Izakaya Singer / Panorama

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Architects: Panorama
Location: Shenzhen,
Design Team: Horace Pan, Alan Tse, Nick Wong
Client: Izakaya Singer Co., Ltd.
Area: 340 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Ng Siu Fung

Zhengdong New District Office Building Proposal / AUA

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Located in ’s rapidly developing Zhengdong New District, the proposed office tower by AUA (Atelier of Urban Architecture) is an iconic building that sets a precedent for the area. Derived from a series of indexical and analytical drawings, the design is a direct response to the existing site geometry. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Roche Canteen / EXH Design

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Architects: EXH Design
Location: ,
Design Team: Erich Diserens, Zhang Xi
Area: 3,500 sqm
Year: 2009
Photographs: Courtesy of EXH Design

N4+ Gluebam House / Advanced Architecture Lab[AaL]

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Architects: Advanced Architecture Lab[AaL]
Location: ,
Architect In Charge: Mu Wei, Zhou Chao, Yu Hui
Area: 60 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Li Xiao

Jiading Office Complex / Damian Donze (Tongji Architectural Design and Research Institute)

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As part of the new Tongji Science and Technology Park in Jiading, , the aim for the design by Damian Donze of Tongji Architectural Design and Research Institute was to create a high level office complex with a commercial street on the ground floor. The irregular form of the building is not just to make an impression, but creates high end office spaces with access to exterior space. The building stretches along Huang Du Lü Yuan Road and extends the commercial street coming from the North. More images and architects’ description after the break.

BGO Headquarters / ///byn

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Architects: ///byn
Location: Tianlin Road, Shanghai,
Design Team: Nicolas Salto Del Giorgio, Bittor Sanchez-Monasterio
Collaborators: Gonzalo Fernandez, Tian Miao, Irene Perez, Li Min
Construction: Shanghai Laijiang Decorate Design CO, LTD.
Area: 750 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Jiang Yong

Pedestrian Bridge / HHD_FUN Architects

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Architects: HHD_FUN Architects
Location: Rizhao,
Ldi: HHD & XinChao Design
Civil Engineer: H&J International
Façade Consultant: FUDA
Photographs: Zhenfei Wang

Insertion Below Chimney / Original Design Studio

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Architects: Original Design Studio
Location: ,
Design Team: Zhang Ming, Zhang Zi, Sun Jialong
Area: 3,000 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Zhang Siye – Wang Yuan – Sun Jialong

Huangshan Mountain Village / MAD Architects

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MAD Architects just unveiled plans for a high-density village near the Huangshan Mountains (Yellow Mountain) in Anhui Province, central . The low-rise residences echo the contours of the surrounding topography and offer unequalled access to one of ’s most famous landscapes. Their design affirms the inherent significance of this landscape. Composed in deference to the local topography, the village provides housing, a hotel and communal amenities organized in a linked configuration across the southern slope of Taiping Lake. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Innhouse Eco Hotel / Oval Partnership

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Architects: Oval Partnership
Location: EXPO Eco Town, Kunming,
Client: Yunnan Horti-Expo Xingyun Real Estate
Area: 2,600 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of Oval Partnership

Galaxy Soho / Zaha Hadid Architects, by Hufton + Crow

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It’s only been a few weeks since she turned 62   but it’s already shaping up to be Zaha Hadid’s year. Yesterday, she was announced winner of the Japan National Stadium Competition   earlier this week, her latest US project, the Eli & Edythe Broad Museum  opened; and the beginning of the month saw much fanfare and frenzy surrounding her extraordinary work in Galaxy Soho .

We’ve already brought you images and video  of the project, but the latest images from Hufton + Crow truly allow you to experience Galaxy Soho – in all its curvaceous glory – like never before.

Check out all the latest images of Zaha Hadid’s Galaxy Soho, after the break…

Visitor Center / HHD_FUN Architects

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Architects: HHD_FUN Architects
Location: Rizhao,
Ldi: HHD & XinChao Design
Civil Engineer: Hiroshi, Satohide
Façade Consultant: FUDA
Photographs: Zhenfei Wang, Chenggui Wang

Power Station of Art / Original Design Studio

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Architects: Original Design Studio
Location: ,
Design Team: Zhang Ming, Zhang Zi, Ding Kuo, Ding Chun, Sun Jialong, Wang Zhigang, Zhang Hao
Area: 38,000 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Zhang Siye – Zhang Ming – Wang Yuan

Public Bathroom / HHD_FUN Architects

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Architects: HHD_FUN Architects
Location: Rizhao,
Ldi: HHD & XinChao Design
Civil Engineer: H&J International
Façade Consultant: FUDA
Photographs: Zhenfei Wang, Chenggui Wang

Taiyuan Southern Station West Plaza / AS. Architecture Studio

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Situated in a strategic position for the development of the city of Taiyuan, , the design for the Southern Station West Plaza creates an important hub of services for the city’s population. Designed by AS. Architecture Studio, the project represents the first visual impact the city offers to visitors descending at the southern station, thus acquiring an important communicative and functional value. For this reason, the project constitutes a real landmark, standing out from the surrounding urban environment, enriching it and integrating within at the same time. More images and architects’ description after the break.

‘Blossom Gate’ / Prechteck

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Defining a landmark to the entrance of the largest Chinese myrtle garden in , Prechteck’s ‘Blossom Gate’ aims to reinvent the gate as an architectural typology underlining the connecting characteristics of a former dividing element. Their design is not just about the link of the inside with the outside, but also about the connection of its visitors – the gate as an area of gathering, instead of a point of passing through. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Seven teams shortlisted to design Future Art-Themed Park in Hong Kong

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The West Cultural District Authority (WKCDA) has announced seven international teams competing to design a 14 hectare, landscaped public space for arts and culture on a waterfront property in . After the project breaks ground in 2014, the phased development is expected to only take a year. It will feature a lush, sculpted terrain that will provide a new green open space in the heart of the city and a vibrant venue for music, dance, theatre, art exhibitions and other free outdoor cultural programs.

The seven shortlisted design teams are:

Yading Cliff Building Competition Entry / ELEV

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Located on a cliff at an altitude of 4100 meters high near Yading Village in , the proposal for the Yading Cliff Building by ELEV (Elevation Workshop) was inspired by the terrain of the cliff itself. The local mountain has had landslides in the past. As nature formed the mountains in the first place, it also created the imperfections. The architects wanted to use our man-made construction to fill the remaining void. More images and architects’ description after the break.