LEO office / LLLab

20:00 - 12 November, 2015
LEO office / LLLab, © Peter Dixie
© Peter Dixie
  • Architects

  • 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

© LLLab © LLLab © Peter Dixie © Peter Dixie +28

Chaozhou Dongshanhu Hotspring Hotel / Elsedesign

17:00 - 12 November, 2015
Chaozhou Dongshanhu Hotspring Hotel  / Elsedesign, Courtesy of Philip Fung
Courtesy of Philip Fung
  • Architects

  • 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

Courtesy of Philip Fung Courtesy of Philip Fung Courtesy of Philip Fung Courtesy of Philip Fung +18

Folding Screen, Rongbaozhai Western Art Gallery / ARCHSTUDIO

22:00 - 11 November, 2015
Folding Screen, Rongbaozhai Western Art Gallery / ARCHSTUDIO, © 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 After Renovation © Wang Ning +12

BMW Chongqing / Crossboundaries

19:00 - 11 November, 2015
BMW Chongqing / Crossboundaries, Courtesy of Dong Hao - Crossboundaries
Courtesy of Dong Hao - Crossboundaries
  • Architects

  • Location

    Chongqing, Chongqing, China
  • Architect in Charge

    Binke Lenhardt, Dong Hao
  • Design Team

    Irene Solà, Sidonie Kade
  • Area

    4800.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Dong Hao - Crossboundaries

Courtesy of Dong Hao - Crossboundaries Courtesy of Dong Hao - Crossboundaries Courtesy of Dong Hao - Crossboundaries Courtesy of Dong Hao - Crossboundaries +16

Great Wall Yunmo Winery / a+a Anderloni Associates

20:00 - 10 November, 2015
Great Wall Yunmo Winery / a+a Anderloni Associates, © Nathaniel McMahon
© Nathaniel McMahon

© Nathaniel McMahon © Nathaniel McMahon © Nathaniel McMahon © Nathaniel McMahon +15

Pixel Wall / HKU Department of Architecture

15:00 - 10 November, 2015
Pixel Wall / HKU Department of Architecture, © Abdul Yeung
© Abdul Yeung

© Cheng Xiao Thomas © Guo Jia Jeff © Cheng Xiao Thomas © Cheng Xiao Thomas +27

Lanshi Xidi Clubhouse / WANG, CAI & ASSOCIATES

20:00 - 9 November, 2015
Lanshi Xidi Clubhouse / WANG, CAI & ASSOCIATES, © Xia Zhi, Wang Quan
© Xia Zhi, Wang Quan
  • Architects

  • Location

    Huaiyin, Jinan, Shandong, China
  • Architect in Charge

    Wang Quan, Cai Shanyi
  • Design Team

    Li Mianli, Xu Hailong, Wang Yimeng, Zhang Changqing, Xu Kun
  • Area

    1530.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Xia Zhi, Wang Quan © Xia Zhi, Wang Quan © Xia Zhi, Wang Quan © Xia Zhi, Wang Quan +69

Heaven Realm Garden Sales Center / C&C Design Co

17:00 - 9 November, 2015
Heaven Realm Garden Sales Center / C&C Design Co, Courtesy of C&C DESIGN CO., LTD.
Courtesy of C&C DESIGN CO., LTD.
  • Architects

  • Location

    Guangzhou, Guangdong, China
  • Design Director

    Peng Zheng
  • Design Team

    Peng Zheng, Xie Zekun, Wu Jia
  • Area

    850.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of C&C DESIGN CO., LTD.

Courtesy of C&C DESIGN CO., LTD. Courtesy of C&C DESIGN CO., LTD. Courtesy of C&C DESIGN CO., LTD. Courtesy of C&C DESIGN CO., LTD. +20

Hangzhou East Railway Station / CSADI

03:00 - 9 November, 2015
Hangzhou East Railway Station / CSADI, © Zheng Shi
© Zheng Shi
  • Architects

  • Location

    Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China
  • Architect in Charge

    Peihuang Yuan, Chunfang Li, Li Wang, Guangping Qi, Nan Wang, Xin Fang
  • Architects Team

    CSADI Third Design Department
  • Client

    China/Hangzhou Jianggan area east new town Centre
  • Engineering

    Ting Li,Deliang Zhou, Dengwu Cao, Wei zhang,Yi Qian
  • Area

    321020.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Zheng Shi © Zheng Shi © Zheng Shi © Zheng Shi +17

Using Big Data to Determine the Extent of China's Ghost Cities

16:00 - 8 November, 2015
Using Big Data to Determine the Extent of China's Ghost Cities, Chenggong. Image © Barnaby Chambers via Shutterstock.com
Chenggong. Image © Barnaby Chambers via Shutterstock.com

In recent decades, China has undergone the most dramatic urban migration in the history of the world, so you might be forgiven for thinking all that is required from urban planners is to "build it and they will come," so to speak. However, as the Western media often reports with much schadenfreude, China's unprecedented urban explosion has not come without a few missteps, and many new cities are widely claimed to be "ghost cities," empty of residents even as more gigantic apartment blocks are being built. Such stories are usually accompanied by anecdotes of empty public spaces and a rough count of the number of homes left in the dark at night, but little further empirical data. So exactly how underpopulated does a city have to be to be a "ghost city," and just how rife are such places in China?

As reported by MIT Technology Review, one Chinese web company has started looking for answers to just such questions. Baidu, effectively a Chinese version of Google, has used their "Big Data Lab" to investigate the commuting patterns of their 700 million users, establishing exactly which cities are dramatically underpopulated.

Shenzhen Dotwell Office Design / Elsedesign

20:00 - 7 November, 2015
Shenzhen Dotwell Office Design /  Elsedesign, © Wang Hui, Wang Zhengzhi
© Wang Hui, Wang Zhengzhi
  • Architects

  • Location

    No. 3676, Nanhai Road, Nanshan District, Shenzhen
  • Design Team

    Philip Fung, Wang Weiguo, Xu Jipeng, Li Minzhong
  • Area

    600.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Wang Hui, Wang Zhengzhi © Wang Hui, Wang Zhengzhi © Wang Hui, Wang Zhengzhi © Wang Hui, Wang Zhengzhi +15

Funny Games: Fuzhou Yimeijia Office / Lin Kaixin Design Co.

19:00 - 6 November, 2015
Funny Games: Fuzhou Yimeijia Office / Lin Kaixin Design Co., © Liu Tengfei
© Liu Tengfei
  • Architects

  • Location

    Fuzhou, Fujian, China
  • Architect in Charge

    Lin Kaixin
  • Assistant Architect

    Hu Chenyuan
  • Photographer

    Liu Tengfei
  • Area

    186.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

2015 UABB Crash.Course: Aformal Academy - RE:Learning The City

17:55 - 6 November, 2015
2015 UABB Crash.Course: Aformal Academy - RE:Learning The City

To all interested in learning,

We would like to invite you to participate in 2015 UABB, as a member of the Crash.Course: Aformal Academy - RE:Learning The City. Join us, and come to Shenzhen for a 9-day intensive and interactive learning experience.

This is not a masterclass, but a collection of classes for one to master. This week-long intensive layered workshop will span the UABB Shenzhen and Hong Kong official openings and form the 9-day RE:Learning the City – Crash.Course. Participants will attend the lectures of, study with, and mingle with the exhibitors, international visitors, and local experts.

Guided and focused studies will

OMA and Ole Scheeren's Interlace Named World Building of the Year 2015

13:01 - 6 November, 2015
OMA and Ole Scheeren's Interlace Named World Building of the Year 2015, World Building of the Year Winner: The Interlace (Singapore) / OMA and Ole Scheeren. Image © Iwan Baan
World Building of the Year Winner: The Interlace (Singapore) / OMA and Ole Scheeren. Image © Iwan Baan

OMA and Buro Ole Scheeren's vertical village in Singapore, The Interlace has been named the World Building of the Year 2015 at culmination of the World Architecture Festival (WAF). Celebrated for being "an example of bold, contemporary architectural thinking," as WAF Director Paul Finch described, the project is eighth building to ever win the illustrious award. It is considered to be a "radical new approach to contemporary living in a tropical environment."

Winners of the year's Future Project, Landscape, Small Project and Color Prize awards were also announced. Read on to see the who won with comments from the jury. 

Dayuan International Center / gmp Architekten

22:00 - 5 November, 2015
Dayuan International Center / gmp Architekten, © Christian Gahl
© Christian Gahl

© Christian Gahl © Christian Gahl © Christian Gahl © Christian Gahl +9

Büro Ole Scheeren Expands with New Offices in Berlin and Bangkok

12:00 - 4 November, 2015
Büro Ole Scheeren Expands with New Offices in Berlin and Bangkok, MahaNakhon tower in Thailand. Image © OMA / Büro Ole Scheeren 2009
MahaNakhon tower in Thailand. Image © OMA / Büro Ole Scheeren 2009

Hong Kong- and Beijing-based Büro Ole Scheeren is expanding with the opening of two new offices in Berlin and Bangkok. As its founder, German architect Ole Scheeren says, the expansion will extend the practice's range of work with projects in Europe and North America. "Büro Ole Scheeren’s Berlin studio will act as a European base for work across the western hemisphere, while Büro Ole Scheeren in Bangkok, together with its subsidiary HLS, is charged with the further design development and construction supervision of the MahaNakhon tower, soon to be completed as Thailand’s tallest skyscraper," says the practice. 

Housing L / in:Flux architecture

09:00 - 4 November, 2015
Housing L / in:Flux architecture, © Su shengliang
© Su shengliang
  • Architects

  • Location

    Laiyang, Yantai, Shandong, China
  • Architect in Charge

    Xing Liang
  • Design Team

    Xinyue Chen, Huijiao Lu
  • Design Director

    Chien-Ho Hsu
  • Area

    15000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Su shengliang © Su shengliang © Su shengliang © Su shengliang +37

Chongqing Taoyuanju Community Center / Vector Architects

22:00 - 3 November, 2015
Chongqing Taoyuanju Community Center  / Vector Architects, © Su Shengliang
© Su Shengliang

© Su Shengliang © Su Shengliang © Su Shengliang © Su Shengliang +41