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Green Design for the Future: Tsinghua-ECGB Asia Architecture Summit & Exhibition

Tsinghua-ECGB Asia Architecture Summit & Exhibition will be held December 12-13, 2013 at Tsinghua University in Beijing City. Jointly sponsored by School of Architecture, Tsinghua University, Tsinghua Holdings Human Settlements Construction (Group) Co., Ltd, Editorial Office of Eco-city and Green Building (ECGB) magazine, the Summit will bring together eight award winning Asian architects to share their design thinking and key projects on creative sustainability. Keynote speakers include Vo Trong Nghia, Principal Architect of Vo Trong Nghia Architects and Shigeru Ban, Founder of Shigeru Ban Architects.

Jinguyuan Mixed use Complex / Miao Design Studio

  • Architects: Miao Design Studio
  • Location: Kunshan, Suzhou, Jiangsu, China
  • Architect: Pu Miao, Hanjia Design Group
  • Architect Of Record: Jiang Ninqing
  • Area: 6220.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Miao Design Studio

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Foster and Heatherwick Collaborate to Design Shanghai Finance Center

Foster + Partners has joined forces with Heatherwick Studio to design the new Bund Finance Centre (BFC) in the heart of historic Shanghai. The mixed-use, waterfront destination will serve as the “end point” to the city’s most famous street, as well as a prime connection between the old town, the Bund, and the new financial district. 

Visitor Center in Lake Yangcheng Park / Miao Design Studio

  • Architects: Miao Design Studio
  • Location: Kunshan, Suzhou, Jiangsu, China
  • Architects: Pu Miao and Hanjia Design Group
  • Architect of Record: Jiang Ninqing
  • Area: 844.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Miao Design Studio

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Rok Oman, Principal of OFIS Architects, to Give "Architour" Lecture in Shanghai

As part of the CA Group's lecture series, "Architour," principal of OFIS architects, Rok Oman, will lecture on December 7th at the Tongji Architectural Design Co. in Shanghai.  For 2013 through 2015, "Architour" has as its theme "New Force of Architecture - Leading Young Architects": each year, the CA Group will select nine young, global leaders in architecture (four from Asia and five from the West) to lecture on topics that cross typologies and disciplines, from architectural design, urban planning to interior design. Sou Fujimoto and Hirata Akihisa were the series' first speakers.

Daxing Factory Conversion / Nie Yong + Yoshimasa Tsutsumi

  • Architects: Nie Yong + Yoshimasa Tsutsumi
  • Location: Daxing, Beijing, China
  • Area: 4964.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Misae Hiromatsu

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Office Renovation in Hangzhou / Daipu Architects

  • Architects: Daipu Architects
  • Location: Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China
  • Design Team: Dai pu, Luo yaqin, Wang tiantian
  • Contractor: Zhejiang Sunshine Decoration Engineering Co. Ltd
  • Furniture Manufacture: Hangzhou Runzhu Science & Technology Co. Ltd
  • Area: 640.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Xia zhi

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Outdoor Room / MODU

  • Architects: MODU
  • Location: Beijing, China
  • Collaborators: Ho-Yan Cheung, Arup
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Matthew Niederhauser

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Bing Thom Architects to Design University of Chicago Center in Hong Kong

The University of Chicago has chosen Bing Thom Architects to design a new home for the Chicago Booth Asia Executive MBA Program in Hong Kong. The center will begin construction in October 2014 on Mount Davis, a heritage site that was originally used as a military encampment for the British Army in the 1940s and then a detention center.  

An Interview with Yung Ho Chang, Atelier FCJZ

"When you find a piece of stone which is three or four hundreds years old, then you understand the notion of time as more than what we can experience as human beings. At that moment the old thing might be beautiful, it might be ugly. It doesn't matter, but it gives you a sense of profound time, and then you understand your history and ancestors that lived in a different world, different from the one we are in now."-Yung Ho Chang

Located in Beijing’s Yuanming Yuan Park, next to the ruins of the mixed-style Baroque Palace, Yung Ho Chang's office is in an ancient wooden dwelling, surrounded by vegetable gardens grown by the architects of the studio.

In this conversation, Yung Ho, who established China’s first independent architectural office, Atelier FCJZ in 1993, laying the foundation of contemporary practice in China, talks about his story, describing a Beijing which has disappeared as well as the contemporary Beijing and its "New Beijing Sky." He talks about architecture using references from movies, literature, art and artists, describing his approach to architecture in accordance with his philosophy of life.

Hotel ICON / Rocco Design Architects

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West Street Number 1 / 6A2 Studio, Architectural Design & Research Institute of Tsinghua University

  • Architects: 6A2 Studio, Architectural Design & Research Institute of Tsinghua University
  • Location: Wudaokou, Haidian, Beijing, China
  • Architect in Charge: Wenqing Li
  • Design Team: Wenqing Li, Guodong Yin, Zhe Li, Yijun Qiao, Jintao Jia
  • Collaborators: Yan Zhang, Hongyan Li, Zhixin Xu
  • Area: 1200.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Archexist

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Glass office SOHO China / AIM Architecture

  • Architects: AIM Architecture
  • Location: Shanghai, China
  • Architects: Wendy Saunders, Vincent de Graaf, German Roig, Carter Chen and Jiao Yan
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Jerry Yin

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Jinchang Cultural Centre / Teamminus

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  • Architects: Atelier Teamminus
  • Location: Jinchang, Gansu, China
  • Area: 18000.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2007
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Teamminus

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CCTV Headquarters Named “Best Tall Building Worldwide”

OMA’s CCTV Headquarters in Beijing, ArchDaily’s 2012 “Building of the Year,” was deemed “Best Tall Building Worldwide” by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH). Selected from a shortlist of four deserving skyscrapers, CCTV was awarded “best” due to its “unusual take on skyscraper typology.”

The jury stated: “Instead of competing in the race for ultimate height and style through a traditional two-dimensional tower soaring skyward, CCTV’s loop poses a truly three-dimensional experience, culminating in a 75-meter cantilever."

Ceramic Museum And Mosaic Park / Casanova + Hernandez Architects

  • Architects: Casanova + Hernandez Architects
  • Location: Jinzhou, Dalian, Liaoning, China
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Ben McMillan, Courtesy of Casanova + Hernandez Architects

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