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China Envisions a Futuristic Carbon Neutral City With a Technologically Innovative Highway

08:00 - 9 August, 2016
China Envisions a Futuristic Carbon Neutral City With a Technologically Innovative Highway, Courtesy of Avoid Other Architects + TETRA Architects and Planners
Courtesy of Avoid Other Architects + TETRA Architects and Planners

Highways have been operating in largely the same way since the early twentieth century. In the Bao'an District in Shenzhen, China, rapid urbanization and industrialization within the built environment is not mirrored in its infrastructural spine, the G107 highway. In order to investigate the possibilities for this strip and its adjacent areas, a visionary open competition was organized earlier this year. A team lead by Avoid Obvious Architects (AOA) and TETRA Architects and Planners presented a redefinition of the highway typology, with a system complex enough to properly service the rich productivity it is connecting. 

AOA and TETRA's new G107 is a multi-modal transport system, focused on allowing futuristic modes of transport as it is on implementing cutting edge levels of sustainability. Also referred to by the consortium as an "organic highway," the proposition aims to foster and connect a network of "green manufacturing," with the strategic vision of making Bao'an a carbon neutral city by 2045. 

Courtesy of Avoid Other Architects + TETRA Architects and Planners Courtesy of Avoid Other Architects + TETRA Architects and Planners Courtesy of Avoid Other Architects + TETRA Architects and Planners Courtesy of Avoid Other Architects + TETRA Architects and Planners +33

Tongling New Library / yue-design

19:00 - 8 August, 2016
Tongling New Library / yue-design, Courtesy of yue-design
Courtesy of yue-design

Courtesy of yue-design Courtesy of yue-design Courtesy of yue-design Courtesy of yue-design +14

  • Architects

  • Location

    Tongling, Anhui, China
  • Design Team

    Liu Jin, Yu Yiqing, Tao Zimin, Zhou Jing, Sibelle Hu, Tan Shuang
  • Area

    11000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of yue-design

Metal Hut / Robot 3 Studio

18:00 - 7 August, 2016
Metal Hut / Robot 3 Studio, Courtesy of Robot 3 Studio
Courtesy of Robot 3 Studio

Courtesy of Robot 3 Studio Courtesy of Robot 3 Studio Courtesy of Robot 3 Studio Courtesy of Robot 3 Studio +17

  • Architects

  • Location

    Beijing, China
  • Architect in Charge

    Fei Pan, Zhi Wang
  • Area

    52.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Robot 3 Studio

Nashare Hotel / C+ Architects + Naza design studio

19:00 - 4 August, 2016
Nashare Hotel / C+ Architects + Naza design studio, © Xu Xiaodong
© Xu Xiaodong

© Xu Xiaodong © Xu Xiaodong © Xu Xiaodong © Xu Xiaodong +13

China's Futuristic Straddling Bus Becomes a Reality, Begins Testing Period

14:30 - 3 August, 2016
China's Futuristic Straddling Bus Becomes a Reality, Begins Testing Period, via Xinhua News Agency
via Xinhua News Agency

A few years ago, Chinese company Shenzhen Huashi Future Parking Equipment envisioned a unique solution to address congestion issues spurred by rapid population growth in many of China’s cities: a straddling bus that would bypass traffic by simply driving over top of it. The design captured the attention of people worldwide, though many were skeptical the idea could ever come to fruition. But now, that pipe dream has become a reality.

via Xinhua News Agency via Xinhua News Agency via Xinhua News Agency via Xinhua News Agency +4

Three Ancestors Cultural Museum / Architectural Design Research Institute of SCUT

22:00 - 2 August, 2016
Three Ancestors Cultural Museum / Architectural Design Research Institute of SCUT, © Zhan Changheng - Ma Minghua
© Zhan Changheng - Ma Minghua

© Zhan Changheng - Ma Minghua © Zhan Changheng - Ma Minghua © Zhan Changheng - Ma Minghua © Zhan Changheng - Ma Minghua +32

Dazhou Public Library / China Southwest Architectural Design and Research Institute

22:00 - 1 August, 2016
Dazhou Public Library / China Southwest Architectural Design and Research Institute, © ARCH-EXIST
© ARCH-EXIST

© ARCH-EXIST © ARCH-EXIST © ARCH-EXIST © ARCH-EXIST +27

Apartment 37 / Atelier Mearc

22:00 - 21 July, 2016
Apartment 37 / Atelier Mearc, © Lu Haha
© Lu Haha

© Lu Haha © Zhang Jun © Lu Haha © Lu Haha +25

  • Architects

  • Location

    Shanghai, Shanghai, China
  • Architect in Charge

    Zhou Wei
  • Design Team

    Xu Xiwen, Du Mili
  • Artist

    Zhang Jun
  • Area

    37.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Zài Xīng Tǔ Mù. Sixteen Chinese Museums, Fifteen Chinese Architects

14:16 - 18 July, 2016
Zài Xīng Tǔ Mù. Sixteen Chinese Museums, Fifteen Chinese Architects

An exhibition by ANCB The Aedes Metropolitan Laboratory in collaboration with Zumtobel

China is an outstanding example of a new ‘museum boom’. The sheer number of new projects is overwhelming, and citizens, the international public as well as visitors wonder about the long-term effects on society and public urban space. The exhibition reflects on the physical and curatorial positioning of museums as drivers of progress within the socio-political and cultural landscape in China today.

JI-SHI Urban Harvest / Atelier I-N-D-J

19:00 - 15 July, 2016
JI-SHI Urban Harvest / Atelier I-N-D-J , © Seth Powers
© Seth Powers

© Seth Powers © Seth Powers © Seth Powers © Seth Powers +23

  • Architects

  • Location

    Shanghai, China
  • Design Team

    Ian Douglas-Jones, Calvin Zhou, Lynn Xu, YimingYang

  • Area

    446.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Video: Daily Life, Daily Tao – Jingyu Liang Discusses the Chinese Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Biennale

12:00 - 15 July, 2016

In this interview, curator Jingyu Liang of Approach Architecture Studio discusses the concept behind "Daily Design, Daily Tao – Back to the Ignored Front," the theme of the Chinese Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Biennale. Responding to 2016 Biennale director Alejandro Aravena's overall theme of "Reporting From the Front," the pavilion takes an introspective look at China's own architectural front, and the impact that the country's ongoing development boom has had on Chinese architecture.

Colorful New Shopping District "Joytown" Under Construction in Changsha, China

06:00 - 15 July, 2016
Colorful New Shopping District "Joytown" Under Construction in Changsha, China, Courtesy of AGA
Courtesy of AGA

AGA Architects have designed a new mixed-use development which is currently under construction in the Hong Xing district of Changsha, China. The project is set to become the first prototype of a combined leisure park and shopping mall in the country. A mix of retail, office, residential and hotel space is interspersed with "joyful" elements such as a sky walking corridor, 360-degree restaurant and a sky pool which overlooks the complex. Integrated landscape and a focus on sustainability transform the center into what the architects call a "green park mall."

Courtesy of AGA Courtesy of AGA Courtesy of AGA Courtesy of AGA +17

Call for Applications: FUTURE+ Aformal Academy

08:56 - 12 July, 2016
Call for Applications: FUTURE+ Aformal Academy, Fall Application
Fall Application

The Urban Design Plus is a PostGrad program. Applicants must already posses either an undergraduate or graduate degree. We are open to people with a diverse backgrounds that relate to the formation of our urban places – including architects, urban planners, landscape architects, economists, artists, sociologists, etc.

For your application we require the submission of a statement of interest [less than one A4 of text], cv/resume, and a sample of work – which could include a portfolio, work samples, and/or writing samples. All are to be submitted in one single pdf, smaller than 10mb.

Ennead Architects Designs Sweeping New Music Center for Xiamen

12:00 - 7 July, 2016
Ennead Architects Designs Sweeping New Music Center for Xiamen, © San Labs for Ennead Architects
© San Labs for Ennead Architects

Ennead Architects has released plans for a new 40,000 square meter (430,550 square foot) Music Center in the Chinese city of Xiamen. The design, produced for a six-week design competition held by Xiamen City Municipal Planning, draws inspiration from the island city’s dramatic topography and history to create a new public institution along the harbor. To provide the beachfront with a new public gathering place, the project’s feature element will be a grand stair likened by Ennead to Rome’s timeless Spanish Steps.

© San Labs for Ennead Architects © San Labs for Ennead Architects © San Labs for Ennead Architects © San Labs for Ennead Architects +13

Winning Design Revealed for New College of Architecture and Design in China

14:00 - 3 July, 2016
Winning Design Revealed for New College of Architecture and Design in China, Courtesy of Moore Ruble Yudell And Tongji Architectural Design and Research Institute
Courtesy of Moore Ruble Yudell And Tongji Architectural Design and Research Institute

A team comprised of Moore Ruble Yudell (MRY), Tongji Architectural Design and Research Institute and SWA Landscape have proposed the winning design for the new College of Architecture and Design at Wenzhou-Kean University in Wenzhou, China.  Their design is made up of a series of rectangular volumes, at the core of which lies a large forum, central to both the building and the university as a whole. Prominently sited at the entrance to the campus, the new College presents a grand portico to welcome visitors into the university through the formal entry quad.

Courtesy of Moore Ruble Yudell And Tongji Architectural Design and Research Institute Courtesy of Moore Ruble Yudell And Tongji Architectural Design and Research Institute Courtesy of Moore Ruble Yudell And Tongji Architectural Design and Research Institute Courtesy of Moore Ruble Yudell And Tongji Architectural Design and Research Institute +7

Fumi / Alberto Caiola

20:00 - 2 July, 2016
Fumi / Alberto Caiola, © Dirk Weiblen
© Dirk Weiblen

© Dirk Weiblen © Dirk Weiblen © Dirk Weiblen © Dirk Weiblen +11

Ceramic House / Archi-union

19:00 - 28 June, 2016
Ceramic House / Archi-union, Courtesy of Archi-union
Courtesy of Archi-union

Courtesy of Archi-union Courtesy of Archi-union Courtesy of Archi-union Courtesy of Archi-union +24

  • Architects

  • Location

    Jungong Road, Wuwei Creative industry Park, Yangpu District, Shanghai, China
  • Architect in Charge

    Philip F. Yuan
  • Design Team

    Chao Yan,Liu Zhuoqi, Kong Xiangping, Chen Xiaoming
  • Area

    272.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Archi-union

7 “Napavilions” to Provide Perfect Snoozing Spots in China's Jade Valley Vineyard

08:00 - 17 June, 2016
7 “Napavilions” to Provide Perfect Snoozing Spots in China's Jade Valley Vineyard, "Woodokan" by Hajima Yoshida, Japan. Image via University of Southern California and the American Academy in China
"Woodokan" by Hajima Yoshida, Japan. Image via University of Southern California and the American Academy in China

The University of Southern California's American Academy in China (AAC) has announced the seven winning designs for the international Napavilion Competition. Entrants had to design prefabricated wood structures with the sole function of providing space for guests to nap in. The winning designs will be built at Jade Valley Winery outside of Xi’an in western China, with three to be completed in time for the Napavilion Festival in July.

“Mooring Pavilion” by Doing Arch, China. Image via University of Southern California and the American Academy in China "Unlimited Expandable Pavilion" ARBAB & Associates Architects, Iran. Image via University of Southern California and the American Academy in China “Pillow” by Ida&Billy Architects, Hong Kong. Image via University of Southern California and the American Academy in China "Pinocchio's Whale" by Andrea Falco, Italy . Image via University of Southern California and the American Academy in China +15