Xiangxiangxiang Boutique Container Hotel / Tongheshanzhi Landscape Design Co

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Architects: Tongheshanzhi Landscape Design Co
Location: Changzhi City, Shanxi,
Design Team: Jiang Bo, MO keli, SUN Jie
Constructor: Dalian, CIMC
Area: 5,000 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of Tongheshanzhi Landscape Design Co

Changzhi Planning Exhibition Hall / Khoury Levit Fong

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The Planning Exhibition Hall by Khoury Levit Fong is a new urban institution with a particular spatial constitution and purpose. While most are based on familiar building precedents, such as museums or convention halls, they believe that the unique dedications of this institution demands a formal and typological invention: an ocular device or camera transformed into a building. So they place the large-scale city model (1:600) on a plinth that seamlessly extends the public realm into the building by sloping up from the street. More images and architects’ description after the break.