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, Changzhou, Jiangsu,
Year: 2013
Photographs: John Gollings

Kunshan Visitor Center / Vector Architects

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Architects: Vector Architects
Location: Kunshan, , Jiangsu,
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, , 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, ’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

View from Ground Level. Image © J. J. Pan & Partners

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

Model of the Shekou Museum. Image © China Merchants Property Development &

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