Guangzhou Circle / Joseph di Pasquale architect

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Architects: Joseph di Pasquale architect
Location: , Guangdong, China
Design Team: Alessandro Tonassi, Nazareno Cerquaglia, Ma Jun, Zhang Hong Ge, Ma Chong, Wang Ying, Yi Ji Xuan, Peng Hui Fang, Cui Hong
Structural: SIGGMA engineering, Politecnico di Milano
Enginering: SCUT, South China University of Technology
Building Site Engineer: Wang Zhan Shan, Chen Jing Qian
Area: 85000.0 sqm
Year: 2013
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Hanjie Wanda Square / UNStudio

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Architects: UNStudio
Location: Shahu Avenue, Wuchang, , Hubei, , 430073
Design Team: Ben van Berkel, Caroline Bos, Astrid Piber with Ger Gijzen and Mo Lai, Konstantinos Chrysos, Ariane Stracke, Veronica Baraldi and Thomas van Bekhoven, Elisabeth Brauner, Rodrigo Cañizares, Luis Etchegorry, Albert Gnodde, Ka Shin Liu, Chiara Marchionni, Cynthia Markhoff, Tomas Mokry, Iris Pastor, Machiel Wafelbakker, Shuang Zhang, Jinming Feng, Xinyue Guo, Cheng Gong
Model Makers: Patrick Noome, Todd Ebeltoft, Ali Ashgar
Area: 22630.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Edmon Leong

Jinan Vanke Marketing Center / Tsushima Design Studio

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Architects: Tsushima Design Studio
Location: , Shandong,
Landscape Architects: Yamato Planning Consultant Co
Area: 1,557 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Masao Nishikawa

Shanghai Vanke / Tsushima Design Studio

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Architects: Tsushima Design Studio
Location: , China
Landscape Architects: Studio on Site
Collaborators: Kobayashi Maki Design Workshop, Inc. (KMDW)
Area: 23320.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Masao Nishikawa

MAD Envisions More ‘Natural’ Chinese Cities in the Future

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Ma Yansong of MAD recently presented a 600,000 square meter urban design proposal for the city of Nanjing titled, “Shanshui Experiment Complex,” at the 2013 Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism / Architecture in Shenzhen, China. The concept takes into account the culture, nature and history of while reconsidering the methodology in which Chinese cities are built.

Qianhai Integrated Transportation Hub / gmp Architekten

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Architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners (gmp) have been commissioned to design of a new urban development project on a 45 hectare site in the southern Chinese city of . The competition-winning proposal comprises a transportation hub including five underground railway stations, a border control point and numerous commercial areas. Above ground there will be a range of tower blocks of different heights with apartments, shops and offices to form multi-functional city quarters.

Yangzhou River Walk Commercial Complex / BDCL Design International Co

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Architects: BDCL Design International Co
Location: , Jiangsu,
Area: 45400.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of BDCL Design International Co

Nanjing Drum Tower Hospital / Lemanarc SA

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Architects: Lemanarc SA
Location: Zhongshan North Road & Drum Tower Square, Gulou, Nanjing, Jiangsu,
Architect In Charge: Vincent Zhengmao Zhang
Area: 230,000 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of Lemanarc SA

Could Facebook Help Us Understand Urban Migration?

plans to move 250 Million citizens into cities by 2025. Could help them in this endeavor?. Image © Flickr CC User Wenjie Zhang

According to this article on QuartzFacebook is now so widely-used (providing readily available information about the hometowns of millions – or even billions – of people) that it can help researchers analyze migration patterns and trends. Find out more here.

8th Chinese Flower Expo Information Centre / LAB Architecture Studio

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Architects: LAB Architecture Studio
Location: Wujin, Changzhou, Jiangsu,
Architect In Charge: in association with Chris Chan and Stephanie Tan
Area: 3,500 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Ryuji Miya

Shanghai Flower Garden Square / Real Time Architecture

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The concept of the new Shanghai Flower Garden Square by Real Time Architecture  (RTA-Office) is a reinterpretation of a traditional Chinese home. Ten villas merge to form a series of sequential spaces, replacing the conventional building type of the single, stand-alone villa. The 45 square meter landscape, thus, finds its way throughout the units’ interiors, synchronizing interior and exterior user activities.

Hotel WIND / TEAM BLDG

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Location: , Fujian, China
Architect In Charge: Xiao Lei, Wang Jin
Collaborators: Chen Leeyang, Wang Qi, Zhang Tao, Jin Kuramoto, Ishibashi Tadahito, Tetsu Miyazawa, Shigenori Ichimura
Construction: Chens’ Constructing
Year: 2013
Photographs: Nacasa & Partners

Under Armour / Marc Thorpe Design

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Architects: Marc Thorpe Design
Location: ,
Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of Marc Thorpe Design

Vanke Pavillion in Tsingdao World Horticultural Exposition 2014 / Slow Architecture

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Architects: Slow Architects
Location: Qingdao, Shandong,
Designer: Slow Architects
Area: 300 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of Slow Architects

Folding Red / Jike Zhicheng

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Architects: Jike Zhicheng
Location: Lujiazui, Pudong, , China
Collaborate Design: Tonghe Shanzhi
Area: 320 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of Jike Zhicheng

Hotel Kapok Shenzhen Bay / Goettsch Partners

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Architects: Goettsch Partners
Location: , Guangdong,
Year: 2012
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Green Design for the Future: Tsinghua-ECGB Asia Architecture Summit & Exhibition

Tsinghua-ECGB Asia Architecture Summit & Exhibition will be held December 12-13, 2013 at Tsinghua University in City. Jointly sponsored by School of Architecture, Tsinghua University, Tsinghua Holdings Human Settlements Construction (Group) Co., Ltd, Editorial Office of Eco-city and Green Building (ECGB) magazine, the Summit will bring together eight award winning Asian architects to share their design thinking and key projects on creative sustainability. Keynote speakers include Vo Trong Nghia, Principal Architect of Vo Trong Nghia Architects and Shigeru Ban, Founder of Shigeru Ban Architects.

The exhibition will cover various sustainable projects, namely WNW Bar and Dailai Conference Hall by Vo Trong Nghia, Beitou Public Library and Taipei Flora Expo Pavilions by Bio Architecture Formosana, Green School at Bali in Indonesia by John Hardy, A House for all Seasons by John Lin, Innhouse and KPMG-CCTF community centre by Dr. Lin Hao, Paper Church and Post Tsunami Housing for Kirinda Sri Lanka, House of Outlook by Prof. Kazuo Iwamura and other projects.

More than 500 developers, designers, architects, academia experts and government officials are expected to join the Summit, providing a feast of splendid architectural works, dialogue among renowned Asian architects, sharing of views of green design for the future.

Title: Green Design for the Future: Tsinghua-ECGB Asia Architecture Summit & Exhibition
Organizers: Tsinghua University
From: Thu, 12 Dec 2013
Until: Fri, 13 Dec 2013
Venue: Tsinghua University
Address: Haidian, Beijing,

schmidt hammer lassen Wins Competition to Design Ningbo’s New Central Library

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schmidt hammer lassen architects has been announced as the winners of a competition to design a large new central library in Ningbo, one of China‘s oldest cities with a population of seven million. The building will house the library’s significant collection of over two million historic and ancient books, and will aim to double the library’s daily visitors to around 8000 per day. Situated on the edge of a new ecological wetland area, the proposal will also form a new cultural hub within the city. As the latest in schmidt hammer lassen’s long list of libraries (including the Royal Library in Copenhagen) with eight completed and four currently under construction, Ningbo’s will be the practice’s first in .