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AD Interviews: Zhang Ke / standardarchitecture

06:00 - 21 April, 2016

Zhang Ke is the founder and partner of standardarchitecture, an architecture firm based in China. Still relatively new, the firm has roughly 40 staff members, half of which are from China. Despite their status as a fledgling office, standardarchitecture has already completed a varied range of projects, including urban interventions in the iconic hutongs of Beijing and tourism infrastructure in the Nepal region. In 2015, Zhang Ke and his firm were the focus of an exhibition at the AEDES Gallery in Berlin, titled “Contemplating Basics.” In this interview, Zhang Ke talks about the importance of learning at different schools, as well as his own beliefs about the duty of an architect, the importance of context and his desire to tell stories in architecture.

Poly WeDo Education Institution / ARCHSTUDIO

20:00 - 20 April, 2016
Poly WeDo Education Institution / ARCHSTUDIO, © Xia Zhi
© Xia Zhi
  • Architects

  • Location

    Chaoyang District, Beijing, China
  • Design Team

    Han Wen-Qiang, Wang Ying, Li Yun-Tao
  • Area

    1300.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Xia Zhi © Xia Zhi © Xia Zhi © Xia Zhi +23

De Fu Junior High School / Atelier GOM

22:00 - 19 April, 2016
De Fu Junior High School  / Atelier GOM , © Su Shengliang
© Su Shengliang

© Su Shengliang © Su Shengliang © Su Shengliang © Su Shengliang +35

Variable Wonderful Space - Underline Cafe / LYCS Architecture

17:00 - 18 April, 2016
Variable Wonderful Space - Underline Cafe / LYCS Architecture, Courtesy of LYCS Architecture
Courtesy of LYCS Architecture
  • Architects

  • Location

    Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China
  • Design Team

    RUAN Hao, HE Yulou, JIN Cheng, FU Li
  • Area

    240.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of LYCS Architecture

Courtesy of LYCS Architecture Courtesy of LYCS Architecture Courtesy of LYCS Architecture Courtesy of LYCS Architecture +14

Iwan Baan on Capturing the Harbin Opera House

06:00 - 18 April, 2016

In a new film by NOWNESS, Dutch photographer Iwan Baan explains his process for photographing MAD architects Harbin Opera House in the northern region of China. The short documentary describes the power of architectural photography and how Baan aims to capture the present moment of a place, instead of creating a timeless scene.

Kengo Kuma Unveils Aluminum Clad Art Gallery in China

08:00 - 17 April, 2016
Kengo Kuma Unveils Aluminum Clad Art Gallery in China, © Eiichi Kano Via Kengo Kuma and Associates
© Eiichi Kano Via Kengo Kuma and Associates

Kengo Kuma and Associates has completed its 10,440 square meter Wuxi Vanke arts and shopping complex, a renovated red brick cotton mill in Wuxi, China, featuring an aluminum-clad extension. 

ARTS Plaza / Atelier HAY + Drury University

17:00 - 8 April, 2016
ARTS Plaza  / Atelier HAY + Drury University, © Zhao Jiang
© Zhao Jiang
  • Architects

  • Location

    Ba Da Jie, Wuzhong Qu, Suzhou Shi, Jiangsu Sheng, China, 215123
  • Architect in Charge

    Yong Huang, AIA
  • Design Team

    Miranda Middleton + Juan Zorrilla Baquero, students of Drury University
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Zhao Jiang © Zhao Jiang © Zhao Jiang © Zhao Jiang +15

Mu Xin Art Museum / OLI Architecture PLLC

22:00 - 7 April, 2016
Mu Xin Art Museum / OLI Architecture PLLC, © Shen Zhonghai
© Shen Zhonghai

© Shen Zhonghai © Shen Zhonghai © Shen Zhonghai © Shen Zhonghai +25

Light of Allah Mosque / Ibrahim Ma

19:00 - 4 April, 2016
Light of Allah Mosque / Ibrahim Ma, Courtesy of Ibrahim Ma
Courtesy of Ibrahim Ma
  • Architects

  • Location

    Xingping,Shaanxi,China
  • Area

    420.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Ibrahim Ma

Courtesy of Ibrahim Ma Courtesy of Ibrahim Ma Courtesy of Ibrahim Ma Courtesy of Ibrahim Ma +19

Be Kids for One Moment / RIGIdesign

22:00 - 1 April, 2016
Be Kids for One Moment / RIGIdesign, © Yue Ping
© Yue Ping
  • Architects

  • Location

    Wuhan, Hubei, China
  • Architect in Charge

    Kai Liu
  • Writer

    Kai Liu
  • Area

    450.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Yue Ping © Yue Ping © Yue Ping © Yue Ping +32

Mecanoo’s Cultural Center in Shenzhen Set to Top Out in April

06:00 - 31 March, 2016
Mecanoo’s Cultural Center in Shenzhen Set to Top Out in April, Courtesy of Mecanoo
Courtesy of Mecanoo

A new cultural center designed by Mecanoo, located in the Longgang district of Shenzhen, China is currently under construction and is set to top out by end-April. With the goal of revitalizing an existing park-square, the new complex includes a variety of programs such as a bookshop, an art museum, a youth center, and a science center. The nearly 100,000 square-meter building is set to open to the public in 2018. 

Soyoo Joyful Growth Center / Crossboundaries

22:00 - 30 March, 2016
Soyoo Joyful Growth Center  / Crossboundaries, © Yang Chao Ying
© Yang Chao Ying

© Yang Chao Ying © Yang Chao Ying © Yang Chao Ying © Yang Chao Ying +20

Tubular Living / People’s Architecture Office (PAO)

22:00 - 29 March, 2016
Tubular Living / People’s Architecture Office (PAO), Courtesy of PAO
Courtesy of PAO
  • Architects

  • Location

    China
  • Architect in Charge

    He Zhe, James Shen, Zang Feng
  • Design Team

    Sean Phillips, Charlotte Yu, Wayne Liu, Gao Tianxia, Leo Chazalon
  • Client

    Lane Crawford
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of PAO

Courtesy of PAO Courtesy of PAO Courtesy of PAO Courtesy of PAO +17

Beijing Morning Star Ballet Foundation / OFGA

22:00 - 28 March, 2016
Beijing Morning Star Ballet Foundation / OFGA, © Liu Yang
© Liu Yang
  • Architects

  • Location

    Unit 910, Tower A, Pacific Century Place, No. 2 Worker Stadium North Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing China
  • Architect in Charge

    Yue Winston Yeo
  • Client

    Beijing Morning Star Ballet Foundation, also known as Beijing Morning Star Ballet Art Center

  • Area

    1500.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Liu Yang © Liu Yang © Liu Yang © Liu Yang +14

Lotus Square Art Center / Raynon Chui Design

17:00 - 28 March, 2016
Lotus Square Art Center / Raynon Chui Design, Courtesy of Raynon Chui Design
Courtesy of Raynon Chui Design
  • Architects

  • Location

    Zhuhai, Guangdong, China
  • Client

    Guangdong HAKKA
  • Area

    3000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Raynon Chui Design

Courtesy of Raynon Chui Design Courtesy of Raynon Chui Design Courtesy of Raynon Chui Design Courtesy of Raynon Chui Design +19

Open Competition: Multi-Dimensional Space Planning for Bao’an (G107 Fashion Business Zone)

13:30 - 28 March, 2016
 Open Competition: Multi-Dimensional Space Planning for Bao’an (G107 Fashion Business Zone)

Bao’an District, located in west of Shenzhen, adjacent to Pearl River Estuary in the west and bordered with Dongguan in the north, as well as in the golden corridor connecting Guangdong and Hong Kong and the heartland for development backbone of Great Pearl River Delta, is featured by advantageous geographical location. Taking National Highway G107, Bao’an Avenue and Metro Line 1 as the skeleton, the Golden Development Zone is one of the three major zones in the overall spatial structure of “three zones, two hearts, two cities and one valley” delimited by Bao’an Comprehensive Plan, with a total length of about 30km.

Yushu Administrative Centre / THAD

20:00 - 27 March, 2016
Yushu Administrative Centre / THAD, © YAO Li
© YAO Li

© YAO Li © YAO Li © YAO Li Courtesy of THAD +19

Pump House Renovation / NAN Architects + JWDA

02:00 - 27 March, 2016
Pump House Renovation / NAN Architects + JWDA, © NAN Xu, XIAO Xiao
© NAN Xu, XIAO Xiao

© NAN Xu, XIAO Xiao © NAN Xu, XIAO Xiao © NAN Xu, XIAO Xiao © NAN Xu, XIAO Xiao +22