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Striking Images of Exposed Steel: The Best Photos of the Week

12:00 - 3 September, 2017
Striking Images of Exposed Steel: The Best Photos of the Week, © Imagen Subliminal
© Imagen Subliminal

High strength, ease of transport, and simplicity of assembly are among the many major advantages of steel. But while utilitarian steel structures tend to be hidden by architects, working with exposed steel can lead to attractive results. Steel not only brings lightness to a design, but can also offer different expressions of color and texture, depending on the treatment of the material. Below we present a selection of 14 photos of steel architecture from well-known photographers such as Adrien WilliamsImagen Subliminal, and Sergio Pirrone.

© Pete Eckert © Sergio Pirrone © Agustín Garza © Paul Crosby + 16

The Best Photos of the Week: The Beauty of Concrete

12:00 - 20 August, 2017

Due to its ability to be shaped into complex forms and the diversity of textures that it can offer, concrete is one of the favorite materials of many architects, who appreciate its capacity to help them realize their designs. For this reason, for this week's Photos of the Week we have selected 20 images that highlight the beauty and expressiveness of this material. Read on to see a selection of renowned photographers such as Brigida GonzálezBruno Candiotto, Élena Marini Silvestri, and Raphael Olivier.

© Laurian Ghinitoiu © Élena Marini Silvestri © Ivan Brodey © Fernando Stankuns + 21

Space Renovation of No.5 Teaching Building / C+ Architects

20:00 - 4 July, 2017
Space Renovation of No.5 Teaching Building  / C+ Architects, © Xia Zhi
© Xia Zhi

© Xia Zhi © Xia Zhi © Xia Zhi © Xia Zhi + 21

  • Architects

  • Location

    Beijing, China
  • Architect in Charge

    Cheng Yanchun
  • Project Architects

    Cao Pengfei, Hao shimeng
  • Area

    2300.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Beijing Cidi Memo iTown / Atelier Liu Yuyang Architects

20:00 - 3 July, 2017
Beijing Cidi Memo iTown / Atelier Liu Yuyang Architects, © Zhu Siyu
© Zhu Siyu

© Zhu Siyu © Xia Zhi © Xia Zhi © Xia Zhi + 54

  • Architects

  • Location

    Chaoyang District,Beijing,China
  • Design Principal

    Liu Yuyang
  • Project Architect

    Li Ning
  • Design Team

    Che Peiping, WuYaping, Lian Funing, Yang Ke, Che Jin, Luo Kun, Wang Xiaoling
  • Area

    6300.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Ying Gallery Renovation / Praxis d’Architecture

19:00 - 28 June, 2017
Ying Gallery Renovation / Praxis d’Architecture, © Xia Zhi
© Xia Zhi

© Xia Zhi © Praxis d’Architecture © Xia Zhi © Xia Zhi + 46

Renovation of Captain's House / Vector Architects

22:00 - 21 May, 2017
Renovation of Captain's House / Vector Architects, © Xia Zhi
© Xia Zhi

© Howard Chan © Howard Chan © Howard Chan © Howard Chan + 55

10 Young Chinese Architecture Firms To Watch Out For

09:30 - 10 January, 2017
10 Young Chinese Architecture Firms To Watch Out For

2016 has been a momentous year for Chinese architecture. From the completion of the Harbin Opera house by MAD to the Aga Khan Awards recognizing Zhang Ke of Standard Architecture for his micro-scale design of the Hutong Children’s Library and Art Centre in Beijing. It seems the general perception of Chinese architecture has finally moved beyond the big, weird and ugly.

Since we’ve started to branch out into China, the ArchDaily China team has been able to discover the rich layers beyond just these rising Chinese stars. As part of the country's large-scale urbanization process, last year, we posted some of the large-scale projects designed by China’s (largely unknown) Design & Research institutions such as train stations and cultural centers

In addition, we’ve also come across a series of smaller, lesser known, younger practices that focuses more on small-scale experimental work. Here are our top ten favorites: 

Tiantai No.2 Primary School . Image © Yu Xu Youth Hotel of iD Town. Image © Chaos.Z Tea House in Hutong. Image © Wang Ning Chi She. Image © Su Shengliang + 25

Inventronics Technology Park / gad

20:00 - 2 December, 2016
Inventronics Technology Park / gad, © XIA Zhi
© XIA Zhi

© XIA Zhi © XIA Zhi © XIA Zhi © XIA Zhi + 29

  • Architects

    gad
  • Location

    Hangzhou, China

  • Area

    135783.6 m2
  • Project Year

    2016

Hongkun Art Auditorium / penda

20:00 - 16 November, 2016
Hongkun Art Auditorium / penda, © Xia Zhi
© Xia Zhi

© Xia Zhi © Xia Zhi © Xia Zhi © Xia Zhi + 43

  • Architects

  • Location

    Beijing,China
  • Design Team

    Chris Precht, Dayong Sun, Jing Wang, Li Pengchong, Wen Xu, Bai Xue, Mingxue Sun
  • Area

    270.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Nearly Zero Energy Building of the Gui'an Innovation Park / SUP Atelier

22:00 - 15 November, 2016
Nearly Zero Energy Building of the Gui'an Innovation Park / SUP Atelier, © Xia Zhi
© Xia Zhi

© Xia Zhi © Xia Zhi © Xia Zhi © Xia Zhi + 50

  • Architects

  • Location

    Gui'an, Guizhou Province, China
  • Architects in Charge

    SONG Yehao, SUN Qingfen, CHEN Xiaojuan, LIN Zhenghao
  • Architecture Design

    SUP Atelier, THUPDI
  • Area

    701.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Central Canteen of Tsinghua University / SUP Atelier + School of Architecture Tsinghua University

22:00 - 27 September, 2016
 Central Canteen of Tsinghua University / SUP Atelier + School of Architecture Tsinghua University , © Xia Zhi
© Xia Zhi

© Xia Zhi © Xia Zhi © Xia Zhi © Xia Zhi + 58

  • Architects

    SUP Atelier, School of Architecture Tsinghua University
  • Location

    Qing Hua Da Xue, Haidian Qu, Beijing Shi, China, 100084
  • Architect in Charge

    Yehao Song
  • Project Architects

    Yehao Song, Jingfen Sun, Dan Xie , Xiaojuan Chen, Lina Wang, Xiaolong Zhang
  • Area

    21000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

M Woods Entrance Revitalization / Vector Architects

02:00 - 31 August, 2016
M Woods Entrance Revitalization / Vector Architects, © Xia Zhi
© Xia Zhi

© Xia Zhi © Xia Zhi © Xia Zhi © Xia Zhi + 27

  • Architects

  • Location

    Beijing, China
  • Architect in Charge

    Gong Dong
  • Design Team

    Dongping Sun, Yinxi Lu
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Poly WeDo Education Institution / ARCHSTUDIO

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

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

  • Architects

  • Location

    Chaoyang District, Beijing, China
  • Design Team

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

    1300.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Shunyi House / reMIX Studio

23:00 - 2 March, 2016
Shunyi House / reMIX Studio, © Xia Zhi
© Xia Zhi

Courtesy of reMIX Studio © Xia Zhi © Xia Zhi © Xia Zhi + 33

  • Architects

    reMIX Studio
  • Location

    Beijing, China
  • Design Team

    Chen Chen, Federico Ruberto, Nicola Saladino, Liu Yifu ,Aniruddha Mukherjee, Xue Yang , Xu Kuanxin
  • Area

    120.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

School with an Open Space / Beijing Institute of Architectural Design 6th Division

20:00 - 28 February, 2016
School with an Open Space / Beijing Institute of Architectural Design 6th Division, © XIA Zhi
© XIA Zhi

© XIA Zhi © XIA Zhi © XIA Zhi © XIA Zhi + 40

Spring Art Museum / Praxis d'Architecture

02:00 - 7 January, 2016
Spring Art Museum / Praxis d'Architecture, © Xia Zhi
© Xia Zhi

© Xia Zhi © Jin Fengzhe © Xia Zhi Courtesy of Praxis d'Architecture + 42

WHY Hotel / ELEVATION WORKSHOP / WEI architects

20:00 - 28 December, 2015
WHY Hotel / ELEVATION WORKSHOP / WEI architects, © Xia Zhi
© Xia Zhi

© Xia Zhi © Xia Zhi © Ying XING Team © Xia Zhi + 23

Beijing Hutong House Renovation / ARCHSTUDIO

20:00 - 14 November, 2015
Beijing Hutong House Renovation / ARCHSTUDIO, © Xia Zhi
© Xia Zhi

© Xia Zhi © Xia Zhi © Xia Zhi © Xia Zhi + 29