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Büro Ole Scheeren Expands with New Offices in Berlin and Bangkok

12:00 - 4 November, 2015
Büro Ole Scheeren Expands with New Offices in Berlin and Bangkok, 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
Courtyard House Plugin en Masse – Second Phase / People's Architecture Office, 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
LCD's VULCAN Awarded Guinness World Record for Largest 3D Printed Structure, 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.

Courtesy of Laboratory for Creative Design and Beijing Design Week Courtesy of Laboratory for Creative Design and Beijing Design Week Courtesy of Laboratory for Creative Design and Beijing Design Week Courtesy of Laboratory for Creative Design and Beijing Design Week +19

Janzi Box / Spark Architects

20:00 - 22 October, 2015
Janzi Box / Spark Architects, © Shu He
© Shu He
  • Architects

  • Location

    Xicheng, Beijing, China
  • Design Team

    Claire Yu
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Shu He © Shu He © Shu He © Shu He +17

Cha’er 3 / reMIX Studio

19:00 - 14 October, 2015
Cha’er 3 / reMIX Studio, Courtesy of reMIX Studio
Courtesy of reMIX Studio

Courtesy of reMIX Studio Courtesy of reMIX Studio Courtesy of reMIX Studio Courtesy of reMIX Studio +17

Micro-Yuan’er / ZAO/standardarchitecture

22:00 - 13 October, 2015
Micro-Yuan’er / ZAO/standardarchitecture, © Zhang Mingming
© Zhang Mingming
  • Architects

  • Location

    Cha’er Hutong #8, Dashilar
  • Project Architects

    Zhang Ke, Zhang Mingming, Fang Shujun
  • Design Team

    Ao Ikegami, Huang Tanyu, Dai Haifei, Zhao Sheng, Liu Xinghua
  • Sponsor

    Camerich
  • Area

    17.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Zhang Mingming, Su Shengliang, Courtesy of ZAO/standardarchitecture

© Zhang Mingming © Zhang Mingming © Su Shengliang © Su Shengliang +37

Lettuce House / HE Ding, WANG Wei, KONG Lingchen

19:00 - 13 October, 2015
Lettuce House / HE Ding, WANG Wei, KONG Lingchen, © LI Minfei
© LI Minfei
  • Architects

  • Location

    Shunyi, Beijing, China
  • Architects

    HE Ding, WANG Wei, KONG Lingchen
  • Sustainable Design Team

    LIU Xin, HU Yechang, CHEN Weiran, SU Yurong, XU Zhetong, YANG Xu, YOU Wanrong
  • Client

    Niu Jian
  • Area

    88.5 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© LI Minfei © LI Minfei © LI Minfei © LI Minfei +20

'Importance of Walking' Store / PRAXiS d'ARCHITECTURE

19:00 - 12 October, 2015
'Importance of Walking' Store / PRAXiS d'ARCHITECTURE, © Jin Fengzhe
© Jin Fengzhe
  • Architects

  • Location

    Beijing, Beijing, China
  • Architect in Charge

    Di Shaohua
  • Design Team

    Feng Jiancheng, Guo Yiming, Liu Xing, Feng Shuxian
  • Area

    13.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Jin Fengzhe, Courtesy of PRAXiS d'ARCHITECTURE

© Jin Fengzhe © Jin Fengzhe © Jin Fengzhe © Jin Fengzhe +13

Micro-Hutong / standardarchitecture

19:00 - 11 October, 2015
Micro-Hutong / standardarchitecture, © Chen Su
© Chen Su

© Su Shengliang © Zhang Yanping © Zhang Mingming © Su Shengliang +49

Jingyuan No.22 Transformation / C+ Architects

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

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

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

Zaha Hadid's Wangjing SOHO Wins Emporis Skyscraper Award

04:00 - 30 September, 2015
Wangjing SOHO; Beijing, China / Zaha Hadid Architects. Image © Feng Chang
Wangjing SOHO; Beijing, China / Zaha Hadid Architects. Image © Feng Chang

Zaha Hadid ArchitectsWangjing SOHO in Beijing has won the 2014 Emporis Skyscraper Award. Chosen by an international panel of experts from more than 300 skyscrapers, the three-tower 200-meter-tall development is the first skyscraper in China to ever win the award. The judges were impressed by its "excellent energy efficiency and its distinctive design, which gives the complex a harmonious and organic momentum."

Each year, the Emporis Award honors the world's best new building over 100-meters-tall. Read on to see the top 10 buildings honored this year.

Guanghualu SOHO 2 / gmp Architekten

20:00 - 22 September, 2015
Guanghualu SOHO 2 / gmp Architekten, © Christian Gahl
© Christian Gahl
  • Architects

  • Location

    Guang Hua Lu, Chaoyang Qu, Beijing Shi, China
  • Design

    Meinhard von Gerkan, Stephan Schütz with Stephan Rewolle
  • Area

    103000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Christian Gahl © Christian Gahl © Christian Gahl © Christian Gahl +11

Dashilar: Housing In-between

23:00 - 21 September, 2015
Dashilar: Housing In-between

Dashilar: Housing In-between is a collaborative forum and exhibition event organized by Studio X and Dashilar Platform for Beijing International Design Week 2015. Curated by Jeffrey Johnson (Studio X Beijing), Yijing Xu and Neill Mclean Gaddes (SANS, Dashilar Platform) with support from Columbia University GSAPP, Dashilar Platform and Beijing International Design Week.

‘Housing’ is a basic human necessity and has always been a critical subject of discussion around the world. With growing awareness of the gross inequalities created by neoliberal economies, significant attention has been placed recently on the housing conditions of those less privileged and marginalized.

Mercedes-Benz Advanced Design Center of China / anySCALE

19:00 - 21 September, 2015
Mercedes-Benz Advanced Design Center of China / anySCALE, Courtesy of Nathaniel Mcmahon
Courtesy of Nathaniel Mcmahon
  • Architects

  • Location

    Wang Jing Dong Lu No. 6, International Technology Research & Development Park
  • Design Team

    Andreas Thomczyk, Karin Hepp, Simon Berg, Vivian Zhang
  • Client

    Daimler China
  • Designed Areas

    Design Studio, Workshop, Office Space and Outside Garden
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Nathaniel Mcmahon

Courtesy of Nathaniel Mcmahon Courtesy of Nathaniel Mcmahon Courtesy of Nathaniel Mcmahon Courtesy of Nathaniel Mcmahon +16

Transportation Office / CAA

19:00 - 4 September, 2015
Transportation Office / CAA  , © CAA
© CAA
  • Architects

  • Location

    Beijing, China
  • Architect in Charge

    Liu Haowei
  • Design Team

    CAA Brand (Chen Fei, Zhang hope, Deng Yue, Zhu Yawei, Duan Lian)
  • Area

    2400.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© CAA © CAA © CAA © CAA +11

Rong Bao Zhai Coffee Bookstore / ARCHSTUDIO

02:00 - 14 August, 2015
Rong Bao Zhai Coffee Bookstore / ARCHSTUDIO, © WANG Ning
© WANG Ning
  • Architects

  • Location

    China, Beijing
  • Architect in Charge

    Han Wen Qiang
  • Design Team

    Yang Bin Lin, Huang Tao, Li Yun Tao
  • Area

    293.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© WANG Ning © WANG Ning © WANG Ning © WANG Ning +22

Crossboundaries' New Office / Crossboundaries

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

  • Location

    Beijing, Beijing, China
  • Architects in Charge

    Binke Lenhardt, Dong Hao
  • Area

    1500.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

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