Bayuquan Library / DSD

01:00 - 8 August, 2013
Bayuquan Library / DSD, Courtesy of DSD
Courtesy of DSD
  • Architects

  • Location

    Bayuquan, Yingkou, Liaoning, China
  • Architect in Charge

    Kege Ling
  • 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
  • Acoustic Design

    China IPPR International Engineering Corporation
  • Stage Facility

    China PLA General Armament Department
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of DSD

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Gensler Tops Out on World's Second Tallest Skyscraper: Shanghai Tower

01:00 - 8 August, 2013
Courtesy of Gensler
Courtesy of Gensler

On schedule to be China’s tallest and the world’s second tallest skyscraper, the Gensler -designed Shanghai Tower has topped out at 632 meters (2,074 feet). Upon completion in 2014, the spiraling megastructure will complete a trio of towers - including the adjacent Jin Mao Tower and Shanghai World Financial Center - to become the centerpiece of the city’s Lujiazui commercial district - one of Asia’s leading financial centers which developed from farmland in just over 20 years. 

Defined by series of distinctive sky gardens, the state-of-the-art tower will house Class-A office and retail space, along with a luxury hotel and cultural venues. 

Continue reading to learn how the Shanghai Tower’s structure saved millions and why it will achieve LEED Gold.

Mianzhu Museum Fianl / Zhenggong Feng

01:00 - 6 August, 2013
Courtesy of Zhenggong Feng
Courtesy of Zhenggong Feng
  • Architects

  • Location

    Mianzhu, Deyang, Sichuan, China
  • Design

    Suzhou Industrial Park Design&Research Institute Co.,Ltd
  • Area

    3100.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Zhenggong Feng

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Does China's Urbanization Spell Doom or Salvation? Peter Calthorpe Weighs In...

01:00 - 2 August, 2013
Does China's Urbanization Spell Doom or Salvation? Peter Calthorpe Weighs In..., Peter Calthorpe. Image Courtesy of Metropolis Mag
Peter Calthorpe. Image Courtesy of Metropolis Mag

This article originally appeared on Metropolis Magazine's Point of View Blog as "Q&A: Peter Calthorpe."

The titles of Peter Calthorpe’s books trace the recent history of urban design in its most vital and prescient manifestations, starting in 1986 with Sustainable Communities (with Sim Van der Ryn) and followed by The Regional City: Planning for the End of Sprawl (with Bill Fulton), The Next American Metropolis: Ecology, Community and the American Dream, and Urbanism in the Age of Climate Change.

A founding member of the Congress for the New Urbanism and a past winner of the Urban Land Institute’s prestigious J.C. Nichols Prize for Visionaries in Urban Development, the Berkeley-based architect and planner has been at the forefront of urban design for more than three decades. In recent years, in addition to his firm’s continuing work in the United States, Calthorpe Associates has increasingly turned his attention to a country urbanizing at a pace unprecedented in world history: China.

Here Calthorpe talks about China’s unique planning process, the future of high-speed rail in California, and Architecture 2030’s new 2030 Palette, after the break...

Bayuquan Theatre / DSD

01:00 - 2 August, 2013
Bayuquan Theatre / DSD, 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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Matsu Flagship Store / EXH Design

00:00 - 2 August, 2013
Matsu Flagship Store / EXH Design, Courtesy of EXH Design
Courtesy of EXH Design
  • Architects

  • Location

    Shanghai, Shanghai, China
  • Area

    1800.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of EXH Design

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K11 Art Mall Shanghai / Kokaistudios

01:00 - 2 August, 2013
K11 Art Mall Shanghai / Kokaistudios, © 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

© Charlie Xia © Charlie Xia © Charlie Xia © Charlie Xia +24

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 © Shu He & Su shengliang © Shu He & Su shengliang © Shu He & Su shengliang +44

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
Family Box  / Crossboundaries, © 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 © Chaoying Yang © Chaoying Yang © Chaoying Yang +42

Shanghai Hongqiao CBD Office Headquarters Building / LYCS Architecture

01:00 - 29 July, 2013
Shanghai Hongqiao CBD Office Headquarters Building / LYCS Architecture, 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
Courtesy of People’s Architecture Office
Courtesy of People’s Architecture Office

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Shanghai Pudong International Airport / Paul Andreu

01:00 - 26 July, 2013
Shanghai Pudong International Airport / Paul Andreu, © 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 © Paul Maurer © Paul Maurer © Paul Maurer +10

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

01:00 - 25 July, 2013
Jean Nouvel Named as Winner of National Art Museum of China Competition, 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
CTS Temple of Heaven Performance Zone Winning Proposal / Aedas, 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
China Bans Construction of Government Buildings Until 2019, 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
Dalian International Conference Center / Coop Himmelb(l)au, © 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

© Duccio Malagamba © Duccio Malagamba © Duccio Malagamba © Duccio Malagamba +46

Pingtan Art Museum / MAD

01:00 - 23 July, 2013
Pingtan Art Museum / MAD, © 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. 

© MAD © MAD © MAD © MAD +18