Rok Oman, Principal of OFIS Architects, to Give "Architour" Lecture in Shanghai

00:00 - 2 December, 2013
Rok Oman, Principal of OFIS Architects, to Give "Architour" Lecture in Shanghai, Courtesy of OFIS architects
Courtesy of OFIS architects

As part of the CA Group's lecture series, "Architour," principal of OFIS architects, Rok Oman, will lecture on December 7th at the Tongji Architectural Design Co. in Shanghai.  For 2013 through 2015, "Architour" has as its theme "New Force of Architecture - Leading Young Architects": each year, the CA Group will select nine young, global leaders in architecture (four from Asia and five from the West) to lecture on topics that cross typologies and disciplines, from architectural design, urban planning to interior design. Sou Fujimoto and Hirata Akihisa were the series' first speakers.

Daxing Factory Conversion / Nie Yong + Yoshimasa Tsutsumi

01:00 - 29 November, 2013
Daxing Factory Conversion / Nie Yong + Yoshimasa Tsutsumi, © Misae Hiromatsu
© Misae Hiromatsu

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Office Renovation in Hangzhou / Daipu Architects

01:00 - 28 November, 2013
Office Renovation in Hangzhou / Daipu Architects, © Xia zhi
© Xia zhi
  • Architects

  • Location

    Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China
  • Design Team

    Dai pu, Luo yaqin, Wang tiantian
  • Contractor

    Zhejiang Sunshine Decoration Engineering Co. Ltd
  • Furniture Manufacture

    Hangzhou Runzhu Science & Technology Co. Ltd
  • Area

    640.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Xia zhi © Xia zhi © Xia zhi © Xia zhi +26

Outdoor Room / MODU

01:00 - 28 November, 2013
Outdoor Room / MODU, © Matthew Niederhauser
© Matthew Niederhauser
  • Architects

  • Location

    Beijing, China
  • Collaborators

    Ho-Yan Cheung, Arup
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Matthew Niederhauser © Matthew Niederhauser © Matthew Niederhauser © Matthew Niederhauser +12

Bing Thom Architects to Design University of Chicago Center in Hong Kong

00:00 - 27 November, 2013
Bing Thom Architects to Design University of Chicago Center in Hong Kong , Mount Davis, Hong Kong. Image via Wikipedia
Mount Davis, Hong Kong. Image via Wikipedia

The University of Chicago has chosen Bing Thom Architects to design a new home for the Chicago Booth Asia Executive MBA Program in Hong Kong. The center will begin construction in October 2014 on Mount Davis, a heritage site that was originally used as a military encampment for the British Army in the 1940s and then a detention center.  

Hotel ICON / Rocco Design Architects

01:00 - 27 November, 2013
Hotel ICON / Rocco Design Architects, Courtesy of Rocco Design Architects
Courtesy of Rocco Design Architects

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An Interview with Yung Ho Chang, Atelier FCJZ

01:00 - 27 November, 2013
An Interview with Yung Ho Chang, Atelier FCJZ , Zhang Yonghe. Image © Pier Alessio Rizzardi
Zhang Yonghe. Image © Pier Alessio Rizzardi

"When you find a piece of stone which is three or four hundreds years old, then you understand the notion of time as more than what we can experience as human beings. At that moment the old thing might be beautiful, it might be ugly. It doesn't matter, but it gives you a sense of profound time, and then you understand your history and ancestors that lived in a different world, different from the one we are in now."-Yung Ho Chang

Located in Beijing’s Yuanming Yuan Park, next to the ruins of the mixed-style Baroque Palace, Yung Ho Chang's office is in an ancient wooden dwelling, surrounded by vegetable gardens grown by the architects of the studio.

In this conversation, Yung Ho, who established China’s first independent architectural office, Atelier FCJZ in 1993, laying the foundation of contemporary practice in China, talks about his story, describing a Beijing which has disappeared as well as the contemporary Beijing and its "New Beijing Sky." He talks about architecture using references from movies, literature, art and artists, describing his approach to architecture in accordance with his philosophy of life.

West Street Number 1 / 6A2 Studio, Architectural Design & Research Institute of Tsinghua University

01:00 - 20 November, 2013
West Street Number 1 / 6A2 Studio, Architectural Design & Research Institute of Tsinghua University, © Archexist
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Glass office SOHO China / AIM Architecture

01:00 - 19 November, 2013
Glass office SOHO China / AIM Architecture, © Jerry Yin
© Jerry Yin
  • Architects

  • Location

    Shanghai, China
  • Architects

    Wendy Saunders, Vincent de Graaf, German Roig, Carter Chen and Jiao Yan
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Jerry Yin © Jerry Yin © Jerry Yin © Jerry Yin +20

Huaxin Business Center / Scenic Architecture

01:00 - 18 November, 2013
Huaxin Business Center / Scenic Architecture, © Su Shengliang
© Su Shengliang
  • Architects

  • Location

    Guilin Road, Tianlin, Xuhui, China, 200233
  • Design Team

    Zhu Xiaofeng(Design Principal), Ding Penghua(Project Designer), CaiMian, Yang Hong, Li Haoran, Du Shigang
  • Area

    730.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Su Shengliang © Su Shengliang © Su Shengliang © Su Shengliang +13

Jinchang Cultural Centre / Teamminus

01:00 - 13 November, 2013
Courtesy of Teamminus
Courtesy of Teamminus
  • Architects

  • Location

    Jinchang, Gansu, China
  • Area

    18000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2007
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Teamminus

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Qunli Stormwater Wetland Park / Turenscape

01:00 - 10 November, 2013
Qunli Stormwater Wetland Park / Turenscape, Courtesy of Turenscape
Courtesy of Turenscape
  • Architects

  • Location

    Haerbin, Heilongjiang, China
  • Area

    300000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Turenscape

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Samaranch Memorial Museum / Archiland

01:00 - 8 November, 2013
Samaranch Memorial Museum / Archiland, Courtesy of Archiland
Courtesy of Archiland
  • Architects

  • Location

    Tianjin, China
  • Collaborators

    HAO architects, Kragh & Berglund landscape, COWI, TADI
  • Area

    17800.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Archiland

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Ceramic Museum And Mosaic Park / Casanova + Hernandez Architects

01:00 - 8 November, 2013
Ceramic Museum And Mosaic Park / Casanova + Hernandez Architects, © Ben McMillan
© Ben McMillan

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CCTV Headquarters Named “Best Tall Building Worldwide”

00:00 - 8 November, 2013
CCTV Headquarters Named “Best Tall Building Worldwide”, CCTV/OMA Partners-in-charge: Rem Koolhaas and Ole Scheeren, designers, David Gianotten, photographed by Iwan Baan
CCTV/OMA Partners-in-charge: Rem Koolhaas and Ole Scheeren, designers, David Gianotten, photographed by Iwan Baan

OMA’s CCTV Headquarters in Beijing, ArchDaily’s 2012 “Building of the Year,” was deemed “Best Tall Building Worldwide” by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH). Selected from a shortlist of four deserving skyscrapers, CCTV was awarded “best” due to its “unusual take on skyscraper typology.”

The jury stated: “Instead of competing in the race for ultimate height and style through a traditional two-dimensional tower soaring skyward, CCTV’s loop poses a truly three-dimensional experience, culminating in a 75-meter cantilever."

Baohua Chinese Painting Research Institute / Wang Deng Yue

01:00 - 7 November, 2013
Baohua Chinese Painting Research Institute / Wang Deng Yue, © Savoye Architectural Photography
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Round Up: China's Next Generation of Museums

00:00 - 7 November, 2013
Guangdong Museum / Rocco Design Architects. Image © Marcel Lam
Guangdong Museum / Rocco Design Architects. Image © Marcel Lam

Although it went largely unnoticed until Wang Shu was awarded the Pritzker Prize, China's going through a major cultural boom. A recent article in the Wall Street Journal notes that, since 2012, hundreds of (often privately established) cultural institutions have popped up across the country, honouring everything from the famous Terracotta Soldiers to the local city planning department. We've rounded up a couple of these projects for your pleasure: Jean Nouvel's winning design for the National Art Museum, Steven Holl's mind-warping Sifang Museum, the seemingly extra-terrestrial Ordos City + Art Museum by MAD Architects, Trace Architecture Office's small museum of handcraft paper in the countryside, and a regional museum by Rocco Design Architects that takes inspiration from traditional Chinese lacquered boxes. Enjoy!

NEXT Architects Win Competition for Changsha Bridge

01:00 - 7 November, 2013
NEXT Architects Win Competition for Changsha Bridge, Courtesy of NEXT Architects
Courtesy of NEXT Architects

NEXT architects has been awarded first prize in an international competition to design a pedestrian bridge for Meixi Lake in Changsha. Designed to be “more than just a connection,” the footbridge will serve as a key public space for a new lake district within the Dragon King Harbor River development. Recreational, ecological and touristic programs will be integrated into the 150 meter-long, 24 meter-high elevated parkway.