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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

  • Location

    Hangzhou, China

  • Area

    135783.6 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

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

  • 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

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

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

  • 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

Jingyuan No.22 Transformation / C+ Architects

19:00 - 7 October, 2015
Jingyuan No.22 Transformation / C+ Architects, © Xia Zhi
© Xia Zhi

© Xia Zhi © Xia Zhi © Xia Zhi © Xia Zhi +28

  • Architects

  • Location

    Beijing, Beijing, China
  • Architect in Charge

    Cheng Yanchun
  • Design Team

    Wang Yakun, Sun Sijin, Wang Jingxuan, Xie Bingyou, Zheng Yichun, Li Linjie
  • Area

    600.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Penda Continues to Push Bamboo with Rising Canes at Beijing Design Week

12:05 - 2 October, 2015
Penda Continues to Push Bamboo with Rising Canes at Beijing Design Week, © Xia Zhi
© Xia Zhi

From the architect. Following up a year of development, Penda has unveiled their installation for Beijing Design Week (BJDW) 2015 – Rising Canes, a structural system made entirely of bamboo and ropes. Meant to be a speculation system for larger developments, the installation is fully modular, ecological and easy to expand in every direction. Bamboo was chosen as the main construction material for its long traditional roots in China and fantastic structural capability, as well as part of a desire to fight its current obscurity as a construction material. 

Speculation of Future Developments. Image Courtesy of Penda Speculation of Future Developments. Image Courtesy of Penda © Hua Su © Xia Zhi +34

Family Box Qingdao / Crossboundaries

22:00 - 17 September, 2015
Family Box Qingdao / Crossboundaries, © Xia Zhi
© Xia Zhi

© Xia Zhi © Xia Zhi © Xia Zhi © Xia Zhi +34

  • Architects

  • Location

    Qing Dao Lu, Shinan Qu, Qingdao Shi, Shandong Sheng, China, 266003
  • Partners in Charge

    Binke Lenhardt, Dong Hao
  • Project Team

    Tracey Loontjens, Gao Yang, Cynthia Cui
  • Client

    Children Enterprise (UK) Ltd.
  • Area

    4400.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Crossboundaries' New Office / Crossboundaries

20:00 - 13 August, 2015
Crossboundaries' New Office / Crossboundaries, © Xia Zhi
© Xia Zhi

© Dong Hao © Xia Zhi © Xia Zhi © Xia Zhi +20

  • Architects

  • Location

    Beijing, Beijing, China
  • Architects in Charge

    Binke Lenhardt, Dong Hao
  • Area

    1500.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs