Courtesy of C&C DESIGN CO., LTD. +20

Hangzhou East Railway Station / CSADI

03:00 - 9 November, 2015
Hangzhou East Railway Station / CSADI, © Zheng Shi
© Zheng Shi
  • Architects

  • Location

    Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China
  • Architect in Charge

    Peihuang Yuan, Chunfang Li, Li Wang, Guangping Qi, Nan Wang, Xin Fang
  • Architects Team

    CSADI Third Design Department
  • Client

    China/Hangzhou Jianggan area east new town Centre
  • Engineering

    Ting Li,Deliang Zhou, Dengwu Cao, Wei zhang,Yi Qian
  • Area

    321020.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Zheng Shi © Zheng Shi © Zheng Shi © Zheng Shi +17

Using Big Data to Determine the Extent of China's Ghost Cities

16:00 - 8 November, 2015
Using Big Data to Determine the Extent of China's Ghost Cities, Chenggong. Image © Barnaby Chambers via Shutterstock.com
Chenggong. Image © Barnaby Chambers via Shutterstock.com

In recent decades, China has undergone the most dramatic urban migration in the history of the world, so you might be forgiven for thinking all that is required from urban planners is to "build it and they will come," so to speak. However, as the Western media often reports with much schadenfreude, China's unprecedented urban explosion has not come without a few missteps, and many new cities are widely claimed to be "ghost cities," empty of residents even as more gigantic apartment blocks are being built. Such stories are usually accompanied by anecdotes of empty public spaces and a rough count of the number of homes left in the dark at night, but little further empirical data. So exactly how underpopulated does a city have to be to be a "ghost city," and just how rife are such places in China?

As reported by MIT Technology Review, one Chinese web company has started looking for answers to just such questions. Baidu, effectively a Chinese version of Google, has used their "Big Data Lab" to investigate the commuting patterns of their 700 million users, establishing exactly which cities are dramatically underpopulated.

Shenzhen Dotwell Office Design / Elsedesign

20:00 - 7 November, 2015
Shenzhen Dotwell Office Design /  Elsedesign, © Wang Hui, Wang Zhengzhi
© Wang Hui, Wang Zhengzhi
  • Architects

  • Location

    No. 3676, Nanhai Road, Nanshan District, Shenzhen
  • Design Team

    Philip Fung, Wang Weiguo, Xu Jipeng, Li Minzhong
  • Area

    600.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Wang Hui, Wang Zhengzhi © Wang Hui, Wang Zhengzhi © Wang Hui, Wang Zhengzhi © Wang Hui, Wang Zhengzhi +15

Funny Games: Fuzhou Yimeijia Office / Lin Kaixin Design Co.

19:00 - 6 November, 2015
Funny Games: Fuzhou Yimeijia Office / Lin Kaixin Design Co., © Liu Tengfei
© Liu Tengfei
  • Architects

  • Location

    Fuzhou, Fujian, China
  • Architect in Charge

    Lin Kaixin
  • Assistant Architect

    Hu Chenyuan
  • Photographer

    Liu Tengfei
  • Area

    186.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs