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This 3D Printed Home was "Built" in Less than 3 Hours

12:30 - 28 July, 2015
This 3D Printed Home was "Built" in Less than 3 Hours, via Xinhua
via Xinhua

Chinese company ZhuoDa has assembled a two-story home in record speed; the modular house, comprised of six 3D printed modules, was assembled on-site in less than three hours. Likened to LEGO, the prefabricated home was 90 percent built off-site before its components were shipped to its permanent location. As Inhabitat reports, the home only took about 10 days to complete from start to finish.

gmp Selected to Design New Library in Suzhou

14:00 - 24 July, 2015
gmp Selected to Design New Library in Suzhou, Entrance of library. Image © Willmore CG
Entrance of library. Image © Willmore CG

gmp Architekten has been selected to design a new library in Suzhou in China. As Suzhou's second library, the building will be constructed in the Xiangcheng area, a newly-constructed part of the city to the North of Suzhou's historic center. Located next to one of Xiangcheng's many artificial water courses, in addition to a traditional library, the building will feature China's first fully automated storage system for 7 million books, as well as other public functions including a cinema and exhibition rooms.

Bird's-eye view from the East. Image © Willmore CG Entrance area of library. Image © Willmore CG Interior. Image © Willmore CG Interior. Image © Willmore CG +7

CTBUH Announces Winners of its 2015 Urban Habitat Competition

14:00 - 23 July, 2015
CTBUH Announces Winners of its 2015 Urban Habitat Competition, PARKROYAL on Pickering / WOHA. Image © Patrick Bingham-Hall
PARKROYAL on Pickering / WOHA. Image © Patrick Bingham-Hall

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) has announced the winner and finalists of its 2015 Urban Habitat Award. Launched in 2014, the Urban Habitat Award recognizes the contributions of tall buildings to the urban realm. The winners this year were chosen for influencing their environment and cultural context intelligently, adding social sustainability to their immediate site and wider context. See all of the finalists and the winner after the break.

ALL SH / Linehouse

20:00 - 22 July, 2015
ALL SH / Linehouse, © Benoit Florençon
© Benoit Florençon

© Benoit Florençon © Benoit Florençon © Benoit Florençon © Benoit Florençon +12

  • Architects

  • Location

    94 Wu Xing Lu, Jingan Qu, Shanghai Shi, China, 200000
  • Area

    20.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

KAMJZ Proposes Sustainable Ruichang Flower Market for China

12:00 - 18 July, 2015
KAMJZ Proposes Sustainable Ruichang Flower Market for China, Courtesy of KAMJZ Architects
Courtesy of KAMJZ Architects

KAMJZ have unveiled their proposal for the UIA’s MOLEWA (Mount Lu Estate of World Architecture) competition, which tasked participants with designing several cultural and commercial complexes near one of the world’s largest flower theme parks in RuichangChina. Titled Ruichang Flower Market, KAMJZ's design contemplates a series of shopping streets with high-end, as well as more vernacular shopping spaces, in particular a specialty area carrying flowers grown in the neighboring Flower Theme Park, traditional crafts, and souvenirs.

Construction Underway on Aedas’ “Infinite” Design for New Sina Headquarters in Beijing

08:00 - 18 July, 2015
Construction Underway on Aedas’ “Infinite” Design for New Sina Headquarters in Beijing, Courtesy of Aedas
Courtesy of Aedas

Aedas has begun construction on their winning entry to design the new Sina Headquarters in China. Located south of the Beijing Zhongguancun Software Park, the building program will include open office area, conference rooms, media rooms, library, entertainment rooms, a canteen and other supporting amenities.

Courtesy of Aedas Courtesy of Aedas Courtesy of Aedas Courtesy of Aedas +21

AD Essentials: China

09:30 - 17 July, 2015

This article is part of ArchDaily Essentials, a series of articles which give you an overview of architecture's most important topics by connecting together some of our best articles from the past. To find out more about ArchDaily Essentials, click here; or discover all of our articles in the series here.

Museum for Qujing Culture Center / Hordor Design Group + Atelier Alter

19:00 - 15 July, 2015
Museum for Qujing Culture Center / Hordor Design Group + Atelier Alter, Courtesy of Atelier Alter
Courtesy of Atelier Alter

Courtesy of Atelier Alter Courtesy of Atelier Alter Courtesy of Atelier Alter Courtesy of Atelier Alter +44

AD Interviews: Li Xiaodong / Li Xiaodong Atelier

09:30 - 11 July, 2015

During our last trip to Beijing we had the opportunity to visit Li Xiaodong at his recently opened extension for the School of Architecture at Tsinghua University. Li Xiaodong has become recognized worldwide thanks to his recent projects in rural China, which are deeply connected with the landscape and local community and use a mix of traditional and contemporary techniques.

His built works are strongly connected with his academic research. As a professor at Tsinghua University he has focused on understanding Chinese architecture, co-authoring publications such as “Form Making in Traditional Chinese Architecture” and “Chinese Conception of Space." His research has led him to develop a unique style, which he calls a “new regionalism," focusing on how the local can deal with the global in this era.

KUAN Architects Unveil Design for “The Antique Fish” Shopping Center in China

06:00 - 10 July, 2015
KUAN Architects Unveil Design for “The Antique Fish” Shopping Center in China , Courtesy of KUAN Architects
Courtesy of KUAN Architects

KUAN Architects (UCD) have unveiled their design for The Antique Fish, a shopping center, and the first large-scale commercial construction in Qinshui, a developing city in the Shanxi Province in China.

Located at the crossing of two rivers and surrounded by mountains, the project is designed to mimic its surroundings, as well as traditional Chinese art, taking on a long, fish-like shape and using traditional materials such as blue stones, green tiles, white jade, and wood.

Ports 1961 Shanghai Façade / UUfie

19:00 - 9 July, 2015
Ports 1961 Shanghai Façade / UUfie, © Su shengliang
© Su shengliang

© Su shengliang © Su shengliang © Su shengliang © Su shengliang +18

  • Architects

  • Location

    Shanghai, Shanghai, China
  • Interior Designer

    Yabu Pushelberg
  • Area

    1145.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Cattle Back Mountain Volunteer House / dEEP Architects

05:00 - 8 July, 2015
 Cattle Back Mountain Volunteer House / dEEP Architects, Completed House. Image Courtesy of dEEP Architects
Completed House. Image Courtesy of dEEP Architects

Completed Roof Structure. Image Courtesy of dEEP Architects Rooftop Loft. Image Courtesy of dEEP Architects Roof Under Construction. Image Courtesy of dEEP Architects Under Construction. Image Courtesy of dEEP Architects +17

  • Architects

  • Location

    Pumaidi Village
  • Architect in Charge

    Daode Li
  • Area

    300.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of dEEP Architects

Yunnan Museum / Rocco Design Architects

20:00 - 6 July, 2015
Yunnan Museum / Rocco Design Architects, © WENMING CHU - Rocco Design Limited
© WENMING CHU - Rocco Design Limited

© WENMING CHU - Rocco Design Limited © WENMING CHU - Rocco Design Limited © WENMING CHU - Rocco Design Limited © WENMING CHU - Rocco Design Limited +36

  • Architects

  • Location

    Yunnan Museum, 118 Wu Yi Lu, Wuhua Qu, Kunming Shi, Yunnan Sheng, China, 650021
  • Design Team

    Rocco Yim, William Tam, Derrick Tsang, Martin Fung, Lucia Cheung, Ricky Wang, Gilles Chan, Benjamin Chan, Seah Li, Janes Liang
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

MAD Tops Out on Beijing's Chaoyang Park Plaza

14:00 - 2 July, 2015
MAD Tops Out on Beijing's Chaoyang Park Plaza, © MAD Architects
© MAD Architects

MAD Architects has topped out on Chaoyang Park Plaza, a 120-meter-high mixed use development rising in the central business district (CBD) of Beijing on the southern edge of Chaoyang Park, one of the city's largest parks. A product of Ma Yansong’s “Shanshui City” concept, which aims reintroduce nature into the urban realm, the building is designed to "push the boundary of the urbanization process in modern cosmopolitan life by creating a dialogue between artificial scenery and natural landscapes."

San Wayao Community Sports Center / CSWADI

19:00 - 29 June, 2015
San Wayao Community Sports Center / CSWADI, © ARCH-EXIST
© ARCH-EXIST

© ARCH-EXIST © ARCH-EXIST © ARCH-EXIST © ARCH-EXIST +28

  • Architects

  • Location

    Jin Gui Lu, Wuhou Qu, Chengdu Shi, Sichuan Sheng, China
  • Architect in Charge

    Liu Yi
  • Design Team

    Zhou Xuefeng, Sun Jing, Zhao Yenan, Shi Xiaoting, Zhu Wenlin, Xiang Ziyu, Zhao Mingzhu, Huang Liang, An Fei, Lu Ruofan, Ren Hongfei, Chen Yinjie
  • Area

    11936.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

schmidt hammer lassen Breaks Ground on Ningbo Central Library

12:20 - 29 June, 2015
schmidt hammer lassen Breaks Ground on Ningbo Central Library, © schmidt hammer lassen architects
© schmidt hammer lassen architects

schmidt hammer lassen architects has broken ground on their first Chinese library. Selected through an international competition in 2013, the project will provide a new home for the Ningbo City Library's massive collection - the region's largest for historic and ancient books - on the edge of an ecological wetland area in the eastern port city of Ningbo

"Given our great collaboration with the Local Design Institute and the client team, we are full of confidence that the Ningbo New Central Library will become a vibrant new public space for the citizens of Ningbo,” says Chris Hardie, partner and director of schmidt hammer lassen.

Call for Proposals: High-speed Railway Transportation Hub and CBD in Central Gui’an New District, China

07:50 - 29 June, 2015
The Gui’an comprehensive high-speed railway transportation hub and CBD covers an area of 464 hectares (Fig. 1)
The Gui’an comprehensive high-speed railway transportation hub and CBD covers an area of 464 hectares (Fig. 1)

The Gui’an New District, the eighth National New Districts in China, is located between Guiyang City and Anshun City, Guizhou Province with a planned area of 1,795 km2. The District, committed to the goal of “creating a city with pastoral landscapes”, will be built into a new leading area in inland economic development, a pilot area for innovation and development, an agglomeration of high-end service industries, an international area for leisure, vacation and tourism and a leading area for the construction of ecological civilization. The planning of a comprehensive high-speed railway transportation hub and CBD in central Gui’an New District strives to build it into an important transportation hub and central business district. The Management Committee of Guizhou Guian New District and the Planning and Construction Bureau of The Management Committee of Guizhou Guian New District hereby publicly call for the proposals for the planning of such a transportation hub and CBD as required, sincerely inviting the participation of experienced and qualified design agencies worldwide.

Registration deadline for international teams is on July 10th, 2015. More details below:

Family Box / Crossboundaries

20:00 - 22 June, 2015
Family Box / Crossboundaries, © Dong Hao @ Crossboundaries
© Dong Hao @ Crossboundaries

© Dong Hao @ Crossboundaries © Dong Hao @ Crossboundaries © Dong Hao @ Crossboundaries © Dong Hao @ Crossboundaries +15

  • Architects

  • Location

    Si Ping Lu, Shanghai Shi, China
  • Architect in Charge

    Binke Lenhardt, Dong Hao
  • Project Designers

    Anne-Charlotte Wiklander, Irene Solà, Gao Yang
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs