Tony’s Farm / Playze

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Architects: Playze
Location: , China
Team: Mengjia He, Pascal Berger, Marc Schmit, Meijun wu, Liv Xu Ye, Ahmed Hosny, Andres Tovar, Sebastian Hefti, Maggie Tang
Area: 1,060 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Bartosz Kolonko

Hanking Nanyou Newtown Urban Planning Design Proposal / Jaeger and Partner Architects

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Jaeger and Partner Architects shared with us their Hanking Nanyou Newtown Urban Design proposal for the renovation of a parcel of Nanyou in Nanshan District, . Their concept focuses on creating a ‘multi-functional ring’ which combines the planning theories of the compact city, green city, and digital city. Acting as a unifying element, the multi-functional ring at the site’s core is a prominent feature of the design, providing the best site accessibility solution to an otherwise difficult to manage site. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas to design Cultural Center in Chengdu

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Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas has been announced as winner of an international competition to design and construct the first cultural center in Chengdu, China. In their winning proposal, Fuksas combined four, elliptical shaped buildings with a spiral structure to create an inclusive artist complex that offers a center for the performing arts, a cultural center, offices Writer and Literary Association, and an apartment building for artists.

Learn more about the Chengdu Tianfu Cultural and Performance Center after the break.

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The WUHAO Curated Shop is a modern approximation of a classical Chinese garden, located in one of ’s richest historical districts. Having shown at Design Week and the Milan Furniture Fair, offers a contemporary vision of the classical Chinese garden while also nurturing the work of emerging Chinese designers and international talents. Founder and curator Isabelle Pascal shares her first encounter with the ancient courtyard and explains how the experience inspired the collections she curates today.

Yalong Bay Headquarters of COFCO / Zhubo Design Zstudio

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Architects: Zhubo Design Zstudio
Location: Yalong Bay, , China, 572016
Design Director: Zhong Qiao
Project Director: Zhang Tiantian
Architecture Designers: Zhang Biqin,Li Jing, Feng Qian
Collaborator: Zhubo Design Company
Area: 3,3400 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Su Shengliang

Wuhan Marine Science and Research Tower Proposal / ACID + AaL + Studio méta-

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Designed for a marine based company, the design by ACID (Advanced Construction Information Development Co., Ltd) + AaL (Advance Architecture Lab) + Studio méta- creates an iconic architectural representation of their day to day business. The architects were interested in a frozen expression of twisting water and the idea of this movement with relation to the core business of their client. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Tianjin Hotel Proposal / HAO

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The hotel concept for the five-star hotel in , China incorporates the traditional hotel amenities such as conference rooms, restaurants, and fitness areas with a vibrant gallery for art and changing exhibitions showcasing local and international artists. Designed by HAO/Holm Architecture Office, the building orients the building mass to create better views towards downtown Tianjin while curving back part of the volume to create a covered area for the hotel entrance and drop-off. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Nike Pop Up Showroom / Maggie Peng & Albert Tien

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Architects: Maggie Peng , Albert Tien
Location: Beijing,
Design Team: , Albert Tien
Year: 2012
Photographs: Jonathan Leijonhufvud

KPF Releases Masterplan for Chinese City Built From Scratch

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International architecture firm Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF) recently announced that their design for the 120 million square foot master plan for Meixi Lake in , China is being realized. A new city in the West Pioneer Zone in Hunan Province, Meixi Lake is centered around a 3.85 kilometer‐long lake. Upon completion, the city will be home to 180,000 inhabitants, and will provide residents, workers and visitors sustainable neighborhoods for living, working, recreation, culture and entertainment. More images and architects’ press release after the break.

Dual Tower for the High-Tech and Research Campus First Prize Winning Proposal / KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten

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KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten was just awarded the first prize for their design of the Dual Tower for the High-Tech and Research Campus in Foshan, . The 170-meter high dual tower denotes the start of the new business district in the south of the city, a prefecture-level city in the southern Chinese province Guangdong. Its exposed location, height, and function in the urban fabric as the first building on the Sino-German High-Tech and Research Campus means that the dual tower is conceived as a landmark. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Architects Selected/Shortlisted for West Kowloon Cultural District

Foster + Partners’ Masterplan for the West Kowloon Cultural District, entitled City Park. © Foster + Partners, by Methanoia

The WKCDA (West Kowloon Cultural District Authority) has made two big announcements today: (1) the winners of the competition to design the Xiqu Center, what will be the District’s first landmark building; and (2) the shortlist of six architects who will compete to design the M+ for Visual Culture. The and Center are part of a Masterplan, designed by Foster + Partners, to transform ’s West Kowloon Cultural District into a world-class destination for arts and culture.

Hong-Kong born architects Bing Thom and Ronald Lu (of Bing Thom Architects and Ronald Lu & Partners) beat out the Master-planners themselves, Foster +  Partners, to design the Xiqu Center, the “gateway of access” to the district, scheduled for commissioning in 2016.

The designer for the M+ Museum has yet to be determined, however, and, judging by the 6 world-famous architectural firms shortlisted, the competition is sure to be fierce.

Find out the complete list of architects, including Herzog & de Meuron and SNOHETTA, who will compete to design the M+ Museum, after the break…

Qingtao Marketing Center / Tsushima Design Studio

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Architects: Tsushima Design Studio
Location: , China
Landscape Architects: E Design
Client: Qingtao Vanke
Area: 1,850 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Masao Nishikawa

8th China Flower Expo Information Center / Lab Architecture Studio

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Designed for the 8th Flower expo, which will be held in 2014, the design for the information center by Lab Architecture Studio aims to create a very subtle expression. By blending it into nature, the project is able to unite itself with the land and environment. Both the lively architectural form and the flexible spatial structures activate the whole expo park. More images and architects’ description after the break.

The Lanxi Curtilage / Archi Union Architects

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Architects: Archi Union Architects Inc
Location: International Intangible Cultural Heritage Park, ,
Architect In Charge: Philip F. Yuan
Client: Chengdu Qingyang Suburb Construction & Development Co., Ltd.
Area: 4,000 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: SHEN Zhonghai

Shanghai Vanke Headquarters / Tsushima Design Studio

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Architects: Tsushima Design Studio
Location: Shanghai, Changning,
Design Architects: (TDS), Kobayashi Maki Design Workshop, Inc. (KMDW)
Principal: Mr. Toshio Tsushima (TDS), Mr. Hiroto Kobayashi/Mrs. Naomi Maki (KMDW)
Collaborators: Shanghai Vanke: Shikyo Fu (Design Director)
Landscape: Studio On Site
Area: 15,000 sqm
Year: 2007
Photographs: Masao Nishikawa

Mei Li Zhou Church / Tsushima Design Studio

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Architects: Tsushima Design Studio
Location: Hangzhou,
Principal: Toshio Tsushima
Project Architect: Takeaki Nakamoto
Area: 1,025 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Masao Nishikawa

Xiangshawan Desert Lotus Hotel / PLaT Architects

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Architects: PLaT Architects
Location: , China
Completion Date: March, 2013
Area: 30,000 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of PLaT Architects

North Point Harbour Urban Planning Concept Winning Proposal / Chris Y. H. Chan + Stephanie M. L. Tan

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This design for the North Point waterfront redevelopment, which won the first prize in the competition, proposes an “organic network” of forms for the site. Designed by Chris Y. H. Chan + Stephanie M. L. Tan, the project approach is based on the study of the adjacent “community street” – Chun Yeung St., which should have human life and the life of dwellers establishing the community. In this project, they aim to transform the Chun Yeung St’s urban model as part of an organic ecology. This model could affect the North Point district to become a more sustainable urban model. More images and architects’ description after the break.