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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

MVRDV Designs Shopping Center with Pearlescent Façade in Beijing

12:00 - 16 February, 2016
MVRDV Designs Shopping Center with Pearlescent Façade in Beijing, Courtesy of MVRDV
Courtesy of MVRDV

Exterior construction has almost wrapped up on MVRDV’s Chongwenmen M-Cube shopping center in Beijing, featuring a shimmering façade that changes color from grey to pearlescent. The approximately 40,000 square meter center sits in the central Chongwenmen district, just moments from the Forbidden City, and will serve as a centralized hub for retail, cuisine and leisure. The project is set to be completed in summer of this year.

Tianzhu Marketing Center / Tsushima Design Studio

19:00 - 12 February, 2016
Tianzhu Marketing Center / Tsushima Design Studio, © Masao Nishikawa
© Masao Nishikawa

© Masao Nishikawa © Masao Nishikawa © Masao Nishikawa © Masao Nishikawa +18

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

22:00 - 4 February, 2016
People's Daily HQ / Architects and Engineers Associates of Southeast University, Courtesy of Architects and Engineers Associates of Southeast University
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

    Courtesy of Architects and Engineers Associates of Southeast University

Courtesy of Architects and Engineers Associates of Southeast University Courtesy of Architects and Engineers Associates of Southeast University Courtesy of Architects and Engineers Associates of Southeast University Courtesy of Architects and Engineers Associates of Southeast University +43

Tales CBD Kindergarten Renovation / Spacework Architects

22:00 - 18 January, 2016
Tales CBD Kindergarten Renovation / Spacework Architects, © 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 © Spacework Architects © Spacework Architects © Spacework Architects +17

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

MVRDV Reimagines the Chinese Hutong

12:00 - 31 December, 2015
MVRDV Reimagines the Chinese Hutong, © 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
Anchoret Beijing / SPEYS, © Ludwik Kaizerbrecht PH+
© Ludwik Kaizerbrecht PH+
  • Architects

  • Location

    Beijing, Beijing, China
  • Team

    Filip Gałuszka, Hayger Chan, Onkit Wong, Kayuet Nicky
  • Client

    Anchoret Beijing
  • Furniture

    JANG + Master Xiu + Brass Master
  • Area

    65.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Ludwik Kaizerbrecht PH+ © Ludwik Kaizerbrecht PH+ © Ludwik Kaizerbrecht PH+ © Ludwik Kaizerbrecht PH+ +11

Original Life Market / LATITUDE

19:00 - 29 December, 2015
Original Life Market / LATITUDE, © Shannon Fagan
© Shannon Fagan
  • Architects

  • Location

    Beijing, Beijing, China
  • Principal Architect

    Manuel N. Zornoza
  • Team

    Andrea Ramos Rodriguez, Bo Liu, Jorge Cortes de Castro, Lisa Bai, Lucia Bravo Guinea
  • Area

    2000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Shannon Fagan © Shannon Fagan © Shannon Fagan © Shannon Fagan +12

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

Yuanyang Express We+ Co-working Space / MAT Office

02:00 - 27 December, 2015
Yuanyang Express We+ Co-working Space / MAT Office, © 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 © Kangshuo Tang © Kangshuo Tang © Kangshuo Tang +17

PIFO New Art Gallery / archstudio

20:00 - 7 December, 2015
PIFO New Art Gallery / archstudio, © Lv Yuntao
© 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 © Wang Ning © Wang Ning +18

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
Chinese Artist Makes Bricks from Beijing's Smog, 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
Sunken Garden / Plasma Studio, © Holger Kehne
© Holger Kehne

© Holger Kehne © Holger Kehne © Holger Kehne © Holger Kehne +28

KUAN Architects’ Intellectual Property Office Headquarters Design is Inspired by Traditional Chinese Paintings

06:00 - 18 November, 2015
KUAN Architects’ Intellectual Property Office Headquarters Design is Inspired by Traditional Chinese Paintings, Courtesy of KUAN Architects
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
Beijing Hutong House Renovation / ARCHSTUDIO, © Xia Zhi
© Xia Zhi

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

Folding Screen, Rongbaozhai Western Art Gallery / ARCHSTUDIO

22:00 - 11 November, 2015
Folding Screen, Rongbaozhai Western Art Gallery / ARCHSTUDIO, © 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 © Wang Ning After Renovation © Wang Ning +12