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Antao Headquarters / ANTAO group

19:00 - 5 May, 2017
Antao Headquarters / ANTAO group, © ANTAO group
© ANTAO group

© ANTAO group © ANTAO group © ANTAO group © ANTAO group +30

  • Architects

  • Location

    Shi Qiao Lu, Hangzhou Shi, Zhejiang Sheng, China
  • Main Architects

    Cao Yuying, Zhan Min
  • Main Designer

    Zhan Min
  • Area

    3000.0 m2
  • Photographs

Suzhou Chapel / Neri&Hu Design and Research Office

02:00 - 5 May, 2017
Suzhou Chapel / Neri&Hu Design and Research Office, © Pedro Pegenaute
© Pedro Pegenaute

© Pedro Pegenaute © Pedro Pegenaute © Pedro Pegenaute © Pedro Pegenaute +21

4 Architectural Landmarks and Their Identical Twins

08:00 - 4 May, 2017
4 Architectural Landmarks and Their Identical Twins, A replica Tower Bridge at the Window of the World Theme Park, Shenzhen, China © Flickr user volvob12b. Licensed under CC0 1.0
A replica Tower Bridge at the Window of the World Theme Park, Shenzhen, China © Flickr user volvob12b. Licensed under CC0 1.0

Architectural landmarks can define a city. A mention of Paris conjures images of the Eiffel Tower, whilst no description of Sydney is complete without mentioning its inspiring Opera House. How disorientating it must be, therefore, to encounter a familiar architectural wonder far removed from the city, or country to which it belongs. As it happens, many of our most famous structures have their own "twins," heavily-inspired by their originals, that you may not have been aware of.

The Colosseum's identical twin in Macau, China © Flickr user 11020833@N02. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 The original Colosseum in Rome © Flickr user mattkieffer. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 The original Big Ben in London © Flickr user htakashi. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 Big Ben's identical twin in Kolkata, India © Flickr user trekpedition. Licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0 +11

Five-Dragons Temple Environmental Refurbishment / URBANUS

22:00 - 2 May, 2017
Five-Dragons Temple Environmental Refurbishment / URBANUS, © Yang Chaoying
© Yang Chaoying

© Yang Chaoying © Yang Chaoying © Yang Chaoying © Jerry Yin +27

  • Architects

  • Location

    Ruicheng County,Yuncheng City,Shanxi Province,China
  • Architect in Charge

    Wang Hui
  • Team

    ZouDehua, Du Aihong, Wen Ting, Anne Van Stijn, Li Xiaofen, Li Yongcai
  • Area

    267.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

T.LOFT Experience Museum / CM design

22:00 - 27 April, 2017
T.LOFT Experience Museum / CM design, © Zhi Xia
© Zhi Xia

© Zhi Xia © Zhi Xia © Zhi Xia © Zhi Xia +17

  • Architects

  • Location

    Futian village, ShenZhen, China
  • Design Team

    Jun Liao, Danping Chen, Qingji Mao, Chong Wang, Shaofeng Zhu, Heng Yang
  • Area

    194.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Which Cities Have the Most Skyscrapers?

09:30 - 27 April, 2017
Which Cities Have the Most Skyscrapers?

There’s a lot that the presence of skyscrapers can say about a city. They can be indicators of anything from wealth to modernization to density, or a combination of all three, depending on where you look. This potential to observe trends in a city through the height of its buildings makes data on those buildings valuable to a multitude of industries, so companies like Emporis conduct and distribute research on topics like the newest, tallest, and most expensive buildings in the world. Keep reading to find out about the ten tall cities that are home to the largest number of skyscrapers—as defined by Emporis' definition of a building that is 100 meters or more.

Call for Submissions: Modern Collective Living Challenge

14:00 - 26 April, 2017
Call for Submissions: Modern Collective Living Challenge , Enter the Modern Collective Living Challenge ‪‎architecture‬ ‪competition‬ now! US $6,000 in prize money! Closing date for registration: SEPTEMBER 20, 2017
Enter the Modern Collective Living Challenge ‪‎architecture‬ ‪competition‬ now! US $6,000 in prize money! Closing date for registration: SEPTEMBER 20, 2017

The Modern Collective Living Challenge is part of the Bee Breeders Global Housing Crisis competition series. For this architecture competition, participants are tasked with envisioning new forms of accessible housing for relocated farmers in rural China.

The First-Ever International Bamboo Architecture Biennale, Captured by Julien Lanoo

16:00 - 24 April, 2017
The First-Ever International Bamboo Architecture Biennale, Captured by Julien Lanoo, © Julien Lanoo
© Julien Lanoo

Last september, the first-ever International Bamboo Architecture Biennale was held in the peaceful village of Baoxi in China's Zhejiang province. Curated by local artist Ge Qiantao and architect George Kunihiro, the event saw the construction of 18 bamboo-centered structures designed by 12 architects, including notable names such as Kengo Kuma, Vo Trong Nghia, Anna Herringer, Li Xiaodong and Simon Velez. Aimed at exploring the potential of the sustainable material within contemporary architecture, the structures were built as permanent fixtures that will continue to serve the town after the Biennale’s close.

In this photoset, photographer Julien Lanoo has captured the vibrant results of the inaugural event, exhibiting the structures against the rural mountain landscape.

© Julien Lanoo © Julien Lanoo © Julien Lanoo © Julien Lanoo +50

"DESIGN H(ij)ACK" When Art/Design Meet Public Space

09:52 - 21 April, 2017
"DESIGN H(ij)ACK" When Art/Design Meet Public Space

The objective of the program is to generate tangible prototypes and solutions along the theme of "DESIGN H(ij)ACK - When Art & Design Meet Public Space". Cross-disciplinary collaboration is a necessity, combined with strong knowledge integration from research, concepts, design, to execution, “DESIGN H(ij)ACK” encourages all participants to think differently, design efficiently, and work economically, mostly important: collectively.

This Photoseries Captures the State of China’s Renowned Architectural Icons

06:00 - 20 April, 2017
This Photoseries Captures the State of China’s Renowned Architectural Icons, © Kris Provoost
© Kris Provoost

A simultaneous celebration of their cultural iconicity and distillation from their various contexts, Beautified China is a photographic essay by Kris Provoost (one-half of the vlogging duo behind #donotsettle) that tracks the evolution of Chinese architectural landmarks over the course of the past 7 years. Beginning his investigation with the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai, Provoost considers a decade of architecture proposed for China by the profession’s biggest names, many of which have been built now with monumental reputations in rising cities. 

“Most ‘starchitects’ had their chance to build, or to fulfill their wildest dreams,” explains Provoost. “Some of them became landmarks: CCTV headquarters by Rem Koolhaas and Ole Scheeren or the Bird’s Nest/National Stadium by Herzog and de Meuron for example. Others have turned a suburb into a new center, or have established a new city on its own.”

International Youth Centre / Zaha Hadid Architects. Image © Kris Provoost China Pavilion / JingTang. Image © Kris Provoost British Pavilion / Heatherwick Studio. Image © Kris Provoost Galaxy SOHO / Zaha Hadid Architects. Image © Kris Provoost +22

East China Normal University Affiliated Bilingual Kindergarten / Scenic Architecture Office

22:00 - 17 April, 2017
East China Normal University Affiliated Bilingual Kindergarten / Scenic Architecture Office

Courtesy of Scenic Architecture Office Courtesy of Scenic Architecture Office Courtesy of Scenic Architecture Office Courtesy of Scenic Architecture Office +36

  • Location

    Anting town, Jiading district, Shanghai
  • Site Area

    7400 m2
  • GFA

    6600 m2
  • Project Year

    2015

Shanghai Landmark Center / Aedas

20:00 - 15 April, 2017
Shanghai Landmark Center  / Aedas, Courtesy of Aedas
Courtesy of Aedas

Courtesy of Aedas Courtesy of Aedas Courtesy of Aedas Courtesy of Aedas +20

  • Architects

  • Location

    Shanghai, China
  • Director

    Cary Lau
  • Area

    0.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016

NO ARCHITECTURE Emphasizes Urban Sustainability and Interaction with Alternative Residential Towers in China

14:00 - 15 April, 2017
NO ARCHITECTURE Emphasizes Urban Sustainability and Interaction with Alternative Residential Towers in China, © NO ARCHITECTURE
© NO ARCHITECTURE

One of the great ironies of modern urban life is the underlying disconnect that exists amongst us global citizens, despite living and functioning within such dense and close proximities. In order to address this issue in the context of China’s urban landscape, New York firm NO ARCHITECTURE has proposed two alternatives to the typical high-rise – two vertical residential typologies that feature a combination of courtyards, terraces, and gardens, and could be located in a wide variety of cities.

“Conceived around a series of cascading shared walls, ventilated courtyards, stepped terraces, and wind towers, these new vertical organizations re-connect urban living to nature, suggesting how we can live in close proximity today and can continue to do so sustainably for generations to come,” explained the architects.

© NO ARCHITECTURE © NO ARCHITECTURE © NO ARCHITECTURE © NO ARCHITECTURE +7

Energy Efficient Bamboo House / Studio Cardenas Conscious Design

19:00 - 13 April, 2017
Energy Efficient Bamboo House  / Studio Cardenas Conscious Design, ©  LIB – Longquan International Bamboo Commune
© LIB – Longquan International Bamboo Commune

©  LIB – Longquan International Bamboo Commune ©  LIB – Longquan International Bamboo Commune ©  LIB – Longquan International Bamboo Commune ©  LIB – Longquan International Bamboo Commune +33

Tianjin Luneng Taishan College / Lacime Architectural Design

20:00 - 11 April, 2017
Tianjin Luneng Taishan College / Lacime Architectural Design, © 是然建筑摄影
© 是然建筑摄影

© 是然建筑摄影 © 是然建筑摄影 © 是然建筑摄影 © 是然建筑摄影 +28

  • Location

    Haihe River Education Park, Tianjin, China
  • Project Team

    Li Jing, Ma Yunpeng, Chen Cheng, Gu Jiaxin
  • Area

    3000.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016

SkyCity Challenge 17

19:30 - 11 April, 2017
SkyCity Challenge 17

SkyCity is pleased to invite architects, designers, artists, engineers, scientists, conservationists, ambient warriors, tribesmen, digital nomads, craftsmen or basically anyone with great ideas from around the globe to take part in SkyCity Challenge 17. Our climate is changing, squalor, nationalism, and inequality are rising, people are constantly moving into cities and the demand for a better and more sustainable living in urban areas continues to grow. The current ways are very limited and outdated and with the modern technology available we are able to create far better and more sophisticated spaces that could affect the very way of our living in the future …

The Qiyun Mountain Tree House / Bengo Studio

22:00 - 10 April, 2017
The Qiyun Mountain Tree House / Bengo Studio, © Chen Hao
© Chen Hao

© Chen Hao © Chen Hao © Chen Hao © Chen Hao +22

  • Location

    Xiuning, Anhui, China
  • Lead Architects

    Xiang Nan, Yao Zhong
  • Area

    120.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

8 Excellent Examples of What Innovative 21st Century Schools Should Look Like

08:00 - 10 April, 2017

If we think about how the educational system worked in the past, we can quickly see that both the teaching style in schools as well as the school’s infrastructure were very different from the current system. The educational model of the twentieth century could be defined as being similar to the "spatial model of prisons, with no interest in stimulating a comprehensive, flexible and versatile education."

However, we are now at a time when social, economic and technological developments have created a more global society and where information and learning are becoming more affordable. This radical change has transformed the societies in which we live, leaving the current educational model based on a rigid and unidirectional teaching obsolete. 

As such, there are schools that have not only broken the mold of traditional teaching but have formed new educational standards, exploring new paradigms and opening up new possibilities within the design of educational spaces. Since architecture and educational models often reflect the ideology of a society, how is the school of 21st century defined? 

Vittra Telefonplan / Rosan Bosch. Image Hakusui Nursery School / Yamazaki Kentaro Design Workshop. Image Cortesía de Yamazaki Kentaro Design Workshop Kwel Ka Baung School / A.gor.a Architect. Image Cortesía de Agora Architects Farming Kindergarten / Vo Trong Nghia Architects. Image © Hiroyuki Oki +31