Hongkun Art Gallery / penda

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Architects: penda
Location: ,
Area: 2000.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Xia Zhi

KSP Designs Floating ‘Urban Helix’ for Changsha

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KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten International has been awarded first prize for their proposal of a new “urban helix” in Changsha, , that extends public space from the city center into Lake Meixi. The concept serves as a catalyst, marking a termination point on a new street axis that culminates into a pedestrian ramp symbolically spiraling 30 meters above a 20,000 square meter artificial island.

The Cellar / Chiasmus Partners

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Architects: Chiasmus Partners
Location: Shanghai,
Architect In Charge: James Wei Ke, Hyunho Lee, AIA
Design Team: Laura Pumar, Yin Fengkun, Wu Shuang, Jiang Miaowei, Zhang Wei, Liu Dewei, Xie Siyu, Qiao Ya, Wang Lihui, Zeng Shihua, Aude Pelamourgue, Huang Ying, Gong Nan, Zhou Wanru
Area: 725 sqm
Photographs: Aaron Qiao

World’s Tallest Buildings of 2013 Dominated by Asia

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According to the latest Tall Report, 73 buildings in excess of 200 meters were completed in 2013 worldwide, the second highest total only behind 2011 with 81 completions. The increase of completions from 2012 to 2013 continues a significant upward trend that, since 2000, has seen an astounding 318 percent increase in tall buildings. 

Vanke Tsing Tao Pearl Hill Visitor Center / Bohlin Cywinski Jackson

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Architects: Bohlin Cywinski Jackson
Location: , Shandong, China
Design Team: Robert Miller, FAIA – Principal, Jeremy Evard, AIA – Project Manager, Alan Dodson, 
Adam Pazan
Contractor: StructureCraft, SKF
Area: 22000.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Nic Lehoux, Courtesy of

The Suit / AnLstudio

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Architects: AnLstudio
Location: , Guangdong, China
Design Team: Yongseok Kwon, Hyoyoun Kwon
Area: 561 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of AnLstudio

Material Inspiration: 10 Projects Inspired by Glass

To celebrate the launch of ArchDaily Materials, our new product catalog, we’ve rounded up 10 awesome projects from around the world that were inspired by one material: . Check out the projects after the break…

Yongjiang Tennis Club / Zhang Jingang

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Architects: Zhang Jingang
Location: , Zhejiang,
Design Team: Wang Cun, Fang Wei,Wang Yunhai, Wang Jun, Hu Yingjian
Area: 15,843 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Zhang Jingang

1/2 Stadium / Interval Architects

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Architects: Interval Architects
Location: Huangzhuang Vocational Senior High School Branch School, Shijingshan, , China, 100040
Project Architect: Oscar KO, GU Yunduan
Area: 17000.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: GU Yunduan

OPEN Prototype for Temporary Sales Pavilion / OPEN Architecture

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Architects: OPEN Architecture
Location: , China
Architect In Charge: Li Hu, Huang Wenjing
Area: 1115.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Su Shengliang

Guangzhou Circle / Joseph di Pasquale architect

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Architects: Joseph di Pasquale architect
Location: , Guangdong,
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
Photographs: Courtesy of Joseph di Pasquale architect

Hanjie Wanda Square / UNStudio

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Architects: UNStudio
Location: Shahu Avenue, Wuchang, , Hubei, China, 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: ,
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 Nanjing 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, China
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