Tianzhoushan Tea House / Archiplein

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Architects: Archiplein
Location: Anhui,
Area: 1,000 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Frédéric Henriques

Huangshan Mountain Village / MAD Architects

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MAD Architects just unveiled plans for a high-density village near the Huangshan Mountains (Yellow Mountain) in Anhui Province, central . The low-rise residences echo the contours of the surrounding topography and offer unequalled access to one of ’s most famous landscapes. Their design affirms the inherent significance of this landscape. Composed in deference to the local topography, the village provides housing, a hotel and communal amenities organized in a linked configuration across the southern slope of Taiping Lake. More images and architects’ description after the break.

UP LIFT Zeppelin Hangar / OPEN Architecture

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OPEN Architecture was invited to participate in a competition to design a zeppelin hangar situated in the serene landscape of Maan Mountain of Auhui Province, . The challenge is to design a single structure with a clearance of 100 meters wide by 300 meters long and 100 meters in height to house the production and storage of the zeppelin. The structure also demands a single door with a clear opening of 100 meter by 100 meter to let the zeppelin go in and out. Heavy duty cranes are to be hung off the ceiling of the structure, adding substantial loads to this super structure. More images and architects’ description after the break.