The Lotus Building and People's Park / studio505

01:00 - 7 July, 2014
© John Gollings
© John Gollings

© John Gollings © John Gollings © John Gollings © John Gollings +15

Phoenix Valley / studio505

01:00 - 4 July, 2014
© John Gollings
© John Gollings

© John Gollings © John Gollings © John Gollings © John Gollings +16

Kunshan Visitor Center / Vector Architects

00:00 - 3 July, 2014
© Su shengliang
© Su shengliang

© Su shengliang © Su shengliang © Su shengliang © Su shengliang +29

Flamingo Shanghai Office / Neri & Hu Design and Research Office

01:00 - 3 July, 2014
© Dirk Weiblen
© Dirk Weiblen
  • Architects

  • 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 +23

Jiahe Boutique Hotel / Shangai Dushe Architecture Design

00:00 - 30 June, 2014
© Su shengliang
© Su shengliang

© Su shengliang © Su shengliang © Su shengliang © Su shengliang +48

Rocco Designs New Campus for Chu Hai College of Higher Education

01:00 - 28 June, 2014
Courtesy of Rocco Design Architects Limited
Courtesy of Rocco Design Architects Limited

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

01:00 - 20 June, 2014
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

01:00 - 18 June, 2014
© MCPH Marco Cappelletti
© MCPH Marco Cappelletti

"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

00:00 - 18 June, 2014
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

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 +5

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

00:00 - 17 June, 2014
© Nico Saieh
© Nico Saieh

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

00:00 - 16 June, 2014

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

01:00 - 14 June, 2014
© Zhang Guangyuan
© Zhang Guangyuan
  • 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 +22

Bank of Shanghai Data Processing Center / Silvio d´Ascia

01:00 - 13 June, 2014
© Yves Chan You
© Yves Chan You

© Yves Chan You © Yves Chan You © Yves Chan You © Yves Chan You +18

LAND Experience Center / Aedas

01:00 - 6 June, 2014
Courtesy of Aedas
Courtesy of Aedas
  • Architects

  • Location

    Xi'an, Shaanxi, China
  • Area

    2110.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Aedas

Courtesy of Aedas Courtesy of Aedas Courtesy of Aedas Courtesy of Aedas +23

G9 Shangai / Atelier INDJ

01:00 - 6 June, 2014
© Bono Yan
© Bono Yan
  • Architects

  • Location

    Shanghai, China
  • Architect in Charge

    Ian Douglas-Jones
  • Area

    270.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Bono Yan

© Bono Yan © Bono Yan © Bono Yan © Bono Yan +14

Qingdao World Horticultural Expo Theme Pavilion / UNStudio

01:00 - 4 June, 2014
© Edmon Leong
© Edmon Leong
  • Architects

  • Location

    Qingdao, Shandong, China
  • Project Team

    Ben van Berkel, Hannes Pfau, Gerard Loozekoot with Markus van Aalderen, Joerg Petri, Milena Stopic, Yu-Chen Liu and Cong Ye, Irina Bogdan, Xing Xiong, Maud van Hees, ShuoJiong Zhang, Philipp Mecke, Maya Alam, Junjie Yan, Gilles Greis, Subhajit Das, Erwin Horstmanshof, Faiz Zohri, Andrew Brown, Patrik Noomé, Amanda Chan, Nanang Santoso
  • Area

    35000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Edmon Leong

© Edmon Leong © Edmon Leong © Edmon Leong © Edmon Leong +19

Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University Administration Information Building / Aedas

01:00 - 3 June, 2014
Courtesy of Aedas
Courtesy of Aedas
  • Architects

  • Location

    Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, 111 Ren'ai Road, 工业园区 Suzhou, Jiangsu, China, 215123
  • Project Design Director

    Andy Wen
  • Client

    Suzhou Industrial Park Education Investment Development Co. Ltd.
  • Area

    59893.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Aedas

Courtesy of Aedas Courtesy of Aedas Courtesy of Aedas Courtesy of Aedas +14

Refurbishment of the Offset Printing Factory / Origin Architect

01:00 - 2 June, 2014
© Xia Zhi
© Xia Zhi
  • Architects

  • Location

    Dongcheng, Beijing, China
  • Architect in Charge

    Li Ji
  • Design Team

    Zhang Hui, Lian Hui, Wang Jing
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Xia Zhi

© Xia Zhi © Xia Zhi © Xia Zhi © Xia Zhi +24