Schmidt Hammer Lassen Selected to Design Island School in Hong Kong

00:00 - 24 January, 2014
Schmidt Hammer Lassen Selected to Design Island School in Hong Kong, Island School, Design Competition Illustration. Image © schmidt hammer lassen
Island School, Design Competition Illustration. Image © schmidt hammer lassen

schmidt hammer lassen architects, in collaboration with Thomas Chow Architects, has won a commission to design a new Island School in Hong Kong. Envisioned as a “sustainable learning landscape,” the 28,000-square-meter, state-of-the-art facility aims to promote optimal learning through flexible classroom spaces and by establishing a deep connection with the surrounding landscape and local community. 

VPANG + JET + Lisa Cheung to Design West Kowloon Arts Pavilion

00:00 - 23 January, 2014
VPANG + JET + Lisa Cheung to Design West Kowloon Arts Pavilion , Courtesy of WKCDA
Courtesy of WKCDA

A team consisting of VPANG architects ltd, JET Architecture Inc and Lisa Cheung has been announced as winner of a competition to design an arts pavilion for the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority (the "WKCDA") in Hong Kong. With completion planned for 2015, the pavilion is expected to be used as a small-scale exhibition and events space for independent artists and designers. It will also serve as the primary home for exhibitions and programs organized by M+, Hong Kong's museum for visual culture, before the completion of Herzog & de Meuron’s museum building in late 2017.

Hongkun Art Gallery / penda

01:00 - 19 January, 2014
Hongkun Art Gallery  / penda, © Xia Zhi
© Xia Zhi
  • Architects

  • Location

    Beijing, China
  • Area

    2000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Xia Zhi © Xia Zhi © Xia Zhi © Xia Zhi +27

Shenzhen Bay Super City International Competition

01:00 - 19 January, 2014
Shenzhen Bay Super City International Competition

Shenzhen is located in the south of Guangdong, China, facing Hong Kong across the river. In 2012, it had a permanent population of 10.54 million and its GDP, standing at RMB 1,295 billion, ranked the fourth amongst cities in Mainland China for years. After more than thirty years of reform and opening up, it has developed from a small town in the southern coast of China to a modern metropolis, becoming a miniature of China’s reform, opening-up and modern construction.

KSP Designs Floating 'Urban Helix' for Changsha

01:00 - 18 January, 2014
KSP Designs Floating 'Urban Helix' for Changsha , Courtesy of KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten
Courtesy of KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten

KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten International has been awarded first prize for their proposal of a new "urban helix" in Changsha, China, that extends public space from the city center into Lake Meixi. The concept serves as a catalyst, marking a termination point on a new street axis that culminates into a pedestrian ramp symbolically spiraling 30 meters above a 20,000 square meter artificial island.

The Cellar / Chiasmus Partners

01:00 - 17 January, 2014
The Cellar / Chiasmus Partners, © Aaron Qiao
© Aaron Qiao
  • Architects

  • Location

    Shanghai, China
  • Architect in Charge

    James Wei Ke, Hyunho Lee, AIA
  • Design Team

    Laura Pumar, Yin Fengkun, WuShuang, Jiang Miaowei,Zhang Wei, Liu Dewei, Xie Siyu, Qiao Ya , Wang Lihui, Zeng Shihua, Aude Pelamourgue, Huang Ying, Gong Nan, Zhou Wanru
  • Project Manager

    Zhao Xinghua
  • Team Leader

    Li Xiaoqing
  • Technical advisor

    Yu Minggui
  • Lighting Design

    United Artist Lighting
  • Area

    725.0 sqm
  • Photographs

© Aaron Qiao © Aaron Qiao © Aaron Qiao © Aaron Qiao +25

The Suit / AnLstudio

01:00 - 16 January, 2014
The Suit  / AnLstudio, Courtesy of AnLstudio
Courtesy of AnLstudio
  • Architects

  • Location

    Guangzhou, Guangdong, China
  • Design Team

    Yongseok Kwon, Hyoyoun Kwon
  • Area

    561.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of AnLstudio

Courtesy of AnLstudio Courtesy of AnLstudio Courtesy of AnLstudio Courtesy of AnLstudio +11

World's Tallest Buildings of 2013 Dominated by Asia

00:00 - 16 January, 2014
Courtesy of Council of Tall Buildings and Urban Habitats
Courtesy of Council of Tall Buildings and Urban Habitats

According to the latest Tall Trends Report, 73 buildings in excess of 200 meters were completed in 2013 worldwide, the second highest total only behind 2011 with 81 completions. The increase of completions from 2012 to 2013 continues a significant upward trend that, since 2000, has seen an astounding 318 percent increase in tall buildings. 

Vanke Tsing Tao Pearl Hill Visitor Center / Bohlin Cywinski Jackson

01:00 - 16 January, 2014
Vanke Tsing Tao Pearl Hill Visitor Center / Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, © Nic Lehoux
© Nic Lehoux
  • Architects

  • Location

    Qingdao, Shandong, China
  • Design Team

    Robert Miller, FAIA - Principal, Jeremy Evard, AIA - Project Manager, Alan Dodson, 
Adam Pazan
  • Contractor

    StructureCraft, SKF
  • Area

    22000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

    Nic Lehoux, Courtesy of Bohlin Cywinski Jackson

© Nic Lehoux © Nic Lehoux © Nic Lehoux © Nic Lehoux +16

Material Inspiration: 10 Projects Inspired by Glass

01:00 - 15 January, 2014
Material Inspiration: 10 Projects Inspired by Glass

To celebrate the launch of ArchDaily Materials, our new product catalog, we've rounded up 10 awesome projects from around the world that were inspired by one material: glass. Check out the projects after the break...

Yongjiang Tennis Club / Zhang Jingang

01:00 - 13 January, 2014
Yongjiang Tennis Club / Zhang Jingang , © Zhang Jingang
© Zhang Jingang
  • Architects

  • Location

    Ningbo, Zhejiang, China
  • Design Team

    WangCun, ,FangWei,Wang Yunhai, WangJun, Hu Yingjian
  • Area

    15843.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Zhang Jingang © Zhang Jingang © Zhang Jingang © Zhang Jingang +24

OPEN Prototype for Temporary Sales Pavilion / OPEN Architecture

01:00 - 8 January, 2014
© Su Shengliang
© Su Shengliang
  • Architects

  • Location

    Beijing, China
  • Architect in Charge

    Li Hu, Huang Wenjing
  • Area

    1115.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Su Shengliang © Su Shengliang © Su Shengliang © Su Shengliang +28

1/2 Stadium / Interval Architects

01:00 - 8 January, 2014
1/2 Stadium / Interval Architects, © GU Yunduan
© GU Yunduan
  • Architects

  • Location

    Beijing Huangzhuang Vocational Senior High School Branch School, Shijingshan, Beijing, China, 100040
  • Project Architect

    Oscar KO, GU Yunduan
  • Area

    17000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© GU Yunduan © GU Yunduan © GU Yunduan © GU Yunduan +33

Hanjie Wanda Square / UNStudio

01:00 - 7 January, 2014
Hanjie Wanda Square / UNStudio, © Edmon Leong
© Edmon Leong
  • Architects

  • Location

    Shahu Avenue, Wuchang, Wuhan, Hubei, China, 430073
  • Design Team

    Ben van Berkel, Caroline Bos, Astrid Piber with Ger Gijzen and Mo Lai, Konstantinos Chrysos, Ariane Stracke, Veronica Baraldi and Thomas van Bekhoven, Elisabeth Brauner, Rodrigo Cañizares, Luis Etchegorry, Albert Gnodde, Ka Shin Liu, Chiara Marchionni, Cynthia Markhoff, Tomas Mokry, Iris Pastor, Machiel Wafelbakker, Shuang Zhang, Jinming Feng, Xinyue Guo, Cheng Gong
  • Model Makers

    Patrick Noome, Todd Ebeltoft, Ali Ashgar
  • Area

    22630.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Edmon Leong © Edmon Leong © Edmon Leong © Edmon Leong +20

Guangzhou Circle / Joseph di Pasquale architect

01:00 - 7 January, 2014
Guangzhou Circle / Joseph di Pasquale architect, Courtesy of Joseph di Pasquale architect
Courtesy of Joseph di Pasquale architect
  • Architects

  • Location

    Guangzhou, Guangdong, China
  • Design Team

    Alessandro Tonassi, Nazareno Cerquaglia, Ma Jun, Zhang Hong Ge, Ma Chong, Wang Ying, Yi Ji Xuan, Peng Hui Fang, Cui Hong
  • Structural

    SIGGMA engineering, Politecnico di Milano
  • Enginering

    SCUT, South China University of Technology
  • Building site Engineer

    Wang Zhan Shan, Chen Jing Qian
  • Area

    85000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Joseph di Pasquale architect

Courtesy of Joseph di Pasquale architect Courtesy of Joseph di Pasquale architect Courtesy of Joseph di Pasquale architect Courtesy of Joseph di Pasquale architect +22

Jinan Vanke Marketing Center / Tsushima Design Studio

01:00 - 5 January, 2014
Jinan Vanke Marketing Center / Tsushima Design Studio , © Masao Nishikawa
© Masao Nishikawa

© Masao Nishikawa © Masao Nishikawa © Masao Nishikawa © Masao Nishikawa +16

Shanghai Vanke / Tsushima Design Studio

01:00 - 2 January, 2014
Shanghai Vanke / Tsushima Design Studio , © Masao Nishikawa
© Masao Nishikawa
  • Architects

  • Location

    Shanghai, China
  • Landscape Architects

    Studio on Site
  • Collaborators

    Kobayashi Maki Design Workshop, Inc. (KMDW)
  • Area

    23320.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Masao Nishikawa © Masao Nishikawa © Masao Nishikawa © Masao Nishikawa +25

MAD Envisions More 'Natural' Chinese Cities in the Future

00:00 - 28 December, 2013
MAD Envisions More 'Natural' Chinese Cities in the Future, © MAD Architects
© MAD Architects

Ma Yansong of MAD recently presented a 600,000 square meter urban design proposal for the city of Nanjing titled, "Shanshui Experiment Complex," at the 2013 Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism / Architecture in Shenzhen, China. The concept takes into account the culture, nature and history of Nanjing while reconsidering the methodology in which Chinese cities are built.