The New Music World / Lmyarch-studio

01:00 - 26 June, 2013
Courtesy of Lmyarch-studio
Courtesy of Lmyarch-studio
  • Architects

    Lmyarch-studio
  • Location

    Wuhan, Hubei, China
  • Architect in Charge

    Lmyarch-studio
  • Design Team

    Wei Li, Yuan yuan ,Fengxue Liu, Wenke Zhang,Meiyu Guo,Changqiong Li,Liang Li
  • Engineering

    Haisheng Wu,Yantao He,Xinxin Sun
  • Area

    195.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Lmyarch-studio

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Saboten Beijing The 1st / Doyle Collection

01:00 - 21 June, 2013

Huishang Bank Headquarters / Y Design Office

01:00 - 20 June, 2013
Courtesy of Y Design Office
Courtesy of Y Design Office

Y Design Office has released a proposal for the new headquarters of the Huishang Bank, located in the new financial district of Hefei, Anhui. The site is at the cross-section of two major roads, Yun Gu and the Luzhou Road. Yun Gu Road is the new financial street which connects directly to the new city center. Luzhou Road connects the site to the older city centers. 

China Plans to Move 250 Million into Cities by 2025

00:00 - 19 June, 2013
The old buildings under these high-rises in Chongqing have been marked for demolition. © Justin Jin for The New York Times
The old buildings under these high-rises in Chongqing have been marked for demolition. © Justin Jin for The New York Times

The Chinese government is pushing forward with a plan that will move 250 million Chinese people from rural communities into newly constructed towns and cities over the next 12 years. The government has been bulldozing ancient villages, temples and open-air theaters as well as paving over farmland to make way for mega-cities that will raise the number of city-dwellers in China to nearly the total urban population of the US

To find out how and why this is happening, keep reading. 

China's Pre-Fab Skyscraper: Revolutionary or Mad? Two Architects Debate...

00:00 - 18 June, 2013
Courtesy of differentenergy via YouTube, via Business Insider
Courtesy of differentenergy via YouTube, via Business Insider

The architecture world has been abuzz over news that aChinese construction company plans to build the world's tallest building— and to do it in just 90 daysusing a proprietary prefabrication technique.

Construction on the 838-meter highrise in Changsha, called Sky City Oneis expected to begin this month.

After the project was announced, we reached out to Christian Sottile, the Dean of the School of Building Arts at the Savannah College of Art and Design,who gave us his takeon why the project is a terrible step for architecture and urban living.

But not everyone is skeptical about Sky City One.Stan Klemanowicz,an architect and planner in Los Angeles with Project Development Associates, reached out to tell us why the project is actually revolutionary. He has allowed us to publish his response to Mr. Sottile's critique.

Read Sottile's and Klemanowicz's conflicting opinions, after the break...

Viewing Pavilion on Hill / TAO - Trace Architecture Office

01:00 - 14 June, 2013
© YAO Li
© YAO Li

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'Shanshui City' Book Launch and Exhibition / Ma Yansong of MAD Architects

00:00 - 12 June, 2013
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© MAD Architects

Displayed earlier this month in a Qing Dynasty courtyard garden at Wu Hao in Beijing, Ma Yansong's 'Shanshui City exhibition featured more than twenty architectural models and works of art that are scattered around the ancient courtyard. Among rocks, screen walls, bamboo groves, pools of water and beneath the sky, the scale of each piece varies and collectively they form a futuristic utopian urban landscape. The newly issued book "Shanshui City" - released simultaneously with the exhibition - is an important turning point for Ma Yansong's ten years of architectural practice and theory. More images and information on the exhibition after the break.

Refurbishment of a Warehouse / TAO - Trace Architecture Office

01:00 - 11 June, 2013
©  SHU He
© SHU He

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Elite Group Headquarters / Crossboundaries

01:00 - 8 June, 2013
© Lucas Zimmermann
© Lucas Zimmermann
  • Architects

  • Location

    Beijing, China
  • Architect

    Crossboundaries Architects
  • Client

    Elite Education and Communication Group, Beijing
  • Area

    750.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

    Lucas Zimmermann

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Green Energy Laboratory / Archea

01:00 - 7 June, 2013
© Charlie Xia
© Charlie Xia
  • Architects

  • Location

    Shanghai, China
  • Architect in Charge

    Laura Andreini, Marco Casamonti, Silvia Fabi, Giovanni Polazzi
  • Project Manager

    Enrico Ancilli
  • Building Site Assistance

    Andrea Antonucci, Wang Xinfang
  • Collaborators

    Andrea Destro, Eugenia Murialdo, Marco Zuttioni
  • Area

    4850.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

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Green Health City Proposal / Peter Ruge Architekten

01:00 - 6 June, 2013
Courtesy of Peter Ruge Architekten
Courtesy of Peter Ruge Architekten

Designed to support and promote the condition of physical and emotional human health, the Green Health City proposal by Peter Ruge Architekten is an ecologically sustainable development located in China’s Hainan Province, in Boao Lecheng on the Wanquan River. By establishing a cross-disciplinary and inter-cultural approach to design that is routed in China’s long history, a comprehensive and well considered masterplan scheme is achieved. More images and architects’ description after the break.

360 HQ office / edg Corporation Ltd.

01:00 - 4 June, 2013
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© David Ho
  • Architects

  • Location

    Beijing, Beijing, China
  • Chief Designer

    David Ho
  • Designer

    Echo Zhang, Serena Shu, Tian Ren
  • Area

    36000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    David Ho

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TAOA Studio / Tao Lei Architecture Studio

01:00 - 4 June, 2013
Courtesy of Tao Lei Architecture Studio
Courtesy of Tao Lei Architecture Studio
  • Architects

    Tao Lei Architecture Studio
  • Location

    798 Art Bridge Gallery, Chaoyang, Beijing, China, 100015
  • Architect in Charge

    Lei Tao Architecture Studio
  • Area

    200.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Tao Lei Architecture Studio

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Micro-house / Studio Liu Lubin

01:00 - 3 June, 2013
Courtesy of Studio Liu Lubin
Courtesy of Studio Liu Lubin
  • Architects

    Studio Liu Lubin
  • Location

    Beijing, China
  • Project Team

    Liu Lubin, Wang Lin, Weng Jia, Wang Xiaofeng, Wan Li, Liang YIfan, Zhao Ye
  • Constructor

    Architectural Design & Research Institute of Tsinghua University CO.LTD Nanjing University Of Technology Advanced Engineering Composites Research Center
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Studio Liu Lubin

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Green Valley Project Proposal / Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects

01:00 - 3 June, 2013
Courtesy of Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects
Courtesy of Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects

Just this past Thursday, schmidt hammer lassen architects, East China Architecture and Design Institute, and Shanghai Expo Construction Development Company celebrated the ground breaking for, and start of construction of, the new Green Valley project on the site of the former 2010 Shanghai Expo. Located immediately next to the iconic Chinese pavilion, the architects won the international competition to design this 50,000-square-meter project last year. This project aims to become a new central urban development in Shanghai, integrating new sustainable solutions in both the urban design and the individual buildings on the site. More images and architects' description after the break.

Research & Design Center Proposal / Latitude Studio

01:00 - 2 June, 2013
Courtesy of Latitude Studio
Courtesy of Latitude Studio

Designed by Latitude Studio, their design of the research and design center in YuTian County, in the province of Hebei, China, takes into account the issues of the corporate philosophy, contributes to creativity, and has respect for the workers and their working and living conditions. Through its 11 different shapes and facades, the concept also safeguards the environment and the consumption of energy to further sustain its resources. More images and architects’ description after the break.

schmidt hammer lassen architects Breaks Ground on Waterfront Development in Shanghai

01:00 - 1 June, 2013
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© schmidt hammer lassen architects

Following their 2012 victory in an invited international competition, Danish architecture firm schmidt hammer lassen architects has broke ground on what will be a new central urban development in Shanghai. Located on the waterfront site of the 2010 World Expo, the 50,000 square-meter ‘Green Valley’ development will be based off of the Expo’s well-developed infrastructure of green parks, promenades and cultural attractions to create a vibrant new destination for all of Shanghai. 

Qinmo Village / Rural Urban Framework

01:00 - 31 May, 2013
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© Rural Urban Framework

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