Chinese Artist Makes Bricks from Beijing's Smog

16:00 - 1 December, 2015
Day 98. Image via Quartz / Supplied by Nut Brother
Day 98. Image via Quartz / Supplied by Nut Brother

From the Bird’s Nest to the CCTV headquarters, for the past 100 days Chinese performance artist "Nut Brother" has been wandering the streets of Beijing collecting smog with an industrial vacuum so that he can eventually turn it into bricks. He has now began to form his bricks by mixing a combination of the collected "dust and smog" with clay. As he told Quartz, the project is meant to be a symbol. Read the whole story here

Reading Room / SLOW Architects

20:00 - 30 November, 2015
© Chuanchen Li(SLOW Architects)
© Chuanchen Li(SLOW Architects)

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Xihe Cereals and Oils Museum and Village Activity Center / He Wei

02:00 - 29 November, 2015
© He Wei, Qi Honghai, Chen Long
© He Wei, Qi Honghai, Chen Long
  • Architects

    He Wei
  • Location

    Xinyang, Henan, China
  • Principal Architect

    He Wei (School of Architecture, CAFA)
  • Architecture Design

    Chen Long (School of Architecture, CAFA)
  • Lighting Design

    Qi Honghai (Z DESIGN&PLANNING), Han Xiaowei (Geston)
  • Grafic Design

    Xia Boyang (School of Design, CAFA)
  • Client

    Village cooperative of Xihe Village
  • Area

    1532.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    He Wei, Qi Honghai, Chen Long

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gmp Designs New Headquarters for CNPEC in Shenzhen, China

14:00 - 27 November, 2015
Courtesy of gmp Architekten
Courtesy of gmp Architekten

Following a closed competition, which included practices like OMA, KPF and Henn Architects, gmp Architects was selected to design the new CNPEC Headquarters in Longgang, Shenzhen, Southeast China. The power corporation called for a new building that could house over 4000 employees. Read more about gmp’s design proposal after the break.

Tradition and Modernity Come Together in Mecanoo and HS Architects’ Proposal for the Longhua Art Museum and Library

06:00 - 27 November, 2015
Courtesy of Mecanoo
Courtesy of Mecanoo

Mecanoo has released their proposal for the Longhua Art Museum and Library, designed in collaboration with HS Architects. The proposal was a finalist for a competition to design a new cultural center in Baoan Qu, a district of Shenzhen, China. Their design recalls the necessity of returning to the Chinese cultural context after years of foreign designs, blending modernity with place and purpose. Read more about the proposal after the break.

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KSP Jürgen Engel Wins Competition for New Shenzhen Art Museum and Library

14:00 - 26 November, 2015
© KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten
© KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten

KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten has won an international competition for the new Shenzhen Art Museum and Library. Selected over schemes by Steven Holl, Mecanoo, OMA, and others, the winning project takes the shape as three "elements" - an art museum, library and archive, and new "Culture Plaza" - united by a "stone podium." 

"The main concept behind the design was to create a space that brings together art, culture, and an urban environment – a space where people and culture are encouraged to interact," says the architects.

HEX-SYS / OPEN Architecture

22:00 - 25 November, 2015
© Zhang Chao
© Zhang Chao
  • Architects

  • Location

    Guangzhou, Guangdong, China
  • Architect in Charge

    Li Hu, Huang Wenjing
  • Design Team

    Zhao Yao, Andrea Antonucci, Laurence Chan, Hu Boji, Thomas Batzenschlager, Zhang Chang
  • Area

    680.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

    Zhang Chao

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Fun. Noodle Bar / Fanbo Zeng

19:00 - 25 November, 2015
© Chao Zhang & Yishan Lin
© Chao Zhang & Yishan Lin
  • Architects

    Fanbo Zeng
  • Location

    1979B, 1011 Qiaoxiang Road, Shenzhen, China
  • Photography

    Chao Zhang & Yishan Lin
  • General Contractor

    SZCCZS
  • Area

    273.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

    Chao Zhang & Yishan Lin

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Porterhouse by Laris / Kokaistudios

22:00 - 24 November, 2015
© Edmon Leong
© Edmon Leong
  • Architects

  • Location

    7/F, California Tower, Central
  • Architect in Charge

    Filippo Gabbiani, Andrea Destefanis
  • Design Team

    QU Fengyu,Nolwenn Burban,GU Ruixue,HUANG Bingbing
  • Design Director

    SHAO Shuwen
  • Lighting

    Kokaistudios
  • Client

    Eclipse Hospitality Group
  • Area

    590.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

    Edmon Leong

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Ennead Architects Design Huawei Research Center in Wuhan, China

06:00 - 20 November, 2015
Courtesy of Ennead Architects
Courtesy of Ennead Architects

Ennead Architects has unveiled its design for the new Huawei Research Center, a research and development campus under construction in Wuhan, China. The new Center will be 350,000 square meters, and seeks to foster “interdepartmental interaction amongst employees while maximizing access to the surrounding landscape.”

Sunken Garden / Plasma Studio

20:00 - 18 November, 2015
© Holger Kehne
© Holger Kehne

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KUAN Architects’ Intellectual Property Office Headquarters Design is Inspired by Traditional Chinese Paintings

06:00 - 18 November, 2015
Courtesy of KUAN Architects
Courtesy of KUAN Architects

Addressing the budding concept of intellectual property in China, KUAN Architects has revealed their proposal for the Intellectual Property Office Headquarters at the Beijing TBD. The project sits at the crossing of the North-South axis of the Badaling Expressway and the East-West axis of the TBD, an irregular quadrilateral footprint among several rectangular developments. Both sides of the main axis of the TBD are divided into 5 parcels - simple, concise shapes that balance the irregularity of the site and reconcile its plan with the surroundings. Using these building volumes, a plaza is created in the centre.

Xixi Wetland Estate / David Chipperfield Architects

22:00 - 16 November, 2015
© Simon Menges
© Simon Menges
  • Architects

  • Location

    Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China
  • Design

    Mark Randel – Partner
  • Project management

    Libin Chen – Partner
  • Project architects

    Ilona Priwitzer, Manh Kinh Tran, Sascha Jung, Samson Adjei
  • Area

    11800.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

    Simon Menges

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Shenkeng Children's Playground / LRH ARCHITECT& ASSOCIATES

19:00 - 16 November, 2015
Courtesy of LRH ARCHITECT & ASSOCIATES
Courtesy of LRH ARCHITECT & ASSOCIATES
  • Architects

    LRH ARCHITECT & ASSOCIATES
  • Location

    Shenkeng district
  • Architect in Charge

    XIAO Liren
  • Design Team

    LEE Anchieh and Du Zhenwei
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of LRH ARCHITECT & ASSOCIATES

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Beijing Hutong House Renovation / ARCHSTUDIO

20:00 - 14 November, 2015
© Xia Zhi
© Xia Zhi
  • Architects

  • Location

    Beijing, Beijing, China
  • Architect in Charge

    Han Wenqiang, Zhao Yang
  • Area

    160.0 sqm
  • Photographs

    Xia Zhi, Zhang Lin Han, Wang Ning

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LEO office / LLLab

20:00 - 12 November, 2015
© Peter Dixie
© Peter Dixie
  • Architects

    LLLab
  • Location

    Shanghai, China
  • Project Team

    Luis Ricardo, Hanxiao Liu (LLLab) Shanghai Hooyi Prop Design Facture Co.Ltd
  • Client

    LEO digital network
  • Area

    4461.0 sqm
  • Photographs

    Peter Dixie , LLLab

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Chaozhou Dongshanhu Hotspring Hotel / Elsedesign

17:00 - 12 November, 2015
Courtesy of Philip Fung
Courtesy of Philip Fung
  • Architects

    Elsedesign
  • Location

    Chaozhou, Guangdong, China
  • Design Team

    Philip Fung, Zhang Lingyu, Li Yi, Chen Zhen
  • Master Planning

    Lin Jun
  • Area

    3300.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Philip Fung

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Folding Screen, Rongbaozhai Western Art Gallery / ARCHSTUDIO

22:00 - 11 November, 2015
© Wang Ning
© Wang Ning
  • Architects

  • Location

    Liulichang, Beijing
  • Design Team

    Han Wenqiang, Cong Xiao, Kong Lin
  • Area

    400.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Wang Ning

© Wang Ning © Wang Ning After Renovation © Wang Ning +12