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Jia Du Clubhouse / U10

01:00 - 14 June, 2014
Jia Du Clubhouse / U10, © Zhang Guangyuan
© Zhang Guangyuan
  • Architects

  • 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 +22

Bank of Shanghai Data Processing Center / Silvio d´Ascia

01:00 - 13 June, 2014
Bank of Shanghai Data Processing Center / Silvio d´Ascia, © Yves Chan You
© Yves Chan You
  • Architects

  • Location

    Shanghai, China
  • Design Team

    Silvio d’Ascia Architecture with AREP
  • Area

    76000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

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

LAND Experience Center / Aedas

01:00 - 6 June, 2014
LAND Experience Center  / Aedas, 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
G9 Shangai / Atelier INDJ, © 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 +14

Qingdao World Horticultural Expo Theme Pavilion / UNStudio

01:00 - 4 June, 2014
Qingdao World Horticultural Expo Theme Pavilion / UNStudio, © 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 +19

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

01:00 - 3 June, 2014
Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University Administration Information Building / Aedas, 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
Refurbishment of the Offset Printing Factory / Origin Architect, © 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 +24

Library of South University of Science and Technology of China / Urbanus

01:00 - 1 June, 2014
Library of South University of Science and Technology of China / Urbanus, © Alex Chan
© Alex Chan
  • Architects

  • Location

    Shenzhen, Guangdong, China
  • Design Director

    Meng Yan
  • Area

    10728.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Alex Chan © Alex Chan © Alex Chan © Alex Chan +37

1911 Revolution Museum / CADI

01:00 - 31 May, 2014
1911 Revolution Museum / CADI, © Zhang Guangyuan
© Zhang Guangyuan
  • Architects

  • Location

    Wuchang, Wuhan, Hubei, China
  • Architect in Charge

    Lu Xiaoming, Ye Wei
  • Design Team

    Lu Xiaoming, Ye Wei, Guo Lei, Ding Mao, Li Mingyu, Cai Xiaopeng, Wen Siqing, Wang Xin, Shao Guofen, Zhang Hao, Hu Wenjin, Lei Jianping, Sun Yanbo, Liu Bin, Ou Yangjian
  • Area

    22138.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

© Zhang Guangyuan © Zhang Guangyuan © Zhang Guangyuan © Zhang Guangyuan +22

Lecture / Four Urban Models in China's Accelerated Urbanization: Local Public Space Implications

00:00 - 28 May, 2014
Lecture / Four Urban Models in China's Accelerated Urbanization: Local Public Space Implications

China's accelerated urbanization juxtaposes many local and global urban models in the contemporary urban space of the mega-city/metacity region. Since 1945 the global and local discourse on urban design and development has been dominated by four conceptual models. These four models, the metropolis, the megalopolis, the fragmented metropolis and the megacity/metacity have appeared in Asia with local characteristics and with special, hybrid characteristics. China's rapid urbanization has been based on an equally rapid industrialization that has telescoped the historical development pattern of western nations into 60 years. 

Vincent Callebaut Proposes “Wooden Orchids” Green Shopping Center for China

12:00 - 27 May, 2014
Vincent Callebaut Proposes “Wooden Orchids” Green Shopping Center for China, Aerial perspective. Image Courtesy of Vincent Callebaut Architectures
Aerial perspective. Image Courtesy of Vincent Callebaut Architectures

Vincent Callebaut Architectures have received honorary mention for their “Wooden Orchids” proposal in the International Union of Architects’ (UIA) Mount Lu Estate of World Architecture Competition. Based in Ruichang, China, the competition tasked participants with designing several cultural and commercial complexes near one of the world’s largest flower theme parks. Wooden Orchids consolidates these functions in a green shopping hub that speaks to the area’s demographic and climatic influences.

Pedestrian path. Image Courtesy of Vincent Callebaut Architectures Bicycle path. Image Courtesy of Vincent Callebaut Architectures View toward organic food court. Image Courtesy of Vincent Callebaut Architectures Library. Image Courtesy of Vincent Callebaut Architectures +15

The Snow Apartment / penda

01:00 - 27 May, 2014
The Snow Apartment / penda, Courtesy of penda
Courtesy of penda

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Axial Symphony / Design Systems Ltd.

01:00 - 27 May, 2014
Axial Symphony / Design Systems Ltd. , Courtesy of Design Systems Ltd.
Courtesy of Design Systems Ltd.

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ABC Cooking Studio / Prism Design

01:00 - 25 May, 2014
ABC Cooking Studio / Prism Design, © Studio W – Wataru Ishida
© Studio W – Wataru Ishida
  • Architects

  • Location

    Huangpu, Shanghai, China
  • Architects in Charge

    Tomohiro Katsuki, Masanori Kobayashi, Reiji Kobayashi
  • Area

    160.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Studio W – Wataru Ishida © Studio W – Wataru Ishida © Studio W – Wataru Ishida © Studio W – Wataru Ishida +12

John McAslan + Partners Selected for Chinese Biodome

01:00 - 22 May, 2014
John McAslan + Partners Selected for Chinese Biodome, Courtesy of John McAslan + Partners
Courtesy of John McAslan + Partners

John McAslan + Partners has been selected to design a Botanical Gardens and Research Center in Dongguan, China. The scheme features a large gridshell biodome which engages with landscaped mounds both inside and outside the structure. Around the base of the roof structure, a ribbon of glass will provide views which connect these interior and exterior landscapes.

Read on for more detail on the design

Chenglu Villa / gad

01:00 - 21 May, 2014
© Zhao Qiang
© Zhao Qiang
  • Architects

  • Location

    Lingshui, Hainan, China
  • Architects in Charge

    Zhang Wei, Cheng Yue, Kang Jian.
  • Area

    1200.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Zhao Qiang © Zhao Qiang © Zhao Qiang © Zhao Qiang +37

House in Dawanglu / Tsutsumi & Associates

01:00 - 20 May, 2014
House in Dawanglu / Tsutsumi & Associates, © Misae Hiromatsu
© Misae Hiromatsu

© Misae Hiromatsu © Misae Hiromatsu © Misae Hiromatsu © Misae Hiromatsu +14

Crafting Urban Life in Three Dimensions: An Interview with Adam Snow Frampton by James Schrader

01:00 - 20 May, 2014
Crafting Urban Life in Three Dimensions: An Interview with Adam Snow Frampton by James Schrader, Footbridge in Central, Hong Kong. Image by Adam Frampton
Footbridge in Central, Hong Kong. Image by Adam Frampton

The following are excerpts from one of 41 interviews that student researchers at the Strelka Institute are publishing as part of the Future Urbanism Project. In this interview, James Schrader speaks with Adam Snow Frampton, the co-author of Cities Without Ground and the Principal of Only If, a New York City-based practice for architecture and urbanism. They discuss his work with OMA, the difference between Western and Asian cities, his experiences opening a new firm in New York, and the future of design on an urban scale.

James Schrader: Before we get to future urbanism, I thought it would be interesting to look a bit into your past. Could you tell me about where your interest in cities came from? Were there any formative moments that led to your fascination with cities?

Adam Snow Frampton: I was always interested in cities, but not necessarily exposed to much planning at school. When I went to work at OMA Rotterdam, I was engaged in a lot of large-scale projects, mostly in the Middle East and increasingly in Asia, where there was an opportunity to plan cities at a bigger scale. In the Netherlands, there’s not necessarily more construction than in the US, but there is a tradition of thinking big and a tendency to plan. For instance, many Dutch design offices like OMA, West 8, and MVRDV have done master plans for the whole country.