Cube Tube in Jinhua / SAKO Architects

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Architects: SAKO Architects
Location: Jinhua,
Project Team: Keiichiro Sako, Yoko Fujii, Jiye Zhang
Project Area: 13,421 sqm
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Misae Hiromatsu


Pixel in Beijing Modelroom / SAKO Architects

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Architects: SAKO Architects
Project Team: Keiichiro Sako, Ariyo Mogami, Ken-ichi Kurimoto
Project Area: 4,800 sqm
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: Misae Hiromatsu

Yingkou Convention and Exposition Center / 2DEFINE Architecture

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2DEFINE Architecture, with local partner Dalian Urban Planning & Design Institute, recently won an assignment to lead the design of an extraordinary new convention center in , China. The project consists of a four-story, 70,000-square-meter (750,000-square-foot) facility in a city of 2.2 million people located in the northwest province of Liaoning on the Bohai Sea. A unique, sea urchin-shaped building created to reflect its natural environment, the facility will be the centerpiece of a new harbor created off of a satellite central business district in the port city. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Bama Eco Resort / davidclovers

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The design by davidclovers for the Bama Eco Resort includes two key areas of an eco-tourist resort project that intends to be a flagship project for demonstrating how architecture can both re-work and reinvigorate sensitive habitat sites. Using innovative construction methods and design processes, both projects “farm” the existing terrain of the site finding its latent potentials. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Spruce Art Center / LYCS Architecture

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Designed by LYCS Architecture, the Spruce Art Center recently commenced construction in Hangzhou, , . Flush with mature spruce trees and a pre-existing one story abandoned structure, the design is a mixture of two fundamental challenges in architecture: to evoke new spatial meaning while reconciling an existing structure, and to produce a formal language that can be dynamic and strong, yet carefully caress spruce trees. More images and architects’ description after the break.

‘Water Memory’ – Rethinking Shanghai Competition Proposal / Ayrat Khusnutdinov, Zhang Liheng, Alexey Bychkov

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‘Water Memory’, a proposal by Ayrat Khusnutdinov, Zhang Liheng, and Alexey Bychkov for the Rethinking Shanghai competition, focused on a strategic vision to manifest the undeletable importance of Suzhou creek waterfront to . Using existing bridges as the main axis of their development and arranging high-rise commercial areas along them, they created a cohesive system that would connect now fragmented past and recent developments where water wouldn’t divide to play a connective role. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Guangzhou Daily Group Culture Center / IAPA

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IAPA shared with us their proposal for the Daily Group of Culture Center, a large multi-purpose building complex, which recently won the excellence award in the International Architecture Design Competition. The center, which includes office, exhibition, commercial, hotel, culture, and service space, creates a building complex with a vivid image, unique content and regional cultural features. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Villa A / QSJW Architects

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Architects: QSJW Architects - Yki FO, Yogurt Qian
Location: , China
Site Area: 485 sqm
Building Area: 206 sqm
Floor Area: 500 sqm
Completion: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of QSJW Architects

   

Video: CCTV Headquarters / OMA

Enjoy this interesting footage captured by Tomas Koolhaas – son of Rem Koolhaas – in February 2012 of the recently completed China Central Television (CCTV) Headquarters in . The monumental structure took eight years to complete and is ‘s first major building in China, as well as their largest project to date. The building is planned for occupancy later this year to broadcast the London 2012 Olympics. Check out our previous coverage for more building information.

Continue after the break to view a short clip inside the CCTV building during construction!

Urban Creek / ATOL Architects

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Located in the Tongzhou district of , Urban Creek is an attempt at having architecture merge within various spheres of public space. Designed by ATOL Architects, the project is focuses around the idea that architecture should be conceived as a cultural connective tissue that creates opportunities to link spaces and neighborhoods together. In redefining the very notion of mixed-use from a free standing commercial box/podium/tower typology, this design aims at creating an ever evolving city center to reconnect with its secret past. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Bicycle Club / NL Architects

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Amsterdam-based NL Architects have been asked to design a Bicycle Club for a large resort in , . They have proposed a glass enclosed pavilion capped with a rooftop cycling arena that embodies curves reminiscent of the traditional and functional pagoda. Visitors can rent a bike and join the fun in the open-air velodrome or simply visit the club’s cafe and be entertained while sitting on the large staircases found in the middle of the oval structure.

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Youth Center of Qingpu / Atelier Deshaus

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Architects: Atelier Deshaus - Liu Yichun, Chen Yifeng
Location: Huake Rd, Qingpu, ,
Design Team: Liu Yichun, Chen Yifeng, Gao Lin, Liu Qian, Wang Longhai
Completion: 2012
Building Area: 14,360 sqm
Site Area: 10,906 sqm
Photographs: Yao Li

Infinity Loop Bridge / 10 Design + Buro Happold

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Creating a gateway entry to south ’s new planned commercial hub, the winning competition proposal by 10 Design + Buro Happold for their Infinity Loop Bridge marks the connection of the Shizimen Canal to the Pearl River Delta. The 10 and Buro Happold team set out to create a simple and elegant structural solution for a bridge that would be a visual focal point both within the Shizimen District itself and along the Pearl River Delta coastline. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Chongqing Mountain & City Sales Office / One Plus Partnership

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Architects: One Plus Partnership Limited
Location: , China
Designers Involved: Ajax Law Ling Kit, Virginia Lung
Area: 1,600 sqm
Photographers: Ajax Law Ling Kit, Virginia Lung

Masterplan for National Creative Cluster / Sasaki Associates

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The masterplan for the National Creative Cluster by Sasaki Associates integrates the urban form with the surrounding landscape by creating a series of green wedges, interspersed within the urban clusters and forming a series of community parks. Located near Songzhuang, a quiet village on the outskirts of , the success of the district is tied to its openness, where people can interact in both structured and spontaneous ways to exchange ideas and have constructive dialogue. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Masterplan for the Honghe Project / AECOM

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Commissioned by the Golden Harbor Group, the design for the masterplan for the Honghe project by AECOM is aimed to help Longgang, an emerging area of , to function positively on the city’s renovation and upgrading. Located in a new rising area, the project covers the south area of the main venue for last year’s University Games. Their design will not only become the complex of services in east , but will lead the development of sports and mice industries, which will also be important for to become the base radiation to the development of east Guangdong Province. More images and architects’ description after the break.

CCTV Headquarters / OMA

CCTV/OMA Partners-in-charge: and Ole Scheeren, designers, David Gianotten, photographed by Iwan Baan

Architects: OMA
Location: Beijing,
Project Area: 473,000 sqm
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: OMA, Iwan Baan, Jim Gourley, Philippe Ruault

Global Research & Development Center / Broadway Malyan

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Broadway Malyan recently secured a brief to provide a full range of design services for the delivery of a global headquarter, research and development, hospitality and visitor centrer in . They will provide masterplanning, architectural and landscape design services for the project, from concept to detailed design and onsite delivery, with the center set to become a global center for hybrid rice research, a showcase for sustainable development and an international leisure destination in the Qixianling area of , ’s southernmost province. More images and architects’ description after the break.