Jordan Road Restaurant & Bar / CAA

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Architects: CAA
Location: Yunnan,
Area: 400.0 sqm
Year: 2015
Photographs: Courtesy of CAA

Aimer Fashion Factory / Crossboundaries Architects

Architects: Crossboundaries Architects
Location: Shunyi, ,
Area: 53000.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Zhi Xia, Chaoyang Ying

Yangtai Shan Villa / Design Crew for Architecture

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Architects: Design Crew for Architecture
Location: Guan Jia Ling, Haidian Qu, Shi, , 100095
Architect In Charge: Jinpeng YUAN
Partners In Charge: Nicolas CHAUSSON, Jiaoyang HUANG
Year: 2014
Photographs: Jinpeng YUAN

Geology Museum / LeeMundwiler Architects

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Architects: LeeMundwiler Architects
Location: 大鹏半岛, Longgang, Shenzhen,
Consultants: BLY Landscape Architecture Planning & Design Institute; Huayi Design.
Area: 6200.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Yujiang Peng

Xiang Jing + Qu Guangci Sculpture Studio / aterlier100s+1

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Architects: aterlier100s+1
Location: Songzhuangzhen, Tongzhou, , China
Architects In Charge: Peng Lele, Zeng Renzhen, Yang Guang, Ling Lin
Area: 1257.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Zeng Renzhen

Earthly Pond Service Center of International Horticultural Exposition / HHD_FUN

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Architects: HHD_FUN
Location: , Shandong,
Area: 23000.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: DuoCai Photograph, Zhenfei Wang

Student Accommodation / Wuyang Architecture

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Architects:
Location: Jian Chuan Lu, Minhang Qu, Shanghai Shi,
Project Architect: FENG Lu
Engineering: SRIBS
Area: 975.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: SU Shengliang

Heavenly Water Service Center of International Horticultural Exposition 2014 / HHD_FUN

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Architects: HHD_FUN
Location: Qingdao, Shandong,
Area: 6539.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: DuoCai Photograph, Zhenfei Wang

Fan Zeng Art Gallery / Original Design Studio

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Architects: Original Design Studio
Location: , Jiangsu, China
Architect In Charge: Zhang Ming, Zhang Zi, Li Xuefeng, Sun Jialong, Zhang Zhiguang, Su Ting
Design Company: The Architectural Design and Research Institute of Tongji University,
Investor: Nantong University
Area: 7028.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Yao li-Su Shengliang

Tea Seed Oil Plant / Imagine Architects

Architects: Imagine Architects
Location: Wuyuan, , Jiangxi,
Design Team: Luo Siwei, Lu Shan, Zhou Wei, Zhang Jun, Yang Yan
Area: 4079.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Zeng Jianghe

Façade Renovation for No. 8 Building / Atelier Archmixing

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Architects: Atelier Archmixing
Location: Hengshan Road, , , 200031
Architects In Charge: Zhuang Shen, Ren Hao, Tang Yu, Zhu Jie
Area: 274.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Tang Yu

Chinese Company Builds 57-Story Skyscraper in 19 Days

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“Three floors in a day is ’s new normal,” says a representative for this 57-floor skyscraper that was built in just 19 days. Known as the “Mini Sky City” tower in Changsha, the 180,000-square-meter mixed-use building was built in record speed with , “LEGO-like” blocks. The process also claimed to have required less materials and significantly reduced the amount of air pollution commonly caused by dusty construction sites.

A time-lapse of the construction process, after the break.

Tim Franco Captures the Overscaled Urbanization of Chongqing

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These days, many of China‘s largest urban areas are easily recognizable to people from all over the world, with the skylines of coastal mega-cities such as Shanghai and Beijing taking their place in the global consciousness. Far less known though is the inland city of Chongqing - another of ’s five top-tier “National Central Cities” – where in 2010 the Chinese government embarked on a plan to urbanize a further 10 million of the region’s rural population, with around 1,300 people now moving into the city every day.

Since his first visit to the city in 2009 photographer Tim Franco has been on a mission to document the rapid change in what he believes is “maybe the most widely unknown megacity in the world.” The result is Metamorpolis, a forthcoming photographic book by Franco with text by British journalist Richard Macauley, which documents the colossal scale of development juxtaposed against the people of Chongqing – many of whom still live an incongruous rural lifestyle among the concrete sprawl. Read on after the break for more images from the book and an interview with Franco about the experience of documenting one of the world’s fastest-growing cities.

Vanke Sales Office / FCHA

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Architects: FCHA
Location: , Guangdong, China
Principals In Charge: Su Jinlefu and Chen Zetao
Design Team: Matthew Marano, Su Jinlefu, Chen Zetao, Liang Jie, Guo Xusheng, Lu Zhiwei
Collaborators: CCDI
Area: 600.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Courtesy of FCHA

An Interview with Zhu Pei, Pei-Zhu Studio

OCT Design Museum / Pei-Zhu Studio. Image © Pier Alessio Rizzardi

“If we look at architecture from a cultural point of view, we see we are in a special moment where we are trying to figure out our identity. I think we are too focused on how to transform old Chinese architecture into contemporary architecture; but in no way can you transform it, you can see it with your own eyes. For instance you cannot transform a Roman building into today’s buildings! Sometimes you have to forget about history to create contemporary and unique architecture.”
- Zhu Pei, , 2013

Fangsuo Book Store in Chengdu / Chu Chih-Kang

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Architects: Chu Chih-Kang
Location: Chengdu, Sichuan,
Collaborators: Fangsuo Culture Development Co., Ltd.
Area: 5280.0 sqm
Year: 2015
Photographs: Courtesy of Chu Chih-Kang Space Design

Luo Fu Shan Shui Museum / ADARC Associates

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Architects: ADARC Associates
Location: Luofu Mountain, 罗浮大道, Boluo Xian, Huizhou Shi, Guangdong Sheng,
Area: 6100.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of ADARC Associates

Baiyunting Culture and Art Center / Dushe Architectural Design Co

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Architects: Dushe Architectural Design Co
Location: , Jiangsu, China
Architecture Director: Zhang Qi Lin
Project Director: Ling Ke Ge
Design Team: Xu Qi, Zhang Ya Chao, Zhang Jia Qi
Area: 25000.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Su Sheng Liang