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Waterside Buddist Shrine / ARCHSTUDIO

02:00 - 9 May, 2017
Waterside Buddist Shrine / ARCHSTUDIO, Courtesy of ARCHSTUDIO
Courtesy of ARCHSTUDIO

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Tangshan, Hebei, China
  • Architect in Charge

    Wenqiang Han
  • Architectural Design

    Zhao Jiang, Xiaoming Li
  • Area

    169.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Equestrian Center in Luxelakes Eco-City / Chengdu Wide Horizon Investment Group

19:00 - 8 May, 2017
Equestrian Center in Luxelakes Eco-City / Chengdu Wide Horizon Investment Group, Courtesy of Chengdu Wide Horizon Investment Group
Courtesy of Chengdu Wide Horizon Investment Group

Courtesy of Chengdu Wide Horizon Investment Group Courtesy of Chengdu Wide Horizon Investment Group Courtesy of Chengdu Wide Horizon Investment Group Courtesy of Chengdu Wide Horizon Investment Group +33

  • Architects

  • Location

    Luxelakes Eco-City, Chengdu, China
  • Architects in Charge

    Teng Hu, Xianshu Jin, Jing He
  • Project Developer

    Chengdu Wide Horizon Investment Group, Product Reserach & Developement Center
  • Area

    6450.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016

#donotsettle Gives a Critical Tour of Perkins+Will’s Shanghai Natural History Museum

09:30 - 7 May, 2017

In #donotsettle’s latest escapade, architect Kris Provoost scrutinizes Perkins+Will’s Shanghai Natural History Museum. The boyishly charming and ever-inquisitive vlogger presents a unique POV tour of the unusual building situated in the middle of the Jing'an Sculpture Park.

Over a soundtrack of slick house music, Provoost offers up tidbits that cannot be gleaned from a photo. As he approaches the structure, he points out topographical aspects, the relationship of the structure to its context, and various construction details. The rapid-fire architectural observations are often punctuated by brief cross-sectional sketches that augment the experiential commentary.

© James and Connor Steinkamp © James and Connor Steinkamp © James and Connor Steinkamp © James and Connor Steinkamp +5

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
© Pedro Pegenaute
© Pedro Pegenaute

© Pedro Pegenaute © Pedro Pegenaute © Pedro Pegenaute © Pedro Pegenaute +22

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

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  • Architects

    Scenic Architecture Office
  • 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

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  • 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

  • Architects

  • Location

    Haihe River Education Park, Tianjin, China
  • Project Team

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

    3000.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016