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Shanghai Futures Exchange Data Processing Center / Silvio d´Ascia

01:00 - 21 March, 2014
Shanghai Futures Exchange Data Processing Center / Silvio d´Ascia, Courtesy of Tristan Chapuis and Silvio d’Ascia
Courtesy of Tristan Chapuis and Silvio d’Ascia

Courtesy of Tristan Chapuis and Silvio d’Ascia Courtesy of Tristan Chapuis and Silvio d’Ascia Courtesy of Tristan Chapuis and Silvio d’Ascia Courtesy of Tristan Chapuis and Silvio d’Ascia +18

  • Architects

  • Location

    Shanghai, China
  • Design Team

    Silvio d’Ascia Architecture with (avec) AREP
  • Area

    94000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Tristan Chapuis and Silvio d’Ascia

New Images: Inside Steven Holl’s Sifang Art Museum

01:00 - 16 March, 2014
© Sifang Art Museum
© Sifang Art Museum

Steven Holl Architects has shared with us an impressive gallery of images of their recent project, Nanjing’s Sifang Art Museum. Rising above the lush landscape of the Pearl Spring, the new museum was designed as a physical manifestation of the parallel perspective, a technique prevalent in early Chinese paintings. From a subtly distorted courtyard with no vanishing points to an upper level gallery with calculated views and pristine light, the experience through the Sifang Art Museum is unlike any other. 

See for yourself, after the break... 

Bridging Teahouse / FR-EE / Fernando Romero Enterprise

01:00 - 11 March, 2014
Bridging Teahouse / FR-EE / Fernando Romero Enterprise, © Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan

© Iwan Baan © Iwan Baan © Iwan Baan Courtesy of FR-EE +11

  • Architects

  • Location

    Jinhua Architecture Park, Qingzhao Road, Jindong, Jinhua, Zhejiang, China
  • FR-EE Team

    Fernando Romero, Eduardo Sosa, María Teresa Catrip, Carlos Bedoya, León Amezcua, Alberto Amaya, Israel Álvarez, Jean Luc Fugier, Víctor Jaime, Yara Sigler
  • Area

    250.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2006
  • Photographs

    Iwan Baan, Courtesy of FR-EE

VIDEO: Steven Holl on the Sifang Art Museum

00:00 - 11 March, 2014

Steven Holl has, again, teamed up with Spirit of Space to produce two short films on the recently completed Sifang Art Museum. In the first video (above) Holl explains the project’s inspiration - the mysteries of parallel perspective seen in early Chinese paintings - and how the design subtly distorts any concept of a vanishing point at the ground level yet contrasts this notion in the upper galleries by framing the distant view of Nanjing. In the second video (after the break), Spirit of Space allows you to experience this space by revealing it from all perspectives and scales.  

See the second video, after the break…

Woods Bagot Reveals Design for Wenling Sheraton

01:00 - 8 March, 2014
Courtesy of Woods Bagot
Courtesy of Woods Bagot

Woods Bagot has shared their design for a destination hotel in Zhejiang, China. The Wenling Sheraton, sited between two waterways, is scheduled to be completed in 2019. Woods Bagot says that views of the wetlands and mountains of Wenling will "ensure a quality guest experience" which includes waterfront dining, an observation deck and a pedestrian promenade. 

More photos of the design after the break.

Courtesy of Woods Bagot Eye-Level Perspective. Image Courtesy of Woods Bagot Roof Deck. Image Courtesy of Woods Bagot Crown. Image Courtesy of Woods Bagot +15

Shanghai Community Cubes / INCLUDED

01:00 - 4 March, 2014
Shanghai Community Cubes / INCLUDED, © Marco Jacobs
© Marco Jacobs

© Marco Jacobs © Jennifer Ha © Jennifer Ha © Jennifer Ha +15

  • Architects

  • Location

    Gucun Road, Chongming, Shanghai, China
  • Architect in Charge

    Matt Mueller
  • Area

    150.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

The Indicator: The Slum Exotic and the Persistence of Hong Kong’s Walled City

00:00 - 28 February, 2014
The Indicator: The Slum Exotic and the Persistence of Hong Kong’s Walled City, © Greg Girard and Ian Lambot
© Greg Girard and Ian Lambot

Whenever I see sensational exposes on the supposedly sublime spatial intensity of Hong Kong’s Kowloon Walled City (demolished in 1994), they strike me as nothing more than colonial fantasies that have little to do with the reality of living in the midst of one of the world’s cruelest slums. You see the Walled City pop up constantly like it’s still a valid or even interesting subject. This informal settlement has been diagramed, photographed, and written about for decades from an aesthetic point of view, rendering its victimized and oppressed inhabitants all but invisible. Not to say that this wasn’t home to a lot of people and that no “fond memories” were formed there, but still, like all slums, it was a tough place to live, fraught with contradictions in the haze of hope for a better life.

In Progress: Tianjin Riverside 66 / KPF

01:00 - 28 February, 2014
In Progress: Tianjin Riverside 66 / KPF, Courtesy of Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF)
Courtesy of Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF)

Courtesy of Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF) Courtesy of Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF) Courtesy of Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF) Courtesy of Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF) +23

  • Architects

  • Location

    Tianjin, China
  • Design Principal

    James von Klemperer, FAIA
  • Director/Senior Designer

    Jeffrey A. Kenoff, AIA
  • KPF Project Team and Contributors

    Jeffrey A. Kenoff, Audrey Choi, Edwin Lau, Peter Gross, Ciara Seymour, Gary Stluka, Benjamin Albury; Bernard Chang; Hanna Chang; Saera Park; Shang Chen; Sarah Smith; James Kehl; Sandra Choy; Thomas Coldefy; Javier Galindo; Onur Gun; Heejin Kim; Yoojung Kim; Ming Leung; Luis Llull; Manon Pare; Charles Portelli; Samuel Schmitz; James Siow; Kristin Speth; Donald Springer; Kyle Steinfeld; Scott Wilson, James von Klemperer, Paul Katz
  • Area

    152800.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF)

Niyang River Visitor Center / Standardarchitecture + Zhaoyang Architects

01:00 - 26 February, 2014
Niyang River Visitor Center  / Standardarchitecture + Zhaoyang Architects, © Chen Su
© Chen Su

© Chen Su © Chen Su © Chen Su © Chen Su +23

Shenzhen Deli / Linehouse

06:00 - 22 February, 2014
Shenzhen Deli / Linehouse, © Benoit Florençon
© Benoit Florençon

© Benoit Florençon © Benoit Florençon © Benoit Florençon © Benoit Florençon +16

  • Architects

  • Location

    Futian, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China, 518048
  • Area

    145.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Dingli Sculpture Art Museum / ATR Atelier

16:00 - 21 February, 2014
Dingli Sculpture Art Museum / ATR Atelier, © Lu Hengzhong
© Lu Hengzhong

© Lu Hengzhong © Lu Hengzhong © Lu Hengzhong © Lu Hengzhong +28

  • Architects

  • Location

    Quanzhou, Fujian, China
  • Architect in Charge

    Wang Yan
  • Design Team

    Gao Guangye, Zhang Xu
  • Area

    3900.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Spark Beijing Office / Spark Architects

01:00 - 19 February, 2014
Spark Beijing Office / Spark Architects, © Shu He
© Shu He

© Shu He © Shu He © Shu He © Shu He +29

  • Architects

  • Location

    Dongsishitiao, Dongcheng, China, 100027
  • Architect in Charge

    Lin Li
  • Project Director

    Jan Felix Clostermann, Christian Taeubert
  • Area

    500.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Value Farm / Thomas Chung

21:00 - 17 February, 2014
Value Farm / Thomas Chung, © Value Farm
© Value Farm

© Value Farm © Value Farm © Value Farm © Value Farm +33

  • Architects

  • Location

    Shekou, Nanshan, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China
  • Design Team

    Gary Law, Bill So, Sam Wong
  • Area

    8120.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Liquid Laundry / hcreates

01:00 - 17 February, 2014
Liquid Laundry / hcreates, © Seth Powers
© Seth Powers

© Seth Powers © Seth Powers © Seth Powers © Seth Powers +20

  • Architects

  • Location

    Xuhui, Shanghai, China
  • Architect in Charge

    Hannah Churchill
  • Branding & Graphic Design

    The Orange Blowfish
  • Area

    700.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Zhengzhou Vanke City Gallery / Locus Associates

01:00 - 17 February, 2014
Zhengzhou Vanke City Gallery  / Locus Associates , © Béton Brut
© Béton Brut

© Béton Brut © Béton Brut © Béton Brut © Béton Brut +15

  • Architects

  • Location

    Zhengzhou, Henan, China
  • Design Team

    Brandon Huang, Jerome Lee, Kenny Fung, Ray Wan
  • Facade Architect

    Shenzhen Upright&Pure Architectural Design Co. Ltd
  • Local Architect

    Chongqing Xinzhongjian Architectural Design Consultants
  • Area

    18000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Guodian New Energy Technology Research Institute Beijing / BIAD 3A2 Studio

01:00 - 13 February, 2014
Guodian New Energy Technology Research Institute Beijing  / BIAD 3A2 Studio, © Yang Chaoying
© Yang Chaoying

© Yang Chaoying © Yang Chaoying © Yang Chaoying © Yang Chaoying +38

  • Architects

  • Location

    Changping, Beijing, China
  • Design Team

    Ye Yiqian, Liu Weigang, Xue Jun, Duan Wei, Cong Zhen, Huo Jianjun, Wang Yazhao, Xu Xiaoying
  • Area

    240000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Farrells Selected to Masterplan Two Sites in Shenzhen’s Qianhai Financial District

01:00 - 13 February, 2014
Farrells Selected to Masterplan Two Sites in Shenzhen’s Qianhai Financial District, © Farrells
© Farrells

Farrells has been announced as winner of an international competition to masterplan two prominent commercial zones in Shenzhen’s Qianhai financial district. Adjacent to the district’s Qianhaiwan metro station, the two districts are expected to boost cross-border trade between Shenzhen and Hong Kong. The first, 460,000-square-meter masterplan will feature a 320-meter-tall skyscraper and two 185-meter gateway towers, providing high-end office, residential and retail space, as well as serviced apartments. 

VIDEO: Watch Two Men Scale the World's 2nd Tallest Tower

00:00 - 13 February, 2014

"We prepared carefully and picked an appropriate date, the Chinese New Year day. At that time the security was less watchful, workers were on vacations, and cranes did not work. We got to the crane at around midnight. [...] The result you can see in our new video."

Those are the rather unassuming words of Vitaliy Raskalov, a Ukrainian "roof-hacker, urban-explorer, blogger" who has just pulled off an extraordinary, jaw-dropping stunt (way more incredible than his humble words would suggest). 

Raskalov and Russian photographer Vadim Mahora broke into and climbed the Gensler-designed Shanghai Tower, soon to be China’s tallest and the world’s second tallest skyscraper at 632 meters (2,074 feet) high. Although the tower will eventually boast the world's fastest elevators (reaching 40mph), the pair had to climb the 120 flights of stairs by foot (taking them about two hours); they then spent another 18 hours sleeping and waiting for the weather to clear. The staggering resulting images show not just the dizzying heights, but also fantastic views of the adjacent Jin Mao Tower and Shanghai World Financial Center (together, the trio of buildings that are re-defining the Shanghai skyline). 

Check out the incredible images, after the break.

View of the Jin Mao Tower and Shanghai World Financial Center from the Shanghai Tower. Image © Vitaliy Raskalov, ontheroofscom@gmail.com View from the Shanghai Tower. Image © Vitaliy Raskalov, ontheroofscom@gmail.com View of the Jin Mao Tower and Shanghai World Financial Center from the Shanghai Tower. Image © Vitaliy Raskalov, ontheroofscom@gmail.com View of the Jin Mao Tower and Shanghai World Financial Center from the Shanghai Tower. Image © Vitaliy Raskalov, ontheroofscom@gmail.com +14