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Public Folly - Water Tower Renovation / META - Project

00:00 - 20 August, 2013
Public Folly - Water Tower Renovation / META - Project, © Chen Su
© Chen Su

© Chen Su © Chen Su © Chen Su © Chen Su +35

  • Architects

  • Location

    Shenyang, Liaoning, China
  • Design Team

    Wang Shuo, Zhang Jing, Chang Qianqian, Huang Limiao, Lin Changyan, Tang Heng
  • Client

    China VANKE Co., Ltd.
  • Area

    30.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

Daxinganling Culture and Sports Center / Had Architects

00:00 - 19 August, 2013
Daxinganling Culture and Sports Center / Had Architects, © Tang Jiajun
© Tang Jiajun

© Tang Jiajun © Tang Jiajun © Tang Jiajun © Tang Jiajun +15

  • Architects

  • Location

    Jagdaqi, Da Hinggan Ling, Heilongjiang, China
  • Design Team

    Tang Jiajun, Luo Peng, Ji Qiang ,Wang Conglong
  • Area

    26360.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Heritage Park of Qin Er Shi Mausoleum / Lacime Architectural Design

01:00 - 18 August, 2013
Heritage Park of Qin Er Shi Mausoleum / Lacime Architectural Design, © Yao Li
© Yao Li

© Yao Li © Yao Li © Yao Li © Yao Li +21

  • Architects

  • Location

    Xi'an, Shaanxi, China
  • Design Team

    Song Zhaoqing, Li Jing, Zhao Jinxin, Chen Cheng and Zhang Tengfei
  • Collaborators

    Chen Cheng, Zhang Tengfei
  • Area

    7000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

Rethinking the Split House / Neri & Hu Design and Research Office

01:00 - 16 August, 2013
Rethinking the Split House / Neri & Hu Design and Research Office, © Pedro Pegenaute
© Pedro Pegenaute

© Pedro Pegenaute © Pedro Pegenaute © Pedro Pegenaute © Pedro Pegenaute +10

Hefei 1912 Commercial Street / Lacime Architectural Design

01:00 - 16 August, 2013
Hefei 1912 Commercial Street / Lacime Architectural Design, © Shi Jinzhong
© Shi Jinzhong

© Shi Jinzhong © Shi Jinzhong © Shi Jinzhong © Shi Jinzhong +21

  • Architects

  • Location

    Hefei, Anhui, China
  • Design Team

    Song Zhaoqing, Wang Ya, Cai Jingkai, Chen Bin, Jin Guangxian, Liu Yang
  • Client

    Golden Land Real Estate
  • Collaborators

    Chen Bing, Jin Guangxian, Liu Yang
  • Area

    83452.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

Xi’an Greenhouse / Plasma Studio

00:00 - 14 August, 2013
Xi’an Greenhouse / Plasma Studio, Courtesy of Plasma Studio
Courtesy of Plasma Studio

Courtesy of Plasma Studio Courtesy of Plasma Studio Courtesy of Plasma Studio Render +11

  • Architects

  • Location

    Xi'an, Shaanxi, China
  • Architect in Charge

    Eva Castro, Holger Kehne, Ulla Hell
  • Area

    4000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Plasma Studio

Designing in Dialogue: The Architecture of von Gerkan, Marg and Partners Exhibition

00:00 - 14 August, 2013
Designing in Dialogue: The Architecture of von Gerkan, Marg and Partners Exhibition, © gmp Architekten
© gmp Architekten

gmp Architekten's touring exhibition, 'Designing in Dialogue: The Architecture of von Gerkan, Marg and Partners' is currently being hosted by the Chinese National Museum in Beijing until August 25. In this exhibition, gmp will provide an overview of their work: sketches and drawings provide an idea of the conceptual thoughts, models present designs in three dimensions and photos document the completed buildings. The exhibited gmp projects are grouped regionally by continent and in six categories which cover important fundamental, practical and theoretical aspects of gmp’s work. More information after the break. 

WKCDA Abandons West Kowloon Park Competition in Hong Kong

01:00 - 13 August, 2013
WKCDA Abandons West Kowloon Park Competition in Hong Kong, Courtesy of Foster + Partners
Courtesy of Foster + Partners

A major competition for a 40ha waterfront park in Hong Kong has been scrapped by the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority (WKCDA). Thus, Foster + Partners' competition-winning City Park will be abandoned, despite its potential to transform the Victoria Harbour's reclaimed edge into an important Asian hub for artistic exchange.

Read on to find out why the WKCDA has called it quits.

Lintong Zhiyang Cultural Park / Lacime Architectural Design

01:00 - 13 August, 2013
Lintong Zhiyang Cultural Park / Lacime Architectural Design, © Yao Li
© Yao Li

© Yao Li © Yao Li © Yao Li © Yao Li +47

  • Architects

  • Location

    Lintong, Xi'an, Shaanxi, China
  • Design Team

    Song Zhaoqing, Zhao Jingxin
  • Collaborators

    Chen Yan, Liu Xiaoli
  • Client

    Lingtong Committee
  • Area

    45107.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

Video: Inside a Chinese, Parisian Ghost Town

00:00 - 11 August, 2013

This Parisian ghost town in Tianducheng, China has become the archetype of China's architectural copycat culture. Brought to light by the folks at The Atlantic Cities, this short video by German filmmaker Caspar Stracke accounts for an average day in this faux-Parisian development where less than 10,000 residents call home. 

Bayuquan Library / DSD

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

Courtesy of DSD Courtesy of DSD Courtesy of DSD Courtesy of DSD +29

  • 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

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

Courtesy of DSD Courtesy of DSD Courtesy of DSD Courtesy of DSD +37

  • 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

Matsu Flagship Store / EXH Design

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

Courtesy of EXH Design Courtesy of EXH Design Courtesy of EXH Design Courtesy of EXH Design +17

  • Architects

  • Location

    Shanghai, Shanghai, China
  • Area

    1800.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of EXH Design

K11 Art Mall Shanghai / Kokaistudios

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

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

  • 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

Family Box / Crossboundaries

00:00 - 31 July, 2013
Family Box  / Crossboundaries, © Chaoying Yang
© Chaoying Yang

© Chaoying Yang © Chaoying Yang © Chaoying Yang © Chaoying Yang +42

  • 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

Shanghai Pudong International Airport / Paul Andreu

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

© Paul Maurer © Paul Maurer © Paul Maurer © Paul Maurer +10

  • Architects

  • Location

    Shanghai, China
  • Design Team

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

    220000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    1999
  • Photographs

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.”