Daidai Pavilion / Pro-Form Architects

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Architects: Pro-Form Architects
Location: Jiading, , China
Design Team: WANG Fangji, XUE Jun, SONG Zhuoer, LI Peng
Year: 2011
Photographs: LV Hengzhong

Kale Café / YAMO Design

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Architects: YAMO Design
Location: Binjiang, Hangzhou, Zhejiang,
Year: 2014
Photographs: Courtesy of YAMO Design

Zhangmiao Exercise Park / Archi-Union Architects

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Architects: Archi-Union Architects
Location: Baoshan Road, , China
Architect In Charge: Philip F. Yuan
Area: 4,000 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of Archi-Union Architects

Jiangyin Primary & Secondary School / BAU Brearley Architects + Urbanists

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Architects: BAU Brearley Architects + Urbanists
Location: Yushanwan Garden, Furong Avenue Side Road, Jiangyin, , Jiangsu,
Area: 56000.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Shu He

Suzhou School / BAU Brearley Architects + Urbanists

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Architects: BAU Brearley Architects + Urbanists
Location: , Jiangsu,
Architect In Charge: James Brearley, Fang Qun, Jiang Han, ,Lin Donghui, Richard Tam, Olga Mladenovic, Nicky Chang, Mao Jie, Zhou Yinying, Chen Lei
Year: 2009
Photographs: Shu He

Hangzhou Duolan Commercial Complex / BAU Brearley Architects + Urbanists

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Architects: BAU Brearley Architects + Urbanists
Location: Xiasha, Jianggan, , Zhejiang, China
Archtiecture Team: Jiang Han, James Brearley, Huang Fan, Lin Youzhen, Zhen Lili, Cao Xizhen
Landscape Team: Huang Fang, Xiong Juan, Li Shuyun
Year: 2012
Photographs: Shu He

The Lotus Building and People’s Park / studio505

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Architects: studio505
Location: Wujin, Changzhou, Jiangsu,
Year: 2013
Photographs: John Gollings

Phoenix Valley / studio505

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Architects: studio505
Location: Wujin, , Jiangsu,
Year: 2013
Photographs: John Gollings

Kunshan Visitor Center / Vector Architects

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Architects: Vector Architects
Location: Kunshan, , Jiangsu, China
Architect In Charge: Gong Dong
Project Architects: Zhimin Zhou, Xiangdong Kong, Feng Xu, Ran Huo
Area: 280 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Shengliang Su

Flamingo Shanghai Office / Neri & Hu Design and Research Office

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Architects: Neri & Hu Design and Research Office
Location: 7 Mengzi Road, Huangpu, , , 200231
Architect In Charge: Lyndon Neri, Rossana Hu
Associate In Charge: Nellie Yang
Project Manager: Jerry Guo
Desing Team: Begoña Sebastian, Anqing Zhu, Kelvin Huang, Brian Lo, Zhao Yun, Litien Poeng
Client: Flamingo
Area: 620.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Dirk Weiblen

Jiahe Boutique Hotel / Shangai Dushe Architecture Design

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Architects: Shangai Dushe Architecture Design
Location: Jiangyin, Wuxi, Jiangsu,
Architects In Charge: Kege Ling, Yijia Liu
Area: 7,000 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Shengliang Su

Rocco Designs New Campus for Chu Hai College of Higher Education

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Modeled after its dense urban surroundings, Chu Hai College of Higher Education’s new campus in Hong Kong meets a complex program while giving students a fantastic view of the ocean. Designed by Rocco Design Architects Limited, the building’s geometry stacks different programmatic uses on top of each other and connects them with a vertical boulevard. The result is a sculptural entity, partially inspired by Chinese calligraphy, that seeks a balance between solid and void.

R&D Center “Looks Towards Beijing” With Calligraphic, Symbolic Form

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The Beijing city district of Wanjing has traditionally been a gateway for people entering the city. Its name literally translates as “Looking Towards .” J. J. Pan and Partners seek to renew that title with the design of Beijing Automotive Group’s new Research and Development Center. Taking inspiration from the character 北 (bei), which signifies openness, as well as Beijing itself, this mixed use building is meant to become a symbolic landmark both for Wanjing and for the company it houses.

Fumihiko Maki Commissioned to Design China’s First Design Museum

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The Pritzker Prize-winning architect Fumihiko Maki has revealed early designs for China‘s “first major design museum”, a project in the Shekou district of Shenzhen commissioned by China Merchants Group (CMG) in collaboration with London’s V&A Museum. The design model was unveiled yesterday at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office in London, where representatives of CMG and the V&A signed a collaboration agreement to deliver the museum, which is hoped to open at the end of 2016.

Maki’s design for the Shekou Museum features three severely cantilevered volumes atop a deconstructed plinth; a staircase at the corner of the building also leads to the green public space on the roof.

More on the project after the break

Biennale Exhibit Examines the “Chinese Condition” – What Happens When 1% of the World’s Architects Design 33% of its Buildings

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“Chinese architects account for 1% of the world total, but the turnover from building work is 1/10 of the world total. In other words, one hundredth of the world’s architects must design 33% of all buildings and they must do this for just 1/10 of the profit. How does this condition effect architecture?”

This is the question that motivates THECONDITIONOFCHINESEARCHITECTURE, the exposition TCA ThinkTank displayed within the Chinese Pavilion at this year’s . Read the curators’ description of their exposition’s look into the perceptions and reality of Chinese architecture, after the break.

China’s Pavilion at Venice Biennale 2014: Mountains Beyond Mountains

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From the Curators. By making space the manifestation of content and content an insight of the space, space and content are correlated in the Pavilion in that content provides an explicit timeline of ’s 100 years’ of architectural thinking (dual theme threads), while space presents an implicit theme of Yi Xiang (imagery-scape) through the history of Chinese architecture.

The Pre-Fabricated Skyscraper & The Clean-Tech Utopia: Two Game-Changing, Sustainable Proposals in China

How can the city be reinvented to save the world? Chinese business magnate Zhang Yue and Finnish professor Eero Paloheimo are two men with very contrasting answers to this loaded question. Zhang Yue’s answer puts trust in pre-fabricated, high-density vertical development, whereas Paloheimo envisions a built-from-scratch, clean-tech sprawling utopia. Their grand ideas, met with both skepticism and excitement, are documented in a new film by Anna-Karin Grönroos. To watch the trailer and learn more about the bold proposals, continue after the break.

Jia Du Clubhouse / U10

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