Jia Du Clubhouse / U10

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Architects:
Location: Langfang, Hebei,
Area: 2,500 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Zhang Guangyuan

Bank of Shanghai Data Processing Center / Silvio d´Ascia

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Architects: Silvio d´Ascia
Location: , China
Design Team: Silvio d’Ascia Architecture with AREP
Area: 76000.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Yves Chan You

G9 Shangai / Atelier INDJ

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Architects: Atelier INDJ
Location: , China
Architect In Charge: Ian Douglas-Jones
Area: 270 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Bono Yan

LAND Experience Center / Aedas

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Architects: Aedas
Location: Xi’an, Shaanxi,
Area: 2110.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Courtesy of Aedas

Qingdao World Horticultural Expo Theme Pavilion / UNStudio

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Architects: UNStudio
Location: Qingdao, Shandong,
Project Team: Ben van Berkel, Hannes Pfau, Gerard Loozekoot with Markus van Aalderen, Joerg Petri, Milena Stopic, Yu-Chen Liu and Cong Ye, Irina Bogdan, Xing Xiong, Maud van Hees, ShuoJiong Zhang, Philipp Mecke, Maya Alam, Junjie Yan, Gilles Greis, Subhajit Das, Erwin Horstmanshof, Faiz Zohri, Andrew Brown, Patrik Noomé, Amanda Chan, Nanang Santoso
Area: 35,000 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Edmon Leong

Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University Administration Information Building / Aedas

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Architects: Aedas
Location: Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, 111 Ren’ai Road, 工业园区 , Jiangsu, China, 215123
Project Design Director: Andy Wen
Client: Suzhou Industrial Park Education Investment Development Co. Ltd.
Area: 59893.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of Aedas

Refurbishment of the Offset Printing Factory / Origin Architect

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Architects: Origin Architect
Location: Dongcheng, , China
Architect In Charge: Li Ji
Design Team: Zhang Hui, Lian Hui, Wang Jing
Year: 2014
Photographs: Xia Zhi

Library of South University of Science and Technology of China / Urbanus

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Architects: Urbanus
Location: , Guangdong, China
Design Director: Meng Yan
Area: 10,728 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Alex Chan

1911 Revolution Museum / CADI

© Zhang Guangyuan

Architects: CADI
Location: Wuchang, , Hubei, China
Architect In Charge: Lu Xiaoming, Ye Wei
Design Team: Lu Xiaoming, Ye Wei, Guo Lei, Ding Mao, Li Mingyu, Cai Xiaopeng, Wen Siqing, Wang Xin, Shao Guofen, Zhang Hao, Hu Wenjin, Lei Jianping, Sun Yanbo, Liu Bin, Ou Yangjian
Area: 22138.0 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Zhang Guangyuan

Lecture / Four Urban Models in China’s Accelerated Urbanization: Local Public Space Implications

’s accelerated urbanization juxtaposes many local and global urban models in the contemporary urban space of the mega-city/metacity region. Since 1945 the global and local discourse on urban design and development has been dominated by four conceptual models. These four models, the metropolis, the megalopolis, the fragmented metropolis and the megacity/metacity have appeared in Asia with local characteristics and with special, hybrid characteristics. ’s rapid urbanization has been based on an equally rapid industrialization that has telescoped the historical development pattern of western nations into 60 years.

David Grahame Shane, Adjunct Professor at GSAPP, Columbia University will give a public lecture at Studio-X . A panel discussion will accompany this lecture, in which Wang Hui from URBANUS will introduce and discuss the Urban Models in China’s Accelerated Urbanization and public space.

Title: Lecture / Four Urban Models in China’s Accelerated Urbanization: Local Public Space Implications
Website: http://studiox-beijing.tumblr.com/post/86991134814/x-talk-025-four-urban-models-in-chinas
From: Tue, 03 Jun 2014 19:00
Until: Wed, 28 May 2014 21:00
Venue: Studio-X Beijing, GSAPP, Columbia University
Address: Andingmen Inner Street & Fangjia Hutong, Dongcheng, Beijing, China, 100009

The Snow Apartment / penda

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Architects: penda
Location: Zhangjiakou, Hebei,
Year: 2014
Photographs: Courtesy of penda

Axial Symphony / Design Systems Ltd.

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Architects: Design Systems Ltd.
Location: , Guangdong,
Designers: Lam Wai Ming, Fanny Leung, Fang Huan Huan, Zhang Xing, Lansy Dai
Clients: Ms Sze
Area: 300 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of Design Systems Ltd.

ABC Cooking Studio / Prism Design

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Architects: Prism Design
Location: Huangpu, , China
Architects In Charge: Tomohiro Katsuki, Masanori Kobayashi, Reiji Kobayashi
Area: 160 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Studio W – Wataru Ishida

John McAslan + Partners Selected for Chinese Biodome

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John McAslan + Partners has been selected to design a Botanical Gardens and Research Center in Dongguan, China. The scheme features a large gridshell biodome which engages with landscaped mounds both inside and outside the structure. Around the base of the roof structure, a ribbon of glass will provide views which connect these interior and exterior landscapes.

Read on for more detail on the design

Chenglu Villa / gad

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Architects: gad
Location: , Hainan,
Architects In Charge: Zhang Wei, Cheng Yue, Kang Jian.
Area: 1200.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Zhao Qiang

Crafting Urban Life in Three Dimensions: An Interview with Adam Snow Frampton by James Schrader

Footbridge in Central, Hong Kong. Image by Adam Frampton

The following are excerpts from one of 41 interviews that student researchers at the Strelka Institute are publishing as part of the Future Urbanism Project. In this interview, James Schrader speaks with Adam Snow Frampton, the co-author of Cities Without Ground and the Principal of Only If, a -based practice for architecture and urbanism. They discuss his work with OMA, the difference between Western and Asian cities, his experiences opening a new firm in New York, and the future of design on an urban scale.

James Schrader: Before we get to , I thought it would be interesting to look a bit into your past. Could you tell me about where your interest in cities came from? Were there any formative moments that led to your fascination with cities?

Adam Snow Frampton: I was always interested in cities, but not necessarily exposed to much planning at school. When I went to work at OMA Rotterdam, I was engaged in a lot of large-scale projects, mostly in the Middle East and increasingly in Asia, where there was an opportunity to plan cities at a bigger scale. In the Netherlands, there’s not necessarily more construction than in the US, but there is a tradition of thinking big and a tendency to plan. For instance, many Dutch design offices like OMA, West 8, and MVRDV have done master plans for the whole country.

House in Dawanglu / Tsutsumi & Associates

© Misae Hiromatsu

Architects: Tsutsumi & Associates
Location: Beijing,
Architect In Charge: Yoshimasa Tsutsumi
Area: 93 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Misae Hiromatsu

5 Architects Envision New Port of Kinmen

First Prize: (Japan). Image Courtesy of Harbor Bureau

The culmination of an international competition for Kinmen County has resulted in five winning and honorable mention schemes that promise to use architecture as a means of elevating the county’s national identify as a maritime gateway. Responding to the need for expansion and the desire to establish the port as a tourism and recreation destination, the Kinmen Harbor Bureau challenged architects to a two-stage competition for an energy-smart, low-carbon, and possibly expandable port that could host a variety of passenger services.

Preview the winning results, after the break…