Bayuquan Theatre / DSD

01:00 - 2 August, 2013
Courtesy of DSD
Courtesy of DSD
  • Architects

  • Location

    Bayuquan, Yingkou, Liaoning, China
  • Architect in Charge

    Kege Ling, Qi Xu
  • Assisted by

    Yin Qin, Ding Wu and Long Chen from Shanghai Zhongsen Architecture Design
  • Interior Design

    DSD, China Architecture Design & Research Group, Tsinghua Gongmei
  • Interior Designer

    Jianguo Wang, Ye Zhang
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of DSD

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K11 Art Mall Shanghai / Kokaistudios

01:00 - 2 August, 2013
© Charlie Xia
© Charlie Xia
  • Architects

  • Location

    Shanghai, China
  • Design Team

    Andrea Destefanis, Filippo Gabbiani, Pietro Peyron, Li Wei, Carmen Lee, Wang Yun, Coco Cheng
  • Local Architect

    Tong Ji Architecture Design Research Institute
  • Area

    35500.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

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Matsu Flagship Store / EXH Design

00:00 - 2 August, 2013
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Courtesy of EXH Design

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Vanke Brand Center / Vector Architects

00:00 - 1 August, 2013
© Shu He & Su shengliang
© Shu He & Su shengliang
  • Architects

  • Location

    Yingkou, Liaoning, China
  • Design-partner-in-charge

    Gong Dong
  • Project Advisor

    Nan Wang, Yue Han, Xiangdong Kong
  • Project Architect

    Bin He
  • Design Team

    Chen Liang, Qifeng Wang, Zhimin Zhou, Jian Wang, Mary Jane Kwan, Pingdong Sun, Feng Xu, Qing Chang
  • Area

    2000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Shu He & Su shengliang

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In Progress: Zhang ZhiDong And Modern Industrial Museum / Studio Daniel Libeskind

01:00 - 31 July, 2013
Courtesy of Studio Daniel Libeskind
Courtesy of Studio Daniel Libeskind
  • Architects

  • Location

    Wuhan, China
  • Architect Of Record

    Zhong Nan Design Institute
  • Contractor

    G.C Wisco Construction
  • Area

    7240.0 sqm
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Studio Daniel Libeskind

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Family Box / Crossboundaries

00:00 - 31 July, 2013
© Chaoying Yang
© Chaoying Yang
  • Architects

  • Location

    Beijing, Beijing, China
  • Architect

    Crossboundaries Architects
  • Collaborating Architects & Engineers

    BIAD International Studio & BIAD TSH International Studio
  • Client

    Children Enterprise (UK) Limited
  • Area

    2300.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

    Chaoying Yang

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Shanghai Hongqiao CBD Office Headquarters Building / LYCS Architecture

01:00 - 29 July, 2013
Courtesy of LYCS Architecture
Courtesy of LYCS Architecture

LYCS Architecture has shared drawings and renderings for their Shanghai Hongqiao CBD Office Headquarters Building, which broke ground this month.  Situated in a rapidly developing part of western Shanghai and at the center of a transportation hub, the project is scheduled to be completed in 2014. 

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River Heights Pavilion / People’s Architecture Office

01:00 - 28 July, 2013
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Courtesy of People’s Architecture Office

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Shanghai Pudong International Airport / Paul Andreu

01:00 - 26 July, 2013
© Paul Maurer
© Paul Maurer
  • Architects

  • Location

    Shanghai, China
  • Design Team

    F.Tamisier, G.Andreu, P.Gonon, H.Boitard
  • Area

    220000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    1999
  • Photographs

    Paul Maurer

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Jean Nouvel Named as Winner of National Art Museum of China Competition

01:00 - 25 July, 2013
Jean Nouvel's Winning NAMOC Proposal
Jean Nouvel's Winning NAMOC Proposal

The rumors are true: Jean Nouvel has been selected as the official winner of the highly acclaimed National Art Museum of China (NAMOC) competition in Beijing. According to Dezeen, the news has been confirmed by Nouvel’s adviser, Oliver Schmitt. Though little has been released about the winning design, earlier reports have described it as a “vast structure” based on the simplicity of a single line - “a single brush stroke.” 

In an interview with Financial Times, Nouvel quoted the Chinese artist Shi Tao (1642-1707): “A single line is the source of everything in existence. [...] We started with calligraphy. [...] Pupils used to spend half a year just on that first line with a brush. That first line contains all of Chinese culture – painting, writing and the energy of Chi.” 

CTS Temple of Heaven Performance Zone Winning Proposal / Aedas

01:00 - 24 July, 2013
Courtesy of Aedas
Courtesy of Aedas

Aedas recently unveiled their master plan proposal for the CTS Temple of Heaven Performance Zone. Located in Beijing, their concept consists of a trio of urban, garden and lake environments while aiming to become the capital’s core cultural and commercial district and establish an international modern city life standard. More images and architects’ description after the break.

China Bans Construction of Government Buildings Until 2019

00:00 - 23 July, 2013
Government building and plaza in Xilinhot, 2009. Image © Flickr User CC timzachernuk
Government building and plaza in Xilinhot, 2009. Image © Flickr User CC timzachernuk

In a move to tackle corruption and improve the image of the Communist Party (CPC), China's President Xi Jinping has banned the construction of government buildings for the next five years. The BBC reports that "Glitzy new government buildings, sometimes in impoverished areas, have been a source of public outrage." The ban also includes luxury renovations and expansions "done under the guise of repair work."

Dalian International Conference Center / Coop Himmelb(l)au

01:00 - 23 July, 2013
© Duccio Malagamba
© Duccio Malagamba
  • Architects

  • Location

    Dalian, China
  • Design Principal

    Wolf D. Prix
  • Project Partner

    Paul Kath (until 2010), Wolfgang Reicht
  • Project Architect

    Wolfgang Reicht
  • Design Architect

    Alexander Ott
  • Design Team

    Quirin Krumbholz, Eva Wolf, Victoria Coaloa
  • Project Team

    Nico Boyer, Liisi Salumaa, Anja Sorger, Vanessa Castro Vélez, Lei Feng, Reinhard Hacker, Jan Brosch, Veronika Janovska, Manfred Yuen, Matthias Niemeyer, Matt Kirkham, Peter Rose, Markus Wings, Ariane Marx, Wendy Fok, Reinhard Platzl, Debora Creel, Hui-Cheng, Jessie Chen, Simon Diesendruck, Yue Chen, Thomas Hindelang, Pola Dietrich, Moritz Keitel, Ian Robertson, Keigo Fukugaki, Gaspar Gonzalez Melero, Giacomo Tinari, Alice Gong
  • Model Building

    Nam La-Chi, Paul Hoszowski, Taylor Clayton, Matthias Bornhofer, Katsyua Arai, Zhu Juankang, Lukas Allner, Phillip Reiner, Moritz Heinrath, Olivia Wimmer, Silja Wiener, Katrin Ertle, Maria Zagallo, Logan Yuen, André Nakonz, Arihan Senocak, Rashmi Jois, Sachin Thorat, Marc Werner
  • Area

    117650.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

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Pingtan Art Museum / MAD

01:00 - 23 July, 2013
© MAD
© MAD

Chinese firm MAD sends us their latest museum project: Pingtang Art Museum. With a projected area of over 40,000 square meters and as the largest private museum in Asia, the museum will display thousands of pieces of national treasures. 

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Yongjia World Trade Centre / UNStudio

01:00 - 19 July, 2013
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Courtesy of UNStudio
  • Architects

  • Location

    Wenzhou, China
  • Architects in Charge

    Ben van Berkel, Astrid Piber
  • Design Team

    Hannes Pfau, Ger Gijzen, Juliane Maier, Martin Zangerl and Sontaya Bluangtook, Amanda Chan, Albert Gnodde, Jan Kokol, Patrik Noome, Mo Lai, Jan Rehders, René Rijkers, Stefano Rocchetti, Shuang Zhang
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of UNStudio

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UNStudio Wins Yongjia World Trade Center Competition in Wenzhou

00:00 - 18 July, 2013
© moka-studio
© moka-studio

Dutch architecture firm UNStudio has announced that their proposal for the Yongjia World Trade Center Competition has been selected as the winning entry. Unlike the typical world trade center—which usually represents only a concentration business or financial programs—UNStudio has incorporated recreational and cultural facilities and residential units into their plan. For the site in the riverside city of Wenzhou, located in the southeastern Zhejiang province of China, UNStudio identified the driving force behind the project as the "notion of precious objects on a tray...where the continuous podium landscape occupies the entire site and serves as a tray-like, green plain for the towers."

Xuhui Binjian Media City 188S-G-1 Tower and Podium Winning Proposal / Aedas

01:00 - 18 July, 2013
Courtesy of Aedas
Courtesy of Aedas

Aedas recently won the competition to design Xuhui Binjian Media City 188S-G-1 Tower and Podium with their very dynamic and unique shaped proposal. Located in Shanghai, their tower begins with an extruded rectangular plan, and independent from the podium, meets the ground to allow circulation around its base. More images and architects’ description after the break.

City in Sky / Mu Wei + Sam Cho + Yu Hui

00:00 - 17 July, 2013
© Li Xiao & Jiang Jiang
© Li Xiao & Jiang Jiang
  • Architects

    Mu Wei + Sam Cho + Yu Hui
  • Location

    Wuhan, Hubei, China
  • Architect in Charge

    Yu Hui
  • Contractor

    39 kids and families from Natur Organic Life, AaL volunteer students
  • Area

    100.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Li Xiao & Jiang Jiang

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