People's Daily HQ / Architects and Engineers Associates of Southeast University

22:00 - 4 February, 2016
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Courtesy of Architects and Engineers Associates of Southeast University
  • Architects

  • Location

    Jintai West Road No.2 Courtyard Building 6, Chaoyang, Beijing, China, 100026
  • Design Team

    QIAN Feng, ZHANG Li, ZHUANG Fang, KONG Hui, WANG Wei, ZHOU Wenxiang, YU Han, LI Meng, ZHAO Ran
  • Area

    88856.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

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Tales CBD Kindergarten Renovation / Spacework Architects

22:00 - 18 January, 2016
© Spacework Architects
© Spacework Architects
  • Architects

  • Location

    Beijing, Beijing, China
  • Design Team

    Liu Hongwei, Zhang Hong, Fu Haoran, Ma Liangcheng, Yang Huiyong, Zhang Lifang, Yang Yixin
  • Client

    Tales Education Group
  • Area

    3500.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

    Spacework Architects

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Spring Art Museum / Praxis d'Architecture

02:00 - 7 January, 2016
© Xia Zhi
© Xia Zhi

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MVRDV Reimagines the Chinese Hutong

12:00 - 31 December, 2015
© MVRDV
© MVRDV

MVRDV has taken it upon themselves to reimagine the Chinese Hutong. Focusing in on Beijing's prominent and currently vacant Xianyukou Hutong, the practice has set out to define its future and envision "the next hutong" - one that is "monumental, dense, green, mixed and individual" and can be built in phases. 

Anchoret Beijing / SPEYS

20:00 - 30 December, 2015
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© Ludwik Kaizerbrecht PH+

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Original Life Market / LATITUDE

19:00 - 29 December, 2015
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© Shannon Fagan

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WHY Hotel / ELEVATION WORKSHOP / WEI architects

20:00 - 28 December, 2015
© Xia Zhi
© Xia Zhi
  • Architects

  • Location

    235 Qianquhe Village, Gaoliying Town, Shunyi District, Beijing, China
  • Area

    990.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

    Xia Zhi, Ying XING Team, Tingting HU, Liang ZHENG

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Yuanyang Express We+ Co-working Space / MAT Office

02:00 - 27 December, 2015
© Kangshuo Tang
© Kangshuo Tang
  • Architects

  • Location

    Sanyuanqiao, Sanyuan Bridge, Chaoyang, China, 100028
  • Design Team

    Kangshuo Tang, Miao Zhang, Guat Hong Chua, Yunzhu Ji
  • Client

    We+
  • Area

    800.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

    Kangshuo Tang

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PIFO New Art Gallery / archstudio

20:00 - 7 December, 2015
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© Lv Yuntao
  • Architects

  • Location

    798 Art Bridge Gallery, Chaoyang, Beijing, China, 100015
  • Architect in Charge

    Han Wenqiang
  • Area

    864.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

    Lv Yuntao, Wang Ning

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Video: Garden School / OPEN Architecture

18:00 - 4 December, 2015

"A counteraction to what is happening today in China," OPEN Architecture's Garden School in Beijing seeks to reconnect its students with nature. Located in a new town that, as founding partner Li Hu says, was built "too fast," the school serves as one of the few spaces students can interact with nature. The school is designed like a garden, from its sloping "floor zero" to rooftop gardens, offering unconventional spaces for teaching and inviting public areas that encourage social interaction. 

“What is problematic is that these new towns are designed too fast, without much thinking about how the spaces are going to be used, and what kind of space they are going to create. I think it is a problem for human psychology. Living in a new town with not enough good green space, good social space, we’ll become very problematic urban animals,” Hu told Spirit of Space.

Read on for a conversation with the architects. 

Chinese Artist Makes Bricks from Beijing's Smog

16:00 - 1 December, 2015
Day 98. Image via Quartz / Supplied by Nut Brother
Day 98. Image via Quartz / Supplied by Nut Brother

From the Bird’s Nest to the CCTV headquarters, for the past 100 days Chinese performance artist "Nut Brother" has been wandering the streets of Beijing collecting smog with an industrial vacuum so that he can eventually turn it into bricks. He has now began to form his bricks by mixing a combination of the collected "dust and smog" with clay. As he told Quartz, the project is meant to be a symbol. Read the whole story here

Sunken Garden / Plasma Studio

20:00 - 18 November, 2015
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KUAN Architects’ Intellectual Property Office Headquarters Design is Inspired by Traditional Chinese Paintings

06:00 - 18 November, 2015
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Courtesy of KUAN Architects

Addressing the budding concept of intellectual property in China, KUAN Architects has revealed their proposal for the Intellectual Property Office Headquarters at the Beijing TBD. The project sits at the crossing of the North-South axis of the Badaling Expressway and the East-West axis of the TBD, an irregular quadrilateral footprint among several rectangular developments. Both sides of the main axis of the TBD are divided into 5 parcels - simple, concise shapes that balance the irregularity of the site and reconcile its plan with the surroundings. Using these building volumes, a plaza is created in the centre.

Beijing Hutong House Renovation / ARCHSTUDIO

20:00 - 14 November, 2015
© Xia Zhi
© Xia Zhi
  • Architects

  • Location

    Beijing, Beijing, China
  • Architect in Charge

    Han Wenqiang, Zhao Yang
  • Area

    160.0 sqm
  • Photographs

    Xia Zhi, Zhang Lin Han, Wang Ning

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Folding Screen, Rongbaozhai Western Art Gallery / ARCHSTUDIO

22:00 - 11 November, 2015
© 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

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Büro Ole Scheeren Expands with New Offices in Berlin and Bangkok

12:00 - 4 November, 2015
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. 

Courtyard House Plugin en Masse – Second Phase / People's Architecture Office

20:00 - 29 October, 2015
Courtesy of People's Architecture Office (PAO)
Courtesy of People's Architecture Office (PAO)
  • Architects

  • Location

    Da Shi Lan Xi Jie, Xicheng Qu, Beijing Shi, China, 100051
  • Architect in Charge

    He Zhe, James Shen, Zang Feng
  • Design Team

    Cui Gangjian, Chen Yihuai, Gao Tianxia, Jiang Hao, Lin Tianquan, Liu Qianqian, Sun Liming, Wang Wei, Zhang Minghui, Zhou Ying
  • Client

    Dashilar Platform
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of People's Architecture Office (PAO)

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LCD's VULCAN Awarded Guinness World Record for Largest 3D Printed Structure

11:30 - 28 October, 2015
Courtesy of Laboratory for Creative Design and Beijing Design Week
Courtesy of Laboratory for Creative Design and Beijing Design Week

Guinness World Records has awarded the title of "largest 3D printed structure" to VULCAN, a temporary pavilion designed by the Beijing-based Laboratory for Creative Design (LCD). Made up of 1023 individually printed segments, the structure was 9.08 meters long and 2.88 meters tall, and took 30 days to print and a further 12 days to assemble. The pavilion was on display earlier this month at Beijing Design Week, located in Beijing's Parkview Green retail center.

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